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It’s decision time — EY A380F or KE 777-300ER F?
I’ve been holding two seats of reservations and now it’s time to make a final decision. So I’d really value everyone’s advice.
We need to fly from HKG to SEA, and have narrowed it down to 2 options (please don’t suggest others, just comment on these):
1. HKG-AUH-JFK-SEA (with HKG-AUH in EY J on A330, AUH-JFK in EY F on A380, and JFK-SEA in AA F on B737)
2. HKG-ICN-SEA (with HKG-ICN in KE F on A330 and ICN-SEA in KE F on 777-300ER Kosmo Suites 2.0)
I’m not worried about the mileage amounts required, just the differences in the hard and soft products — primarily EY A380 F vs KE 777-300ER F (Kosmo Suites 2.0).
It’s worth noting, though, that option 1 with EY/AA requires a lot more flying time and we’d have to leave HKG at 6pm in the evening, but option 2 allows us to leave HKG at 12:35pm **the next day**, buying us an extra afternoon and evening in HKG while still getting home to SEA at the same time.
I don’t know when we’ll get a chance to fly EY A380 F again (and we never have before), so I don’t know if it’s worth it for the extra flying time and loss of time in HKG vs. the much more straightforward KE flights.
Thanks so much for your advice!
[USER=128]@SeattleTodd[/USER], EY F is wonderful but I’d rather have the time at the destination I’m traveling so far to see. Plus you have a big chunk in domestic AA. Unless I was hugely motivated by avgeek interests I would go with KE for this itinerary.
I’d go with KE for the simplicity and find a way to work EY F into another trip.
While EY F A380 and the AUH F lounge is fantastic, your other legs aren’t nearly as much fun, especially the domestic F on AA.
For once I disagree with [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] and [USER=29]@David W[/USER] because for me the more time in the air the better! I love going the opposite way. Their points are completely valid, but the Apartment vs Kosmo???? But then you are getting the opinion of someone who flew to Singapore for a 32 minute ride on SQ’s first A350 so questions of saneness are understandable.
[USER=2121]@MarkS[/USER] Personally, I’d also go with the longer EY F routing in the apartment. I’ve flown it twice and it was fantastic each time. I also loved their 787 F cabin. However, I elected to fly HKG-SIN on CX before connecting to EY SIN-AUH-LHR (and another time, SIN-AUH-JFK) simply because I’d prefer the 787 and 380 over the 330 that they use on their HKG route.
However, SeattleTodd has posted a few times about the domestic connection at JFK, accessing the lounges, and separate tickets. I recommended the KE option since it’d be easier over all, avoiding the second connection and potential separate tickets and/or missing the connection on that separate ticket.