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Qantas to launch new domestic business class next week

Old Nov 1, 10, 10:42 pm
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Qantas to launch new domestic business class next week

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-la......-this-month

"Qantas will reveal its revamped domestic business class service on next Thursday, November 18th. CEO Alan Joyce will launch the beefed-up business program at a media event being held at the Qantas Business Lounge of Sydney’s domestic airport."

"The press conference will preview the airline’s all-new business-class seating, an overhaul of domestic lounges and other inducements for passengers at the pointy end of the plane."
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Old Nov 3, 10, 12:08 am
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I hope the seats are improved over the "new" domestic J seats in the 332s. Sure, the tray and AV monitor are nice to use, but the seat comfort is dreadful. You need a few pillows stuffed behind your back to avoid misery.
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Old Nov 3, 10, 2:24 am
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On my calendar, the 18th is two weeks away
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Old Nov 3, 10, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by perthite View Post
On my calendar, the 18th is two weeks away
It's like when Qantas says the product will be rolled out in 6 months, we'll really see it in about 3 years

Some Legroom in Domestic J would be nice. The new A332's are a little depressing on that front.
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Old Nov 3, 10, 5:40 am
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what time is this on Nov 18th? Might be a good time / opportunity to use "anytime access"
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Old Nov 3, 10, 7:04 pm
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They might pull out the capacity constraints during the event...
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Old Nov 4, 10, 7:09 am
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Hi all. Do fly intra OZ, but since when does QF do it, isn't that why they set up JetStar? Not talking about coming in on Int'l to say Mel or Syd, then last leg on Quantas.

If they actually get this done, would be welcomed. Wanna bet they increase fares 20%?
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Old Nov 4, 10, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by grteyes2 View Post
Hi all. Do fly intra OZ, but since when does QF do it, isn't that why they set up JetStar? Not talking about coming in on Int'l to say Mel or Syd, then last leg on Quantas.

If they actually get this done, would be welcomed. Wanna bet they increase fares 20%?
Qantas (no u) is the largest domestic carrier in Australia and has been since their takeover of TAA quite some time (decades ago)

They are also the only carrier to offer a domestic business class offering, but with the launch of Virgin Blue's domestic business class they are looking to beat them to the punch with a superior offering.
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Old Nov 5, 10, 2:40 am
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The SYD Dom J lounge still looked like it had a long way to go before it's ready when I was there last night.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 2:22 am
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Who says a new business product will mean any changes to seats at all?

Maybe it will be:
- dedicated next generation check-in machine for business & WPs only (counters will be elimanted as per frequent customer feedback)
- New: in flight alcohol will be available from 1100 already (except Sundays)
- new Marc Newson designed "business" sticker on your Australian Way magazine
- All meals now come with extra soy sauce
- complimentary valet parking at OOL airport after your 2nd Business Class flight from there
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Old Nov 7, 10, 5:22 am
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I was in the SYD Dom J lounge this afternoon (Sunday), and staff said the new look is to be unveiled "tomorrow", with table service for food; and they are looking forward to new uniforms "like the cabin crew".
Hope someone posts when the changes come out, and their impressions!
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Old Nov 7, 10, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by bugayev View Post
Qantas (no u) is the largest domestic carrier in Australia
Is it still? I guess when you exclude Jet*, Virgin Blue might already be larger

PS. I know Jet* is part of QF Group, but you said Qantas and not Qantas Group...
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Old Nov 7, 10, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DownUnderFlyer View Post
Who says a new business product will mean any changes to seats at all?

Maybe it will be:
- dedicated next generation check-in machine for business & WPs only (counters will be elimanted as per frequent customer feedback)
- New: in flight alcohol will be available from 1100 already (except Sundays)
- new Marc Newson designed "business" sticker on your Australian Way magazine
- All meals now come with extra soy sauce
- complimentary valet parking at OOL airport after your 2nd Business Class flight from there
Don't forget the warm nuts!
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Old Nov 7, 10, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Leumas View Post
Don't forget the warm nuts!
in a Marc Newson designed bowl?
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Old Nov 7, 10, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by og View Post
in a Marc Newson designed bowl?
... that flips up if you press to hard away from the middle.
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