Your choice of scheduled airlines: It is Cox & Kings’ policy only to use scheduled flights on airlines with strong reputations for service, reliability and punctuality. Our holidays to Australasia feature a number of world-class airlines and on these pages we have highlighted four of the best, and the different services they offer.
Stretch out: On long-haul flights, a little extra room can make a big difference to your comfort, so Cox & Kings offers a range of upgrade options at great prices. In addition, the faster check in and comfortable lounges usually available allow upgrading passengers to pass through the airport with ease.
Regional connections: Cox & Kings offers excellent add-on prices for those wishing to connect with long-haul flights from regional UK airports. For further information, please contact Cox & Kings.
Qantas flies daily from London Heathrow to both Sydney and Melbourne, via Dubai. On arrival, enjoy the unrivalled domestic network of more than 50 Australian destinations, and Qantas’ convenient connections to New Zealand. Thanks to Qantas’ partnership with Emirates, you can also choose to depart from regional airports across the UK, or explore further afield with Qantas’ Round the World fares.
International Economy benefits: Up to 78cm (31in) seat pitch, with lumbar support, adjustable headrest and footrest; personal 26cm (10in) television screens with audio-video on demand, with access to more than 1,000 entertainment channels; a choice of meals and complimentary bar service, including a self-service snack bar; and a generous baggage allowance of 30kg.
Premium Economy benefits: A dedicated cabin with 35 seats; 106cm (42in) seat pitch, and width of 48cm (19in), with adjustable headrest, footrest and leg support; personal 26cm (10in) television screens with noise cancelling headsets; a choice of meals and complimentary bar service, including a selfservice snack bar; and a generous baggage allowance of 40kg.
International Business benefits: Complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service (distance restrictions apply); dedicated check in and access to lounges; Qantas Skybed seat, designed to be comfortable in any position with a 203cm (80in) seat pitch, a massage feature, and converting into a 200cm (6ft 6in) fully flat bed; duvet and pyjamas provided; personal 30cm (12in) television screens with noise cancelling headsets; gourmet cuisine with fine wines when you wish; onboard lounge area featuring a large sofa and self-service bar; and a generous baggage allowance of 40kg.
First benefits: Complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service (distance restrictions apply); dedicated check in and access to lounges; private suite; spacious armchair with leather armrests and massage feature, which converts into an extra wide and long bed that extends up to 212cm (6ft 11in); large dining table for two and drawers to store your cabin luggage; personal large 43cm (17in) television screens with noise cancelling headsets; gourmet cuisine, with choice of caviar and the option of an eight-course tasting menu (on selected flights), accompanied by premium wines and champagnes; and a generous baggage allowance of 50kg.
Cathay Pacific operates five daily flights from London Heathrow and four weekly flights from Manchester to Hong Kong with onward connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland, Fiji and Bali.
Economy Class benefits: The seat’s cradle mechanism offers more living space, and enables you to recline without intruding on those seated behind you; 81cm (32in) seat pitch with adjustable headrest; personal television with audio video on demand, offering 450 free channels; choice of meals with complimentary bar and snack service.
Premium Economy Class benefits: Available on the Hong Kong route. Separate check in; a quiet cabin with a maximum of 34 seats; a 97cm (38in) seat pitch with a 20cm (8in) recline; adjustable headrest and footrest; large table; personal 28cm (11in) television; upgraded choice of meals; and complimentary bar service.
Business Class benefits: Separate check in; exclusive airport lounge access; seats with a width of 60cm (24in) that convert into a 198cm (6ft 6in) flat bed; personal 39cm (15in) television with noise cancelling headsets; a personal cabinet; silver-service trolley with fourcourse meals accompanied by fine wines and champagnes.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand flies daily from Heathrow to Auckland, via Los Angeles. There are onward connections to 25 destinations across New Zealand. From Auckland, flights to Australia include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth, and flights to the South Pacific islands include Fiji, Tahiti and the Cook Islands.
Economy Class benefits: Up to 83cm (33in) seat pitch with ergonomically designed seats; adjustable headrest; personal television screens and audio video on demand, with over 1,800 hours of television, films and music to choose from; choice of New Zealand-inspired meals served with complimentary New Zealand wines; and on-demand snacks and drinks can be ordered from your screen.
Economy Skycouch™ benefits: The Skycouch™ is a trio of Economy seats that create a flexible space to relax and stretch out in; transforming with the touch of a button, a footrest comes out from each of the three seats to create a flat flexible space to use as a ‘couch in the sky’.
Premium Economy Spaceseat™ benefits: Priority check in and boarding; check in two pieces of luggage; up to 106cm (42in) seat pitch, and space between you and other passengers; fixed shell design so that no one can intrude on your space when reclining, with a bean bag footrest for more comfort; personal 26cm (10.1in) television screens with audio video on demand; and Business Premier menus and New Zealand wines.
Business Premier benefits: Premium check in, with access to lounges; the leather seat is 55cm (22in) wide and converts into a 201cm (6ft 7.5in) fully flat bed; duvets and pillows are provided; all seats have direct aisle access; the footrest can be used as a visitor seat and dining table to accommodate two; personal television 31cm (12.1in) screens with audio video on demand; gourmet cuisine is served along with fine wines and champagne; snacks and beverages are available on demand.
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines operates four daily flights from Heathrow and one daily flight from Manchester to Singapore. There are onward connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch.
Economy Class benefits: A 81cm (32in) seat pitch with adjustable headrest, and ergonomically designed seats; 27cm (10.6in) personal television screens, with more than 1,500 channels of on-demand in-flight entertainment; choice of three meals with complimentary bar service.
Premium Economy Class: A dedicated cabin featuring seats with a 97cm (38in) seat pitch; 34cm (13.3in) personal television screen; enhanced meal service; priority check in; and 35kgs baggage allowance. (Note: will be gradually rolled out on certain routes from end of August 2015.)
Business Class benefits: Separate check in and access to lounges; seats that convert into 193 cm (6ft 4in) fully flat beds; personal 40cm (16in) television screens; gourmet cuisine is served along with fine wines, with the opportunity to pre-order your meal in advance.
Suites benefits: Separate check in and access to lounges; the A380 has private suites with doors, a leather seat, and a separate 198cm (6ft 6in) fully flat bed; the 777 has seats that convert into a 198cm (6ft 6in) fully flat bed; sleeper suits and slippers are provided; personal 58cm (23in) television screens; gourmet cuisine is served along with fine wines and champagnes.