Review of Qantas flight Brisbane Singapore in Economy

Airline Qantas
Flight QF51
Class Economy
Seat 54A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 07:50
Take-off 11 Dec 10, 13:40
Arrival at 11 Dec 10, 19:30
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koresh
By 2829
Published on 8th December 2017
Trip Report : Brisbane - Singapore on Qantas


Airlines: Qantas
Flight: QF51 BNE-SIN
Reg: VH-QPF "Esperance"
Aircraft: Airbus 330-303
Dep - BNE International Terminal: 13:40
Arr - SIN(T1): 19:30
Flight time: 7 h 55m
Distance: 6,155 kilometers or 3,825 nautical miles.

Introduction

This trip was undertaken in 2010. I was flying to Singapore and onwards to Shanghai. After checking the available options, found flying via Brisbane as the cheapest option.

Below is the trip report of the flight.

Full Trip Video: Qantas QF51 Airbus A330-303 BNE - SIN



Arriving @ Brisbane International Airport

After arriving by Qantas shuttle bus from Brisbane domestic airport, got dropped at the entrance of the International terminal.

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Flight Schedule

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Check-in area

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Departure

As my bag was already checked all the way to Singapore. I went straight to immigration and security.

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Departure area

After completing security, entered the departure area.

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Departure Schedule

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Departure Gates

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Spotting

With time to spare for departure, spotting the planes at Brisbane.

Singapore Airlines [SQ] A330

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Thai Airways [TG] arrives from Bangkok

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Etihad[EY} to Singapore

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Pushback

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Art work

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BNE Waiting Area

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TG from Bangkok

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Tarmac action

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Aircraft details

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SQ to Singapore

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Walk back to gate

QF 51 was departing from the other end of the terminal

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Waiting area

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Duty free shops

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Internet Kiosk

Didn't have wi-fi in those days.

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QF51 to Singapore and Mumbai

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QF close up

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Code Share partner

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QF51 BNE - SIN

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Waiting for boarding call

Boarding call was made for passengers on QF51. Passport and boarding card was checked before being allowed to proceed.

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On board

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View from seat

After finding the allocated seat.

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Window View

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Flight Information

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Waiting for Pushback

Door was closed after the boarding was completed.

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Menu card

It was lunch time, checked the menu card. What was coming during the flight.

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Menu

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Taxi

Pushback commenced and after a short taxi, were holding short of the runway.

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Window View

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Departure from Brisbane

Watch video for departure and arrival . Take off was quiet. It was cloudy outside.

Cruising

After departure made series of turn to head north west towards Singapore

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Small Windows

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Flight information

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Cabin View

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Port to Starboard side view

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Safety Card

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A330 Safety card

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Seat pocket material

Inflight magazine, duty free magazine, Q entertainment, Safety card, Air sickness bag

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Inflight Magazine

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Lunch Presentation

Lunch service commenced soon as it was lunch time by the time flight departed Brisbane,

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Lunch

Teriyaki Chicken with rice, bread and Mousse for dessert

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Window View

Cloudy outside, the year Brisbane got flooded due to heavy rain.

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Flight Information

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Flight map

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Flight details

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6 hrs 44 mins still left




IFE menu

There were entertainment options, I didn't watch any entertainment and decided to rest as I had a long day ahead.

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IFE Remote

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Back side

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Window View

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Snoozed off for the remaining flight and woke to somewhere near Indonesia

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more detailed map

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Flight Information

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Refreshment

Light refreshment was served before arrival in Singapore

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Veggie Roll

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Window View

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Flight Path

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Flight Information

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Over Batam- Indonesia

The crew distributed the immigration forms, I wasn't carrying a pen, asked if I could borrow pen, was told by the crew member that he had passed the pens out and he can't provide the pen. I had to borrow pen from my fellow passenger to fill the form. Having flown Singapore Airlines numerous times, If customer makes a request for a pen , it gets provided, point of difference in customer service between the two carriers.

Experience this before with Qantas, when flying to Hong Kong based on that had stopped flying with them for many years.

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Sunset as flight approached Singapore

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Beautiful view outside

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Approaching Singapore

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Landing

Landing was smooth, watch video to experience the arrival into Singapore.

Arriving @ Terminal 1

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Disembarkation

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Preparing for next flight

The aircraft was returning back to Australia

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Terminal 1

After disembarkation, headed for immigration and baggage collection.

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Baggage Carousel

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Baggage Carousel 16

Received my bag within few minutes and exited the terminal.

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Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Verdict

Qantas

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Brisbane - BNE

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Singapore - SIN

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Flying with Qantas was a good till I asked for additional service. Not providing a simple request was a big letdown in service. Brisbane airport transit was easy, trouble is have to take a 15 min bus ride from Domestic to International Terminal. Immigration and security check was quick.

Singapore Changi was quick, efficient to travel through. Always had positive experience flying through Singapore

Information on the route Brisbane (BNE) Singapore (SIN)

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