I've been looking at prices for London to Hong Kong flights for Autumn and I am very surprised by the difference in price between CX and BA. Especially because CX is in many ways a better airline.
For october, one of the busiest periods: (all one way)
BA Economy - £1369
BA WT+ - £1869
BA Club World - £5236
BA First - £7917
CX Economy - £542
CX Premium economy - £787
CX Business - £2818
CX First - £3499
So the question is, why would anyone fly BA on this route? CX is half price!! BA's loads must be very low with CX and VS offering much lower prices. Why pay more than £5K for a narrow Club World seat when you can save £2K and have a CX First Suite!!
I looked at return flights, which are baffling. BA is very confusing, you select Club World return and the LHR-HKG drops to only £1600, and the return £3700 - which equals the same price as one way only!! The return HKG-LHR flight gives the option for First at £2900, which is £800 cheaper than Club World!!
So, why would BA offer First cheaper than Club World, and secondly why have the return the same price as one way? I thought airlines had stopped using this ridiculous system!!