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    • slinga
    • By slinga 28th Jun 17, 10:35 AM
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    First Class flights.
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    • 28th Jun 17, 10:35 AM
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    First Class flights. 28th Jun 17 at 10:35 AM
    We live in the Far East for 6 months and UK for 6 months.
    Recently we've been travelling on Vietnam Airlines Business Class which has very good deals but a 3 hour or more stopover in Hanoi or HCMC.
    I've been thinking of trying a flight in First Class and wonder what others experiences might be.
    Thai come out cheapest although timings not the best.
    Emirates look OK and we like the Airbus 380 which seems a very quiet plane on Emirates.

    The missus says BA FC hasn't got good reviews although as it would be non stop I find it attractive.

    I've been checking the prices through the Matrix website but can't see how to book the prices they show. Any ideas on this or a website which allows you to book the prices they give??

    Anyone got any comments??
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 9th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    Thanks. But how are they better.

    A FC seat is a FC seat.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Well if you want to travel internally in the USA I think you'd discover this really isn't the case.

    Perhaps Google YouTube video of Emirates latest offering and compare to, say, BA.
    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 10th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
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    Thanks. But how are they better.

    A FC seat is a FC seat.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Cabin pressure is the equivalent of a lower altitude then "older" aircraft, and they maintain a higher humidity. This leaves you feeling more refreshed at the end of your flight.
    • slinga
    • By slinga 11th Jul 17, 8:50 AM
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    New aircraft types are quieter and the air quality better, you arrive feeling less tired.
    I've flown long haul on A380, B747, B772 and B787 aircraft recently and the A380 and B787 flights were much better.
    A great seat in business on a new aircraft type is very good.

    Compare the Swissair fare with A380 services on BA and SQ from SIN in businesss and first.
    Originally posted by richardw
    Not sure exactly what you mean or how/what to compare.

    Does a 'cheap' FC fare mean you've got a great deal or that the service won't include stuff or be as FC as other more expensive FC.

    Qantas do a good fare as well.

    We've managed to change our start point from Singapore to Heathrow so fares are much cheaper anyway.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Jul 17, 9:26 AM
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    Swissair is only giving you FC from Zurich to Singapore, London to Zurich is in short haul business.

    Qantas is via Dubai and Dubai to Singapore is on Emirates, look for the A380 flights.

    This business class https://youtu.be/zP7f0VjHwPE looks good.
    Last edited by richardw; 11-07-2017 at 9:46 AM.
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    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 12th Jul 17, 11:38 AM
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    Can't find a way to add my own photos, but the emirates First class product is the only one I've seen so far that I like to be honest. The first class on many other airlines is often just a slightly glorified version of Business class, whereas Emirates and Qatar are totally different.

    https://www.emirates.com/english/experience/cabin-features/first-class.aspx
    • slinga
    • By slinga 12th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
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    We've now booked Swissair.
    It's the cheapest we've found.
    Be interesting to compare it to Vietnam Airways Business Class which we've been using from Changi to LHR for the past 4 years.

    Air miles on Sky team (Vietnam Airlines) was pretty useless, imo.

    One world was great when we used it to book hotels and car hire.

    Although we had airmiles with Star alliances years ago they ran out before we used them.
    How easy are airmiles with Star Alliance to use and can you use them for various deals?
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    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 12th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
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    We've now booked Swissair.
    It's the cheapest we've found.
    Originally posted by slinga
    Hope you report back because I'd be interested to see what you think of their first class product. And a little word to the wise...it's Swiss. Swissair ceased operations on 2002
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 4:08 PM
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    Was Swiss first cheaper than Singapore airlines business class?

    Are you on a Swiss CS100/300 aircraft between London and Zurich?
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    • slinga
    • By slinga 12th Jul 17, 6:25 PM
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    Was Swiss first cheaper than Singapore airlines business class?

    Are you on a Swiss CS100/300 aircraft between London and Zurich?
    Originally posted by richardw
    Cost was near enough the same.

    Airbus 320 to Zurich

    If the return originates in Singapore then the flights are much more expensive but SQ BC is much cheaper than Swiss FC.
    Last edited by slinga; 12-07-2017 at 6:31 PM.
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