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1100km/h In A Qantas Skybed?! Wow! (lots Of Pics!)

Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:52 am

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QF2 - 12 July 2008
BKK-SYD
Boeing 747-400 - VH-OJK - "Newcastle"
Seat: Business 11K
Departure time: 20:00
Arrival time: 07:30


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I had arrived in Bangkok on Royal Jordanian - the report is here - http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/130131/. Once off the flight, I immediately proceeded to the Qantas/British Airways Business lounge in order to get my boarding pass for my next sector. I'd booked the flight in Economy Class, and I had put in an upgrade request to both Business Class (40,000 points) and Premium Economy (25,000 points). I assumed I wouldn't get Business Class, as this is a busy time of the year...

When I checked my account while in transit in Budapest, I noticed my points had been taken and that I'd be flying in Business Class on the sector. Naturally, I was very pleased with this! While checking in, I asked if any upper deck seats were available and they had one left - 11K - first row window. I've only ever sat in row 11 and row 16 (exit row) on the upper deck, so I was very happy with this. These rows have pull out PTVs, as opposed to them being in the seat in front - and they also have more legroom. Next, I was informed that the flight was delayed by 2 hours - this was also no problem. The lounge looked as it always does, and I made a call to my parents to let them know I'd be late into Sydney.

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As I'd been travelling for 24 hours at this stage, the first thing I did was to hit the showers. The shower rooms have a sink, toilet, shower and Molton Brown products - and a hair dryer. I had a lovely shower, and then grabbed a coke and sat down for some free wireless Internet. Quite frankly, it was as slow as a 56k dialup connection and I was most disappointed. Even when the lounge emptied of people (who were travelling on the on time BA9 to Sydney) it was still slow.   

I decided on a little snack, and hit the very well stocked food section.

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As the Internet, was so slow, I decided to see if the PCs in the lounge were any quicker - after all, it might have been my laptop acting up.

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Alas, it wasn't - they were just as slow. After a while, I decided to hit the toilets, and here's a lovely picture of all the basins. Hand wash and cream are also Molton Brown.



The lounge filled up around 7pm, which meant that our aircraft had arrived from London and people were hitting the lounge during the turnaround. Around 7:20pm I left for the gate. My bag was scanned at one checkpoint, and then at the entrance to the gate people had a bit of a rifle through it. Being free of contraband, I was allowed to proceed to the gate lounge.

Soon enough we were permitted to board. There are dual aerobridges in Bangkok, so First and Business passengers board through L1 and Economy through L2. I was quickly on board and proceeded upstairs, where my boarding pass was checked. I threw my bag into the overhead locker, and took a quick snap of my seat.

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Once on board, we were given our amenity kits, I quickly hit the toilet, and then sat down. Menus were already on our armrests, and I filled in the breakfast card. These are like the ones in hotels - you tick off what you want and they bring it at breakfast time. Very nice! I had a pre-take off champagne, and next we had the safety demonstration. It sounds like a cliche, but it's like being home already once I am on board a Qantas flight. While waiting for take off, I took advantage of the Skybed's massage function for a bit of a back massage. Soon enough, we were in the air.

There's a lot of leg room in row 11...

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... and of course, being on the upper deck, you also get storage space next to you.



Being security conscious, there is a camera in the roof so that the cockpit crew can see who is knocking on the door. The door has a keycode to allow entry as well.

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Next to me of course were seats 11A and 11B.

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As soon as we were in the air, I had my PTV out and I decided to watch Stop Loss, which has my favourite actor in it, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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After a little while, we were handed our immigration cards for Sydney, along with a Fast-Track immigration card.

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Qantas now give out pyjamas to Business Class passengers on overnight flights, and these are by Australian designer Peter Morrissey who also created the Qantas uniforms. The pyjamas are grey, with the Qantas kangaroo in black on the front. They also have a handwritten message from the designer printed on them, which says "I wish you beautiful travels to dreamland". Many people changed into their pyjamas; I kept mine for later.

