SK736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 558 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5554 times:
I'm planning a trip to Hong Kong in November. I quite fancied the idea of trying Air New Zealand but have decided against that hell hole known as Heathrow. So, my options are a transfer through Europe with KL, AF or LX (LH isn't an option as its fares are about 50% higher than others) or through the Middle/Far East with EK, QR or SQ. Any advice on the best option, taking into account quality of service and ease of transfer?
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12012 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5526 times:
Don't rule out AF via CDG - OK it's hell transferring in Paris if you're in a rush, but the 777-200ERs they use to HKG are very comfortable with an excellent pitch, even in Economy and the service is great. Only thing is that the IFE really sucks. I did this last year for a long weekend, £382 for BHX-CBG-HKG and return, booked only a month or so in advance.
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AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5511 times:
I would also recommend Singapore, they are frequently listed as the best airline in the world, and even if that's subjective, it's happened multiple times so they certainly do a good job! Emirates is a good alternative to Singapore if the fare is too much or something like that.
SK736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5501 times:
Quoting Swiftski (Reply 6): Have you considered the option of flying to LGW and taking Oasis from there?
Yes, I did consider them. But the return fare was only about £100 less than other airlines - the cost of getting to LGW from MAN brings the total fare pretty close to the others so I think I'd rather avoid a transfer through London.