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Now Jet Airways is no more, Qantas' options into India are much reduced. If you are from Melbourne, Sri Lankan is a good Oneworld option. Other than that you rely on Cathay which is a bit of a long trip, Malaysian, who you don't want to fly with or Emirates but, once again, this is a bit of a long trip and, as I understand it, DXB-India flights don't come under the JSA but your travel agent should be able to do it as a single booking. Depending on you status you may not get lounge access in DXB for non-QF code flights.
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QF no longer fly to Dubai, it will be all Emirates operated flights only. You may be able to have see if you can book off the Qantas website however. Imagine it will send you to connect via Dubai, Singapore (but who knows who with?) or Hong Kong with Cathay.
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One World member Cathay Pacific fly via HKG as an alternative. Might save back tracking from Dubai back to India.
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As mentioned, Qantas stopped flying to Dubai last year when it switched back to Singapore. For Oneworld I'd suggest Sri Lankan ex-Melbourne or Cathay Pacific via HKG.
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I just booked to Mumbai via Cathay Pacific (HKG) but not really any easy option with QF, other option that was quite reasonably priced was but longer was with Qatar Airways via Doha.
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Qantas does offer a ticketed flight with Silk Air from Singapore. The 4 hour Silk Air flight is 'sort-of' the equivalent of a East Coast to Perth flight on a QF/VA 737.
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I think you are better off doing what NickCorr has said. After Jet Airways collapse, QF have been using CX for their flights into india routing via HKG. Rarely, they would connect you via Air India in Singapore, even though Air India belong to Star Alliance. Back tracking from Dubai will consume far too much time, especially if you are going to be travelling once a month for 6 months.
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Hi Neil R,
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Look at the Qantas website, and see what they recommend.
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Or you could join Krisflyer and begin racking up points and status with SQ and then have two programs which opens up more options.
Thanks everyone for your advise. I have done the Silk air option with QF to Singapore, but seat allocation SIN/HYD is only done at SIN airport, and I keep getting stuck with a middle seat. I know - first world problems, but I think ultimatly the CX option will be the best. With the 9 hour lay over in HKG on the way back, it will be a chance to do a days work in one of the senational CX first class lounges. I have been told by some QF flight attendents that India is back on the QF radar, but I am not holding my breath. Cheers!
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MEL-CMB on UL is between 10 and 11 hours, not 14 and it requires an overnight layover before the flight to HYD.
Long overdue, but with new dreamliners coming, BOM and DEL may fall back on their radar. The issue is always getting the business traffic. In my last 10+ trips into and out of india, business class is always full. I think QF would know this, and possibly have this in their mind.
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