Hong Kong – January 2012

Qantas A380 Business Class review – QF128 Hong Kong to Sydney

Qantas A380 Business Class review - QF128 Hong Kong to Sydney | Point Hacks

I was originally booked into Qantas Premium Economy as per my outbound ticket, and was considering burning 25,000 Qantas points on a upgrade to Business to maximise sleep opportunities on this overnight flight.

As luck would have it, on rechecking my seat assignment on the morning of the flight, I was no longer shown in my previously allocated exit row Premium Economy seat, but rather had been bumped up to the nice high number of 13K.

Yep, my first upgrade on Qantas had come through just at the right time. I figured Economy and Premium must have been oversold due to the end of the Chinese New Year Holidays, and my luck was in. Continue reading…

Qantas’ (old) Hong Kong International Business Class Lounge Review – Hong Kong Airport

Qantas' (old) Hong Kong International Business Class Lounge Review - Hong Kong Airport | Point Hacks

Note that the Qantas Hong Kong lounge has now been full refurbished. This review is kept for archive purposes…

Before spending some time in The Wing, one of Cathay Pacific’s many Business Class lounges in Hong Kong, I scouted out the Qantas Business Lounge which is used for Qantas & British Airways departures to Melbourne, Sydney and London.

You’d be able to access this lounge if travelling with Qantas or British Airways in Business Class, or as a Qantas Club member. Given this is Cathay’s home turf, anyone with oneworld Sapphire (Qantas Gold) status or above is probably going to be better served by a Cathay lounge. Continue reading…

Qantas 747 Premium Economy Review- QF127 Sydney to Hong Kong

Qantas 747 Premium Economy Review- QF127 Sydney to Hong Kong | Point Hacks

My flight up to Hong Kong was on QF127, the daytime departure from Sydney at 11.50am. Although Qantas have recently started flying the A380 on this route, 3 days out of 7 are still operated by a 747 which was the case for this journey.

As this work trip was booked only 10 days before I was due to leave, the choice of seats was pretty minimal. I’d settled on a middle aisle seat, but the day before the flight I noticed that the seatmap had changed, and we had an aircraft swap to the 3 class 747 (with no First class) from the regular 4 class type that usually runs this route. This meant some seats opened up at the front of the cabin, but I struggled to find decent info about this particular configuration, and in the end I made a bad decision and got lumped with a bulkhead seat with no footroom. Continue reading…