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JFK-LAX QF 12 vs AA Transcon
I’m debating on which of these flights is better to tag onto QF 12 LAX to SYD. I suspect the A321T might be a better hard product, and I could have more time in the QF First lounge at TBIT. But it’s very intriguing to fly the 747-400 transcon for an aviation nerd. Any insights on this?
Given that the Qantas flight can only be booked in conjunction with international travel ([URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/11/12/luxurious-domestic-us-flight/[/URL]) I would lean towards that one. You can always fly the 321 at some other point :).
Which cabin will you be traveling in? If you’re traveling on F tickets from LAX-SYD then I think it’s more of a toss up. The hard products are both very good, but you’d be able to get F on the AA flight (there is no F on the Qantas 747 flight), with the A321 getting the edge in my book for the revsere herringbone seats at just 2 seats per row. If you’re traveling on J tickets then there is no question you go with Qantas. The hard and soft product are going to be better on Qantas in J.
That being said, there is the novelty factor you mentioned of traveling domestically on a 747 with Qantas even if you could get F seats on the AA.
Me personally, I’d probably go with the Qantas flight, even on F tickets, but if I ever did the same trip again I’d go with the AA flight every time thereafter. By the way, and I don’t know if this matters to you or not, the Qantas flight has no internet domestically.