Qantas Frequent Flyer - Brisbane to Perth Business
Does anyone have any idea of what service levels to expect - is it the same as other domestic business or is their an enhanced level of service eg: amenity kits etc. Is their any difference between the lunch and dinner services? Thanks
May 10, 12, 12:54 am
I was on the DRW-BNE flight last week that then becomes QF767. It was one of the older 763s, with Millenium seats and mainscreen entertainment. While it's an old bird, the service was really quite good, food was subpar (for J), the Grosset Riesling was rather nice indeed. And to finish off, a Maggie Beer ice cream... :)
Over the ear headphones - not noise cancelling - were included, as were blankets and pillows, though no amenity kits.
The salt and pepper in a cheap plastic packet is let down.
In all a pretty comfortable flight. If you can on one of the flights operated by the A330 YMMV quite a lot.
May 10, 12, 1:13 am
Doing this about once a month. The seats and service are about the same as shorter routes. Lunch and dinner are indistinguishable. Usually the old 767's (ex Ansett?) with the shrunken overhead bins so board early.
Whereas on SYD-PER, they sometimes put international-configured aircraft on the route and there seems to be more food & drinks loaded, better choice of wine etc. No amenity kits though.
And, if you take the last flight from BNE at 7.50pm this seems to get the lowest priority, the GAs get every other flight on the road before boarding QF767. So it's usually midnight Perth time before you're out of the airport.
Also the J lounge is usually packed ahaed of this flight, to the extent it's usually more comfortable next door in the regular QP.
Still, it's a comfortable 5-hour service in J which would be unbearable in Y.
?.... Usually the old 767's (ex Ansett?) with the shrunken overhead bins so board early....
Ansett operated the 762 (a fleet of them) and one 763 which had a second door infront of the wing - as do the 6 763s QF sourced from BA which also have the second door ( regos VH ZX. series ).
AFAIK all QF 763s have the small overhead bins. These, of course, being 20 - 25 yr old technology / design whereas most other operators have had the sense to re-equip their fleets with more customer friendly larger bins.
May 10, 12, 3:47 pm
I do believe said 're-equip'ment was not done due to Qantas not planning on operating any 763's by now.
May 16, 12, 1:21 am
For the coast to coast flights there are minor improvements of other domestic flights. In business you get the over the ear head phones on the coast to coast flights, similar to what you get on trans tasman flights.
While for other domestic J flights you get the same flimsy on the ear headphones that Y gets.
I also think the coast to coast flights get a bigger meal, both in Y and J. For instance coast to coast Y get a salad and a desert. Much like on transtasman flights.
May 16, 12, 2:10 am
It's somewhat better on the longer J flights - more food and you get ice cream. Better headsets and blankets and pillows.