Member since 20 Jun 2018
Total posts 1
Hi all, my wife and I are planning to go to New York for Saint Patricks day in march next year, can anyone tell me the best route to take without a huge non stop flight?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Nov 2015
Total posts 82
If you're having trouble finding Business/First class availability across the Pacific, going through the UAE with Emirates or similar is an alternative with better availability, although longer travel times.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 69
We’ve done ADL-SYD-LAX-JFK on QF in PE (with an upgrade to Biz on the way home) and it was all pretty painless...(plus St Pats parade was cool!)
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
I would recommend QF either via LAX (QF metal all the way) or QF via DFW (QF metal to DFW and AA to NYC).
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 123
If you’d prefer to break the trip up as evenly as possible then I’d suggest via Japan (plenty of options too). As many have noted however, the fastest way is with QF - I personally am a fan of flying to DFW then swapping out into AA and landing in LGA.
Member since 03 May 2012
Total posts 56
Difficult to know what you mean by avoiding a “huge” “non-stop” flight, as all “direct” flights to NYC require a refuel, which gives you the opportunity to break up the journey with a stop over in places like LAX, DFW, SFO, or you could always do it via Hong Kong or Tokyo, which I have enjoyed in the past.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 152
How about SYD-HNL-PHX-JFK for comfortable timings and a chance to see some of Arizona? AZ is a great place for scenery and March is almost the best time to go. DFW is an option for the return if you'd like to drive out (4 hrs) for a few days in the Hill Country aka the "real" Texas. Then you could choose DFW-SYD or DFW-HNL-SYD.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 80
Hawaiian Airlines may also be worth a look. Hawaii is almost exactly half way between Sydney and New York (SYD > HNL =10 hours, HNL > JFK 9h 30m).
Member since 22 Dec 2015
Total posts 25
Lots of options but it really depends on your airline alliance programme.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 992
I like the suggestion of Hawaiian Airlines: gives you a nice split of segment timing, the option of a great stop-over in Hawaii, and the bonus of entering the USA as a domestic traveller.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
Hawaiian would be my pick too in theory (though I've never done it), entering New York from a domestic flight is relatively painless and geographically it's perfect.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 29 Jan 2011
Total posts 75
I actually did this last December. The only drawback is that there are quite a few hours to layover in HNL. What my wife & I did was leave the airport and head off into Waikiki for lunch and made our way back to the airport about an hour before the HNL-JFK flight was due to leave.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
Philippine Airlines starts a nonstop MNL - JFK flight at the end of October. It has modern aircraft from SYD, MEL or BNE: A333s ex MEL, soon a mix of these plus A321neos from SYD (although A333s daily at busier times) and from BNE, A321neos with lie flat beds in J.
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 47
I have heard the Cathay flight via Hong Kong and into New York is a good one. Allows for no US security transfer between flights.
Member since 18 Aug 2017
Total posts 19
That would be preferable, avoid LAX as much as possible.
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