I am contemplating a F ticket from LHR to SYD in July with BA, my options are a 747 to singapore then a 777 to sydney, or a 777 all the way.

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LoveToFly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 May 2012

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I am contemplating a F ticket from LHR to SYD in July with BA, my options are a 747 to singapore then a 777 to sydney, or a 777 all the way. What in your opinion would be the best bet for the new F product. I really hope to fly the 747, since i was a kid iv always wanted to fly in the nose of the 747. Iv flown F in the A380 and still get more excited about the nose or upstairs of a 747. Anyways just thought id ask people who may have flown these options. Also what is the old F like if i was not on the new 747. (Dont want to fly QF or EK this time from LHR - will do that next year again) Looking forward to seeing the F lounge in T5, the one in T3 was nothing to write home about.

just thought id see peoples opinions

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 131

You're absolutely right, there is always something magic about the nosecone of a 747. Do it. As far as I am aware, they are running the reconfigured Jumbos with the new F on the Kangaroo Route anyway so you should be fine.

cooper81

BA Gold

Member since 01 Apr 2012

Total posts 75

Lovetofly is you are doing the BA011 on the 747 LHR-SIN then you should have New F on that flight as well as it uses one of the 'High J' configured aircraft (747's with large J cabin) on that route versus the 'Low J'.  All the High J's have new F, so save for a last minute aircraft/config change (unlikely) you will have New F all the way through.

The only real benefit in New F on the 777-300 over the 747 is that apart from the aircraft being fairly new (some of them brand new) the IFE is more advanced and has a lot more film and TV options then the 747.  But IMHO how many choices does someone really need on one twelve hour flight - eight of which you will hopefully be asleep!?

rededeal

Member since 19 Sep 2012

Total posts 5

You will clock up a LOT more status credits through the two seperate flights, rather than just BA16 the whole way . The motivation to fly on the 777-300 is mainly for World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins, where there is a substantial difference in product. 

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 193

I don't understand the fascination that some people have with the ageing 747, compared with the more modern A380.  I'd be grateful if you'd explain it. 

I've travelled on both, and was fortunate to get an upgrade to First on a Qantas A380 from LHR to SYD, which was a wonderful experience.  Regardless of the fitout of either plane, the A380 is far quieter.  The items that impressed me in the Qantas A380 First was the quality of the seat/bed, the huge wooden dining table where I could share a meal with a companion, the size of the TV, and the food and service.

LoveToFly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 May 2012

Total posts 102

Thanks for the replies everyone. By the time I went to book the flight the 747 option was gone but Im not too upset. I have a QF J flight in the nose of the 747 coming up to singapore so its not a 1st experience but im happy with it. Il try for next time. Im looking forward to seeing the concord room in T5 and iv given myself a good stop over in T5 as il be coming off a BA flight from Dublin so il be checked the whole way through.

 

As for the 747 fascination Its always a personal thing I guess. For me growing up I always saw the 747 as the queen of the skies and the plane that took you to the far reaches of the world. Yes I enjoyed the A380 in F but i never grew up wanting to fly in the A380 so for me making it to the front of or upstairs of a 747 is a acheivment and something im proud to do. But each to their own as one might say.

 

Thanks again and looking forward to the F experience with BA

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