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Asia-EU, Gotta Decide
Award Redemption Choices from Asia to Europe are:
– TG F or J on a A380 or 777-300
– CX J on a 777-300
– QR F both segments A380 – or J on a A330 and then 787
Redemption costs: LifeMiles on TG 102k for F, 78k for J
AA miles (pre-devalue) on QR/CX 70k for F, 52k for J
Any tips appreciated as the clock to AA devaluation is ticking. Heard TG food not the best, ditto CX. Also, am leery on QR 330 having angle flat J seats and the in-airport transit in Doha as never been there. Have never flown any of the three airlines long-haul, actually QR never.
The greatest determining criteria I set in deciding is based on hard and soft product quality and departure/arrival times.. Mileage redemption cost . For example: 102k LifeMiles cost 1.5 cents or $1,530 will get me TG F. 52k AA miles were about 2.1 cents or $1,100 and will get me a QR OR CX J seat. The 52k J AA redemption rises to 75k, and the 70k F hikes to 90k on March 22.
There’s been no SN, LX, LH, or CX F availability from Asia to EU. BA is available in J and a few F offerings, but fuel surcharge is a huge turn off, and using BA miles is more costly overall. OZ F is available but on a route flying their ancient 747.
Hello Phillip N
Going with QR F on the A380 is probably the best option. Great lounges in DOH, bar on board and probably the best seat of of product you have listed.
After that I would say either TG in F or CX in J , with probably TG having the upper hand since you are going Asia to EU and can use the F lounge in BKK.
TG’s J product vary a lot depending on the plane.
TG J on the A380 is good
But TG J on the B773 is not.
TG J on the B77W is good
The QR A330 is dead last in my opinion when combined with a plane change over a direct flight. Even if the QR J lounge in DOH is good.