- Mar 9, 2010
I'd assume there'll be a very substantial premium for flying ULR. I'll happily save the money, and go via Singapore.
I think you'll find SYD-JFK will be a midday departure, arriving in JFK mid afternoon, departing early evening and arriving in SYD in the morning.
SYD-LHR will be early afternoon departure, arriving LHR early evening, departing in the later evening and arriving in SYD in the morning.
Originating in MEL I would hardly consider a 4hr detour via Sydney a premium experience to non-stop to LHR although I'd be charged a premium to do so? If I'm flying Y then I'm probably left with the choice of a 787 via PER - no thanks to either - or a A380 codeshare via DXB. If EK continue to honour my WP status and allow me access to the wonder F Lounges (with the exception of the C Concourse FLounge) then it will be the codeshare via the desert with the added bonus of a UK entry point closer to my final destination which is 200km from LHR.
QF long ago became as much a virtual airline as a metal carrier. You only have to look at the options for partner flights for rewards *over* possible flights on QF metal. I wouldn't be surprised if QF maintain this little stream via the sandpit, especially given the number of non-LHR destinations it keeps as options in western Europe.QF is just reselling EK tickets now.
Yeah good questionThe exact quote (and is also on Australian Aviation) indicates:
"A commitment that Project Sunrise would be based exclusively in Sydney for at least five years, following its commencement;"
What does "based exclusively" mean? Crew base ? Maintenance base? Or all flights must go to/from SYD?
Likewise. Much, much better airlines out there also which is more important for me.I'd assume there'll be a very substantial premium for flying ULR. I'll happily save the money, and go via Singapore.
Sunrise is A350, which will have F. Seating configuration hasn't been announced as far as I'm aware.Likewise. Much, much better airlines out there also which is more important for me.
Im possibly in the minority but I’m not massively sold on the QF 787 J seating as it is so a ULR flight on them doesn’t really appeal
I'm a huge fan of fortresses too, but I'm just as happy to run with the EK, AY, CX versions and aware there are many others. Ok, maybe a little happier with QF. Oi, oi oi!I'm a huge fan of QF 787 seats, by the window with the table on the aisle side. It's my own little fortress.
Tempting, But apart from minor bonuses like better champagne, the only advantage I discern with QF F over J is that you get the opportunity to sit on a spindle seat and rotate.Sunrise is A350, which will have F.
J has improved since the F product on the A380 was launched. Direct aisle access for everyone in J was not there when the F product on the A380 was put in place.Tempting, But apart from minor bonuses like better champagne, the only advantage I discern with QF F over J is that you get the opportunity to sit on a spindle seat and rotate.