Member since 26 Jul 2017
Total posts 19
Member since 25 Jun 2017
Total posts 6
I'd book Qantas. 787-9 is much more comfortable than anything FJ can offer. And QF service is generally good. Plus, you won't have to transit via Nadi Intl :)
Member since 05 Dec 2018
Total posts 93
Go Qantas 787 worth paying the extra for a long flight... Enjoy :)
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 360
If you can find the award space, go for the Qantas flight. It's a newer plane, arguably better airline, seats are better, etc. If you have extra points, could be worth putting in an upgrade request or outright redeeming for business class (though hard to find) for greater comfort!
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 204
Fiji does have two advantages. On their a330 it's 2-4-2 seating in economy, Qantas 789 is 3-3-3. Also, Fiji recline is 7.5 inches while on Qantas you only get 6. The ratio of toilets to seats and the pitch are identical on both carriers. The OP doesn't say whether the Fiji flight from Nadi is to SYD or MEL - might want to check aircraft type on that sector.
Member since 01 Mar 2011
Total posts 32
Agreed QF plus depending on the season ( our summer) Fiji could get hit by a Cyclone and stuff up the transit. Rare but possible.
Member since 13 May 2016
Total posts 54
You will still have to transit Melbourne or Sydney to get to Hobart.FIJI does not fly to Hobart
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Nov 2017
Total posts 40
Qantas 787 in Y is known as the Nightmare-liner for good reason!
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