Review of Qantas flight Canberra Melbourne in Business

Airline Qantas
Flight QF819
Class Business
Seat 3C
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:10
Take-off 21 Nov 14, 17:10
Arrival at 21 Nov 14, 18:20
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studentflyer
Published on 13th November 2014
Hi and welcome to my 5th Trip Report.

This trip report will consist of 7 parts.

I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF819 YOU ARE HERE
II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8615.html
III: PER - SYD Qantas QF568
IV: SYD - SIN Qantas QF5
V: SIN - CMB Emirates QF8349
VI: CMB - KUL Malaysia Airlines MH184
VII: KUL - SIN Malaysia Airlines MH609

You are currently on Part I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF819.

Since this was an afternoon departure, i didn't need to go to the airport that early. As usual i packed an hour prior to my scheduled arrival to the airport.

However an early call request from a friend to guest into the lounge prompted me to get to the airport, 10 hours before the flight. :P

Here are some snaps from the lounge that you may enjoy.



Fast forward 9.5 hours later, i was ready to board the aircraft.

As my neighbour hadn't arrived yet, it was time to snap some shots of the adjoining seat.

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The Business cabin consists of 3 rows of seats, 2 seats on each side of the aisle per row.

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For a single aisled plane, these seat functions were adequate. I can't imagine these for a longer flight (although I've survived QF Premium economy on flights to asia which utilises almost the same seats).

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Soon after takeoff, carts were rolling down the aisle in preparation to serve the inflight meal.

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The wine choices tonight were a red, a white and a sparkling.

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I didn't have any food as i was still full from a late lunch, but one can't resist the prospect of sipping good wine! The red wine was a Blue Pyrenees Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. Pretty smashing drop to me! :D Tea was accompanied with the red wine, which was topped up all the time.

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In all a very uneventful flight, complimented by a great crew and a great drop.


Here are some of the other FRs from me:
SYD SIN QF5 J B744 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8484.html
CMB SIN EK348 J B77W http://flight-report.com/en/report-8485.html
SIN KUL MH608 Y B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8494.html
SYD AKL LA800 J A343 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8496.html

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Verdict

Qantas

8.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering8.0

Canberra - CBR

7.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness9.0

Melbourne - MEL

8.6/10
Efficiency7.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Qantas is a reliable airline that i regularly trust getting me from A to B on time. This time was no exception, with great smiles and a great drop to go with in J class.

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2 Comments

  • Comment 123262 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8172 Comments

    Thanks for this report.
    The lounge seems very nice and I like i's modern design. Having hot food is a plus.
    Regarding the flight , all airlines should address the problem of their carts : they are used and do not provide a great impression for service in business class. Too bad you did not have the meal as we can't see it. The seats are fine enough for such flights that are not too long.
    I only flew 2 times with qantas and I must say that I was impressed by their staff and quality of service.

  • Comment 123425 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5259 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this first leg! You must be a really good friend to get to the airport 10 hours early to guest a friend--very nice of you! The lounge is surprisingly nice for a smaller airport.Those seats are the same that we have in the US for what we call First class (LOL) on domestic flighs--for international long-haul Premium Economy, those seats must be nice.

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