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NYC-SYD Best Business Class?  
User currently offlineLxmd11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 149 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Hi
In 2010 my family and i hope to fly to Sydney, Australia. We were looking at middle of February for two weeks. We live near New York and any airport would work

There are four of us. I was wondering based on opinion which airline has the best Business Class for the best price preferably on Star or One World.

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25369 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

I'd say your best options are:

OW -
QF all the way from JFK.

Star -
UA p.s. to LAX or SFO then connect with their SYD flight featuring their new premium product.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

The best option would definitely be QF. QF 108 is the same plane service all the way to SYD via LAX. Plus, the flight will most likely be rather empty on the JFK-LAX portion since QF cannot sell domestic tickets, which always nice from a passenger perspective.

User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4811 times:

If you want THE best experience (drawn out) I'd take BA Club World through London and either SIN or BKK. Yes it's longer, but that's your BEST bet if you're looking to fly in style. Price it out, if there's not much difference I'd say go BA. Otherwise, I'd definitely go QF over UA.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25369 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

If you are willing to run around the world then can do Emirate, Singapore over Europe etc..

Otherwise the UA or QF options are the most direct ones on OW and Star.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4779 times:
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You will likely find UA fares cheaper than QF. In researching my trip plans for 2010 to SYD, there is a $7000 difference between UA and QF, and as I am considering DL as well, DL at present appears to be matching UA and some promotional VAustralia fares. The new UA business class product is receiving rave reviews for comfort on the long-haul B744 fleet, and the UA p.s. service from JFK to SFO or LAX is definitely a premium product.
I am as well considering the suggested routing via London using BA and QF. Very pricey for the business class service; however, I can fly Premium Economy from the US, stopover in LHR, stopover in SIN and return SYD to US for the price of 2 business class tickets on UA or DL just to SYD via LAX or SFO with no stopovers. I would fly the segments LHR-SIN-SYD-LHR on QF as their premium economy service is superior to BA. I would fly BA just to/from London and fare is the same using BA and QF due to their anti-trust approvals for pricing.
So definitely shop around, and enlist the aid of a travel agent to research the possibility of "net" or consolidator tickets that likely are available in the New York-Australia market.
Price as well the QF premium economy service on QF108/107. Great service on a direct 1 stop B744 and will save you a ton of $$$ to spend on your vacation Down Under.
Good Luck with your trip plans,
Thomas
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User currently offlineLxmd11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

Trust me money is not an issue. But thanks i have a feeling we will be on star so probably singapore or united.

User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Is it possible to take the QF108 as far as LAX and then change on to the A380 flight from there?

User currently offlineBPS3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4707 times:



Quoting Lxmd11 (Reply 6):
i have a feeling we will be on star so probably singapore or united.

Mate, if money is not an issue don't even consider UA if you can go on SQ. Catch the A345 all business class to SIN and continue on to SYD on the A380.

Cheers from Brisbane,

Peter


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4686 times:



Quoting Lxmd11 (Thread starter):
There are four of us. I was wondering based on opinion which airline has the best Business Class for the best price preferably on Star or One World.

Since you later said you might be on Star, why not try NZ?

Air New Zealand have no First Class so the Business is kinda in between both. I'd also bear them in mind. Something like JFK-LAX/SFO on UA then SFO/LAX-AKL-SYD on NZ. Might be a little longer but the service onboard will be fantastic.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 2):
The best option would definitely be QF. QF 108 is the same plane service all the way to SYD via LAX. Plus, the flight will most likely be rather empty on the JFK-LAX portion since QF cannot sell domestic tickets, which always nice from a passenger perspective.

The 744 would be so nice to fly on from JFK-LAX.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4649 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 7):
Is it possible to take the QF108 as far as LAX and then change on to the A380 flight from there?

Yes! You can actually transit to any international flight on any airline - as long as it is booked on the same ticket and the layover must be no longer than two days I think.


User currently offlineCB97 From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

You could also try AC... They have same plane service from YYZ with a stop in YVR and are a member of Star. They have the pod sleeper seats in the J cabin which are definitely worth it on such a long flight!  zzz 

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