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Qantas/Emirates Economy Return to Bangkok from SYD (Direct) $599


Qantas A330 (great for pairs) scheduled Sydney outbound departures at 9:50AM arriving at 4:40PM.
Emirates A380 (larger plane, subjectively quieter) scheduled outbound Sydney departures at 6:30PM arriving at 12:55AM the next day.
Both have overnight inbound flights.
In my opinion, best option would be taking the Qantas to Bangkok, then the Emirates on the return.

Likely cheaper if you book from an online travel agent as mentioned https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/313340.
OTA's have a mixed bag of opinions, but I have tried https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/price-promise/global/... once and it worked out fine for me.

Low season dates:
1 Aug - 8 Sep 2017
23 Oct - 18 Nov 2017
20 Feb - 21 Mar 2018

Other cities, around the same price, connecting in Sydney:

Points Analysis:
2,600 Qantas Points and 30 Status Credits each way for Sydney departures.
5,200 Qantas Points and 60 Status Credits for the return from Sydney.
+1,600 Qantas Points and +20 Status Credits roundtrip if departing from MEL/BNE/ADL, due to the domestic connection to Sydney.
Calculated under: https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/do/dyns/initialPointsEarned
+1,000 Qantas Points if you take the punt on Qantas' Price Promise.

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  • Just priced up from CBR and it's only $664 return as well which is a bargain.

  • Thanks for including the status credit calculations

  • Emirates 8% off code EKTNZ17, not sure if it can be used.

  • Which one is better A330 or A380?

    • Seating on the A330 is a 2-4-2 arrangement, so pairs and quad-sized families can have a nicer experience compared to the 3-4-3 seating on an A380.
      However, you may be one of the lucky ones who can nab the upper-deck of the A380, which should be quieter and seats are placed in the 2-4-2 arrangement too.
      Additionally, the A380 is a Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai flight, not sure why Emirates bothers with this because they and Qantas do direct to Dubai too. It may mean, less people on board, and more chances of getting a whole row to yourself.
      I mentioned the times, because the A380 departing Sydney lands in Bangkok at an ungodly hour.