Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 179
Flying MEL - SIN.
I am flying from Melbourne to singapore in May. I am a Gold QFF and want to book on either QF or Emirates metal. Firstly, which aircraft is better the A330 on QF or the 777 on EK? does EK off fully flat business class beds? I believe the QF beds are still the angled lie flat beds.. is that correct?
Member since 05 Sep 2011
Total posts 28
You're probably best choosing based on price or which schedule suits you better.
Qantas does still have angled seats yes (I beleive). Emirates 777s have angled lie-flats in a 2x3x2 arrangement. AusBT reviewed it:
Emirates IFE and catering probably slightly better. Otherwise very similar.
Qantas - QFF Platinum
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 123
I'm fairly certain EK don't offer a direct service from Melb to HKG so you may only have one option in QF?
Yep, just saw you're referring to MEL - SIN. Ignore me
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Considered the SQ A380?
Member since 04 Nov 2010
Total posts 155
You've got four choices for a direct MEL-SIN flight: Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and not forgetting Jetstar of course!
I'd agree with Ksmith that between the QF A330 and EK 777 it's much the same unless of course you are stuck in EK's centre seat.
QF timing might suit you better - from 15 April the QF35 service leaves Melbourne at 10am, so you get to Singapore at 4pm. The Emirates EK405 (codeshare is QF8405) leaves at 6pm so you don't hit Singapore until around midnight.
If you choose the Emirates flight be sure to book under the QF codeshare to get all your points and status credits!
The other thing to consider is Jetstar's daily MEL-SIN service if budget is tight, you can still earn QF points if you book the 'MAX' fare, it's just a recliner not even angled lie-flat but for the day trip that's acceptable IMHO. That was you could fly JQ up in the daytime and then QF back for overnight sleeping comfort?
Member since 23 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
EK and QF have a similar hard product. Angled lie flat seat.
QF have a better timing but EK offers complimentary airport transfer at both SIN and MEL. You can book both of these options using the QF code so you could earn SCs and points.
Can you book the JQ product on the same booking as a QF return flight?
Thanks for everyone's responses so far.
Nick: I am afraid not if you are talking about JQ Business class, you can book JQ Economy Class on the QF website. JQ Business can be booked directly from JQ. JQ Business Class is unlike the typical business class as it is more akin to Premium Economy on QF.
Member since 23 Feb 2013
Total posts 46
Emirates business class definently! The 777-300ER is very good and the 2-3-2 cabin layout isnt a pain - Business class is not usually full, so from what I have realised and experiences, the middle seats are usually the last ones they fill up.
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