After a day spent in Singapore and a good night sleep we started our very long trek home. SIN-SYD-AKL-PPT, long way home but we were happy to go home ! Particularly knowing that a cyclone was hitting the islands of Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Moorea and we were fearing for our house and dogs...
After checking we headed to our gate where Qantas' latest A380 was waiting to take a full load of passengers to Sydney.
Boarding was already going when we reached the gate and boarded the flight.
We had scored emergency exit seats and were quite confortable !
Cabin Crew jumpseat by door 3 left
Cabin crew was really nice, I don't know what people have against QF but I really like them !
After a smooth take off the crew started to give out menus. We were served a drink and lunch which was excellent.
I don't know why but most airlines have really boring starters. VS was just salad and tomatoes, QF was cucumbers, at least AF still has some imagination with orzo pasta salad with tuna or couscous salad with chicken and apricots.
After the crew picked up our trays they gave out dessert.
Flight went by smoothly and I enjoyed a couple of movies from the extensive film library available on demand from the IFE program.
The tail camera available on the 388 is a really nice feature.
After my first movie I decided to explore the economy cabin of this beautiful Airbus 380-800. The flight was really full. I had a chat with the crew and they told me that it was full in Business , Premium Economy and Economy. Don't know about First Class but I believe it was as the flight was inbound from London.
By doors 5 QF has a really nice bar available for self service. I love the design and availability of snacks, fruits and drinks.
Back at my seat I checked out the tail camera once more
Midflight the crew served chamomille tea or hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Before arrival the mood lighting was back on as the crew was going to serve the snack.
Descending on to Sydney
Map showing we are getting closer !
Arrival was smooth, went through immigration and customs quite quick and went to wait for the Ibis Sydney Airport shuttle. We spent the night there and the next early morning we were on our way to AKL on Qantas.
Because compared to QF's competition on many routes (SIN/SYD being one of the more obvious examples), their service levels are too inconsistent. More than most carriers in my experience, QF is a real lottery. On a good day, yes, they are very hard to beat. But on a bad day, well...
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1037 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13323 times:
Ia Orana jetblueguy22 !
Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 2): Great TR! On the self service can you just get water or are other beverages offered? Also what kind of snacks are served?
Thanks for the comment.
Concerning the drinks, there were drawers with cans of coke, sprite and other soda's available. Ice was available in the drawer underneath the cupboard with the bananas.
The snacks were cookies in the blue packet and in the small box with the sunflowers it was crackers.