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Royal Brunei business class , Melbourne to Dubai

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Booster

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 17 Feb 2016

Total posts 29

Hi all,

I'm booking a flight for my mother to head out to DXB at Christmas. I'm tempted by the substantial difference fare between QF/EK at circa $8k vs BI at $4-5k.

I've flown EK and QF etc J and F class on various routes and appreciate all of the extras but keen to hear if anyone has taken a long haul in J on BI?

Thanks !

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

Bet the first comment in reply will be “it’s a Dry Airline”

Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 145

Yep and you made it Matt!

sid

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Jan 2011

Total posts 116

Heard good things about it.

Regarding being dry, I have read that if you bring your own drinks they will serve them to you, however can't confirm this.

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 162

Flown them a few times. Very solid product (in all classes). Brunei airport is a horrible place though. Lounge access makes it a bit more bearable, but only by so much. Food is great, service very good.

ChrisCh

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,031

Heard good things about it.

Regarding being dry, I have read that if you bring your own drinks they will serve them to you, however can't confirm this.

Only thing to watch with that is the bottle size, remembering that you'll go through security again in transit and anything >100mL will be confiscated (not sure if they honour tamper-proof sealed duty-free bags, but assuming you've opened one for your outbound flight, it would no longer be sealed). No duty-free alcohol is sold at the airport in Brunei, so the best approach would probably be to bring along a couple of those minibar-sized spirit bottles in your onboard liquid bag which would be OK at security screening in transit (and not too heavy or bulky to carry).

346

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2017

Total posts 52

Heard good things about it.

Regarding being dry, I have read that if you bring your own drinks they will serve them to you, however can't confirm this.


Only thing to watch with that is the bottle size, remembering that you'll go through security again in transit and anything >100mL will be confiscated (not sure if they honour tamper-proof sealed duty-free bags, but assuming you've opened one for your outbound flight, it would no longer be sealed). No duty-free alcohol is sold at the airport in Brunei, so the best approach would probably be to bring along a couple of those minibar-sized spirit bottles in your onboard liquid bag which would be OK at security screening in transit (and not too heavy or bulky to carry).

Or poor out your Dom Perignon into 7 * 100ml containers and place them in a zip locked see through bag!

The 787 J is fine - obviously not as good as EK A380 - but for half the price, its worth the saving.

Last editedby 346 at Aug 13, 2018, 02:36 PM.

Booster

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 17 Feb 2016

Total posts 29

OK, I've booked it and will repot back...
Connections look reasonable so hopefully it'll all run smoothly..

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