zrs70
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YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:41 am

This will be a brief report. I am a *A flyer, but I've always wanted to check out the QF product. So I purchased a one way YVR-SFO in C and upgraded to F using my QF miles (thanks to the starwood transfer years ago. As an aside, about 5 years ago, you got a 2 for 1 transfer from starwood to QF. I was able to use my QF miles for 2 Concorde trips!).

Getting to YVR was easy. Took UA LAX-YVR.
Getting through Canadian customs was (as always) annoying. The officers are truly trained not to smile. I was honest about traveling for the sake of loving to fly, which they found hard to believe.

Last time I did a similar YVR jaunt, I was pulled into secondary screening where they interrogated me over a list of names I had. They thought it was drug related. It was actually a family tree I had made in preparation for a funeral I was to preside over the following day. (I'm a rabbi).

Anyway, check in was a breeze. QF pax use the AS lounge in YVR. Not up to par with F lounges, but the agents were wonderful.

Boarding was easy. Before take off, we were offered large printed menus, canapes, and drinks. I asked for an amenity kit (as I collect them), and was given one with a smile. I must admit that the kit is pretty anemic (a small case with earplugs and a bag with three kinds of cream. Is there a separate kit that is also given out in addition to this with toothebrush/ paste/ eye shades, etc?)

After take off, the next 1:40 was time well spent. Dinner began with salad and bread. I chose the beef main course. I finished with the cheese plate and a piece of chocolate. Red wine, white wine, dessert wine, and a coffee helped wash it all down.

When I wasn't looking at the beautiful scenery (Sunset on one side, Mt. Hood on the other), I watched one episode of "Raymond" and two of "The Simpsons."

Not a bad way to get from YVR to SFO!
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boeingfanyyz
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:17 pm

What was the aircraft you were on?

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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 1):
What was the aircraft you were on?

QF operates a 3 class B747-400 (GE) on this route.
I sure hope they start a non-stop service to YVR some time soon.
 
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:17 pm

Hey Zrs...

Hope you enjoyed the Qantas hospitality and all our smiles !!!  Smile

Cheers
 
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:33 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Last time I did a similar YVR jaunt, I was pulled into secondary screening where they interrogated

same thing happened to me this May. I flew PHL-DEN-PDX-YVR-PDX-DEN-PHL over two days (stop over in YVR) They couldn't accept me flying out there just because I love to fly as a good excuse. I'm 20 years old and they still felt the need to call my parents to make sure they knew what was going on. Clearing US Customs on the way back was a little a easier but still annoying (secondary screening again). Lets just say I won't be going to canada for any there and back trips anytime soon.

Great report BTW, I have always wanted to try QF, no reason to go to Australia yet though.
 
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:48 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Dinner began with salad and bread. I chose the beef main course. I finished with the cheese plate and a piece of chocolate. Red wine, white wine, dessert wine, and a coffee helped wash it all down.

Great short report. I agree with your comments with respect to Custom's officials. I recently ran into one I went to high-school with, pretended not to know me, and interrogated me even further! I was under the impression that if you're a Rabbi, then you couldn't consume dairy (cheese) directly after having meat. Were they offering kosher wines?
 
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Boarding was easy. Before take off, we were offered large printed menus, canapes, and drinks. I asked for an amenity kit (as I collect them), and was given one with a smile. I must admit that the kit is pretty anemic (a small case with earplugs and a bag with three kinds of cream. Is there a separate kit that is also given out in addition to this with toothebrush/ paste/ eye shades, etc?)

I'd hope there would be...! You usually get more in a J kit.

What'd you think of the seat?
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:03 pm

Oh they are new business class kits. Most business class pax complained that new QF business class amenity kits are terrible and ugly and also looks cheap...does it look like a lunchbox (black for men and light blue for women)? You may ask them again for pyjamas, eye shades, toothbrush with paste and thong. I have got a nice first class pyjamas bag...it looks beautiful.

Oh btw...i'm so sorry to hear about your situation in the Canada Customs. I've been to Canada many times and never have problem with them. They looked very friendly and nice to me. Probably they have changed the policy this time. Thanks for warning me and i will bring someone to help me to talk to the Canada Custom.

[Edited 2007-08-12 06:08:30]
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RE: YVR-SFO In QF F Class

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:52 am

In regards to the Amenity kits...

This has changed and EVERYTHING except the shaver is once again inside the kits.

Cheers

PS: Agreed...the new one is horrible!

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