Hong Kong – September 2014

Qantas (old) 747 First Class Review – QF128 Hong Kong to Sydney

I was booked in Business Class for my return from Hong Kong to Sydney, but decided that given the old 747’s that used to ply this route only offered the angled-flat Skybed Mk 1 seat, that I’d spend 25,000 points on an upgrade to First which at least offered a flat bed for the overnight flight home.

The upgrade was confirmed earlier in the day of travel, and after leaving the new Qantas Hong Kong lounge, I headed to board and fly back to Sydney on one of Qantas old 747’s that hadn’t yet been through their refurbishment program.

This is just a quick review with a handful of pictures – I have previously flown this route and done the same in the past, upgrading to improve the overnight flight home for a better night’s sleep, and I find it well worth the 25,000 Qantas Points as a result. Continue reading…

Qantas International Lounge Hong Kong overview

After a couple of days in Hong Kong, I was heading back to Sydney on Qantas, and had my first opportunity to sample the relatively new Qantas Hong Kong lounge.

I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Cathay Pacific’s The Wing (Business and First Class) and The Cabin lounges, which are all excellent, and a cut above the old Qantas Lounge in Hong Kong. Given the newness (and difference in ‘concept’) of Qantas’ lounge I was keen to check it out.

Qantas operate a mixed First & Business lounge to service their daily flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, with some table-service dining options and manned bar – and to be honest, the lounge is a massive improvement over the Sydney and Melbourne International Business Class lounges which would get more traffic. Continue reading…