Flight: QF424 Melbourne to Sydney
Plane: Airbus 330-200
Seat: 2A (Business Class)
Departed: 10:29 (Scheduled 10:30)
Arrived: 12:08 (Scheduled 11:55)
Duration: 1 Hours 39 Minutes
This flight is part of my international trip to Indonesia (Bali) with my two sisters and their children (excluding Andrew). Kara and Lana were travelling separate to myself. I booked this flight as part of a business class sale and double status credit deal Qantas were running. At the end of this trip I’d be a Lifetime Gold member of Qantas meaning lifetime lounge access, priority award seat booking, free seat selection and extra baggage allowance whenever flying Qantas, Oneworld alliance or a Qantas partner.
Priority boarding offered with only a few economy non status passengers in business lane (they were allowed to board). Business class passengers boarded at front door, economy at second mid plane door. I had selected a window view seat at 2A. All Qantas Business Class seats on the A330-200 offer direct aisle access so no climbing over another passenger which is a great highlight an makes it easier to get up and walk around or to get items from you onboard baggage.
The business seat / pod had a pillow and blanket waiting for me upon boarding using the priority lane. No need for either item on such a short flight. The leg room is fantastic in these business seat / pods. I also found the cabin crew very attentive to all business passengers considering such a short flight.
I was offered either a water or apple juice as soon as seated. We pushed backed one minute early at 10.29 am however we remained on the tarmac for a while as Melbourne Airport was reduced to one runway today.
Meal option was salmon salad or reuben sandwich. Selected sandwich which came with Sweet Greek strained classic yogurt. Beard or banana cake offered for desert (selected beard). Select orange juice. Declined tea or coffee. I was offered top up of orange juice after meal.
The flight was very smooth considering the rain clouds in both Melbourne and Sydney and most of the journey.
We landed late at 12.00 and I left the plane at 12.08 pm at Gate 11 which was a short walk to Gate 15 International Transfer gate.
From here after a 5 minute wait and a bus ride across the Sydney tarmac and before I knew it I was onto the next stage of the trip – the Qantas First Class Sydney International Lounge!