Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 346
Have all B777-300ER's been upgraded to "The Business"? I'm planning to fly Apr 20, BNE-MEL-LAX.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Feb 2016
Total posts 83
Yes they have refurbished all of their 777-30ER.
Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 17
All of Virgin's Boeing 777s have been upgraded to The Business and yes it's way better than the competing business class on the Qantas Boeing 747 or the A380 for that matter, as they both use the same 'SkyBed II' seat. Virgin's seat is wider, the bed is longer and fully flat unlike the 'droop' in the SkyBed II due to its age, you also get a bigger video screen, more space to spread out the things you want near you, of course direct aisle access, oh and if you're plugging in your laptop it's much easier to find and reach the AC powerpoint on the Virgin seat compared to the Qantas seat. Add the inflight bar/lounge area and Virgin's business class is better by a country mile!
Member since 09 Feb 2015
Total posts 66
Yes they have all been upgrade, and a colleague of mine returned from the states today and said the service and food was very good. I am curious as to why you are flying to Melbourne to take a flight to LA with VA, when VA offer more services out of BNE than MEL. In addition to this BNE is a far superior terminal, as well as less travel time.
Member since 30 Mar 2016
Total posts 6
It's a cracker. Flew it over & back over Christmas. I usually try to be loyal to Qantas but this is a step change over the Skybed. Unless your Qantas loyalty is a deciding factor, go for it.
Member since 30 Oct 2015
Total posts 91
Love the new VA 777 business class - relaxed & cozy. Can easily get 8 hours sleep. It also seems that now that each passenger gets his / her own overhead space, no more sharing when it was 2-3-2.
Hi Mightyreds, the direct flight from BNE-LAX is $2000 dearer (one way!!!) compared to BNE-MEL-LAX.
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