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autopal May 20, 18 9:18 pm

Cathay or Eva?
 
First time posting. I will be flying from Vancouver to Singapore in July. My options are Cathay via HKG or Eva via TPE. I will be travelling economy. Eva is about $200 Canadian more, return. I can afford it, but is Eva the better choice? Good food and beer, as well as service are my priorities. On the other hand, Cathay flies their new A350 from HKG to SIN, I kinda would like to try the A350, but it is not a deal breaker. Thanks guys for any advice or comments

kaka May 20, 18 9:19 pm

Just pick whatever that suits your schedule better, transit at Taiwan probably be slightly better because of a smaller airport

autopal May 20, 18 9:23 pm


Originally Posted by kaka (Post 29775920)
Just pick whatever that suits your schedule better, transit at Taiwan probably be slightly better because of a smaller airport

Thanks, my schedule is flexible. There really is not much difference in terms of total hours either way. I have read that Eva is fantastic, I'm just trying to figure out if they are superior to Cathay to warrant the extra $200

kaka May 20, 18 9:35 pm


Originally Posted by autopal (Post 29775926)
Thanks, my schedule is flexible. There really is not much difference in terms of total hours either way. I have read that Eva is fantastic, I'm just trying to figure out if they are superior to Cathay to warrant the extra $200

if all thing equal id fly eva (my status aside- id assume you wont slap me w a owe ffp card which would tilt things)
esp that you wont need to deal w some of cxs uncheery crew who gives you a face whenever u ask for anything.

but i wouldnt pay 200 to get away from that.
so perhaps go for the cheaper, unless u dont care. (I assume this is all in pricing, that eva costs more)

hkskyline May 20, 18 11:16 pm

Usually the question is the other way around, that EVA is cheaper than CX and is it worth the savings? I can't imagine they can justify being more expensive though.

Kacee May 20, 18 11:39 pm

Same seat on both airlines. You'll get pajamas and better champagne on BR. OTOH, HKG lounges are pretty nice if you fly CX.

But for me the clincher might be the ground experience at SIN, both in and out. I would rather fly BR. New T4 where CX is based gets lots of criticism, as does the CX lounge.


Originally Posted by hkskyline (Post 29776128)
I can't imagine they can justify being more expensive though.

Because it's now considered one of the very best business class products in the sky?

Aus106080 May 21, 18 12:00 am


Originally Posted by Kacee (Post 29776163)
Same seat on both airlines. You'll get pajamas and better champagne on BR. OTOH, HKG lounges are pretty nice if you fly CX.

But for me the clincher might be the ground experience at SIN, both in and out. I would rather fly BR. New T4 where CX is based gets lots of criticism, as does the CX lounge.



Because it's now considered one of the very best business class products in the sky?

He/she will take economy

Aus106080 May 21, 18 12:02 am


Originally Posted by autopal (Post 29775913)
First time posting. I will be flying from Vancouver to Singapore in July. My options are Cathay via HKG or Eva via TPE. I will be travelling economy. Eva is about $200 Canadian more, return. I can afford it, but is Eva the better choice? Good food and beer, as well as service are my priorities. On the other hand, Cathay flies their new A350 from HKG to SIN, I kinda would like to try the A350, but it is not a deal breaker. Thanks guys for any advice or comments

Choose Cathay. I do not see Eva will be worth $200 Canadian more. They are no significant difference between each airlines for the economy class.

Kacee May 21, 18 12:05 am


Originally Posted by Aus106080 (Post 29776196)
He/she will take economy

Well that is an important fact ;)

Fly the airline that is not 10 across in Y on its 77W.

HawaiiO May 21, 18 12:34 am

On Eva u can get on the Hello Kitty plane with hello kitty everything on the flight, if that makes a difference. :)

Aus106080 May 21, 18 12:40 am


Originally Posted by Kacee (Post 29776207)
Well that is an important fact ;)

Fly the airline that is not 10 across in Y on its 77W.

Both will have chance,

HKGglobaltrotter May 21, 18 2:29 am

Actually CX operates A350 3x weekly between HKG and YVR (CX856/855 on T, W, Th). Given that you can take one of these A350 flights and that CX being $200 CAD cheaper, I'd definitely go for CX. In economy, I cannot imagine BR to be much better than CX.

ernestnywang May 21, 18 7:53 am


Originally Posted by HawaiiO (Post 29776237)
On Eva u can get on the Hello Kitty plane with hello kitty everything on the flight, if that makes a difference. :)

Only on very selected flights.

PacificSunrise May 21, 18 9:04 am

what's with all the unfair CX bashing in this thread...

longtimeflyin May 21, 18 9:12 am

I'd try the A350 myself.


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