Jet Airways takes Australia-India business class trips fully-flat

By Chris Chamberlin , May 17 2016
Jet Airways takes Australia-India business class trips fully-flat

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.

AusBT review: Qantas Airbus A330 Business Suite business class

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.

Also read: Air India Boeing 787 business class review, Melbourne-Delhi

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

Total posts 513

This is a welcome upgrade for me since I have to visit the region few times a year.

QFF

12 Apr 2013

Total posts 1446

1-1-1? I thought that A330 good enough for 1-2-1

The seats used by Jet Airways face much further across the cabin than typical of other layouts (rather than facing forwards), so rather than having four passengers across but a smaller number of rows, you have a higher number of rows but fewer passengers in each one. :)

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Jul 2011

Total posts 16

That was the last A330 Etihad had it on lease from Jet. Good to see Jet assigning it on SIN route. Wonder what their plans of the 4-6 777s that Etihad is returning as well.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge

01 Sep 2011

Total posts 387

with any luck QF will restart sydney-mumbai non-stop with the 787

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Sep 2015

Total posts 3

thanks goodness for that the trip to India on Jet was a cattle truck at best even in the pointy end. Might go back to this option as singpore was the only option to India from BNE with any comfort.

15 Feb 2012

Total posts 5

Air India's Dreamliner service direct to India from Melbourne is excellent. Huge flat beds, excellent food, and i think the Dreamliner does leave you pretty refreshed.


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