Business class passengers jetting to India with Qantas and Jet Airways will soon enjoy fully-flat beds on the journey via Singapore with Jet upgrading its aircraft on the Singapore-Mumbai leg from a Boeing 737 to an Airbus A330.
Outgoing are the Boeing 737’s reclining business class seats – currently in a domestic-style 2-2 configuration...
...replaced by fully-flat and international-grade business class beds on the A330s in a generous 1-1-1 layout for the 5.5-hour trek between India and The Lion City.
The design guarantees each and every pointy-end traveller direct aisle access...
... from a suite similar to what you’ll find aboard Air New Zealand’s Business Premier and Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class cabins, and lines up with many of Qantas’ flights between Australia and Singapore.
A number of those Qantas services also offer the airline’s latest Business Suites in business class, allowing you to recline before take-off and go fully-flat shortly after to maximise your rest.
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As a Qantas codeshare partner, Jet Airways flights can be booked via the Qantas website on QF flight numbers, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn both Qantas Points and status credits on the entire journey from Australia to Singapore and then onward to India.
Qantas Points can also be earned on Jet Airways flights taken on 9W flight numbers, although status credits in that instance aren’t included.
You’ll spot Jet Airways’ A330s zipping from Singapore to Mumbai from June 1 2016 on the nightly 9W11 (QF3951) flight, wheels-up in Singapore at 8:05pm to reach Mumbai at 11:05pm the same evening.
On the return, 9W10 (QF3956) pushes back at 9:55am for a 6:10pm arrival at Changi Airport on the same calendar day.
Jet Airways also now flies its A330s on the Singapore-Delhi route with similar timings to link-in with Qantas’ Australian schedule, which axed its own flights to Mumbai in 2012 amid souring losses at Qantas International.
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