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BA Or VS To HKG  
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4966 times:

Hi

I'm on the brink of buying me ticket to HKG. Cheapest is BA or VS. I was looking on seatguru for BA, & wasn't sure which version they use for HKG, the 52 or 70 business seat layout, although I'm flying y obviously ha, just confusing which 744 to look at. VS is only €2 dearer haha, but the amount of "good" seats on the A346 is much less than on the BA 747s! Can anyone share their experiences/offer advice.

Thanks  


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4958 times:

Go with BA, just for the better terminal environment more then anything else.

T5 is a great place to hang out for a bit before your flight. Floor to ceiling windows with great views of the airport.


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

How much more is Air New Zealand? As they certainly offer a good service.
Or how about one of the middle eastern carriers? QR often have good prices.

signol



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 1):
T5 is a great place to hang out for a bit before your flight. Floor to ceiling windows with great views of the airport.

That does sound appealing! Love watching the action.

Quoting signol (Reply 2):
How much more is Air New Zealand?

NZ was actually very cheap, unfortunately the time on the outbound leg weren't great.

Quoting signol (Reply 2):
Or how about one of the middle eastern carriers? QR often have good prices.

EY is kind of the only one from DUB, expensive though,I could take QR from BCN but would have to factor in that flight aswell, basically the cheapest I'm looking for!

So if BA has the good terminal experience, what's the onboard to HKG like, better than VS? I flew to JFK with them before on a 777, but this was before I was pre-nerd & thought an eyemask was the best thing ever.

Thanks  



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User currently onlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4917 times:
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I'd take BA,T5 is brilliant and onboard service has never failed to disappoint, that said, if you've not flown on an A340-600 and like flying different aircraft, choose Virgin.

Regardless, enjoy the trip.



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2735 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Well if taking BA then make sure to leave plenty of time to transfer terminals, since obviously you will arrive into LHR on EI and from what I´ve heard transfering between terminals is quite lenghty.

Unless they have improved (also factor in the terminal transfer time on the way back)

T5 will definitely be a nice thing to see, and the service on BA is obviously good, as for the seat I would choose 51 A to K since its a 2-2 layout and there seems to be some extra space.

VS, flown them back in 2003 and thought they were absolutely awesome, not sure if their service levels are still that great tho, but the A346 must be quite a ride, and besides the layout is 2-4-2 which always wins for me over 3-4-3.

The good thing about going BA is that maybe they can check your bag from DUB to HKG whereas with VS you may have to recheck them at LHR (but I am not entirely sure)

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 4):
I'd take BA,T5 is brilliant and onboard service has never failed to disappoint, that said, if you've not flown on an A340-600 and like flying different aircraft, choose Virgin.

Regardless, enjoy the trip.

Thanks very much.

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 5):

Well if taking BA then make sure to leave plenty of time to transfer terminals, since obviously you will arrive into LHR on EI and from what I´ve heard transfering between terminals is quite lenghty.

Unless they have improved (also factor in the terminal transfer time on the way back)

T5 will definitely be a nice thing to see, and the service on BA is obviously good, as for the seat I would choose 51 A to K since its a 2-2 layout and there seems to be some extra space.

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Aw, thanks very much MIAspotter  

Looks like it's a landslide for BA.....:D



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User currently offlinemadhatter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

When are you looking at flying as BA have put their new 77W on the BA 27/28 for the winter season I think. Reason enough surely to make it BA!

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Ypu should be able to book the EI flight with a BA flight number on BA.com and you will get your bag tagged all the way through. The transfer between t1-t5 is about 20 minutes and would be worked into your transfer time.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

If you do go with BA, the last row in Y are great seats ... only one seat neighbor instead of the usual two on the 747, also if you take the window seat, your seat and the seat infront of you won't be right up against the wall so you'll have a bit of space between the seat in front and the aircraft wall to stretch your legs. The only drawback is that the last row of seats only recline about halfway, but its worth having the extra leg room and only one seat neighbor IMHO.


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

Quoting madhatter (Reply 7):

When are you looking at flying as BA have put their new 77W on the BA 27/28 for the winter season I think. Reason enough surely to make it BA!

Thinking November-it shows up as a 747, but wouldn't mind a new 773...

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 8):
Ypu should be able to book the EI flight with a BA flight number on BA.com and you will get your bag tagged all the way through. The transfer between t1-t5 is about 20 minutes and would be worked into your transfer time.

Yeah, exactly, thats whats coming up on skyscanner.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 9):
If you do go with BA, the last row in Y are great seats ... only one seat neighbor instead of the usual two on the 747, also if you take the window seat, your seat and the seat infront of you won't be right up against the wall so you'll have a bit of space between the seat in front and the aircraft wall to stretch your legs. The only drawback is that the last row of seats only recline about halfway, but its worth having the extra leg room and only one seat neighbor IMHO.

Yeah was looking at something like that on seatguru, defo a plus...

Thanks very much everyone, fingers crossed I will hopefully be booking BA tomorrow! 



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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (3 years ago) and read 4729 times:

Yeah you better fly with BA!


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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2818 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 11):
Yeah you better fly with BA!

Lol, booked them yesterday. Can't wait. Anyone know what to expect in terms of service nowadays? I'm goin World Traveller. Got the good seat with the space by the wall. A little miffed at shelling out €72 to pick me seats....but want to be comfy on so long a flight. I can't find anything really on the BA site about food etc, do they do mostly Asian style dishes, I would be interested in trying those.The TRs on here are kind of old aswell. Also, is there really a free drinks service, even in cattle?! FR has ruined me. Even if the plane is listed as a 744, could it really be subbed for a 777 for the winter sched? I'm travelling in November.

Thanks  



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