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  Reply # 2015607 14-May-2018 11:00
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Interestingly I have just done a bunch of research for some flights I'm planning on booking this week going to San Jose and Los Angles. With Premium Economy as a benchmark price (company paying) I have worked out I can get Business/First class on Hawaiian with one stop in Honolulu for about the same price. The short stop (2h) in Honolulu nicely breaks up the long flight and the bonus of a direct flight to "Silicon Valley" (rather than having to go through Los Angles or San Francisco) is fantastic. Also, the A330's are not subject to any major defects as it stands!


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  Reply # 2015621 14-May-2018 11:14
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Gemini: Related question
Which is easier 2x12h flights OR 1x17.5h+1x6.5h ???
Struggling with the idea of 17.5h in one hit!

 

I only ever fly to the UK now via the US as i a) much prefer traveling that way around the world due to the flight times and timezones to minimise jetlag, and b) don't actually fancy a long flight followed by a short flight. I'd much prefer to even length flights.

 

 


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I've flown Emirates and Qatar to the UK and they've both been excellent. The middle of the 777 on the Qatar <-> AKL Leg is actually quite good due to their 333 configuration.

 

I also flew a mixed Qantas / Emirates trip and the Qantas flights were shocking in Economy compared with the Emirates legs.





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  Reply # 2015982 14-May-2018 18:49
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openmedia:

I've flown Emirates and Qatar to the UK and they've both been excellent. The middle of the 777 on the Qatar <-> AKL Leg is actually quite good due to their 333 configuration.


I also flew a mixed Qantas / Emirates trip and the Qantas flights were shocking in Economy compared with the Emirates legs.



That’s interesting about the 777, are the middle 3 seats better than the seats to the side?

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Shoes2468:
openmedia:

 

I've flown Emirates and Qatar to the UK and they've both been excellent. The middle of the 777 on the Qatar <-> AKL Leg is actually quite good due to their 333 configuration.

 

 

 

I also flew a mixed Qantas / Emirates trip and the Qantas flights were shocking in Economy compared with the Emirates legs.

 



That’s interesting about the 777, are the middle 3 seats better than the seats to the side?

 

The middle of the middle 3 seats was by far the widest seat and has no IFE under the seat in front so has better leg room.

 

Also my wife and daughter tend to get up more than me so they have the isle seats and I take the middle one.





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  Reply # 2016160 15-May-2018 09:54
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openmedia:

 

Shoes2468:
openmedia:

 

I've flown Emirates and Qatar to the UK and they've both been excellent. The middle of the 777 on the Qatar <-> AKL Leg is actually quite good due to their 333 configuration.

 

I also flew a mixed Qantas / Emirates trip and the Qantas flights were shocking in Economy compared with the Emirates legs. 



That’s interesting about the 777, are the middle 3 seats better than the seats to the side?

 

The middle of the middle 3 seats was by far the widest seat and has no IFE under the seat in front so has better leg room.

 

Also my wife and daughter tend to get up more than me so they have the isle seats and I take the middle one. 

 

Not to mention less people to clamber over than at the side smile 




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  Reply # 2021185 23-May-2018 14:58
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Decided to try Qatar as Cathay stopover was effectively 2am NZ time and I didn't fancy deplanning and hanging out in the airport when I could be blissfully asleep on a 17 hour flight instead
Now if they could just fix their website so I can do seat selection ...


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