Qantas Dreamliner to Perth

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Rod H

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wdeguara. By the time ET staff worked out the restrictions and border closure details for each State it would all have changed again such is the volatility of Covid and the differing thoughts of State Premiers of just how to try and control this bug. Nice thought but it would need updating daily if not several times daily.

One thing and one thing only will allow some sort of normality to return and that is vaccinations for all.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

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If you're Plat or Gold don't bother wasting points upgrading to J. If you choose 787 flights you will have access to premium economy which is more than enough for a day flight-probably even better than J on the 737 for that matter - without the cost(and terrible noise that is the 737 and Boeing planes in general).

PS if you're Gold you will only have access to last row in premium.

Chris Chamberlin

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Originally Posted by Rod H

wdeguara. By the time ET staff worked out the restrictions and border closure details for each State it would all have changed again such is the volatility of Covid and the differing thoughts of State Premiers of just how to try and control this bug. Nice thought but it would need updating daily if not several times daily.

One thing and one thing only will allow some sort of normality to return and that is vaccinations for all.

You're very right about that - in the lead up to Christmas holidays last year, I published a list of where travellers from each state and territory could visit, alongside the paperwork they'd need to complete both for their arrival, and their return home.

Within hours of publishing, the advice changed - and then changed again the same day, and then once again the following morning, so it's not really feasible for us to keep a published, up-to-date list.

That said, I tend to share updates for QLD travellers via my personal Twitter (often before QLD Health or the QLD Premier tweet the formal announcement – most recently, that a QLD 'hotspot' was coming for Victoria about 16 hours before it was announced), but monitoring travel restrictions these days is a full-time job in itself, so I personally focus on my own backyard in that regard.

Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at Jul 16, 2021, 10:56 AM.

Rod H

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Chris. This whole border issue is an absolute shambles even the Premiers don't know don't seem to know just how and when it should be applied. It's a dreadful mess in NSW when one considers that Gladys has told everyone to stay home unless it's for an urgent/ essential reason yet some upmarket retail stores remain open and have lots of shoppers in them. Obviously buying that " essential handbag ".Unfortunately for the Domestic Airlines this is not a very good time to risk flying Interstate.

The only safe travel seems to be OK within each State and that's lucky for Queenslanders who have plenty of nice warm destinations to go to within the State.

I feel so sorry for those affected by the blatant disregard for Covid safe practices by just a very small minority which has caused nearly all if not all of the current outbreaks.

Until the vast majority of Australians are vaccinated border closures will remain just like they are, Volatile, unpredictable and changeable by the minute.

Dan22

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Member since 07 Aug 2013

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Would anyone know if/how frequently QF are switching their aircraft and downsizing to B737s on routes where A330s/B787s scheduled.

Fly Dave

Member since 23 Jul 2021

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I flew Dreamliner Mel to per. Nothing like QF used to be, pre COVID. Staff inattentive, poor service, they seemed to be disinterested and over being on the flight. Happy to get together in the galley and socialise with each other but. Not a good look when so many happy and great Qantas staff have been stood down.

bgs001127

Member since 12 Aug 2019

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Off topic maybe, but I can’t wait for these border lockdowns to be a bad memory…

John Phelan

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Originally Posted by Joe

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.

Have you actually done PER-LHR on the 787?

lucky65

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Member since 07 Oct 2013

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We have ended up the dreamliner in October in business, was originally fry out of ool but flight to Syd cancelled, we used point and $ originally, QF did a straight swap, unfortunately at this stage a 737 back ....... of course if the border isn't open then more credits

C_Perth

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Yes, I have flown this flight, back in Oct 2019, upgraded to Business when I made the lowest points bid, when invited to, on a full fare economy, 1A. Not bad, wasn’t expecting it but as it takes longer to fly East-West, it helps the hours pass. I flew the 787 quite a few times in 2019 between Perth and Melbourne, enroute to San Francisco, and back again, usually economy, but I did get upgraded to Premium Economy once coming back from Melbourne to Perth due to a another PER-MEL flight being cancelled for some reason, and the 787 chokkas, very help Club staff there in Melbourne. Now Premium Economy felt a bit more gimmicky, not as relaxing as Business and everything felt explained, like you were all Business class in training flyers. Still darn comfy though...

Highly recommend the MEL - San Francisco 787 flight, it was fast, usually ahead of schedule with strong tail winds over the Pacific.

Hope it is all good one day.

Back to the question, yes, hey it’s pretty comfy, aircrew were great, but if you have breakfast in the Club beforehand you can then skip the meal on board, but hey, sometimes you want to have second breakfast if you are on Perth time still.


Rod H

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Surely there must be some of our fellow travellers who have flown on the B787 recently or is it not being used as much Transcontinental by QF as we thought.

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