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British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

london
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British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

Hi

I would really value opinions from travellers who have flown on BA or Singapore Airlines from the UK to Australia, which airline did you prefer and why? We will be stopping over in Singapore for a few nights on the way there and am looking at booking economy on one of these airlines (on the Boeing not on the Airbus) I can't decide between the two airlines as there is not much difference at all in price, is there any difference in quality, service, safety, flight and if flying with kids what airline do you prefer?

Thanks so much.

23 replies to this topic
Liverpool, UK
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1. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

No personal experience but Skytrax rates BA as 4 star and Singapore as 5 star - you might be able to get some info here.

www.airlinequality.com/Forum/brit_awys.htm

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/sia.htm

South Pole
posts: 15,408
reviews: 39
2. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

singapore airlines.

great service, reasonable food, excellent ife, great with kids.

and their stopover deal gets u good accommo rates and extras in singapore.

but give me the a380 over the 777 any time,

Sydney/Melbourne
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3. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

Definitely Singapore.

I agree with lien about the A380 too!

Kent
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4. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

i did a lot of research as my daughter is going to oz for 1 year and the general feeling from people on here was singapore all the way, she stops in singapore and both flights are on the airbus 380, she's in economy and had booked extra leg room seats. food and service also rated high

Edited: 5:07 pm, March 31, 2013
Sydney/Melbourne
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5. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

Definitely Singapore Airline.

I agree with lien about the A380 too!

Melbourne, Australia
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reviews: 172
6. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

Take the A380. The biggest complaint appears to be that its so quiet you can hear people 5 rows away having a conversation... :)

Nannup, Australia
posts: 3,605
reviews: 23
7. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

SQ for me. Their Singapore Stopover deals are an excellent bonus - details on their website.

Boston
Destination Expert
for Boston
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8. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

My brother flew that route and he really enjoyed Singapore Airlines AB380.

Perth, Australia
posts: 59
reviews: 129
9. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

SQ is far better than BA or Qantas. The cabin staff treat you like a customer.

Singapore, Singapore
Destination Expert
for Singapore
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10. Re: British Airways or Singapore Airlines to Oz - which one???

There is only one daily BA flight LHR-SIN-SYD on the 747 or 777. But SQ gives you a choice 4 daily flights from LHR with 3 flights on the A380 and 1 on the 777. I too do prefer the A380 over the B777.

If you travel with SQ, do take advantage of the SQ Stopover Holiday programme.

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