Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3632 times:
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!
TexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3591 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.
Akumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3581 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"
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3557 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..
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2926 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3516 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.
Thadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3412 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.
Thadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3403 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).
RAAFController From Australia, joined May 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3287 times:
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.
PER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3184 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.
Thadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3175 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.
TBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3069 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.