Old Jan 17, 19, 5:21 am
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flyingmonkie
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Programs: BA Gold, VA Platinum
Posts: 317
As everybody has said if you want to stick with BA then BA11 and switch to the BA15 for all the reasons above + IME it improves your OpUp chances.

LHR-SIN and SIN-SYD CW Reward availability does appear sometimes 2 to 3 weeks out and is much more common than LHR-SYD so I would book into PE and set up an alert on Expertflyer.

In terms of the product I would rank them as QF / BA / CX. CX's PE product is not great in my experience but that is flying SYD - HKG, they might do it better on the LHR - HKG leg. However as a GCH on BA you have a good chance of nabbing an exit row which you won't get on QF (and I think you get on CX but not sure).

Other things to think about:
QF is an A380 all the way = better pressure, quieter plane
Due to the clocks changing the BA15 arrives at 0600 so you don't get the airport to yourself like you do in (Australian) winter.
BA gets you the convenience of the First Wing but QF and CX have excellent lounges in T3.
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