Ozvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7400 times:
As an Australian, I can honestly say, I would recommend another carrier. QF service is VERY hit and miss. I had some of the rudest and most abrupt FAs on my BNE-HKG flight a few years back that would give AA staff a run for their money.
Their IFE (now that they finally have seatback TV) is supposed to be quite good (my sister was merrily amused for a good 10 hours FCO-SIN!), although as Pilotdud09 says, it's very unreliable.
If you are off to SYD, you probably have more choice in carriers than any other route in the world. Personally I would recommend VS (on this route you get alot of HKG based crew who are amazing!!) V:Port IFE is brilliant, and the A346 is so quiet, and the cabin is really funky. Seat pitch is the same as most carriers, 31-32 inches, although you can pay to get the exit row (row 33 IIRC) and there is huge leg room!! From a price point of view, there will be the likes of GF, EK, BR who often have bargain basement prices, but you get what you pay for. (remember EK's 777 have 10 abreast in Y....Eeewwwwww!)
Cosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7399 times:
I flew Qantas SYD-LHR a few months ago. I thought they were very good. No probs with the IFE. Good food, even a menu in cattle class. Friendly and efficient crew. Clean aircraft.
Have booked them again for my LHR-SYD-LHR trip in April
Don81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7386 times:
Can I assume QF service is about the same for LAX-SYD, or LAX-BNE? I'll be traveling one of these routes later this year, and was wondering what to expect from QF. Some people swear by them, other swear at them. I flew MH last time (bit of a scenic route, but the price was $1300 less than anyone else) via TPE and KUL. I could afford an extra day to save that kind of green.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.