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LHR-MEL Who To Choose?  
User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Hi everyone. I just wanted some advice on planning a trip to see my cousin in Melbourne. I am planning to take a trip in February 2013, flying in economy and wondered who to try.

I have only flown MH to Oz before and found them to be really good, although this was in 2003 and 2005. I would really like to be able to fly on an A380 at some point. I have looked at BA/Qantas and it seems that the same A380 does both legs, unless I fly BA to Singapore then connect to Qantas.

Any suggestions would be welcome  

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User currently offlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

You could fly SQ, and get the A380 on both legs and chances are it will be a different A380 operating each flight. MH now have the A380 on their KUL-LHR route and it will be on KUL-MEL from March 2013. Then there's EK who will also have the A380 on both legs by Feb 2013, with DXB-MEL-AKL going A380 in October. Or on EK you could fly the A380 LHR-DXB, then 77W DXB-KUL/SIN-MEL.
A mixture of airlines in the same alliance could also be possible such as LHR-FRA-SIN-MEL on LH & SQ with LH porting A380 equipment on FRA-SIN and SQ on SIN-MEL


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

With Singapore Airlines it would be very unusual to get the same airframe on both legs and they are pretty much the best airline in the world. Are there any more interesting options - China Southern*, Air Lanka, China Eastern?

* new to LHR so they might have some cheap offers - check their own site as well as different booking engines.



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

One option: The Reindeer Route  

LHR-HEL-HKG/SIN-MEL, on AY + other OW carriers. You can find the options on AY's website, found prices from 1171 GBP return in January. The northern route is surprisingly quick, the world is round...


User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Quoting HELyes (Reply 3):
LHR-HEL-HKG/SIN-MEL, on AY + other OW carriers. You can find the options on AY's website, found prices from 1171 GBP return in January. The northern route is surprisingly quick, the world is round...

I am doing MAN-HEL-HKG-SYD and SYD-SIN-HEL-MAN in a couple of weeks time, booked through expedia (make sure you pass through www.quidco.com for cashback), i got my ticket for 1100GBP as well, sounds good value and is actually quicker than EK!

They have been the cheapest options for my dates and quickest as well, the HKG-SYD is on CX, the SYD-SIN is on QF (I can choose BA but I wanted QF), other flights on AY.

Let us know what you booked at the end!

musapapaya



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User currently offlinepugsley From Australia, joined Jan 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

While I've not flown them personally, three of my friends (all at different times) have flown Royal Brunei and all have positive comments. Flights are LHR DXB BWN MEL and operate daily on former SQ772.
A search on the Royal Brunei website comes in with prices of £807.39 to £834.39 for dates in Feb 2013.
As a Muslim state, the airline is a dry airline, however I'm lead to believe you can bring your own bottle of wine to consume with you meal if you desire.



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Quoting pugsley (Reply 5):
however I'm lead to believe you can bring your own bottle of wine to consume with you meal if you desire.

How do you get it through security?


User currently offlinepugsley From Australia, joined Jan 2010, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 6):

I don't know exactly, I would assume you could buy a bottle duty free. But I've only "heard" that you can do this, I don't know if there is any truth to it.



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User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Wow, thanks for all your help so far  

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