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Old Mar 30th 2010, 8:06 pm
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Hi everyone

Some much needed advice please...currently about to book our flights for November and its between Cathay Pacific and £400 more expensive Quantas. Its myself my husband and 4 boys....ages 12, 8, 6 and 18 months. A horrendous thought....with that motley crew!!!!!

Any advice greatly appreciated flying from Glasgow to Adelaide

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Old Mar 30th 2010, 8:13 pm
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Cathay are a good airline and preferable over Qantas imo.
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Old Mar 30th 2010, 8:33 pm
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Cathay every time..........
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Old Mar 30th 2010, 8:41 pm
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been reading that the seats are so uncomfortable...Emirates and Singapore are so much more expensive.
decisions..decisions

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Originally Posted by liamcnaught View Post
Hi everyone

Some much needed advice please...currently about to book our flights for November and its between Cathay Pacific and £400 more expensive Quantas. Its myself my husband and 4 boys....ages 12, 8, 6 and 18 months. A horrendous thought....with that motley crew!!!!!

Any advice greatly appreciated flying from Glasgow to Adelaide

Lia
Hi we are flying cathay in Aug to Perth , our cats are going quantas lol ....all asian airlines are good , quantas is good all much the same to be honest, my sister works for emirates they never answer the call bloody bell..........flown them 6 times ..........apart from her they are shite .....we went for the cheapest quote .............cathay ..............sometimes they come out more expensive than all ............other times japanese airlines is the most costly , and malasian airlines normally come cheaper however thay are more than quantas when we asked for a quote ....so mt suggestion is do u want a stop over if so depends where you want to go or if you are looking for the chepest .........we are looking forward to stop in hong kong a few days before our permanent stop in perth .........good luck any way
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Hi we are flying cathay in Aug to Perth , our cats are going quantas lol ....all asian airlines are good , quantas is good all much the same to be honest, my sister works for emirates they never answer the call bloody bell..........flown them 6 times ..........apart from her they are shite .....we went for the cheapest quote .............cathay ..............sometimes they come out more expensive than all ............other times japanese airlines is the most costly , and malasian airlines normally come cheaper however thay are more than quantas when we asked for a quote ....so mt suggestion is do u want a stop over if so depends where you want to go or if you are looking for the chepest .........we are looking forward to stop in hong kong a few days before our permanent stop in perth .........good luck any way
what are your thoughts on these new seats on CP...reviews seem to say they are bloody uncomfortable?

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PS we are giving our beloved Danny (our cat) to friends...
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We flew Emirates from Glasgow to Brisbane and wasnt too expensive, and would definetely recommend them! We flew with a 7yr old a 2yr old, and me 35 weeks pregnant. Was actually a really pleasane experience and trhe food was lovely!
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TBH I didn't notice much difference with the seats. I am quite tall and big and it was fine. Just put a pillow behind your back. Honestly not worth worrying about.
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thought about trying singapore airlines? I have done the trip a couple of times with them to heathrow and never had any problems
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what are your thoughts on these new seats on CP...reviews seem to say they are bloody uncomfortable?

Lia

PS we are giving our beloved Danny (our cat) to friends...
My wife and I flew back to the UK last year with CP.

I felt the new 'shell' reclining seat was alright, not that much different to the old style. The fact that the person in front cannot recline into your space was quite nice. My wife however, who is 5ft 1inch, found the seats very uncomfortable.

The service was great etc.... however I think we would go with others next time we do long haul.

Hope this helps,

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Originally Posted by liamcnaught View Post
Hi everyone

Some much needed advice please...currently about to book our flights for November and its between Cathay Pacific and £400 more expensive Quantas. Its myself my husband and 4 boys....ages 12, 8, 6 and 18 months. A horrendous thought....with that motley crew!!!!!

Any advice greatly appreciated flying from Glasgow to Adelaide

Lia
Never flown Cathay but personally i wouldnt fly with any airline but Singapore.
They are the bench level for all other airlines
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Never flown Cathay but personally i wouldnt fly with any airline but Singapore.
They are the bench level for all other airlines
Yup, another vote for Singapore ... done long haul with and without young kids, can't fault 'em for service.
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Originally Posted by liamcnaught View Post
what are your thoughts on these new seats on CP...reviews seem to say they are bloody uncomfortable?

Lia

PS we are giving our beloved Danny (our cat) to friends...

hiya , seats seem fine ,,, awww bet ur miss Danny , we have an old whippet 15 yrs we have had her , she will have to be put down as shes old ill .....sad
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The one thing that puts me off flying Quantas is the fact they co-share with BA and I'm never flying BA again if I can help it...

Singapore get consistantly good write-ups on here so I reckon that's who we'll be going with when we make the move. Have flown Virgin to Sydney and couldn't fault them either.
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to give me your experiences and advicexx Finally booked with Singapore....its finally happening!!!!

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