Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Apr 2017
Total posts 7
Flying from LA to Brisbane at the end of the month, doing my best to avoid flying home on a 747.Unfortunately my employer has "lowest airfare policy" for Australian employees (discrimination aside), so I can typically limited to Economy Sale or Saver fares, rarely Flexi.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
Without too many specifics how does your employers travel policy work? Is it only direct routes, limited to specific carriers, cheapest price (on all carriers)?
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 254
I did the A380 for Mel-Lax, then 787 for Lax - Mel on the flight you list. I was glad I selected the 787.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
I prefer the A380 upstairs economy around for another year only though. The 787 gas more uptodate gadgetry but less (shoulder) room.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Pitch or width. Choose one.
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 51
I prefer the A380. The seat width is an issue on the 787 as is the chronic shortage of toilets.
Travel Policy for Australian's mandates "lowest" airfare. Routing can unlimited, it's purely restricted to Economy. Anything $400+ than the lowest logical airfare is logged and needs justification. We have full choice of global carriers with preferred being QF, SQ and CX. Flexi fares re discouraged despite the higher cost incurred when you need to change a flight. Policy is madness and double standards compared to staff in other regions. Because I am now changing an existing ticket, most of the sale fares are gone; so SC wise a QF flight via MEL will net me at least 60 - 90 SC.Thanks for the thought of Fiji Airways, nice to land 60 SC. Will consider that routing for a future trip. Thanks.
Member since 20 Dec 2017
Total posts 32
I choose the 787 purely for the 1-2-1 configuration.
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
Where does the OP even mention J? He's explicitly talking about Y...
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