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Member since 18 May 2020
Total posts 10
Hi AllFlying QF9 in PE this evening. Not flown PE before as normally in J. Anyone have any tips for a PE newbie? Food, wine, service etcCheers!RD
Member since 25 Aug 2022
Total posts 42
Hi @RD ADL,
I fly PE a lot on QF9 and QF1 to London. My biggest tip is in regards to food and wine. Usually the seafood options on those flights are not great. I didn’t feel well the next day once. For wine, choose the Australian reds. They are relatively high quality compared to American and European airlines. The QF service is phenomenal as usual
Hope this is helpful
Member since 19 Mar 2019
Total posts 34
I prefer the bulkhead (row 20) for that little bit of extra legroom
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Member since 08 Jul 2014
Total posts 43
Originally Posted by theflyinggeo
Member since 15 May 2019
Total posts 59
My tip is simple: Don't do it.
QF9 is horrendous in PE. I've always maintained that PE is the worst part of the aircraft. You have some expectation of comfort, which is always misplaced. At least if you're in economy you know it is going to be ghastly and can prepare yourself. Much better to take your cash and spend it on a business class product offered by one of Qantas' competitors.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 46
So @RD ADL, how did you find it? As a normal J traveler as well, I recently did PE from DFW to SYD and was pleasantly surprised. Probably from all the negative reviews I read I was expecting a disaster, but with a curtained-off mini cabin of 3 rows and a few empty seats due to not being able to fly at full capacity for weight reasons, I had no issue. The seat was reasonable and the service and food fine. I had a bulkhead with empty middle seat and legroom was no issue. Not sure I'd like the 2nd or 3rd row with a reclining seat into me.
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