- May 13, 2009
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there's a Qantas deal on now for $1200 return to Sao Paulo, Rio or Lima
Flight dates Mar-Sept 2019
Flight dates Mar-Sept 2019
Their sales can get really cheap in regards to business class to South America.Qantas Premium companion fares are on ATM too and Melbourne to Santiago comes in at just under $4k each in business
Thats a great dealHainan airlines are doing business class Melbourne to Paris for just over $3k. Flight are via Xi’an so a stopover to visit the Terracotta warriors could be done.
We have used them twice to China before and they were excellent and I’d definitely use them again.
Malaysia Airlines sometimes have sales that have business for around $2500 but I’d think probably around $3k otherwise. PE can be a bit more difficult as most of the airlines don’t run with PE class for their internal Asia flights. China Airlines or Air China for example will do PE for $1300-1500 and you will get PE for the long haul stint but for the 2-3 hour connection you will be in economy. For PE all the way you would need to go Cathay or Singapore and pay around $2k. I haven’t flown any PE so can’t help you on which airline has the better seating. The other option you can consider is to fly business on the longer stint to a hub in Asia and then get a cheap economy flight between there and South Korea which may only be a couple of hours. Can often pick up a business ticket between Australia and Asia for around $2k in business and then tack on the Economy leg for $300-500Anyone have any tips for airlines/flights from Melb to South Korea in May? Looking at premium economy or a really cheap business deal
Tip: you're in business class and will be fine.
Actually I’m being somewhat genuine. Looking at the seat guides for Emirates A380’s, the seat width is only 0.5 inches wider in business than economy.Yeh, don’t be a douche. We get it, well done you’re in business class. No one cares
Double check your inclusions
Thanks for the heads-up mate.Double check your inclusions
I read Emirates has a discount business which doesn’t include the cheffeaure drive transfers and lounge access.
Personally I havnt travelled business with emirates, (only flown with Qatar, qantas and LATAM) but I have used points to go first.
The lounge is shared at the back of the a380. Probably go there for your drinks.
The business cabin is nearly the length of the upper deck. And Emirates don’t do food on demand in business (only first) Still services like economy. So perhaps take a snack for the aus-dxb leg just in case you get hungry between services.
Have done this trip multiple times with Emirates in both first and business. Hopefully you are on the A380 for all legs especially the Australia to DXB legs.
You have made a decent decision. Singapore Airlines are great but depending which aircraft you get. The A350 has horrid seating and at your height the footwell would be uncomfortable IMO. Qantas is just pretty average all round but the A380’s are currently being refurbished which will hopefully make them more enjoyable.Actually I’m being somewhat genuine. Looking at the seat guides for Emirates A380’s, the seat width is only 0.5 inches wider in business than economy.
I’m 6’3” and was sort of hoping someone could tell me I’ll be able to genuinely lie flat and have a nice enough experience or if I’ve screed the pooch and should’ve gone with Qantas or Singapore.
At that price you should almost certainly have everything included.Thanks for the heads-up mate.
We booked the fare under a Qantas codeshare even though it was $200 more expensive than the Emirates fare do we did ourselves out of the limo - not smart!!
How would I know if we booked the discount fare? We dropped $7,500 each return so if that doesn’t include lounge access I’ll be a bit flat!!
Heading to Brazil next year - Latam is pretty good, yeah?
Do you know when the refurbishment will be done?You have made a decent decision. Singapore Airlines are great but depending which aircraft you get. The A350 has horrid seating and at your height the footwell would be uncomfortable IMO. Qantas is just pretty average all round but the A380’s are currently being refurbished which will hopefully make them more enjoyable.
First bird is due to be completed at the end of September this year with another 3 hopefully by Christmas. The other 8 should all be done by Christmas next year as it takes about a month each but can be a little longer if the C checks take time. First class won’t be much change at all, bigger and better IFE screen and new seat padding but the suite size and structure will remain the same. A few modern upgrades to looks of the First class area aswell. Business class is receiving the biggest overhaul and the droopy skyseats will finally be gone and replaced by the same suites as on the 787Do you know when the refurbishment will be done?
I need 73,000 points to be able to go Sydney-Dallas return in first class.
And would love to do it in a refurbished plane rather than the current 10 year old setup
Not that Id really care. Its for the experience.
Looing at late September/early October 2021
Surely all their planes will be done by then. Surely.
Awesome mate, thank you for that. I think we are on the A380 for all legs and all but one will be in the mini cabin.Have done this trip multiple times with Emirates in both first and business. Hopefully you are on the A380 for all legs especially the Australia to DXB legs.
I always choose the mini cabin at the rear of the aircraft as it’s much more personal and quieter despite being closer to the bar and toilets. The foot traffic isn’t that bad on most flights I’ve been on. Definitely enjoy the onboard bar for awhile as you will often meet some fantastic people and staff are friendly and will have a chat. Seats are comfortable and you will get plenty of sleep. Emirates food isn’t the fanciest but you know what you will get and ive never had a bad meal with them. If you have any dietary requirements or preferences you can pre book your meals online beforehand. You haven’t mentioned your departure city or if you are doing a stop over but definitely make use of the chauffeur drive as much as you can (there are even some loopholes that let you get an extra ride included). You will have lounge access and most of their lounges are of a very similar quality and are a nice place to spend a few hours. The cheaper Business class that is mentioned above is only available if booked direct through Emirates. As you have booked through QF you are entitled to the full service. Happy to help if any other questions but enjoy, they are a good airline and they will look after you well
The One World Classic Award (OWA) has no requirement to fly RTW.that moment I get reminded of QANTAS' Frequent flyer changes starting next week I think it was.
Guess I can wait a little longer
Anybody know how best to contact QANTAS about an around the world classic reward airfare?
I read that it's a base amount of points for x miles and up to 12 stops. But Ive never seen classic reward around the world before.