This year I flew Lauda, from Sydney to Amsterdam via KUL
and then back again from Berlin. I thought it was a pretty good airline for such a long route. Connecting in VIE
was easy in both directions with less than two hours wait both times, and its a small airport so you dont get lost. As opposed to a SE
Asian carrier you dont have to change planes at the Asian hub which means that you only have to wait about an hour for the 772 to refuel. And you can get free stopovers (although airport tax is more) at VIE
, on the way to Europe I stopped off in KUL
and travelled up to Thailand for the the full moon party. The PTVs on the plane back were really large and there was definitely enough stuff to keep me entertained on that extremely long flight. Service and food was good as well. Id recomend this, its a very no nonsense way of getting to Oz.