This review looks at the latest Qantas Business Class (known as the “Business Suite”) on an A330-300 flight between Hong Kong and Brisbane.
My journey begins at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport where I use the priority lane to check into the red-eye flight. I make a visit to the Qantas Hong Kong Lounge after clearing airport security and immigration. I review the general layout and amenities found in the lounge, which include a Spice Temple BBQ bar and a reasonably-sized self-serve buffet area.
After boarding QF 98, I review in extensive detail the Business Suite product which in today’s aviation industry is a very competitive Business Class product. There’s a single Business Class cabin on the A330-300 with 7 rows of seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seat is reviewed prior to take-off as well as in the air, with an emphasis on the different seating positions, storage spaces, legroom, seat space, IFE, lighting and so forth. During the 9 hour flight, there are two in-flight meal services – supper (served after take-off) and a light breakfast (served before landing). Both meals are Neil Perry-inspired and served on chinaware/cutlery designed by Marc Newson. I also manage to get a good night’s rest on the comfortable lie-flat bed, which is prepared with a mattress pad, duvet and over-sized pillow.
When the plane lands in Brisbane, I collect my priority-tagged luggage and make my way to my domestic transfer.
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