united905
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LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:21 am

Hi going to oz early next year and would like to no the most fun way of doing it.cheers matt
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LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:53 pm

It depends if you want FFlyer points for an Alliance or not. Any aircraft types you want to fly etc.
BI LHR-DXB-BWN-BNE/SYD would be interesting.
Oneworld QF/BA via EZE/SCL/AKL
Star Alliance OS LHR-VIE-SIN/KUL-MEL/SYD
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Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:10 pm

My vote would go for NZ LHR-LAX, then island-hop on their 767 service along the Coral Route one way, and via South America on the return as mentioned above.

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:05 pm

I agree with AeroWesty, NZ all the way IMO especially when the new seats come in.
 
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Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:31 pm

BHX-DXB-SYD on EK, then the Indian Pacific train to Perth, thence PER-DXB-BHX.

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Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:23 pm

LHR-JNB, 11 hours, then JNB-SYD, another 11 hours, no jet lag for the first half of the trip either. On the first leg you can choose SAA, BA or Virgin, all 744, then to Sydney it is Qantas, also 744. For the return trip just keep going round the world!
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LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:42 pm

NZ is all well and good, but it isn't a very exciting routing, even with PPT/NAN on the cards. If I did it I'd do it on a Star 39,000 mile RTW fare. My dream itinerary is 2 miles short of the maximum.
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Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:04 am

Either South Africa via JNB because it is an amazing place, flying SAA, VS, BA and QF to SYD or go LHR-DXB-SYD all on EK.

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Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:30 am

United905,

Give us your criteria (time you have to allocate to the actual travelling (excluding the stay in Oz), class of travel, FF memberships, regions of interest for stopovers) and we can adapt advice accordingly....

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Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:26 pm

If I was in a hurry to get to the arrival port then the less number of stops, if non-stop then non-stop
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Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:41 pm

I'd probably buy two seperate tickets: one from LHR to SIN on BG and back and the other from SIN to SYD and back. So my actual routing would probably end up as LHR-DAC-BKK-SIN-SYD-SIN-BKK-DAC-DXB-LHR. And it would cost £600 or less, including all taxes.
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:10 am

well thank you all for youre input some ways i hadnt thought off.OK im traverling with my partner who wants to do hkg.Havent got any fflyer.weve got about 20 days.Ive had a price of around 846 gbp for lhr to hkg then on to syd with 3 internals then sin on way back.thats ba/qf.hkg is optinal
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Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:14 am

At the moment, Opodo.co.uk is offering LHR-SYD on GF via BAH and SIN for £504 inclusive of tax. Obviously not via HKG, but a good price.
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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:06 am

Cathay have flights for around 670GBP(1008euro) ex CDG (you'd have to get yourself to Paris) via their HKG hub: 744/A343

eg. for your duration: (in French, but not difficult to follow)

Départ : ven. 25 mars 05 Retour: lun. 18 avril 05
Départ: 13:10, Charles De Gaulle, Paris Départ: 15:00, Kingsford Smith, Sydney 1008,49 EUR **
Prix par adulte
Arrivée: 21:10 + 1 jour(s), Kingsford Smith, Sydney Arrivée: 06:50 + 1 jour(s), Charles De Gaulle, Paris 1008,49 EUR**
Total TTC
Durée: 22h00 + 1 escale(s) Durée: 23h50 + 1 escale(s)
Compagnie aérienne: Cathay Pacific Compagnie aérienne: Cathay Pacific

Oz on the Kangaroo route is one of the most lucrative point earners per pound/dollar/euro at 18000 KM each way! So, make sure you sign up to a OneWorld FF program and on your return you'll already have free flights in Europe.


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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:57 pm

ozglobal how do a sighn up for a ffyerprogram..Wich is best?Im also flying iberia in may.
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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:04 am

Quoting United905 (reply 14):
ozglobal how do a sighn up for a ffyerprogram..Wich is best?Im also flying iberia in may.
cheers


You should be able to sign-up at the airline's website. They will send you a number and the account will be activated when you first fly with the alliance and quote the number on booking (and double check it's registered at check-in - sometimes it isn't). The next question is which program? If you're going with a OneWorld carrier, you need to trade off the generosity of the points EARNED vs the generosity of the program in REDEEMING points. Second, you need to think which carrier you are most likely to REDEEM points on. If you're in the UK it's probably BA. However, BA are notoriously mean on AWARDING points in discounted economy classes. Most carriers award fewer points with partners than natively on their own operated flights AND provide less 'buying power' to redeem points.

i) Decide how often you are likely to fly with the alliance
ii) Decide, based on i) whether local flights or longer haul upgrades are your best value for points (look at their tables vs your likely travel km's), then decide
iii) Decide which carriers FF program to join: eg with the fare I gave as an example with CX, are you going to fly CX often? Is it's program better than BA's?

You'll earn and redeem points either way. You may find you earn more points on CX than you would flying CX and belonging to BA, but you may only choose to redeem points on BA as you live in UK.
Whilst your three 'internals' in Oz will, I assume be with QF, these are minor points earners compared with your 35,000km return long haul trip.
Check the two scenarios above (and QF) and decide which works best for you based on the above...

Ozglobal

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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:43 pm

My vote goes for ...

LHR-FRA with an LH A300
FRA-SIN with an SQ B747-400
SIN-SYD with an SQ or QF

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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:28 pm

Why don't you try LHR-MAD-JNB-PER-SYD very nice if you make stops along the way. Also you get to fly IB/BA-QF-SA and for the return if you can afford it SYD-AKL-SCL-MAD-LHR.

This year in june I'll be doing MAD-FCO/FRA/AMS-HKG-BNE-ADL-SYD-JNB-MAD. can't wait for june.
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RE: LHR To Sydney. How Would You Do It?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:24 am

Bullpit looks like were going to do lhr-hkg-syd-chirstchurch-aukland-lax-lhr all on sin nz and vs
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