Review of Qantas flight Sydney Singapore in Business

Airline Qantas
Flight QF5
Class Business
Seat 4B
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 08:05
Take-off 22 Nov 14, 17:25
Arrival at 22 Nov 14, 22:30
QF   #29 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 176 reviews
Published on 13th November 2014
Hi and welcome to my 7th Trip Report.

This trip report series will consist of 7 parts.

I: CBR - MEL Qantas QF833
II: MEL - PER Qantas QF653
III: PER - SYD Qantas QF568
V: SIN - CMB Emirates QF8349
VI: CMB - KUL Malaysia Airlines MH184
VII: KUL - SIN Malaysia Airlines MH609

You are currently on Part IV: SYD - SIN Qantas QF5.

After Arriving on QF568, i had to visit the domestic lounge to guest in 2 FFAers (Frequent Flyer Australia Facebook Group members). Fortunately it was not for long as i looked forward to this First lounge visit!

QF provides a complimentary Domestic to International connection service for passengers with QF and Oneworld International connections. This was handy as the other means of transport between the Domestic and International terminals was to take a paid train trip across the tarmac. A short bus ride across the tarmac later, routed by the main SYD runway, and i was deposited at the bowels of SYD T1 Check in area.

Thankfully i had an express path invite again which helped cut the massive immigration and security queue that was growing across the check-in hall.

Circumnavigating the duty free maze was an easy task, stopping my to marvel at the fantastic IWC watches, and i found myself back into the familiar surroundings of the Qantas International First Lounge.

First thing first, Breakfast!

A fresh glass of orange juice welcomes me as i lance upon the QF 744 being spruced up at gate 23.

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I ordered a light breakfast, it's a pity i can't show you that as the file is apparently too large :(

My table afforded fantastic views of heavies on the OW side of T1, and the freight terminal!

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After an hour of brekkie, it was time to head off to the spa to get my skin all fresh and smooth! :D

Living Wall in the Spa Reception

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Spa Reception table

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The hallway leading to the spa suites

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Inside the spa suite - another living wall

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Comes with a shower which i didn't use

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The spa 'bed'

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After a wonderful and relaxing spa which left my skin all radiant and smooth, i retreated back to the restaurant for some lunch.

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Lets start with the all famous Salt and Pepper squid with tartare and green aioli

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Accompanied with a glass of Penfold's 2012 RWT. Fantastic drop!

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Then followed by a King Prawn cocktail salad with tomato jelly

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Here's a Video courtesy of Qantas on how to make the prawn salad!

After the 2 fantastic appetisers, i move on to the main course

Crispy Duck with Broccolini, shiitake, sesame, ginger & jasmine rice (file too large)

Feeling a wee bit sinful after all the fried food, i ordered a fruit platter for dessert, thinking that it would be the perfect end to a fantastic meal. However the fruit was more like a meal than a dessert!

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A Glass of De Bortoli Noble One 2009 Botrytis Semillon accompanied the 'dessert'

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Oh i feel so full! :D

Now at that point of time i felt a lil guilty of over indulging, and subsequently booked a suite on the spot to work on some reports prior to boarding the flight.

Here are some pictures of my suite :P :D

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Best thing is it comes with its own printer and playstation 3! :P

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Whilst taking breaks by walking around the lounge, something caught my eye!

Apparently its a children's menu! great to see QF also takes care of the young ones! :D

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Fully drunk and full, i waltzed into the boarding gate when the boarding announcement was made in the lounge.

Entering the plane, the Business cabin was split into 2 cabins, each with 18 seats.

The seats were similar to those found on older A330s which were the non lie flat skybed Mk1s which were designed by Marc Newson and custom made by Recaro.

I plonked myself in the seat and drifted off to dreamland till when the seatbelt sign was switched off and we were in the air.

Meal service commenced, and i only had a starter which i couldn't remember. This was the only remnant that i could salvage from my phone :(

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Rest of the flight was uneventful and we disembarked pretty quickly. I rushed to the Qantas lounge before heading back to the gates area to board EK349 up to Colombo.

Here are some of the other FRs from me:
SIN KUL MH608 Y B738
SYD AKL LA800 J A343
CBR MEL QF819 J B738
MEL PER QF653 J A332

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Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Singapore (SIN)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 46 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Sydney (SYD) → Singapore (SIN).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.7/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 8 heures et 23 minutes.

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  • Comment 123723 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 10321 Comments
    Hey ! thanks for your report.

    More a lounge report than a flight report this time ! but I understand that you had problems with your phone.

    The lounge looks great and improved since I was there, or maybe it's just the spa part that I had not visited that gives this impression ( It was already excellent anyway) , I love the views on the apron and all aircrafts. The food is great as well as the wine.

    I am happy that thanks to you the database is growing on QF an airline I enjoyed the only 2 times I have traveled with them.

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