Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Jan 2017
Total posts 10
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
First class is ten times better in my opinion on QF - I like their J soft product but the seats have had it. I don't know where these negative rumours about F have come from - every business flyer I know favours it over EK F any day!
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 300
A while since I jagged an upgrade to F, but it was great! Note that you can't go F all the way to JFK (!!) with QF. Only as far as DFW or LAX.
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
Although everyone says it is getting worse, it really isn't. It is still fabulous, and keep in mind that it is MUCH better than hopping over your neighbour or getting hopped over to get to the toilet. Always pick First over Business in most cases, and this is one of the definite situations.
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
I've flown QF First from Sydney to LAX and Denver many times. As a Platinum, I've never been offered a "free" upgrade by Qantas. SO you've got 0% chance of that happening. It is worth the ff points to upgrade yourself. It us a much nicer experience. The lounge access in Sydney, and the inflight digustation menu are "first class" IMHO. Even if you don't drink alcohol, the seat, customer service, space, bed, food, TV size, toilets etc make the swap of points worthwhile. I drink! It's worth that also!! I'd go for it. One caveat. Don't waste points on the return leg as the food is not so good and it's a night flight anyway and you'll just want to sleep. So, unless you have points to burn, J is OK coming back from the USA.
All helpful responses, thank you!
Member since 14 Nov 2015
Total posts 41
If you are traveling with somebody and you'd like to spend time with them and you haven't done a lot of premium cabin travel, I'd say you'll find business class more than good enough, and you can save your points.If you're traveling solo, particularly if you value privacy and/or you're quite accustomed to premium cabin travel, I'd say go for the upgrade. In terms of the number of points needed, it's good value.
Member since 10 Nov 2012
Total posts 6
Well, I used points to go F Mel-LAX a few years back and it was sensational value. The lounge in Melbourne is fabulous, on the plane you're at the front in your own little bubble, and it's great to be able to order a snack when a crew member asks you at 2 am if there's something they can get you. And no queues for the toilets!
Member since 25 Jun 2015
I f you had enough QF points I'd fly out of HK or NRT via Cathy or Jal. Both better 1st Class options in my opinion. Both fly direct to New York. Lot easier to find award availability & taxes will be a lot less than flying with QF.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Jan 2017
Total posts 5
Qantas First is getting a bit out dated and it shows on the seats,service is usually good.
Member since 29 Jun 2016
Total posts 15
I'm sorry to have to disagree but there's nothing to write home about F with QF, give me Etihad or Qatar or Emirates or CX and Singapore Airlined and then you'll know what real F is like. QF is very substandard in every aspect except of course their First Class lounges... even the cleanliness on all their aircraft leaves much to be desired. Other than the mamdarory 4 flights on QF in order to retain Platinum I will fly any other airline within Oneworld any time before choosing QF and their tired, overpriced product and services. CX never disappoints!
Member since 29 Jul 2014
Total posts 144
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
QFF sucks. I ditched QFF for Alaska Mileage Plan.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 138
Qantas 1st is all about the bed. Their 380 business seats urgently need replacing, but the 1st class beds are super comfortable.
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