LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5346 times:
Hi, in Dec, I will fly from Paris to HKG.
I am hesitating between CX in Y and BA in WTP as both have about the same fares.
Pros for CX:
- I have always dremt to fly an Asian carrier
- nonstop flight
- operated on a 77W (fav a/c)
Cons for CX:
- price a bit high for a Y class.
Pros for BA:
- brand new WTP
- brand new A380
- about same price as CX Y class
Cons for BA:
- this is not a non-stop flight, so longer journey
- I heard LHR was a nightmare
- I am afraid BA may lose my luggage
- as this is the beginning of the A380, I am afraid BA change the A380 for another (old) equipment
shamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5265 times:
I may be slightly biased but I'd go with BA!
LHR T5 to T5 is definitely not a nightmare! It's quiet pleasant to be honest!
The new WTP cabin on the A380 along with Thales entertainment will make for a pleasant experience! Main meal in WTP is similar to Club World mains so it will be of a decent standard.
Just looking at BA.com, I'm not sure if the BA27 is a 200 or 300 this winter, but if its a 300 then BA tick that box aswell.
If it were me, that would be reason enough to choose CX over BA.
The new CX Y class is fantastic, although I don't know what BA's new WTP product is like. The WTP being a "premium economy" product is probably going to be roomier and more comfortable than CX Y (not saying CX Y is in any way "uncomfortable"), and at roughly the same price, it does seem like a bargain. But if the 77W is your favourite aircraft, and you've always dreamt of flying on an Asian carrier, then do so.
canadiantree From France, joined Jun 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
What price-point are you looking at? You could also consider TK via IST. I found some fares to HK from CDG for 1,000 euros in their comfort class (which really is more like a light business class cabin than a premium economy product from what I've read so far), I'm probably flying them in August out of VIE.
LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4950 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7): Does CX not have its new premium economy product to Paris?
Yes, they have their new Y+ product on their CDG route (on the 77Ws only)
Quoting canadiantree (Reply 8): What price-point are you looking at? You could also consider TK via IST. I found some fares to HK from CDG for 1,000 euros in their comfort class (which really is more like a light business class cabin than a premium economy product from what I've read so far), I'm probably flying them in August out of VIE.
gabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3779 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4918 times:
If the price is similar, definately go with BA. Even the best Y doesn't compare to the extra space and comfort of Y+. The equipment on the HKG route from BA is pretty good. They are now doing a mix of catering from C as well (I think you get to choose from their main courses). Glass drinkware too.
A few years ago I connected from CDG to SAN in LHR T5....from the inbound plane to the lounge, including security, it took about 10 minutes...easy!