Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Jul 2017
Total posts 7
Hi Everyone I am heading to the USA in late December after Christmas for work. I will be going business either on Qantas or Cathay.
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 30
I'd probs go with QF for the sake of experiencing the 787, although I guess if it weren't for that then I'd go with CX.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 304
While the 789 is appealing, what about the return trip ? With QF you could end up on a 737 back to Perth, unfortunately even after you have booked on a scheduled A332.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 99
Split the journey maybe? PER-MEL-LAX with QF to experience their B787 dreamliner product, then come back via HK with CX? That way you get to experience the B787 and A350 jets.
Member since 14 Feb 2017
Total posts 77
Recommend taking the QF 787 as it will have been Brand New vs Cathay's A350 which reports have it their first batch of deliveries have experienced some hard product failures - unless you get lucky and score one of their refurbished A350's. 1st world problems!
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 988
Just a thought - any reason Air New Zealand's not on your list?
Member since 10 Jan 2017
Total posts 2
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Thanks for all your replies. Yep definately want to stay with a One World member due to my QFF status.
Good choice, bit jealous i don't have any bookings for the QF B787 route in the near future. Enjoy and send us a trip report!
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
Why not try Emirates and earn more points and SC's! Perth Dubai LAX
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 47
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
Member since 12 Apr 2016
Total posts 1
If I wanted to get to Los Angeles from Perth I would travel with Virgin Australia, via Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.
Member since 17 Dec 2013
Total posts 20
I am doing Perth - Los Angeles with Air New Zealand next year.
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