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User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 349 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

We are planning a trip to Perth in October. The plan is to fly LHR via SIN to PER. We can choose between QF and BA from LHR to SIN.

Both are using 747-400, and both are well known, but which one is the better one ?  Confused

Megatop

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User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Why not take BA since (presumbly) you are going for QF from SIN-PER?

User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

I'm in Perth... Hope you enjoy it here. Although I'm only 13 I'm willing to help you out.
I think you should fly Singapore, otherwise Qantas as they're safety record is top-notch..


User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

Megatop

I could be wrong (I usually am!) but I thought that it was a codeshare flight and that BA don't actually fly to PER with their own a/c any more. I've flown Emirates, Singapore, Cathay and Malaysian to PER and they've all been excellent. Not flown Qantas longhaul though. In any case, PER is a lovely city - enjoy your trip!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers



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User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

I would say QF only because BA has never looked after me properly there to British for me !


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
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My personal preference would be QF. Have flown both BA and QF in the past and prefer QF.


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User currently offlineTexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Hmmm, I go to Singapore and Perth a lot and the only time I am aware of BA coming to Perth in recent times was to drop of the England Rugby team (special routing, deviated from SIN-SYD by going SIN-PER-SYD) for the World Cup.

I agree with Airchabum; I think it will be a QF 744 aircraft on a code-share. Not too long a flight -- QF or SQ are both good nonstop options.


User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

I hope you enjoy your time here









These were from my 4day holiday down south of Western Australia
PS.. If you have approx 3-5days while your in Perth to take a 3hr drive down south, do it. If you're only coming to Perth once. DO IT. I urge you. Its absolutely excellent. *These photos are from the "drive down south"







User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

The service is better on BA, Qantas has better economy class, better IFE and food. Otherwise, they are both pretty much on par.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

I'd say it was the opposite, at least in my experience.. QF has the better service! Although, I think in terms of Food they are both similar, I haven't tried the new QF IFE but if you are flying to PER you may get a 767-300 without PTV's or even Tv's as was the case on my flights..

User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Hmmmmm even though the PER>SIN route isn't very far, it still is very popular and a money maker for Qantas.
So they would most likely put a large aircraft, 747-400 on this route.


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

BA no longer flies to Perth and the service is operated by QF out of Singapore. I just wish they would reinstate the original Speedbird 9 which flew LHR-KUL-PER intermittently for decades before being reassigned to LHR-BKK-SYD.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Yet ANOTHER sad indictment of the quality of posts to be found on this board (as found in the replies to this thread).

From the OP: "We can choose between QF and BA from LHR to SIN."

No mention of SIN-PER in the original post, just LHR-SIN. Yet we have all of the "experts" coming in half-cocked without fully reading and comprehending the original post, giving all sorts of half-baked answers. No wonder A.net is regarded as the laughing stock of the aviation forums.

Dave


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Megatop, are you by any chance a member of a Frequent Flyer program? If you are, this might have an influence upon which carrier you would be better off flying on.

All other things being equal though, I myself would use Qantas. I don't know what it is, I just prefer the slightly laid-back Australian attitude displayed by the cabin crew (note, "laid-back" does NOT mean unprofessional or lazy, it is just a different "style" compared to the robots you get on SQ and so forth).

I also like my Vegemite with my breakfast toast, unavailable on BA (so far).

Dave


User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Why not fly Emirates from LHR via DXB to PER, 777-300 & 777-200.

LHR340



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Just out of interest, have you considered CPH - SIN - PER?


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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

I agree with LhR340 , EK's route is a great idea.


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User currently offlineRAAFController From Australia, joined May 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Hi All,

Thadocta: you make a very good point. Half the answers on here have no regard to the original question. And yes, having flown extensively with both airlines, I would have to say that the FF advanatges of one airline of the other (depending on which scheme you are a member of) would be the number one reason for choosing between BA and QF. That said, I usually try to fly BA on the SYD-SIN/BKK-LHR routes as I find the seating marginally better. The food is also ok on BA (out of SIN its is always the same in Y, regardless of carrier). IFE does not bother me, but I think QF has better if that is a factor for you.

Why not fly EK? Because the seats are very cramped, far more so even than QF and BA.



User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

I personally would choose QF, as I am a member of their FF Program, which enables me to earn full miles & upgrade (if avail)

In terms of seat pitch, they are identical... and as for service, I think they are both great... QF in Y probably offers better IFE and catering... but not that different.

If you want variety, choose BA, as you will have QF on the last leg anyways.

