DOMESTIC BUSINESS CLASS!

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msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

DOMESTIC BUSINESS CLASS!

Who has the best BUSINESS Class domestically within Australia? Virgin or Qantas?

I want to fly to Perth over the X Mass & NYE break and want to know who is really the better airline.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

Perhaps the best comparison could be made by flying one airline outbound, the other in...

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

I thought AusBT already has a few articles comparing the two airlines domestically throughout Australia?

AV

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2013

Total posts 48

I would strongly recommend Virgin Australia.  The business class on their A330 aircraft is unbeatable. The cuisine is outstanding, crew are young, vibrant and happy, and the overall experience is fantastic.  Much preferred over Qantas...who have an older, ageing fleet of aircraft and the crew have an average age of about 50!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Age = Experience, wisdom & wit = Pleasant experience 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

Do you have any other considerations other than 'best'? If not, I'd recommend Qantas on a day flight.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

I would give preference to Qantas but make sure it's on an A330 200 but it all depends on things like lounges as Qantas has a Business lounge and what airline you are a FF in ,to capture the benefits of your points and status points .whichever you use enjoy your trip!

Propofol88

QF Platinum

Member since 24 Jan 2013

Total posts 85

I find QF has the better domestic J class package than VA in terms of schedule, lounges (esp domestic business lounge), IFE, food (both in lounge and in-flight) and seating (only in B737s). But for me who pays for my flights out of pocket (not by the company or taxpayer's money), I've switched to VA business class principally because it is heaps better value for money (and points too - both accruing and burning). At the end of the day, the most you'll travel is 4 hrs or so and on average 1-2 hours - VA domestic J class is still a good product, but I find it falls a bit short compared to QF on several fronts. Having said that, I'd rather use the savings towards an international J/F class trip! :)

LoveToFly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 May 2012

Total posts 102

Hi Martin, On the ground QF have far better lounges but in the air as long as you are on the VA 330 then they have a far superior product for both seating and meal. But this is just my opinion. It depends on what you are looking for.

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

Thank you all for you feed back. I am with both QFF & Velocity. I tend to look for the service aspect. I may try one there and the other back. 

jackthomas

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Gold

Member since 04 Jul 2014

Total posts 88

I'd definitely recommend VA as the new QF Coast to Coast seats have not been installed yet, and their current Business seating is far behind the VA standard on their new a330s. Just make sure you get a new a330! 

If you do a red eye you will also get the international style amenity kits! 

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