Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 245
Has anyone flown the Qantas B787 Dreamliner from Brisbane to Perth on QF941 yet?
Would be interesting to know how the service was .
Given the varying reports of late maybe someone can update us?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 May 2018
Total posts 44
Is it actually flying.. my understanding that going from Brisbane to Perth ATM is blocked to us common people.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 135
Nice plane but way too claustrophobic for PER - LHR even in J. Pass, bring back the delight that is the A380; The experience is unsurpassed and sooooooo worth the stop in SIN.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 33
Rod H - you must love the off-topic replies received to date.....one on WA's hard border and one on flying to LHR!!!
I flew the 789 to SYD in J a few weeks back and have another booked to BNE on QF940 at the end of July (borders permitting of course). Service was excellent but as already noted elsewhere I believe, there's no pre-flight drinks and no alcohol other than wine on the flight. From memory it was a one course meal with choice of breads i.e. no starter and no dessert. There were 2 choices of meal. So a pared back meal service, but better than noodles or pies on Virgin :).
Being a 789 there's no inflight wifi, but the coffee is slightly better (pod vs B737/A330 drip filter). For 5+hrs a great move by Qantas putting these birds on transcons.
ZQN Fan. Thanks for your reply.
Just did an online fare comparison with VA for BNE- PER 30July , PER-BNE 13 August and came up with:
QF B787 Dreamliner Business return $4800
VA B737 Business return $2200
Difference = $2600
That's' one hell of a difference!!!!!!!
Not even the B787 nor QF's better service is worth that much of a difference.
Might have given QF a go but no way known given the price compared to VA.
$2600 buys a hell of lot of gourmet pies or a very good meal before departure so goodbye QF and hello VA for me!
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 768
Originally Posted by Rod H
Sure there is a very big difference in the seats but certainly not $2000 worth of comfort.
Maybe Racala is correct in that there are no flights to Perth from Brisbane ATM with the B787 or are flights blocked completely?
This would answer the no replies from anyone who has flown BNE- PER on the B787.
Member since 07 Jan 2016
Total posts 58
I think you'll find the 787 flying QF941 (BNE > PER) as well as the return leg QF940 pretty much every day apart from Tuesday at the moment.
If the 787 is flying most days then surely someone from this Community would have travelled on the flights and be able to report on the standard of the service as it is now?
Member since 23 Jul 2017
Total posts 18
I flew A330 (or was it A350) PER-BNE on the night flight. Quite comfortable in the lie-back chairs and the service was good.
Slightly off track - unfortunately, in the long gone days, I flew on the Boeing 787 BNE-LAX-BNE several times. Not good experiences. Guess I was spoilt after flying on the Queen for so many years. After those flights, I'm glad the flight to Brisbane wasn't on a 787.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Hopefully those WA restrictions ease over the next few weeks, particularly as Brisbane is no longer in lockdown.
(For those unfamiliar with WA's border settings, "medium risk" is kind of like a Queensland "hotspot" and more restrictive than Victoria's "red zone", while "low risk" is then akin to Victoria's "red zone" in that you need to self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival. Only WA's "very low risk" category (which matches Victoria's "green zone") allows 'normal' travel to take place, without two weeks of isolation.)
Hi Chris. I completely understand your reasoning re an ET review of the 787 BNE-PER flights and hopefully you will be able to do a review before very much longer.
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Member since 06 Apr 2012
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