"Just flew Asiana LHR-ICN-SYD and was happy. Good seats (pretty standard for business class these days), direct aisle access and really impeccable service. Asiana lounges in ICN are nothing special but would happily fly them again (and indeed, will do, on the return leg.)"
"Originally Posted by jch Krisflyer you would have the advantage of being able to use the Virgin lounges if flying domestically within Australia.Asiana you have a longer qualification period (2y vs 1y) and miles (40k vs 50k) for Star Alliance Gold. Very true re Virgin but took advantage of the d..."
"Hi all,I’m diversifying a bit this year and did a big spreadsheet of my Star Alliance flights. I’ll earn Star Alliance Gold with both Krisflyer and Asiana by June and can’t decide where to credit. Any ideas? I’m based in London with quite a lot of travel to China and a..."
"Being London based and working quite a few weeks in Xi’an each year, the new LHR-XIY is super convenient. Both trips I’ve taken with them have been on the old A330 with 2-2-2 seating but the service is great, even over the top (stowing my hand luggage in the overhead lockers, trying..."
"CX F lounge is the all around best; quiet, great shower suites, a couple of different champagnes (which Qantas doesn’t make available for Platinums). Also the ala carte menu can be very good. Still, I like to perch myself at the Qantas gin bar for a couple of drinks before the CX lounge. T..."
"I've had similar experiences with China Eastern not recognising QF Platinum status. I've used priority checkin but they do look perplexed and the same with priority boarding. Lounge access almost never happens though they ain't exactly oases of calm. Also, when I've transferred in PVG to a china ..."
"I've done it twice in the past couple of months. While it's true that the hard product on the older A330 isn't anything on the newer fitout, every time I've been on the flight it's never full in the business cabin which means I got two seats to myself by the window, a mini suite of sorts. And giv..."
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