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Inflight Experience / Seating Flying NYC-JFK The Long Way: EK vs CX vs SQ

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by 7DrG14, Sep 1, 2015.

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    Hi I'm thinking of flying first from New York to LHR the long way. The airlines I am considering is Emirates, Cathay, or Singapore for a great long haul experience. Any suggestions?
     
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    @7DrG14 All very good first class products. Are you looking for something in particular/preferences that may help you choose?
     
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    See that's the issue. I need help between choosing Emirates with a Shower Spa, CX based on the Great service I have had on previous trips and SQ with a great suites product. And I'm definitely open to any other Suggestions
     
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    I'm very flexible so I wouldn't mind any "creative" routes.
     
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    In addition I have considered flying EK to SIN then SQ to LHR.
     
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    Is this going to be a paid fare or are you using miles? If so in what programs do you have the miles? Would help to know for the sake of what routing that are legal?
     
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    I'm going to go for a paid fare. But I am a member of Alaska MP as a MVP Gold.
     
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    Are you planing on returning the same way or are you buying one way tickets and taking a different routing home?
     
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    I'm not planning on returning the same way. I'm going to be in London for a month and then I'm gonna head to Canada.
     
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    I'm primarily going for a paid fare. I was considering flying sq to sin then EK to lhr via dxb or flying sq to Syd then fly EK to lhr via dxb or flying CX to hkg then EK to lhr via dxb
     
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    However I'm still open to any other routes or carriers
     
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    Right how about CX JFK to HKG, SQ HKG-SIN-DXB, EY AUH-LON, and EK LHR-DXB-North America on your way to Canada?

    You would miss out on CX lounges in HKG with this routing. Might be worth doing JFK-HKG-BKK, sadly the BKK segment would be CX regional J. But I believe you would have F lounge access due to the JFK-HKG segment if you transit the same day. This would push up the price on your paid ticket however, but cost notting extra on miles.

    Then do Thai F on the 747 or A380 BKK-HKG, this way you get to try the Thai First class terminal in BKK also.

    SQ fly both their A380 and B777 on the HKG-SIN run, not sure what metal they use SIN-DXB belive it's a B777.

    Take the EY A380 to London from Abu Dhabi in a First Apartment or if you really feel like splurging the Residence. The Residence might be a good idea if you traveling with someone as the price is the same for 1 or 2 passengers.

    Then take EK A380 LHR-DXB-North america.

    I know you said then you are planing to primarily do a paid flight, but unless you really need the miles you will earn as a status run consider buying some Alaska miles for the CX and EK part of the trip.

    Since most one way F tickets would be fully flexible you could buy a ticket for the days you want to travel and if award space opens up a few days before travel use the Alaska miles and save the cost of the F tickets by simply canceling the paid fare.

    If flying EY F apartment consider getting AA miles for the same reason, if my memory if correct and you can still use AA miles on EY.
     
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    That's a very interesting idea. I've always wanted to try out EY as well. However, I'm really considering a stop at SYD. What are good routes on good products that go through SYD
     
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    @7DrG14

    Both EY and SQ fly their A380's to SYD
     
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    Is EY better than EK on thier SYD legs? How about other Asian carriers like Malaysia or JAL or Garuda?
     
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    @7DrG14
    Other options to consider are Jal or Ana JFK-Tokyo, but more expensive than CX. And SQ from there to SYD.

    Interestingly Ana seems to have F fares JFK-TYO-SIN in their B777 for about the same price as CX to HKG. Then take SQ to SYD.

    Since the price for SQ F to SYD is not that much higher from TYO or ICN-SIN-SYD taking Asiana A380 JFK-ICN might also be a good choice. Especially since the they seem to selling the ticket for around half the price of CX for some dates I checked in October.

    Asiana JFK-ICN+SQ ICN-SIN-SYD would cost you around 9K USD all in, depending on dates off course.
     
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    What about Garuda or Malaysia are they more expensive?
     
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    EY definitely has a better hard product on their A380, soft product might is a bit harder to say. EK would have the advantage of having access to the Qantas F lounge in SYD.

    Remember that EK also fly a A380 SYD-AKL R/T for around 2K USD, would give you a chance to try the Qantas F lounge and see New Zealand.

    Malaysia only have F cabins on their A380 that I believe is only flown to London and Paris, so no F to SYD. And they are going to sell their A380 so F is going away unless they install it in some of their other planes.

    Garuda have by all accounts an fantastic F product, but they don't fly it to SYD I think. Not sure where they fly it except CGK-AMS/LON. There was a short review written by @Nick not long ago. Try searching for Garuda in search box on the site..

    While Jal has a by all accounts great F product, I don't think they fly it to SYD.

    What about Garuda or Malaysia are they more expensive?
    On what route?
     
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    Another option is of course Qantas with their A380's true DFW or LAX with an AA code shear from JFK. The JFK-LAX route could be a AA321 transcon. Did remember reading that some grumblings about Qantas in-flight catering slipping, but not sure if it's true or not.

    This would be the fastest way. Played with some dates in October again, cost around the same as CX JFK-HKG
     
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    I'm a lot more curious about EY now. And the EK SYD-AKL route is interesting. I think from AKL, I could board a CX flight. How about Qatar or the Korean carriers? How do they compare?
     
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