Old Oct 26, 18, 3:48 pm
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: New Zealand (when I'm home!)
Programs: Air NZ Elite
Posts: 948
I would never consider routing through AKL for a flight to Australia unless I was forced to. Most of the time I fly Air NZ on that route as their timing is better and they don't even have J. The business class with Qantas is more than adequate and very friendly for what is a 3 hour flight.

I mean, keep in mind that you'd be flying *Jetstar* for a 1+ hour flight, and then have to walk from the domestic terminal to the international terminal and clear security... just to hop onto a fancy plane for 3 hours.

I agree that if you REALLY want to fly F then fly Emirates to Sydney and connect onto Melbourne in J. But, money consideration aside, I would still never ever do that by choice since it just adds extra unnecessary time and headache to what could be a really simple, easy J trip.
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