Member since 28 Feb 2018
Total posts 35
Has anyone flown to the USA (or elsewhere) in qantas 787 premium economy?
Did it feel worth spending points on it, via classic reward?
I'm trying to book return classic award in J, and each option seems to always come up with premium economy on one of the legs.
The one way fares are basically the same price as return fares , so there doesn't seem to be much point in booking a reward one way and trying to save points on the way back via cash fare.
Any opinions would be welcome. Most of the reviews online seem to say the 787 premium economy seat is not worth the cash price... Doesn't seem to be many opinions re the points value, which seems to be set at roughly 70-75% of J points cost.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 66
IMHO - PE is/was a much better experience than Economy. It’s not as good as biz (of course). Depends on how many points you’ve got to burn, and how keen you are to get out of economy...
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
I buy PE sale seats when on offer and they just had one. I do upgrades to it but be wary of points cost. Buy a flexible economy fare and you earn more points as well as fewer points for upgrade and you are higher up the queue but really need to be gold to have a real upgrade chance.
By the way PE is quite comfy on the 787 but not worth the full price.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
FYI: AusBT reviews of Qantas' Boeing 787 premium economy:
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 24 Aug 2018
Total posts 31
To maximise your PE experience, try and book a forward bulkhead seat in the PE cabin. In full recline and with FA staff providing ottomans, you will be able to fully stretch your legs ( unless 2 m+) Currently it seems near impossible to get an upgrade to J on the B787 if in silver given the dearth of J class seats on that type ( unlike the good old A380)
Yes the lack of seats on 787 routes (such as MEL - SFO) is a real drawback when trying to book rewards. Still, better than a 737 I guess. A380 is definitely my favourite... If only they had the same oxygen as 787s...
Member since 08 Jul 2017
Total posts 8
I recently flew virgin to lax and lhr, booked ecomony and upgraded the flights with cash to premium on all sectors. Huge difference and not crazy dear per sector Economy x might be an option if you just want extra legroom. Have done QF business 787, not a huge amount of room for your feet when laying down.
Member since 01 Apr 2018
Total posts 2
Recently flew PE on LHR- PER , bid for an upgrade from Y and got the bulkhead seat . Definitely worth points upgrade , only 20,000 points . Crew were excellent as well , very good service Business cabin was full , PE had a few crew deadheading or on staff travel. Much better seats than old PE on A380 / 747 .
Member since 05 Dec 2018
Total posts 92
Wow that is a great deal, for such a long flight.
Member since 14 Jan 2015
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 16
My last 2 flights I have tried to upgrade from Flexible economy to Business (I'm Gold) but have only managed to get into Premium Economy due to full flights. I have to say I have been very impressed. Sure it is not business class standard but for a small use of points, very comfortable with better service, well worth it.
Member since 03 Jul 2018
Recent flight from SIN to MEL on QF A380 PE - very good experience. The seats were comfortable and I slept like a log. Really nice food, wine and very attentive FA's. They made sure that everyone in PE were taken care off.
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