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Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

aussiesseetheworld
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Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

We have only ever flown with Qantas in long haul business class from LAX to SYD

We'd appreciate some insights from travellers who have flown business class with Cathay or Singapore Airlines from Sydney to London ( and return)

We realise it all comes down to personal preferences, however which do you prefer and why??

Thanks so much for giving us the benefit of your experience!

Italy
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for Livigno, Lombardy
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1. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

I have only flown Singapore business and it was wonderful, the food was the best we've had but you should check out the reviews from both airlines on the same route on the www.airlinequality.com website

Bangkok
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for Thailand
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2. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

I would choose Singapore Airlines though both are very good indeed

Edited: 9:14 am, September 18, 2013
London, United...
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3. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

If you don't mind the price, SQ would be better. I believe the total flying time is shorter than Cathay.

Shoalhaven...
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4. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

SQ is the way to go. Great seats and service. They have recently upgraded their Business seats and they are even better than before

Sunshine Coast...
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5. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

I agree that Singapore is better - however that is not to say there is anything wrong with Cathay. You are choosing between two very good airlines.

I would choose Cathay if I wanted to stop over in HK or if the price and/or timing was better than other airlines.

Sydney, Australia
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6. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

Douglas, the retrofit for the new SQ business class seats is not yet complete.

Cathay also upgraded their business class seats in the last few years, and the product is good.

Comparing aircraft might also be a consideration - Cathay ex Australia use all A330's, with SQ using a mix of A380's or Boeing 777's.

Raymond Terrace...
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7. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

Having flown both, I'd pick Cathay Pacific in a heartbeat.

sydney australia
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8. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

If it were first class I would say Cathay - business is very good on SQ - so I think I would go that way - depends on where you want to stop over

Across the...
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9. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

My choice would be SQ. Both carriers are great. It is difficult to recommend re quality product. From my personal experience I always pick SQ if possible. If you are a FF member - SQ is Staralliance, CX is Oneworld.

10. Re: Business class SYD-LHR - Cathay or Singapore Airlines??

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