QF sky beds are hard to find. I have been on lots of 744s on the Kangaroo Route and have NEVER seen them... nor have any of the people I work with who frequent the route. The Sky Bed is supposed to be very nice -- I've only sat in them in airport lounges and at Qantas promotions affairs (great, but not helpful if they are not on the plane) where they were showcasing them.
As of this Tuesday, QF
had them on only 8 747-400s. You want to call Qantas and ask whether the aircraft is the "50 seat" version. If they have to give you the tail number, they take forever... and think you are asking a strange question. However, Qantas reservations are very nice and eager to help you, so they will look it up for you. The tail numbers with SkyBeds are VH
-OJL, OJM, OJN, OJO, OJQ, OJR, OJS and OJT.
is a sure thing, and I like their beds a lot. But, I am only 6'3", so not sure how you'd fit. At your height, many of the First pods will be tight too. I find the BA
Business to be as long as the First. May not be, I don't bring a measuring tape, but Club World is very nice.
I have heard the complaints about CX
being like sleeping on a ski slope, but I thought thry were fixing that. I have only flom them in F and the conventional J (not lie-flat). Great service!
I like all three carriers. Good luck!