Jumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
I'm right in the middle of booking a family trip to Hong Kong, Australia & New Zealand for July and August 2011. In fact I have to lay my money down in the next few days, which is why my hands are shaking as I write this!
Our plans are to travel LHR-HKG with a few days stopover, then HKG-SYD. After 10 days in Sydney it's SYD-AKL, then after another week it's AKL-CNS for a week on the beach. Finally it's going to be CNS-SIN and immediately SIN-LHR.
The travel agent has recommended QF if only for the ease of fitting the flights together, plus we want to fly premium economy.
I really want to fly on an A380 on the longer legs if we can. How many flights a day do QF have from LHR to HKG, is it only QF30 at lunchtime? I believe it's currently a B747-400 serving that route, are there plans to upgrade this to an A380 and when might this happen?
Also how does the QF premium economy product compare with that of VS as I've experience of that and it was OK?
tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1083 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
QF29/30 (MEL-HKG-LHR-HKG-MEL) is likely to be a 744 for a while yet - as stated by Jetfuel, it's the SIN-LHR flights (both from MEL (QF9) and SYD (QF31) that will be daily A380s in a year - fairly safe to say you're guaranteed of an A380 on that leg.
If you're desperate to get an A380 both ways out of LHR, the only routing you'll be able to do it will be LHR-SIN-HKG-SYD (SIN-HKG will be a QF codeshare on a CX flight).