airlineaddict
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CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class

Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:29 pm

Looking for a very quick holiday in Sydney around New Year's. VS is slightly cheaper than CX. QF is double the price. Would you choose CX or VS for these flights? More interested in comfort as the flight from HKG to SYD would be an overnight flight. Thanks!
 
lordanmol
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RE: CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class

Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:11 pm

Im not too sure but I have heard some very bad comments on Virgin Atlantic. I would go with Cathay Pacific

Regards
Hmmmmm....
 
airbear
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RE: CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class

Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:09 pm

CX definately. I've heard that Y pitch on VS is really tight. That, and CX have 2 night flights to SYD ... one leaves at about 1900 (as do VS) and the other (CX) after 2300. This last flight is always my choice. The first flight leaves too early IMO. It is only an 8.5 hr flight, so unless you can sleep easily at any time of the day or night, it could be at least 4-5 hrs before you are tired enough at your "normal" bed time, to be able to fall asleep. Then you only have another 1-2 hrs max., before the crew serves breakfast an hour and a half before landing in SYD.

My routine on the CX101 which leaves close to midnight, is to prepare my blanket, slippers and earplugs (coutesy of previous JL Biz Class flts.) and eye-mask straight after the seatbelt sign is turned off, thereby isolating myself off from the rest of the plane. In my experience, if they see that you're sleeping (or at least pretending to sleep...), the CX crews won't disturb you with the dinner they want to serve at around 0030 local time. With luck, I then sleep for about 5-6 hours straight. Nice. Have a good trip.
 
MarshalN
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RE: CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class

Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:41 pm

Go with CX if prices are minimally different, although I heard if you like to flirt with FAs, VS is a better choice.

Airbear's advice sounds very reasonable.

Do you live in HK?
 
willyj
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RE: CX Or VS? SYD - HKG Economy Class

Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:47 pm

Are the VS flights to SYD still doing pretty badly? If so, then these flights should have light loads and more space for you to stretch out. Also, the flights are on A340-600s with an incredible entertainment program. I would normally choose Cathay (if flying HKG-LHR for example) but given that the VS flights might have light loads, they might be the better option.

I agree with Airbear though, i prefer the later overnight flights too.

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