I was talking to a friend this evening, and his mother recently flew QFSYD-SIN, then a 2 day stopover then onto LHR.
The meal service was done on FF level. They asked the man next to her what he wanted, then when she went to say that she wanted the fish, she was told that they would be back later to take her order, they were serving according to FF level and he was a gold.
My friends mum is 76, and doesn't fly that often, but she would have paid the same J fare as everyone else on the flight. When she complained, she was just told to write to Customer Services.
The second leg, she was treated properly, and the cabin crew had never heard of this type of service.
Was it that the FA's were bored? Have you every experienced this, or heard of anyone who has? I know when I fly with QF in J, the service has always been great.