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Qantas Airways Economy Class SIN-SYD QF032

Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:36 pm

Date: February 4th, 2010
Airline: Qantas Airways
Flight : QF 032
Registration: VH-OQF
Aircraft: Airbus 380-800
Departure City: SIN Singapore
Departure Time: 09:30
Destination: SYD Sydney
Arrival Time: 20:20
Scheduled Flight Time: 7 hrs 50 mins
Class: Economy Class
Seat: 66E


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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.
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Boarding was already going when we reached the gate and boarded the flight.
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We had scored emergency exit seats and were quite confortable !
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Cabin Crew jumpseat by door 3 left
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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.
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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.
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Flight went by smoothly and I enjoyed a couple of movies from the extensive film library available on demand from the IFE program.
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The tail camera available on the 388 is a really nice feature.
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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.
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Back at my seat I checked out the tail camera once more
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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.
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Descending on to Sydney
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Map showing we are getting closer !
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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.

Next report SYD-AKL on Qantas Airways

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
airbear
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RE: Qantas Airways Economy Class SIN-SYD QF032

Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:42 am

Hi AF Cabin Crew, very nice TR as usual. I've enjoyed this series. Nice photos, but those gate shots at SIN! Changi Airport Authority really needs do something about their window tinting.

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Thread starter):
Cabin crew was really nice, I don't know what people have against QF but I really like them !

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...

Anyway, thanks for your TRs.

Cheers, Airbear
 
jetblueguy22
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RE: Qantas Airways Economy Class SIN-SYD QF032

Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:32 am

Great TR! On the self service can you just get water or are other beverages offered? Also what kind of snacks are served?
Blue
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RE: Qantas Airways Economy Class SIN-SYD QF032

Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:32 am

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?
Blue

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.

Happy Flying,

AF Cabin Crew
Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
 
jetblueguy22
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RE: Qantas Airways Economy Class SIN-SYD QF032

Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:52 pm

Oh cool. Thanks for the info! Can't wait to fly this beast!
Blue
Look at sweatpants guy. This is a 90 million dollar aircraft, not a Tallahassee strip club

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