Hot towels were distributed, and dinner was served next. The Entree (starter to the Americans) was Salad of Hot Smoked Salmon with Caper Relish. Apologies for the lighting in the next pictures - the LED lighting had changed the cabin to fairly dim by this stage and I didn't think to use my in seat light.

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For Main Course (entree to the Americans) I had Thai Beef Stir Fry with Chillies, Jasmine Rice and Asian Greens. It was rather nice!

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Dessert was Pistachio, Yoghurt and Cardamom Cake with Lime Syrup. I finished it, then remembered I should have taken a photo! Oh well, it was that nice. I had red wine with the meal, and this was topped up a couple of times along the way.

Once my movie finished, I decided to watch Bucket List. By now the lights were dimmed down all the way. Partially into the movie, I got restless so I decided to have a bit of a look around the aircraft, since most people were now asleep.

On my way downstairs, I found the cabin lighting panel. I didn't touch it though  



I went downstairs...



To have a look at the Business Class bar setup. This is self-service, so you can get drinks and food without having to ask.

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While downstairs, I popped into the loo. They're kitted out with flower arrangements, for that quality feel.



They also feature both hot and cold water  

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Moving back upstairs, I took a couple of photos of the Upper Deck galley, as the flight attendant was away fixing someone's PTV issues. This is the back wall...



... and this is just beside the curtain. Well stocked for midnight snackers who come visiting requesting more champagne, wine, or food.



I chatted to the flight attendant for a while, and he was kind enough to get me a couple of gifts for a certain person I know in Scotland. They basically filled up my bag. During our chat, I found out he'd been with Qantas for 13 years and had previously been a school teacher. A friend of his recommended he go for the job, and he got it and started work 9 days later - he believes because he speaks German.

I went back to my seat and tried to restart my movie and it didn't work, so I put the Skybed into the flat position and had a bit of a nap. God it was comfortable! Even though the bed is angled, it feels flat as the aircraft flies slightly nose up. Such a contrast to the RJ seats!

After a while, I tried my movie again and it didn't work. I popped back to the galley and the now female flight attendant told me that the AVOD for the entire aircraft was out. She was very apologetic and offered me a drink so I took some champagne. She also said that it happened all the time, which I've also heard. Not 5 minutes later, my seat mate managed to spill my champagne all over me while trying to get his PTV out to see the map. Not happy Jan! I got a refill.

I decided to take a quick picture of the water bottle holder, light and privacy screen in the Skybed.



By now people were beginning to get up, and it was time for breakfast. The ubiquitous non-slip grey Business Class tray contained a criossant, a fruit salad with yoghurt, coffee and a smoothie.

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I noticed that our ground speed was particularly fast, at one point reaching 1,100km/h, so of course I took a picture to prove it!

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The flight was scheduled to be over 9 hours, however we were told on departure that it would be 8 hours - so presumably we had a nice tail wind.

Soon enough, the cabin was cleared, and we descended into Sydney. On arrival, the CSD apologised for the AVOD not working. Apparently only a reboot on the ground could have fixed it. He also apologised to the passengers who had come from London, as the same thing had happened on that sector. Needless to say, I've sent a mail to Qantas asking what compensation I can expect.

As we taxiied to the stand, we passed an SQ A380 and other assorted aircraft.

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In the end, we arrived an hour and a half late. This was a blessing in disguise, as it meant we missed the usual rush. I was through Passport control in less than 5 minutes, and then waited at the carousel. While there, my immigration card was stamped by a roaming officer, and the quarantine roving officer also marked my card. They advised me to go through the "D" line for domestic passengers, which meant I missed all of that hassle. We touched down at 7:30am and I was out of the airport and at home at 8:30am. Not bad at all!

Qantas once again rammed home how different a top quality airline is compared to a "normal" airline. After flying RJ and MA previously, the difference was chalk and cheese. The Skybed is still wonderfully comfortable. The LED lighting, general service, pyjamas and all the rest really help to set the airline apart from its competitors. The whole service oozes quality, and while not perfect (AVOD not working), it was certainly head and shoulders above the other airlines. Of course, Qantas do charge appropriately for the additional quality, and I have to say that it's worth it. Can't wait to try the new product on the A380 - but that won't be until next year.

