Review of Qantas flight Melbourne Perth in Business

Airline Qantas
Flight QF653
Class Business
Seat 2D
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 04:05
Take-off 21 Nov 14, 20:30
Arrival at 21 Nov 14, 21:35
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studentflyer
Published on 13th November 2014
Hi and welcome to my 6th Trip Report.

This trip report will consist of 7 parts.

I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF819 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8613.html
II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653 YOU ARE HRE
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 II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653.

After arriving from QF819, i had a slow brisk walk towards the lounge precinct where i had access to the Qantas Business Lounge. Below are a few snap shots for you to get a hold on the basic amenities found within the lounge.

To get to the Business lounge, one would need to walk through the Qantas club.



Let us peruse the lounge menu for this evening:

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Some shots around the lounge:

Some salad of sorts

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Hot food - Braised beef in red wine with Penne

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Some sweet treats

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Salads and cheeses

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The Exotic Multigatawny soup

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My favourite place to sit in the lounge is the high tables opposite the buffet area. Prime position to people watch and with ample power sockets under the table as well.

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There's always a plate of apples that is always replenished.

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Showers and toilet to the left, and more seating. Magazine rack towards the end.

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Finally it was time to board, and once onboard i ripped open the blanket to put it on as the aircraft was a wee bit chilly!

Notice i had unlimited legroom due to the position of the seat and the curvature of the aircraft.

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Let us familiarise ourselves with our surroundings!

There is a large side table of sorts that is used to 'block' the middle seat.

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Even though it is a middle seat, the business class leg room is not compromised

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After takeoff, we start off with a Bloody Mary and a pack of savoury pretzels.

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Let us peruse the menu on this flight tonight:

QANTAS
BUSINESS CLASS
MELBOURNE TO PERTH / PERTH TO MELBOURNE
NOVEMBER 2014

MENU

SMALL PLATES

Rich mushroom soup with chives

Fennel, orange and black olive salad with confit tuna

MAIN PLATES

Big bowl of rich mushroom soup with chives and sour cream

Thai beef noodle salad with nahm jim dressing

Cornish paste with cherry tomatoes and mesclun

Chicken parmigiana with chargrilled eggplant and provolone

Seasonal cheese with accompaniments*
Heidi gruyere, Tasmania, Australia
Matire Comtois, Charcenne, France


Tea & Coffee

*You may enjoy this dish anytime throughout our service


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We start off with the Fennel, orange and black olive salad with confit tuna, with accompanying salad and bread.

Interesting dish, tuna was cooked perfectly, but the olive was not pitted, which almost broke my teeth.

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After the small plate, we move on to the Chicken parmigiana with chargrilled eggplant and provolone as our large plate option

Pretty spectacular dish, the chicken and parmigiana and eggplant worked together marvellously, a 5* dish that can be enjoyed in any good cafe around Australia! :D

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After the main was removed, we proceed on to dessert, which was a fruit plate or cheese plate. As i was too full, i opted the the 'liquid diet' option that was the luscious botrytis semillon + a florentine option. This was complemented by tea.

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The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful, and we were on descent to PER pretty soon.

Then it's off to the lounge to await the next flight, QF568! :D

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
CBR MEL QF819 J B738 http://flight-report.com/en/report-8613.html

To find out about more of my travels or to see some of the other Lounge Reviews i have made, please visit my dedicated blog.
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Verdict

Qantas

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi4.0
Meal/catering9.0

Qantas Club - Domestic

6.0/10
Comfort5.5
Meal/catering5.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services5.5

Melbourne - MEL

6.6/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.0
Services4.5
Cleanliness9.0

Perth - PER

8.8/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The second leg of my journey was as spectacular as the first one! wonderful and marvellous service, food, and wine as usual from Qantas as always! :D

Information on the route Melbourne (MEL) Perth (PER)

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