Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21312 posts, RR: 60 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6028 times:
Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 1): I will pay that amount and a very big smile on my face
you will board the best first class cabin suit on the world!
I was thinking I would fly Y in one direction and F in the other, so I could try both classes.
For some strange reason, buying two one way tickets in Y (SYD-CHC, CHC-SYD) is cheaper by $20 than buying a round trip, so it makes it easy to buy a Y in one direction and an F in the other. What's weird though is if I try to book F roundtrip, it won't let me, but if I book two individual F's, there are seats. J is available both ways as an R/T. For whatever reason, the Saabre system is getting some strange stuff happening with EK between SYD and NewZealand (both AKL and SYD).
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
VHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5519 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5719 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter): The difference on a one way CHC-SYD is only $500 over Y. At 6:45PM, there should be dinner as well. Is it worth it just for the experience? I'll never have the chance again...
without a doubt. Premium fares on EK across the Tasman are amazing compared to what QF and NZ charge. You will get more than dinner. I flew AKL-SYD in J class and you get a 4 course meal on a 3 hour flight. EKs service in J and F is simply amazing
EK773 From Malta, joined Jul 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 weeks ago) and read 5457 times:
The service style on A340-500 in First Class is called 'Room Service'. So you can order much or as little as you would like from the menu. My only fear is that for a short sector you wont want to get off in SYD.
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1942 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5104 times:
I am going to go with every one else, PAY the $500. As for the one flight in Y like on of the posters mentioned, thats your call, i know i would go both ways up front with the kind of deal your getting.
SSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4811 times:
I'd do it in a heartbeat - and I am not rich. Go for it. As you are an enthusiast, you will appreciate the experience that much more. The price differential is quite low, compared to most 1st class tickets. And that particular 1st class is a cut or two above, from what I hear.