I’ve homed in on a couple of options for flying from Melbourne to Europe in May/June in business. I’m not overly fussed about where I end up i.e. Oslo, Paris, Milan as I’ll be travelling around anyway.
The main options appear to be:
- Emirates - 777 to Dubai & a380 to EU
- Cathay - a350 to HK & 777 to EU
I’ve not flown in business with either airline before, most of my flights have been with Etihad, Air NZ and Virgin AU so looking to understand peoples preference and why inc. thoughts on comfort, service, lounge access etc.?
From the online reviews it appears Cathay is right up there, it also appears as though their herringbone seat layout offers a much more private experience - added bonus that there’s less $ when redeeming Cathay through Qantas.
Emirates 777 layout seems a bit odd, particularly the middle seat. With the first leg being the longer one from Melbourne to Dubai I’m leaning toward Cathay.
Appreciate preference is personal but always keen to hear the experiences and recommendations of fellow travelers.