Best airlines from Perth to Paris, return form Bologna?

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BCTraveller

Member since 01 Nov 2017

Total posts 21

Please help settle a family argument! Couple want to travel Perth to Paris, swan around and return to Perth from or nearest possible from Bologna. Couple will travel Economy and have QF Silver but can access lounges via Diners card. Are considering QF direct to London (but 17 hours in Economy?!), or Emirates or SQ.

Any clever suggestions out there?
Thank you.

Damien00

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Feb 2016

Total posts 26

Emirates definitely have a flight in/out of Bologna to Dubai. I have an ex-pat friend from there who travels back once or twice a year from Mel and fly's EK so he can fly direct and avoid any transit to/from Milan or Venice.


Emirates would give you the best one stop option both directions... and as you mention about the 17 hours on QF, by comparison the Emirates legs out of Perth should be pretty manageable. You could possibly even book the flights via Qantas with a QF code to maximize the points you'd earn?

Personally I'd prefer to reduce the amount of back tracking and transiting airports especially when flying in Y.

But it's all going to depend on whats important to you. Do you want to try a new airline/aircraft/seat, what are your lounge options like in Dubai and is this a deal breaker for you, is price a primary driver, is earning points/status important, do you want to stop-over anywhere on either leg etc.

Sorry it's not very clever.... but certainly what I'd pick as the best option for me.

BCTraveller

Member since 01 Nov 2017

Total posts 21

Emirates definitely have a flight in/out of Bologna to Dubai. I have an ex-pat friend from there who travels back once or twice a year from Mel and fly's EK so he can fly direct and avoid any transit to/from Milan or Venice.

Emirates would give you the best one stop option both directions... and as you mention about the 17 hours on QF, by comparison the Emirates legs out of Perth should be pretty manageable. You could possibly even book the flights via Qantas with a QF code to maximize the points you'd earn?

Personally I'd prefer to reduce the amount of back tracking and transiting airports especially when flying in Y.

But it's all going to depend on whats important to you. Do you want to try a new airline/aircraft/seat, what are your lounge options like in Dubai and is this a deal breaker for you, is price a primary driver, is earning points/status important, do you want to stop-over anywhere on either leg etc.

Sorry it's not very clever.... but certainly what I'd pick as the best option for me.

Thanks, that is pretty clever. :)

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

If you want, you can fly QF on the longer sectors after buying 3 seats for 2 people in Y.

Have to phone QF up for this though.
Bit of more space, lift up the arm rest and stretch.
Depending on when you are flying, if next year, you could go with the 787 PER to LHR and backtrack, yes, I do realise a lot have said no backtracking.
Buy a Qantas Club membership, this gives access to QF lounges internationally.
Have access to partner lounges too.
OR if you have a lot of QFF points, maybe fly EK J out of PER, defraying the cost of the 2xJ seats with QFF points + pay.
In flight bar on the 380 is nice!

BCTraveller

Member since 01 Nov 2017

Total posts 21

Thanks, I wasn't sure you could buy an empty seat. In the end, the couple have bought exit row seats on the QF 787 direct Perth-London, with return ex Bologna on EK. Good luck to them with the 17 hour count down! (Though QF IFE is very good IMHO. )


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