Thank you for the trip report and the great shots of QF's A380 and the Shangri-la Cairns. My experience in QF's Business Class onboard the A380 heading from LAX to MEL was excellent as well and I really think QF's Business class and the service onboard is up there alongside the top Asian carriers.
The breakfast order was a particular highlight as it made for a nice meal to wrap up the flight and it was amazing they got the order right too!
the A380 biz class was absolutely amazing - I wasn't expecting such a superior product on a Western airline (anymore). I am EAGER to try their First Class whenever it becomes available for grab (with miles)...
Nice report. As I've commented elsewhere, I was disappointed with the business class product. I travel on paid fares, and spent the extra money for business based on the advertised 180 degree lie flat bed. Well, the last segment for the legs tilted down and was very uncomfortable/painful on my knees when trying to sleep. Others have reported similar experience. No doubt, this is light years ahead of AA business class but I was still expecting something that was advertised that I didn't get.