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CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class  
User currently offlineAirlineAddict From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 431 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6291 times:
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Looking for a very quick holiday in Sydney around New Year's. VS is slightly cheaper than CX. QF is double the price. Would you choose CX or VS for these flights? More interested in comfort as the flight from HKG to SYD would be an overnight flight. Thanks!

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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Im not too sure but I have heard some very bad comments on Virgin Atlantic. I would go with Cathay Pacific


User currently offlineAirbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

CX definately. I've heard that Y pitch on VS is really tight. That, and CX have 2 night flights to SYD ... one leaves at about 1900 (as do VS) and the other (CX) after 2300. This last flight is always my choice. The first flight leaves too early IMO. It is only an 8.5 hr flight, so unless you can sleep easily at any time of the day or night, it could be at least 4-5 hrs before you are tired enough at your "normal" bed time, to be able to fall asleep. Then you only have another 1-2 hrs max., before the crew serves breakfast an hour and a half before landing in SYD.

My routine on the CX101 which leaves close to midnight, is to prepare my blanket, slippers and earplugs (coutesy of previous JL Biz Class flts.) and eye-mask straight after the seatbelt sign is turned off, thereby isolating myself off from the rest of the plane. In my experience, if they see that you're sleeping (or at least pretending to sleep...), the CX crews won't disturb you with the dinner they want to serve at around 0030 local time. With luck, I then sleep for about 5-6 hours straight. Nice. Have a good trip.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Go with CX if prices are minimally different, although I heard if you like to flirt with FAs, VS is a better choice.

Airbear's advice sounds very reasonable.

Do you live in HK?

User currently offlineWillyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

Are the VS flights to SYD still doing pretty badly? If so, then these flights should have light loads and more space for you to stretch out. Also, the flights are on A340-600s with an incredible entertainment program. I would normally choose Cathay (if flying HKG-LHR for example) but given that the VS flights might have light loads, they might be the better option.

I agree with Airbear though, i prefer the later overnight flights too.

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