Travel Thread


#3526

Yep. Plenty of people I know are rusted on QF passengers and won’t change no matter how much they are stuffed around or the price. A real pity because they were once a brilliant airline. As you said Air NZ offer better service and times and China Airlines is another who often have $4000 fares to the US or Europe in very modern and comfortable aircraft. Plenty of bargains out there if you are flexible.


#3527

The worst Cathay business seats are the 2-2-2 configuration on their A330 or the 2-3-2 on their 777. They should mostly be phased out for long haul and the 1-2-1 reverse herringbone seating is great. You should be able to see which setup you have


#3528

Took the niece and nephew to Selwyn this morning for a bit of tobogganing and boarding. Was fairly quite there and I went for a ski and the little buggers flew past me on their boards. Really wished I had learnt properly as a kid :slightly_frowning_face:


#3529

I used to be one of those, but now that Qantas only go to London first when going to Europe and have sent a heap of their maintenance to 3rd world countries I’ve moved away from them.


#3530

Yep, just wait until project sunrise is unleashed and you are stuck on the nightmare which is Qantas’ Dreamliner for 17+ hours


#3531

Last four trip Melbourne to hong Kong on Cathay were all 1-2-1 on a330s though will be replaced with 777s and a350s. 350s very nice plane. Nice humidity inside!


#3532

Air NZ’s business is pretty good as is their service. I do prefer Virgin’s the business to LA for comfort though. Easily the best seat I have experienced although I’ve never flown Cathay business so cannot offer that comparison.


#3533

Virgin are top 5 for most comfortable seats in business class IMO. I rate them better than Cathay.


#3534

I am curious as to who else is in your top 5. I expect your experience is more diverse than mine.


#3535

Do you mean you haven’t wrecked it yet?


#3536

I disagree with that. Much more space with the Qantas seats. I don’t know what you mean by droopy beds though. The ones that were not quite lay-flat were phased out over 10 years ago.


#3537

The Qantas 787 has a horrible business seat. The A380’s seating due to their age started to sag and droop but they are being retrofitted currently and will be a year or so before all are finished. The Qantas A330 is not a bad product especially the newer seating. Whilst QF has a touch more space than Cathay I find their seats not as good and for me sleep is the most important thing long haul. Service and quality of food is miles better on CX


#3538

Everyone is different but a comfortable seat/bed is my number 1 priority.
My top 5
1- Qatar QSuites
2- Oman Air 787
3-China Airlines A350
4-Virgin Australia A330
5-Etihad 787 and A380


#3539

It is 1-2-1 setup and it is very good


#3540

@Bacchusfox @Aceman @AD_Don and others who use Air NZ…

Whatever happened to this? I was hoping to use some QFF points on Air NZ flights, but they are nowhere to be seen.

https://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-release-2018-qantas-and-airnz-announce-codeshare-deal

“Tickets for the codeshare services will be available by the end of July 2018, for travel from 28 October 2018.”


#3541

Any recommendations for Warsaw and Krakow?


#3542

Eat pierogis…plenty of pierogis.

We stayed in the Warsaw old town. It’s been rebuilt to pre-WW2 days.


#3543

Can’t use QF points for Air NZ flights. Can earn QF points and SC’s on certain NZ domestic routes as part of the codeshare deal but that’s about it.


#3544

What interests do you have?


#3545

Krakow has lots to see in the old town area. Also worth doing the day trip to Auschwitz (Oswciem? in Polish). Very sobering experience but memorable.