Best Route PER-SFO?

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  1. doubleview

    doubleview Newbie

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    I'm not a FF and this is my first posting so pls don't be too hard on me... I need to fly PER-SFO economy class early August and have two basic questions:-

    1) Best route? Seems the only options are PER-SYD-SFO on QF (total 21hrs) or PER-SIN-HKG-SFO on SQ (26hrs). QF looks more logical but given all the stories about QF economy I figure the extra 5hrs travel time on SQ may be less painfull overall. I occasionally visit ICN and KIX by SQ and it's bearable, even with the overnight leg ex-SIN. Any suggestions?

    2) Any tips on jetlag? I don't travel so well and basically have to start work asap after arrival.

    Thanks,
     

  2. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Well i can't comment on the routes but to me QF and SQ economy are just the same, especially since you want to be sleeping a lot of the time if jetlag is your problem.

    When does either flight arrive ? morning or evening ?
    I like to stay up late before i leave so i am tired on the plane, then if i arrive evening thats great, i can sleep, get up and goto gym in hotel in the morning, have a few good coffees with breakfast and then off to work.

    E
     
  3. Mwenenzi

    Mwenenzi Established Member

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    #3 Mwenenzi, Jul 7, 2007
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    Re: Best Route PER-SFO --> LONE4 ??

    Longer flights can be better as you get more sleep. On flights you are woken up 1 to 2 hours before land and for meals. No good if you want to sleep

    A quick look on QF PER-SFO return prices out at $3000 to $3500 including taxes & surcharges.

    For $3479 plus taxes & surcharges you can do a 20 segment round the world LONE4 ticket.
    You would get 4 flights in Oz on this (up to 12 months) - Do you need to go to east side or up to DRW any time up mid Aug 2008 ?

    Oneworld fares link on the Oneworld web site
    Bookings - Flights - Round the World - oneworld Explorer - Fare from Australia link on the QF web site

    A circle pacific is another option. Link is oneworld - Circle Pacific

    (on this site best often means more ff miles ;) )
     
  4. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    In relation to jetlag - do you have the option to leave earlier? If travel makes you squirly then taking N extra day might be good.

    On my current DONE4 (yes I am in business class) the extra time flying is intentional - I will get to the UK exhausted and will sleep sunday night so the extra segmentd I will be flying will help with lag :)
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Or is this just a way of justifying all the unnecessary sectors on your current employer funded DONE4. ;)
     
  6. doubleview

    doubleview Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your comments. Good idea on the RTW ticket; will have a look at it.
     
  7. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

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    I've never flown SQ, but I've flown in Y on QF and a bunch of other airlines, and QF stacks up ok IMO. I guess the potential for a rotten flight exists all the time if you encounter bad equipment or a grumpy crew but I've never had what I would call a bad flight on QF. Perhaps some minor irritations (also on other airlines), but nothing serious.

    Oh, and welcome to AFF, doubleview :)

    PS. Mwenenzi's DONE4 or circle Pacific suggestions are very worthwhile considering if you have the time and/or inclination.
     
  8. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I have no idea what you are talking about :)

    The hard one to justify is LHR-DXB-LHR - but the APD is about the same as a dinner in london isnt it?
     
  9. serfty

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    Without doing the xONEx, the inclusive cost of the necessary direct fare would have been far higher than what (I guess)has actually been paid - so in that respect simongr is saving employer funds.
    Nett Result:
    simongr - happy
    employer - happy for less cos

    Cheers ...
     
  10. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    I know what will be high on my list of points to check out in my next job, is travel in Y or J or F but thats not likley.
    Not sure i want a job with travel though. I like it but i can live without it.
    E
     
  11. wandering_fred

    wandering_fred Established Member

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    Two options not mentioned so far are
    1- CX PER-HKG-SFO
    2- QF to SIN and AA SIN-(JL code share)-NRT-LAX-SFO

    I haven't priced CX recently.

    Even with the overnights in SIN (if you are frugal - note: there are some nice clean hotels in Little India - just smallish rooms) the AA fares can be quite reasonable.

    If you are willing/able to travel PER-SIN every 11-12 months I would seriously consider basing my travel from there. QF 12 month tickets SIN-PER-SIN are way cheaper than PER-SIN-PER.

    In the case of RTW fares - BA and QF have a BA premium economy fare that is a bit more than $4000 but would permit BA WT+ seats SIN-LHR-SFO and a return from SFO on QF.

    Happy wandering.


    Fred
     
  12. doubleview

    doubleview Newbie

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    Fred, thanks for the info.
    John @ doubleview.
     
  13. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I was thinking when I saw the SQ option, that it may be better to take CX (or QF) to HKG then jump on the SQ flight. I think it actually connects better.
     
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