Please feel free to leave comments and questions - I enjoy reading them - it makes the reports worth doing to know that people read them. Cheers!

[Edited 2008-07-15 18:06:00]
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:58 am

Nice report! Look forward to trying them myself soon. Hope you get enough compensation to upgrade yourself some more.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:05 am

A Nice detailed report with great pics Top work!

I really love the LED lighting and wish it was present through out the aircraft its aweful to see the gentle glow from buisness when your down the back only to have the normal lighting blind you several seconds later lol, be cool to have it in home too lol!

Good news though; The grey non slip trays are going!!! Thank god and not a moment too soon! not sure what is replacing them hopefully a linen covered tray! They were never a good idea anyway as they lost all their non slip powers when they got wet, not overly clever when clearing/serving drinks eh?

All in all great report looking forward to my next QF flight now!!
 
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:20 am

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
The Entree (starter to the Americans) was Salad of Hot Smoked Salmon with Caper Relish

Actually Trent, Americans call entrees appetizers!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
For Main Course (entree to the Americans)

  

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
To have a look at the Business Class bar setup. This is self-service, so you can get drinks and food without having to ask.

What are those red things on the tray on the snack counter ( In your photo)? They look like capsicums (red bell peppers to the Americans)  Smile but surely that's not what that is?

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Please feel free to leave comments and questions - I enjoy reading them - it makes the reports worth doing to know that people read them. Cheers!

Awesome report! I really enjoyed reading it. I know how it feels to spend so much time in the air to get home as Hawaiians and Australians are kind of in the same boat. We live SO far from everywhere! I must say, that was a very creative itinerary that you put together to get to SYD.
I'll be heading back to SYD in late August. If you are still there, we'll have to meet for a drink!

Thanks again for a great report!

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[Edited 2008-07-16 01:30:58]
HA J Class Lie flats, coming soon to a plane near you........
 
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:00 am



Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
He also apologised to the passengers who had come from London, as the same thing had happened on that sector. Needless to say, I've sent a mail to Qantas asking what compensation I can expect.

I reckon 40,000 Qantas miles sounds about right.  Silly "where is the I wish smiley when you need it"

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
while, and he was kind enough to get me a couple of gifts for a certain person I know in Scotland.

No guessing who that is.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Please feel free to leave comments and questions - I enjoy reading them - it makes the reports worth doing to know that people read them. Cheers!

Thanks for the trip reports.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Of course, Qantas do charge appropriately for the additional quality, and I have to say that it's worth it.

From your description is does sound like its worth it: I just got to convince the bank balance.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:16 am

Great last TR.

Pity about the drink your seat mate spilled all over you, and really bad about the PTVs, but hope you will get a great compensation.

1100km/h isnt bad at all  Wink. When I flew from LAX to LHR with BA two years ago we also reached such cruise speed.



Thank you for sharing

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:37 am

Thanks for sharing!

Hopefully you have a great time back home.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
The Skybed is still wonderfully comfortable.

I agree - I find I have a much better sleep in Skybed than I do on BA in NNCW. I reckon QF's catering is also pretty good. :p
 
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:08 am

Thank you for posting your wonderful series of trip reports.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Please feel free to leave comments and questions - I enjoy reading them - it makes the reports worth doing to know that people read them. Cheers!

I could not agree with you more. Your reports were a pleasure to read.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Needless to say, I've sent a mail to Qantas asking what compensation I can expect.

Hehehe... I hope you will receive something. Good luck.

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:12 am

That was a great trip report. Those seats really do look comfortable and teh food looks top notch. Hoe I get the chacne to fly Qantas Business some day soon.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:46 pm

Another very enjoyable read Trent. You sure did find an alternative way to get to SYD.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:43 pm

Nice one.

1100kmh is around 595 knots groundspeed. BOS-SNN would take around 4hrs 40 with that speed steady.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:07 pm

Hi, Trent,

another "well done" story, much thanx for posting.

