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Qantas, Airbus A330-300, enterprise class, Sydney to Bangkok


THE ROUTE

Flight QF23, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

THE AIRCRAFT

Airbus A330-300, of which Qantas has 10 within the present fleet.

THE LOYALTY SCHEME

Qantas Frequent Flyer, with factors relevant on One World alliance companions.

CLASS

Enterprise class seat 3E.

DURATION

8 hours, 50 minutes. Take-off is delayed for over an hour however we catch up and land solely half-hour not on time.

CARBON EMISSIONS

2.3 tonnes. If involved about flygskam (Swedish for “flight disgrace”) you could offset emissions by way of Qantas’s Fly Carbon Impartial Program, which helps environmental applications by matching passenger contributions dollar-for-dollar.

FREQUENCY

Qantas flies from Sydney to Bangkok on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

HEALTH

The airline now not requires passengers to put on face masks. On this earlier flight, compulsory masks had been worn by all cabin crew however by seemingly lower than half the passengers.

CHECKING IN

Attributable to airport staffing shortages on the time, Qantas suggested arrival on the airport 4 hours earlier than take-off. Because it turned out, there was no delay at check-in or safety. Whereas vaccination paperwork are now not obligatory for passengers departing Australia it stays smart, relying in your abroad locations to nonetheless carry them.

THE SEAT

Enterprise class has 28 suites in a 1-2-1 format, giving every passenger direct aisle entry. The Vantage XL seat reclines to a full-flat mattress that may be fitted on request with a mattress. The seat width is a snug 23 inches (58.4cm) with a pitch of 73 inches (185.4cm) permitting loads of leg room. Seat options embrace AC energy, USB port, good noise-cancelling headphones and three-point sash seatbelt. There’s beneficiant overhead baggage stowage and ample room across the seat for private belongings. A broad fold-out desk accommodates working and eating paraphernalia.

BAGGAGE

The checked baggage allowance in enterprise class is for 2 items weighing as much as 40kg complete, plus 14kg for hand carry. In line with their membership tier Qantas Frequent Flyers from Silver to Platinum can get pleasure from greater allowances as much as a 60kg most on checked luggage.

ENTERTAINMENT

On-screen there is a passable, if not significantly adventurous cache of flicks, field units, comedies and documentaries. Movies vary from 27 present releases to artwork home and Hollywood blockbusters. However do we actually want forklift ads earlier than every exhibiting? Audiobook choices cowl fiction, biography and youngsters’ leisure, however curiously there aren’t any music choices. The standard Qantas in-flight journal is another.

SERVICE

Attentive and cheerful but unobtrusive. Meals are served scorching and trays cleared promptly. Water, gentle drinks, tea, espresso and alcohol are served on request all through the flight, together with gentle snacks. No duty-free gross sales. Persistently clear bogs.

FOOD

The cocktail trolly rolls out as quickly as practicable after take-off. An excellent G’n’T precedes the Qantas Sommelier lunch number of Australian, New Zealand and French wines. My principal course of Humpty Doo barramundi with greens is near-perfect in each portion and style, and is adopted by a Maggie Beer chocolate ice-cream chaser. Ninety minutes earlier than touchdown a tasty spinach and fetta quiche snack arrives.

ONE MORE THING

Cabin crew and floor employees at each level from check-in by way of to landing labored very diligently, as if to distance themselves from the corporate’s picture points.

VERDICT

The flight is comfy and uncomplicated; briefly, a pleasure.

OUR RATING OUT OF FIVE

★★★★½ 

The author travelled courtesy of 4 Seasons Bangkok Lodge at Chao Phraya and acquired an improve from Qantas.

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