Luxair From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 795 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5404 times:
What would be the fastest (in total travel hours) way to fly from AMS to SYD? (Mix airline allowed) By ex. taking KLM from AMS to Dubai then EK from Dubai to SYD. Any other recommendations? I'm planning to fly in November but donno which flight/airline taking yet b'cause I would like to spend a minimum time in traveling. (only have a max of 3 weeks to visit Australia )
Airdolomiti From Italy, joined May 2003, 682 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5373 times:
Well, judging from what I found on Amadeus, the quickest way would be MH via KUL, e.g. MH17 AMS-KUL 12:00-06:45+1, then MH141 KUL-SYD 09:45-19:35+1...23h35min total travel.
Going via DXB would actually take longer, the daily KLM flight to DXB arrives in around 10PM I think, so you'd have to wait till 10:15AM next morning for the non-stop to SYD. Alternatively, you could do AMS-MUC with KLM, MUC-DXB-SYD with EK, approx. 25h35 in total...
If minimum travel time is what you're after, then go with MH
Luxair From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 795 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5045 times:
Thanks Chrisrad, that is an option but I already flew MH back in 2002 on the leg AMS-KUL. To be honest I don't like them. If you ask me the reason strange it is I can't tell you it is just a feeling maybe I felt to crampy in their 777 so I donno exactly what it was but the final result is I don't like them and try to choose another airline when possible. But contrary to my MH experience, KUL as an airport is
If I have the choice between MH or CX, I would definitively choose CX. Flew them also back in 2002 from HKG to KUL and experienced a very good service and comfort on board of their A330's.
Thanks for the hint, KL911
What about AF flying to Australia? Are they flying down under if yes which route and AC are they using?
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2926 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4923 times:
Luxair - MAS now operate the 744 into AMS if you found the 777 to cramped - but you may still find yourself on a 777 into Sydney. Oddly I find MAS 777s slightly more comfortable than the 747 esp if you get a window seat as its 2-5-2... but each to their own.
Of course - the option of an MAS ticket may also allow you to choose to fly on KL809/810 instead on the AMS-KUL legs.
To answer your question on Air France - it seems that AF has now placed its code on MH16/17 and may soon start placing its code on the KUL-Oz/NZ routes if MAS gets invited to join Skyteam.
Luxair From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 795 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4864 times:
BTW, I saw in another topic regarding EK a picture where a A340-500 was shown in Sydney, are they using the A340-500 on that route from DUB to SYD on a regularly basis?
Comfortzone, thanks for the info about CX will think about that option. As my wife works for a major airline the fare isn't the issue for my decision and we are free to choose which airline we want to fly. As I newer flew with the
A340-500 and if EK is using that AC to or from Sydney then I will go for EK. What I could do is fly from AMS with CX to HKG on the A340-300 then from HKG to SYD on the A330-300 and return with EK's A340-500 from SYD to DUB then stay for 2 nights in DUB then the last leg with our lovely blue 777 to AMS. Yes that's the flight to do!!!
Chrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4857 times:
I have to agree MAS777, MH's 777's are more comfortable than their 747's the seats are somewhat wider.
Oh well enjoy KLM's wonderful 31" pitch and you call MH "crampy" and EK's narrow seats and indifferent service are much better....
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Luxair From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 795 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4834 times:
Well Chrisrad, I know it sound a bit crazy but that's the way I experienced it. I flew last year EK from DUS to DUB and I realy felt not "crampy". But to be honest maybe I should compare their 777 against each other b'cause I flew EK's A330 and not their 777. Yes, EK's service was a way better then MH's service at least on our flights. BTW on the return flight from DUB to DUS, EK upgraded us to Business
so now you see I would never say something negative about
EK they where so kind to us
Regarding KLM, they have a special place in my heart no matter their seat pitch. My wife works for that company since years so they are in a certain way a part of our daily life should I add more words?
FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4800 times:
At this moment my brother is flying SYD - AMS via SIN.
He already flew SYD - SIN on QF319 (I believe, or it was QF5), and now he's in flight KL0838 SIN - AMS, estimated arrival time AMS: 05.50 (GTM+1).
Don't know how long this route exactly takes....
BTW: Is there a flight tracker for the SIN - AMS route?
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS