A380 Business Class on Qantas
I was given a points upgrade from Premium Economy to Business on a recent Qantas flight out of Singapore. As the second leg of a long haul from London this was a much appreciated treat.
|Route||Singapore – Melbourne, QF36, 7 hours, June 2019|
|Checkin||As we were in transit, our boarding passes were organised by very helpful and courteous staff in the Business Lounge while we sat down and relaxed with a drink|
|Lounge||Qantas will be moving into a new lounge later in the year, and I’d heard the Business lounge in Changi T1 was fairly ordinary. However I was pleasantly surprised. The lounge was spacious and comfortable, plenty of seating, a full service bar and plenty of food available. I would say though that the vegetarian options were somewhat uninspired. There was a 20 minute wait for the showers but they were clean and well appointed with plenty of hot water and pressure.|
|Cabin||64 seats in Business Class on the upper deck of the A380|
|Amenities||Designer pouches in various Australian themes with Aspar toiletry samples, eye patch, socks and dental kit. And of course the iconic Qantas pyjamas.|
|Seats||Middle row in a 2-2-2 configuration. |
The seats are the classic Qantas Skybeds – they may look dated but for my money they afford a greater sense of space
|Comfort||My skybed seemed to have a hump in the middle even when set to lie flat position. Having said that I still managed to get a few hours of good sound sleep on this overnight flight. Plenty of storage space at your side, in front, and overhead. And no chance of me reaching the seat in front with my legs fully outstretched|
|IFE||What you’d expect from a full service airline, nothing more nothing less. Noise cancelling headphones are offered but I still prefer to use my own Bose|
|Service||Friendly and efficient, food and drinks are out quickly to allow people to maximise sleep if that’s what they want|
|Food||A choice of 4 mains, I had the snapper and it was excellent. My partner had a chicken ciabatta sandwich and was very pleased with it. Plenty of breakfast options too.|
|Drinks||Qantas arguably offers some of the best wine selections in the air. The range of coffee, tea, beer and softdrink options in Business Class is just as good.|
The space in Business Class on Qantas’ A380 is almost overwhelming
Summing up, it’s always a pleasure flying Qantas Business Class, especially when its a last-minute points upgrade that you weren’t sure of getting. From lounge to cabin to arrival, this flight was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.