Flying QF First Time in J SYD-AKL

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  1. Flyer1976
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    I have a choice of booking QF55 (B73H) from SYD-AKL QF321 (Codeshared by LAN Airlines with the A340)... So I have a B73H or a A340 for a Business Class Award... I guess what I am asking from QF Resident Experts is what can I expect on the 3:15 Hour Flight in Business Class in terms of Amenities & Service... I am usually a Star Alliance Guy but I'll be giving QF a try for the first time I suppose.
     
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    The LAN flight has better seat, but terrible food.
    The Qantas flight has better food.
    IFE reasonable on both.
     
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    Oh well LAN might be cheaper because QF has YQ on their Award tickets.
     
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    That QF flight (like most QF trans-Tasman flights) is actually operated by QF's New Zealand subsidiary Jetconnect. It'll be a ZK-registered aircraft with mostly Kiwis on board, based in Auckland. I think that most regular passengers think that Jetconnect cabin crew are generally better than QF mainline crew - friendlier and more enthusiastic, and no less competent.

    I've flown Jetconnect many times and have therefore been trying for some years to get on the LAN for sheer novelty value - but every time I have an itinerary that means I can book it, something happens and I end up back on a QF flight. <sigh>
     
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    The qf flight will be basically domestic j service and equipment...which I find to be comfortable.

    LAN will be an internationally-equipped plane.

    Is timing sensitive for you? LAN presumably has one plane per day operating this service. If there's any sort of mechanical issue...or delay on the inbound...you could have a long delay. I was on a UA flight syd-lax which had a 22 hour delay...basically, one plane never left lax...and that mucked things up royally. Qf will have alternate equipment....perhaps not immediately...but definitely somewhere on the continent!
     
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    LAN does only have one flight a day; and it does not have a stellar record of reliability!
     
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    In that case I'll stick to the Queen's airline...
     
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    Have flown in J on the 73H AKL-SYD. Very new interior, reclining but not flat bed seats, AVOD. Good food and wine list ( by airline standards). I thought it was a very acceptable J class for a short flight. I have never flown LAN so cannot compare. The only thing better IMO than the 73H in terms of both hard and soft product would be EK.

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    I have to say I'm rather impressed with the QF Club Business Lounge in comparsion to Star Alliance Lounges it's a step up from what I'm used to domestically in the U.S.
     

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