ANstar


User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

For LHR-SIN you have the choice of QF and BA. As people have stated, no matter which you fly, you then have to connect to QF for the SIN-PER leg. BA stopped flying this around '99 if my memory serves me correctly.

I've only flown the LHR-SIN leg with BA, so I can't directly compare, however I've flown QF between SYD and LAX many times.

Personally I'd go for QF, I find their service on average to be slightly better (I'd say they're about equal). I'm also a
Qantas Club member and Qantas Frequent Flyer, however I'd earn the same miles and status credits on either airline.

QF in my opinion have better catering and IFE, however 18 months ago BA would have had the edge with IFE.

I assume you are flying Economy, otherwise the different Business Class products would definitely come into play.

As for aircraft, I think the flight is generally a 763, however I think the QF flights to Paris via SIN are on a 744. Haven't checked recently to see what connections that lines up with on what days though.


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

"Personally I'd go for QF, I find their service on average to be slightly better (I'd say they're about equal). I'm also a Qantas Club member and Qantas Frequent Flyer, however I'd earn the same miles and status credits on either airline."

Not quite correct - whilst you would earn the same status credits flying on BA, you will only get 25% of the miles if you are flying on a discount Y fare, whereas flying on QF will give you 100% of the miles.

As for seating, I find the QF seats to be somewhat better - I prefer the wrap around head supports that the QF seats have, rather than the fold down supports on the BA seats. This is an individual thing though.

Cheers,

Dave


User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

I would think twice about flying EK. QF/BA seats have more room to move in. Not sure what aircraft EK use, but the other day flying AKL-SYD, i thought I was on a 737!!
Very bad on the knees, especially if you intend to fly such a long route.


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4851 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

If u have a choice between BA and QF in Eco class then BA all the way as they are superior and have ptvs in every seat. Plus QF must be flying an old B 767 on the SIN-PER run!!!

BA all the way...trust me u wont regret it  Big grin


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

simple solution
QF to Singapore from LHR and BA on the return to LHR from Singapore.

morning flights from Sin-Per on TUE, THU and SAT are operated by 763, all other am flights are on 744, evening flights to perth are 763 also

having flown all the majors that fly to Perth i woulld only take QF, loyal QF man i am!

[Edited 2004-01-14 10:11:50]


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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Behramjee,
all QF 744 services to PER have PTV's they are excellent quality and i have never had problems with them.

the 763 in the evening is usually the quieter service, you can almost pick your own seat.



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25 Thadocta : "simple solution QF to Singapore from LHR and BA on the return to LHR from Singapore." Why is that the simple solution? It might satisfy some curiousi
26 Qantas077 : Dave, from what i can gather Megatop has not flown on BA or QF before, if he uses both then he is able to judge for himself which is better! everybody
27 PER744 : Thadocta: Thanks for the tip on the BA/QF miles. I haven't flown BA since they changed the points system from 0.7 points per kilometre to 1 point per
28 Thadocta : "from what i can gather Megatop has not flown on BA or QF before, if he uses both then he is able to judge for himself which is better!" A bit late AF
29 Tsentsan : Might I suggest that perhaps you can do a BA one way, and QF the return... it should be possible since they both code share on each other's flight.
30 EZYAirbus : As BA and QF codeshare whatever airline you book with QF will be doing the SIN-PER sector even if you book BA. Glenn
31 Moolies : Why not come down to South Africa for your holiday? Why dont youy fly via JNB on SAA, you will get a 744 and then a brand spanking new 343. Just a sug
32 Moolies : Why not come down to South Africa for your holiday? Why dont youy fly via JNB on SAA, you will get a 744 and then a brand spanking new 343. Just a sug
33 Qantas077 : looks like TT agrees with my suggestion also, try both, seriously Dave BA and QF are not that dissimilar to each other, planes are pretty much the sam
34 BA001Concorde : Megatop: Here is an idea for you original question. No matter what, you will end up flying from SIN -> PER -> SIN on QF. Why don't you fly LHR -> SIN
35 Qantasforever : Unless you want to endure a long and tedious flight with not PTV, when I suggest you fly Qantas. Brilliant service, food, IFE, aircraft - and you'll f
36 Thadocta : "looks like TT agrees with my suggestion also, try both, seriously Dave BA and QF are not that dissimilar to each other, planes are pretty much the sa
37 Post contains images GBOAC : Qantasforever: Unless you want to endure a long and tedious flight with not [sic] PTV, when [sic] I suggest you fly Qantas BA's 744s have PTVs in all
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