You will likely find UA
fares cheaper than QF
. In researching my trip plans for 2010 to SYD
, there is a $7000 difference between UA
, and as I am considering DL
as well, DL
at present appears to be matching UA
and some promotional VAustralia fares. The new UA
business class product is receiving rave reviews for comfort on the long-haul B744 fleet, and the UA
p.s. service from JFK
is definitely a premium product.
I am as well considering the suggested routing via London using BA
. Very pricey for the business class service; however, I can fly Premium Economy from the US, stopover in LHR
, stopover in SIN
and return SYD
to US for the price of 2 business class tickets on UA
just to SYD
with no stopovers. I would fly the segments LHR
as their premium economy service is superior to BA
. I would fly BA
just to/from London and fare is the same using BA
due to their anti-trust approvals for pricing.
So definitely shop around, and enlist the aid of a travel agent to research the possibility of "net" or consolidator tickets that likely are available in the New York-Australia market.
Price as well the QF
premium economy service on QF108/107. Great service on a direct 1 stop B744 and will save you a ton of $$$ to spend on your vacation Down Under.
Good Luck with your trip plans,
P.S. Study seatguru.com and seatexpert.com for aircraft types and seating maps.
watch what you want. you may get it.