So, I have to say, you need to do a lot more trips like these,
for example connections via India  Wink ,
for more great things to read about  Smile .

Have a good time down under,
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:53 pm

Hi Trent,

Great report, enjoyed the pictures, even the ones with the dodgy lighting  Smile

The QF J product looks good, hope to try it on a 380 next time I visit Australia again, hopefully 2009/2010.

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Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:48 am

Fantastic report and great pics.  bigthumbsup 
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:13 am

really enjoyed the report!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
11K - first row window.

one of the best on the plane my friend!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
I found the cabin lighting panel. I didn't touch it though

haha I can only imagine the uproar you'd have caused...

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
a smoothie.

when ever I have breakfast on a plane I always think of the QF smoothie!!!
great job!
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:59 pm

WOW!
The final report finally comes, bloody hell bubs, you're quick at writing reports, 4 in the one week
I have so far to do this year and I still haven't finished the one from London in July.

Great photos there, looks like a great quality of service  Smile
So totally cannot wait to try Qantas with you next year... A380 here we come  Smile

Now, are you gonna do a report for SYD-MEL-SYD m'dear?

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Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 2):
Good news though; The grey non slip trays are going!!! Thank god and not a moment too soon! not sure what is replacing them hopefully a linen covered tray!

I am so pleased about that! I wrote a Trip Report just after the trays came in and I basically rubbished them saying they were pretty crap and didn't suit the service level of the class. None too soon really. I suppose they had to get rid of them due to the kangaroo change anyway  Smile

I wonder if Meals on Wheels or some other charity will get them  Smile

Quoting HALFA (Reply 3):
Actually Trent, Americans call entrees appetizers!

You are 100% correct (of course) - my bad, sorry about that!

Quoting HALFA (Reply 3):
I'll be heading back to SYD in late August. If you are still there, we'll have to meet for a drink!

I'm departing these fair shores on Satuday 9 August - which is unfortunate, as I would definitely have met you for a drink! I'll just have to try to get out to Hawaii. I haven't been in a long, long time!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
hope you will get a great compensation.

No word from Qantas yet - they're probably ignoring me.  Smile

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 15):
Now, are you gonna do a report for SYD-MEL-SYD m'dear?

Of course - even Economy Class deserves a Trip Report  Wink
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Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:24 am



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 16):
am so pleased about that! I wrote a Trip Report just after the trays came in and I basically rubbished them saying they were pretty crap and didn't suit the service level of the class. None too soon really. I suppose they had to get rid of them due to the kangaroo change anyway

Hey classiclover,

Glad you enjoyed our service at Qantas. We work hard to satisfy!!

Anyways, the new grey trays DO have the new Kangroo on them. The reason they are changing is because of BOTH passenger and crew feedback. They are absolutely terrible and look cheap. Ill keep you posted on the new trays which will be debuting on A380 with the newer Y/C trays and glassware!

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Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:36 pm

You're an inspiration! Tried to call to change my seats to the front, since the legroom was amazing. "Occupied". Guess they block it out. I booked 18A on the upper deck. Hope it has just as much leg room.
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Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:54 pm

Anybody ever experienced QF 29 in J? I'm joining the flight from HKG-LHR (as it originated in MEL).

By the looks of your breakfast, mate, I think I ought to stock up at the lounge beforehand. I think I will get both Breakfast and Lunch as it arrives in LHR at 1330p. Hope lunch will be a bit more substantial than breakfast.
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Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 18):
You're an inspiration! Tried to call to change my seats to the front, since the legroom was amazing. "Occupied". Guess they block it out. I booked 18A on the upper deck. Hope it has just as much leg room.

When you check-in, try for row 16, this has the best legroom in J on the aircraft, since it's exit row. Failing that, ask for row 11. They may be available when you check-in.

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 19):
Hope lunch will be a bit more substantial than breakfast

It will be  Smile
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Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:50 pm

Just to update those who care -

On my return to Dublin, I had a letter from Qantas stating that they were sorry that my inflight entertainment wasn't working.

