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Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 6:21 pm

Hey guys!
I am much exited since my friend and I are going next month for 6-5 week's trip to
New Zealand.
Since we are non-rev we are easy about choosing the airlines (no money issue  )
Do you have any experience on these routs?
BKK-SYD options: BA, QF or TG
SYD-AKL options: NZ or QF
AKL-HKG options: CX or NZ

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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 6:29 pm

I guess you dont care about frequent flyer mileage either then ?
BA and GF codeshare on BKK SYD, sometimes on both BA and QF planes. Both by 747400 and service is pretty similar tho i dont know if the QF747 would already have PTVs installed, BA yes.
I would take NZ into auckland and take CX to HKG
Rationale ? euh just to maximize the number of companies flown !
TG has really great service too by the way.
This is a win win situation.
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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 6:42 pm

Thank you Parisien for your answer,
I also thought it's a win win situation - all companies on this rout are respectable.
I haven't flown BA in years so I will try to fly them.
BTW, are you franch ?
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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:04 pm


Well I guess most airlines flying into AKL have a good service... but hmm I guess CX would be the better choice here... HKG-AKL... or Singapore Airlines via Singapore... you don't have to stop over in SYD (if you go TG or BA)...

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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:09 pm

If you work for an airline, and you're travelling on an ID, I would not opt for airines like SQ or TG as your upgrade chances are next to zero.

CX, QF and sometimes even BA do give upgrades to fellow crews.
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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:10 pm

Hi Jimmy!
I must start my trip from bkk and end it at HKG.
I did fly CX'A340 few years ago from YYZ to HKG on y class - it was exelent!!
and CX'744 from BKK to HKG on Biz Class (that was nice like any other airlines Biz class)

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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:12 pm

Thanks for that tip GuyBetsy1!!
Now, you must explain your NickName to me,please!

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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:17 pm

Well, for Bangkok to SYD, all airlines would be about the same, really.... Comes down to the frequent traveller program you have, BA & QF for one world, and TG for Star.

Across the Tasman, not much diffrence....

As for AKL to AKL, make sure you choose CX!!!! Much better! Believe me, I fly this route about once every 3 months.... PTVs on a 10 hr flight (for CX), and on a A340, is much better than on a old 767-300 with 10 hours of boredom.
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RE: Trip To AKL

Fri Oct 19, 2001 8:40 pm

For me, I'd pick the following:
BKK-SYD: BA(your chance of getting a PTV is greater)
SYD-AKL(I think their seats on trans-tasman service is better than QF)

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