Qantas Dreamliner to Perth

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Rod H

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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?

Racala

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Is it actually flying.. my understanding that going from Brisbane to Perth ATM is blocked to us common people.

Joe

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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.

ZQN Fan

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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.

Rod H

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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!

Last editedby Rod H at Jul 05, 2021, 12:37 PM.

hutch

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Originally Posted by Rod H

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!

Last editedby Rod H at Jul 05, 2021, 12:37 PM.
For the less aware, it is worth noting that there is a significant difference in business class seat between a QF787 and a VA737 (indeed a QF737)... it isn't just food. While neither price is appealing to me, we are all different in spending priorities.


Rod H

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hutch

Sure there is a very big difference in the seats but certainly not $2000 worth of comfort.

Rod H

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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.

Last editedby Rod H at Jul 07, 2021, 02:12 PM.

nige00160

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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.

hutch

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Originally Posted by Rod H

hutch

Sure there is a very big difference in the seats but certainly not $2000 worth of comfort.

Yes I agree... and I certainly did not advocate that is worth it. I'm just mindful that the elephant in the room, the seat, was not really raised and not everyone knows this.

Rod H

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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?


Ladtsmt

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Originally Posted by Rod H

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?

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.


Chris Chamberlin

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Originally Posted by Rod H

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?


If it weren't for WA's border restrictions (classifying QLD as "medium risk" - the same category as NSW, under which even WA residents need an exemption to return home), you'd be reading an ET review of these Brisbane-Perth 787 flights - and I'm sure, more comments from travellers, too.

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.)

Rod H

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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.

wdeguara

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Originally Posted by Chris Chamberlin

Originally Posted by Rod H

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?


If it weren't for WA's border restrictions (classifying QLD as "medium risk" - the same category as NSW, under which even WA residents need an exemption to return home), you'd be reading an ET review of these Brisbane-Perth 787 flights - and I'm sure, more comments from travellers, too.

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.)

A side-by-side comparison of the various state-based zone restriction levels sounds like a good topic for a future ET article.

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