BA or Qantas First

Old Jan 2, 11, 3:32 pm
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BA or Qantas First

Hello all,

I've got a quick question about Qantas or BA First,

I'm thinking of going away to Sydney in March and I have the choice or either BA First or Qantas A380 First. It would be a BA 744.

I've flown BA many a time however never flown Qantas First. I've checked all the reviews out and pics from Airliners.net but just wanted to know what you all though and which one you would choose?


Times are irrelevant for me so it just goes down to service and quality of seat due to only spending a week in Oz. I know I'll be comfortable in either but just wanted to gauge opinions
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Old Jan 2, 11, 3:55 pm
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I think Qantas F is probably a better product and the A380 is a fantastic aircraft (recent troubles aside) Very quiet and F is very spacious.

The A380 when I went was an am departure which if you are straight through to SYD that might be OK as you can adjust on the onward connection. However I found it exhausting getting off in SIN.

Either way you'll be treated very well I'm sure.
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Old Jan 2, 11, 4:18 pm
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Qantas F is better. 380 or no 380. Better food, better service and better flight times.
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Old Jan 2, 11, 4:42 pm
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Lucky you, its a shame Qantus dont fly to the USA, looks like I'll be stuck in BA First
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Old Jan 2, 11, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by GodAtum View Post
Lucky you, its a shame Qantus dont fly to the USA, looks like I'll be stuck in BA First
I was under the impression that they do fly to the US...
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Old Jan 2, 11, 6:02 pm
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Qantas definitely, the food is better, the service better and if you complain to the CSD the default position is not that you are liar.
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Old Jan 2, 11, 7:29 pm
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Why not split it? Out QF and back BA ?

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Old Jan 2, 11, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by aster View Post
I was under the impression that they do fly to the US...
not from the UK
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Old Jan 2, 11, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Why not split it? Out QF and back BA ?

cs
Having done both, QF F is superior in both directions, however, if you are tempted to split it up (which I would not recommend), do the QF F on the return sector to London.

QF F service on the ground in SYD is better than anything BA offers. A concierge calls you a day in advance to book your preflight spa treatment, check you in, etc. On arrival at SYD, a bellboy comes to collect your luggage from the curb. It really is rather easy.

QF also offers a more interesting menu on the sectors ex SYD or MEL which would not be offered on the inbound sector.
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Old Jan 3, 11, 1:36 am
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Having done both, QF F is superior in both directions, however, if you are tempted to split it up (which I would not recommend), do the QF F on the return sector to London.

QF F service on the ground in SYD is better than anything BA offers. A concierge calls you a day in advance to book your preflight spa treatment, check you in, etc. On arrival at SYD, a bellboy comes to collect your luggage from the curb. It really is rather easy.

QF also offers a more interesting menu on the sectors ex SYD or MEL which would not be offered on the inbound sector.
I´ll second that! ^
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Old Jan 3, 11, 1:42 am
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Niether....

Go SQ.
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Old Jan 3, 11, 3:06 am
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Niether....

Go SQ.
Sure. The difference is only GBP 3000. (4500 on BA/QF and 7775 on SQ)

I am sure you'll appreciate you have to factor in cost. BA ad QF offer some of the best F fares out there.
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I have just done LHR:BKK return on QF in F on their 747-400, I have flown BA in F numerous times on this route.

A quick summary of my thoughts -

QF food is better.
QF Champagne was much better (1999 Comtes from Tattinger)
QF Wine is better
QF cabin temperature was much better

BA seat is a bit better in old F (don't think there is NF on this route yet)
BA AVOD is better (when it works) the picture quality on QF was very poor.
BA serve JW Blue label which for me is better that the 18 yo Glenlivet or Chivas on QF.
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Old Jan 3, 11, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Ferrari View Post
Niether....

Go SQ.
I would agree, but I guess the Op might be looking OW
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Old Jan 3, 11, 8:09 am
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I would agree that QF is better than BA, but that is not to say that BA is a bad product.

I think the food portions are slightly bigger on BA, but the quality of the food will be better on QF.

Service on both can be a bit hit and miss, but generally similar.

The QF A380 First Suite is far superior to their 747 offering or BA's offering (Old First, and by the looks of it New First too).

IFE is generally more reliable and extensive on QF.
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