Member since 13 Sep 2012
Total posts 22
Does anyone know why Qantas has stopped pouring champagne in Business class on their Trans Tasman flights? I am presuming it is a cost cutting thing. Hopefully it will not spread to other international flights.
I recently flew back from Auckland and was told that it is being phased out, but on selected flights there will be a bottle or two of Charles Heidsieck on board until all the stock is gone.
Qantas - QFF Platinum
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 123
I noticed this in November, however my father was on the same flight ex Melb a week later and they had Charles Heidsick so I thought it may have been an anomaly. I would be pretty disappointed if they end up phasing it out on all trans Tasman flights.
I also noticed on a flight from Singapore to London in Sept they only offered juice or water? I swear I have had a Champagne on that leg pre take off
Qantas charge a fairly decent premium over other carriers so I find it concerning that they would look to cut corners and decrease the on board service whilst keeping the premium fare
Member since 21 Sep 2012
I doubt Qantas would know what champagne is - I asked for it flying bizo and was offered Grant Burge, ewww. Just fly Emirates across the Tasman - you get a much nicer product with flat bed seats to Syd or Melb in an A380 aircraft as opposed to a 3" recline in a tacky 737. Last week when I travelled Akl to Melb on Emirates it was Veuve Cliquot in the lounge and Moet in the air - very civilised indeed.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Trans Tasman, Emirates is the only way to go, I do the Moet in the Lounge, then on board pre take off, then more in the air, and then a stroll down to the bar for another Moet Champagne. BTW, inbetween all this the cabin crew are walking those Business Isles with carry crates of two and sometimes 4 bottles just topping up the thirsty passengers.
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