I will quote the end of the letter -

"In light of your disappointing experience I would like to offer you the opportunity to dine as a guest of Qantas at the restaurant of your choice to the value of EUR60.00 as a gesture of goodwill. Once you have dined please send the receipt to the address below and we will reimburse you the amount with a cheque issued in Euros."

Pretty classy way to apologise - rather than just handing you money or a voucher for Qantas.

Full marks for that!
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Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:00 pm

Hey! That was an awesome trip report!

I have also recently been on that flight on the same sector (QF 2, BKK-SYD) the only difference i was in Economy  Sad .... I did that trip in April this year and i posted a trip report on it which was my debut tr!!!! lol

The time i was on this flight in April was my second time on this particular flight. Normally i am full of praise for my national carrier but as i said in my TR that flight was by far my worst ever Qantas International Leg i have ever been on. The only reason being was that the Cabin Crew really didnt seem as though any of them wanted to be there and thus, passed the message swiftly onto us, the passengers. Throughout the flight it seemed as though everything was just too much trouble. I mean they even forgot to offer my mother and i drinks with Dinner which ended in us yelling across 3 rows of seats full of passengers. Not only this but at the time of serving or throwing dinner at us, they literally tossed our Ice Cream sticks across the seats landing on our Tray Tables when we had only just been given our dinner! Therefore by the time we actuallly got to our dinner desert was milk and bits of chocolate...


Sorry for my rant but that trip really scarred my opinion on Qantas i really just wanted to get off that plane in Sydney!

Never the less a great trip report! Glas YOU enjoyed it.
 
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Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:55 pm

Hey Trent ,
Missed this one at first!! Great TR and nice pics. Looking forward to QF getting their A380s just as long as I dont have to sit in the ''alternative'' green cabin LOL...

Certainly was a interesting few TR's of getting to Australia.


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Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:08 pm

Nice report, and pics too man. Seems like QF are pretty good.

I'll be flying SQ to Oz in 2009 Big grin Big grin
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Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:39 am

Interesting that you flew on VH-OJK - this is the same aircraft that had to divert to MNL whilst flying LHR-HKG-MEL the other week due to a rapid cabin decompression on the HKG-MEL sector.

Great trip report, by the way.

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Quoting Jokestar (Reply 22):
Therefore by the time we actuallly got to our dinner desert was milk and bits of chocolate...

That's pretty bad - handing them out before you've finished your dinner is pretty poor form, I have to say. They should at least wait until they've cleared that away... even in Economy.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Looking forward to QF getting their A380s just as long as I dont have to sit in the ''alternative'' green cabin LOL...

I am too... wouldn't mind giving the new Skybed a whirl, not to mention the J lounge on board. That said, ideally I'd like to save up my hard earned points and try for a QF F award ticket for one sector. The only problem is, it usually only shows BA availiability in F and not QF. Oh how I wish I was Platinum!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Certainly was a interesting few TR's of getting to Australia.

Thanks Philip!

Quoting Thadocta (Reply 25):
Interesting that you flew on VH-OJK

Yes, I thought so too about a week and a half later  Smile

Meanwhile, I totally forgot to put my pictures on of the showers in the BKK J lounge.



Toilet, basin, sanitary bin (they're unisex of course), towels and stool.



The shower itself  Smile

Glad you all enjoyed the report!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
 
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Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:58 pm

Great report, enjoyed reading it. I did a lot of bum-in-seat miles in the QF skybed in my old job so it brought back many memories!!
 
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Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:07 pm

Hey!

Great trip report! Loved the pictures and enjoyed reading it. I love working on the Upperdeck! I am just adding the finishing touches to my Qantas Crew Trip Report so please do look out for that! Glad you enjoyed our service. Where would you be flying to with your FF points...any London sectors?

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Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 28):
I am just adding the finishing touches to my Qantas Crew Trip Report so please do look out for that!

Oh, I'll definitely keep an eye out for that  Smile

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 28):
Where would you be flying to with your FF points...any London sectors?

Not sure yet... I like to use the points either for upgrades or for "free" flights in the premium cabins, so I'll see. I want to clock up some more points first...

Glad you liked the report!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!

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