I am making one of my twice yearly trips back from Paris to Oz for Christmas. I plan to travel around 22 Dec - forward journey and return approx 4 Jan.
I am QF Platinum / OW Emerald and usually favour BA, CX and QF.
However, the prices offered by other airlines, such at EY can outweigh the benefit of the 100% bonus points I get with BA and QF. Hence, for the first time, I am looking at going non-OW. I'm not too worried about status, as I have already obtained Lifetime Gold status on QF. Hence, I'm open to the best value for money.
On short hall C or F are not worth it, but on a 24hr flight, F starts to make a big difference to your vacation. Whilst I've been upgraded from J to F about 10 times on BA, QF, CX and AF, one can never assume this will happen. I am for the first time seriously considering paying for F if the deal is right. I have found 5110 Euros CDG-SYD in F on EY (Just rated world's best First Class by Skytrax http://www.etihadairways.com/sites/e...urguestzones/pages/newDiamond.aspx ).
Given those parameters, anyone see why I should do anything different?