Member since 13 Feb 2016
Total posts 40
Just returned from Europe with QF in First. What a total disaster....outbound was Emirates and return with QF. Emirates was outstanding, but QF had shabby seats, inedible food, poor wines and the amenities and sleeper suit was rubbish. Have another trip booked in First in Dec....looking to shift to Emirates....how can QF call their offering First?//
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 203
Not the experience I have ever had. Have flown EK and QF in F and both excellent but for different reasons. Not garbage by any stretch...
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 120
It's a very very plain F offering on QF. Service is less formal but very attentive. Crew are not really that polished in appearance or service - style too casual. Agree food isn't award winning but pretty good quality generally. Lavs are very sub-standard and a joke for F class. Sleep suit picks up every bit of lint and the amenity kit is very cheap....no mouthwash or any nice touches reflecting it's an F kit. Really it's a non 'wow' service when you've flown the ME 3 and a few others but unfortunately still charged at a premium price.
Member since 03 Sep 2017
Total posts 26
I really feel sad for QF.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
I hope you could at least luxuriate in the on board lounge... Maybe it was that experience that caused you to classify the experience as Garbage.
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
Member since 27 Jul 2016
Total posts 32
I've flown first on EK & QF and also like both for different reasons. EK is flash but largely impersonal and service standards vary significantly (I was once denied a shower 2 hrs from landing when there were only 3 of us up front and both showers vacant. The cabin boss later got his butt kicked). EK food is bland and nothing to write home about but the wine list is great: 2006 Dom and 2006 Clarendon Hills Shiraz (the latter as good as Grange in my view). QF is ageing but more stylish and less blingy. Service is better and more engaged, while the food is much better and the wine list okay (nothing sticks in my mind). Emirates suffers from a lack of consistency and cabin crew cohesion, relying on wow factor to win people over. Qantas is lagging behind in hardware but it's still an impressive offering. Horses for courses, but neither is garbage...
Member since 25 Feb 2017
Total posts 3
I don't know how you can call the sleeper suit rubbish. The QF bed is one of most comfortable to sleep in, especially when you are comparing to EK. The seat is also wider and far more comfortable when not resting. Service, food and drinks etc are a personal preference, but certainly aren't garbage.
Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus
Member since 15 Jun 2016
Total posts 46
Qantas First Class compared to Singapore Airlines and Emirates is pretty poor. Service is no better than Business Class, nor is the food or wine selection. You would think given the incredible selection of top shelf wines in Australia, the national carrier would at least find some space for one of them in the First Class wine list. The seat is looking more like a Business Class offering. It would be remiss not to mention how expensive a ticket in dollar or miles terms is relative to EK or SQ.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 218
I don't know why anyone would bother flying F with Qantas when there is such vastly better service available with Etihad / Qatar/ Singapore. Singapore F is in my opinion by far the best there is but that does not include the " Residence " on Etihad although I have not been in that but all reviews are very positive indeed.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
You can't say Qantas first class is garbage. You can definitely make arguments for:
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 99
QF First Class is not bad. It's good. But it pales in comparison to the offerings of the other carriers like SQ, EK and EY. Arguably because QF has a monopoly on most of its A380 routes for First Class and doesn't see the need to invest a heck of a lot more money to install new suites.
Member since 23 Mar 2012
Total posts 67
I like the less formal approach and really like the seat...plenty of space, comfortable, crew attentive, food and drinks OK (especially the champagne) and certainly not lacking privacy. Just wish they had a bar/lounge that was similar to the Qatar.
Member since 01 Mar 2013
Garbage? Jeez, you're hard to please or maybe you haven't flown enough. In the last 24 months I've done (long and too damn long haul) QF, QR, EK, EY & SQ. I'd pick SQ but bagging QF as garbage is a big stretch. You didn't enjoy the Comtes...
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