Jetstar to Bali business class classic reward booking

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travelbee26

Member since 21 Apr 2020

Total posts 8

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone has flown to Bali recently ...or back in the day before the big C, and what was your experience like. I've never flown Bali on Jetstar before and am dreading the experience after hearing horror stories. Qantas to Bali had no rewards seat availability so I went with Jetstar.

I have purchased business class sets with classic reward points and am wondering do you get lounge access or will I need to purchase this. Also do the Row 1A and 1C have leg rests for the journey, or is Row 2 better? Also do I need to pre-purchase meals with that sort of ticket or can we buy a meal and take it onboard?

I know these questions are small things in the bigger scheme of the trip. I couldn't get definitive answers from their website and their "bot" helper doesn't help much.

Flying on the JQ37 which I believe is a 787-8 and JQ38 back.

Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance!!

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 233

Flying Jetstar in Business class will give you access to the Qantas Lounge in Australia, and if you're Platinum status then you can access the First Lounge if departing from SYD or MEL.

anonymous

Member since 24 Dec 2013

Total posts 140

To get lounge access with Jetstar business class you need to purchase a Max bundle. A classic award booking does not come with a Max bundle therefore you will not get lounge access unless you are already a Qantas Club member or have Gold or Platinum status.

I think row 1 or 2 comes down to personal preference - bulkhead wall, less width because the TV is in the armrest, nobody reclining in front of you.

sunnybrae

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 21 Jul 2019

Total posts 26

Hi @travelbee26

There's no such thing as too small a question when it comes to air travel :) JetStar is not my first choice either, but having flown them several times between HNL and SYD in business class for lack of other options, I was pleasantly surprised that it was a bit more comfortable than expected (economy is a different story). A hot meal will be included in your booking, although I'm not sure you'll get lounge access? Bring along snacks unless you don't mind purchasing from the onboard menu. I've always avoided bulkhead seats because I'm never sure I'll have room to stretch my legs. Picking the last row is great because you can recline without disturbing the person behind and also stretch your legs fully. Now these are my experiences on long 10 hour flights from Hawaii. So I would not have a problem flying JetStar business on the relatively short 6.5 flight up to Bali if there was no other option available. But I'd feel differently if they switched the 787 for the a320/321. Hope this helps you.

travelbee26

Member since 21 Apr 2020

Total posts 8

Thanks for your replies. I've been offline for a few days after my Moderna booster gave a few side effects. Modern travel demands it, I'm just hoping Bali and Europe later in the year will give me a chance to get back to a new normal.

Last editedby travelbee26 at May 01, 2022, 03:04 PM.

travelbee26

Member since 21 Apr 2020

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by Phil Young

Flying Jetstar in Business class will give you access to the Qantas Lounge in Australia, and if you're Platinum status then you can access the First Lounge if departing from SYD or MEL.

Does that include when booking with a reward point booking?



travelbee26

Member since 21 Apr 2020

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by anonymous

To get lounge access with Jetstar business class you need to purchase a Max bundle. A classic award booking does not come with a Max bundle therefore you will not get lounge access unless you are already a Qantas Club member or have Gold or Platinum status.

I think row 1 or 2 comes down to personal preference - bulkhead wall, less width because the TV is in the armrest, nobody reclining in front of you.

Okay thanks, I think the points booking comes with basic bundle, but I might check again. I do have a few lounge passes that I will link to my tickets, I hope the lounge at Bali airport is open.

travelbee26

Member since 21 Apr 2020

Total posts 8

Originally Posted by sunnybrae

Hi @travelbee26

There's no such thing as too small a question when it comes to air travel :) JetStar is not my first choice either, but having flown them several times between HNL and SYD in business class for lack of other options, I was pleasantly surprised that it was a bit more comfortable than expected (economy is a different story). A hot meal will be included in your booking, although I'm not sure you'll get lounge access? Bring along snacks unless you don't mind purchasing from the onboard menu. I've always avoided bulkhead seats because I'm never sure I'll have room to stretch my legs. Picking the last row is great because you can recline without disturbing the person behind and also stretch your legs fully. Now these are my experiences on long 10 hour flights from Hawaii. So I would not have a problem flying JetStar business on the relatively short 6.5 flight up to Bali if there was no other option available. But I'd feel differently if they switched the 787 for the a320/321. Hope this helps you.

You've been most helpful!! I may try to change seats from row 1 to 3, as my husband is 6"4" and may need the extra leg space, and because you don't get that reclining seat issue. I was thinking I might grab something from the lounge to take onboard if they allow it...

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