Looking to fly Brisbane to London economy class and business class home. All you worldly travelers any suggestions on which airline will give us a great experience as this may well be our last big o/e
Bit of a curved ball , but have a look at Brisbane to oslo with Singapore airlines (return) and one night each way on oslo , then BA to London (return) as a separate trip. I know there is an element of risk , so it depends on what time of the year you intend to fly , if it is our summer then all airports should be open , this time of year there is a risk of closure due to snow etc.
We flew this route in business class for about £2k each , better than the £4k wanted from London direct to Australia.
Hope this helps.
Place close attention to type of aircraft being used
by SQ Singapore air
like Airbus A350 and Dreamliner 787 they are the very latest technology
with a carbon fibre, composite fuselage making the
your flight(s) more comfortable.Edited: 12 December 2017, 19:37
Not to Europe but done plenty of flights on the Brisbane route with Singapore Airlines over many years, SQ has 4 flights per day between Brisbane and Singapore and then onwards , always good , reliable whether Business or Economy.
Other options such as Eva Air ( but that would be 2 stops on the journey ), also Thai Airways via BKK . There is also Emirates from Brisbane plus Cathay Pacific , Korean and others
When Qantas start routing their flights via SIN instead of Dubai you also have QF as a choice.
You have lots of good choices.
If you have Virgin Australia Velocity membership you can pick up VA miles when booking with Singapore AirlinesEdited: 12 December 2017, 21:11
No one has yet mentioned the fact that your plan to travel one way in economy and come back in business is likely to be a sticking point when it comes time to book. Few airlines allow for mixed class bookings in a straightforward manner, and if it's possible, chances are it will cost you almost as much as a return business class fare.
So you might consider keeping an eye out for return business class deals. For instance on second or third tier airlines like Thai and Malaysian or one of the mainland Chinese carriers. As already suggested, check prices of flying into smaller European airports and connecting to London on a separate ticket - with a lengthy safety buffer between flights, preferably overnight - though factor in the additional costs to see if you still come out in front. There are hefty UK taxes on premium class airfares that you can avoid by taking a short economy hop to somewhere like Oslo to join your business class flight home.
BA definitely allow you to book mixed class return tickets. I’ve twice booked EDI-BGI (Via LGW) day time outward flight in economy and overnight flight back in Club World. Admittedly BA may not be the first choice for BNE to LHR but it is possible. I fly BNE to EDI with Etihad in business but don’t know if they allow different classes on the same ticket.
I beg to differ with ByronMagik
Emirates allow you to book different class's of travel on different sectors of your trip.
Their web site allows you to chose and price the various options-I have done this on a few occasions with EK