Business Class Flight Reviews
Flying in Business Class is the sweet spot at when it comes to redeeming points—it is the best combination of value and comfort. Redeeming points for First Class travel can be really fun but Business Class comfort is usually good enough for most trips—arriving rested and feeling sane is a good thing, and well worth saving your points for.
This flight can be easily booked with points or upgraded with cash and is a comfortable way to fly within Asia but perhaps not from Perth.
With this level of luxury, you may wonder if you are on a plane at all.
We have roadtested Etihad’s A380 flagship Business Class—and it is excellent. Travellers in Australia have several options to access Etihad flights with points, and it is worth well aiming for.
Malaysia Airlines’ relatively modern A330 Business Class from Kuala Lumpur features on most of their routes to Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
You’ll find Qatar Airways Airbus A332 aircraft on a number of Qatar’s lower traffic routes. As one of the older aircraft types in their fleet, it’s not an experience to seek out but if using your points to fly with Qatar to a specific city you may find yourself one of these planes. Here’s what to expect.
How does this product stack up against Qantas and Cathay Pacific’s Business Class offerings?
Which one of these airlines wins on seat comfort, food and service?
Greg’s experience of Air Canada’s 767 from Vancouver to Toronto, and how he used 20,000 KrisFlyer miles to make the booking.
A solid alternative to transiting through the US West Coast, with a comfortable seat, delicious food and friendly service. Plus, how to use MileagePlus, LifeMiles or KrisFlyer miles to redeem a seat.
A comfortable lie-flat seat and great catering with professionalism of the crew needing to be improved. A good use of Qantas Points and Asia Miles.
Read why I gave Qantas’ newest plane a five-star rating on my flight from Melbourne to Perth. I explain how this seat differs from the A330 one, and how to use your Qantas Points, Asia Miles and other points currencies to make a redemption.
KrisFlyer miles and Velocity points are easily accessible to most people, so a flight in Business Class on Singapore Airlines is a great reward to aim for, especially if you have received a hefty sign-up bonus from an associated credit card.
An industry-leading product, you’ll get a very comfortable bed with direct aisle access and a private seat, excellent customer service and great entertainment. This aircraft is increasingly being deployed on routes like Melbourne, Brisbane, Rome and Barcelona.
This is a competent Business Class product worth redeeming your Velocity points or KrisFlyer miles for, but there is room for improvement (literally) in the seat.
Velocity members can use their points on these flights but is it worth it? Here is what to expect from the seat, cabin crew and dining options onboard a Delta First Class flight within the US.
The oneworld carrier sets the bar with fantastic service, a comfortable lie-flat seat and premium dining options. A great choice for using your Qantas Points or Asia Miles.
Qantas’ 737 Business Class is a key points redemption opportunity for longer domestic and short-haul international flights. Here’s our overview of what to expect onboard.
The number of Qantas A330s with their reconfigured Business Class has been slowly growing since its introduction in late 2014. We look at how to redeem points to fly in it, and what to expect.
Virgin Australia’s 737 Business Class is a key points redemption opportunity for longer domestic and short-haul international flights. Here’s our overview of what to expect onboard.
Spain’s flag carrier offers an average product, with a comfortable enough seat and service with a smile but bland food and slow wifi.
An exceptionally enjoyable and great value experience, Virgin Australia pulls out all the stops on routes lucky enough to carry the Airbus A330 ‘The Business’ cabin.
A six-hour journey across to New Zealand with all the extras you’d expect from a Qantas long-haul international flight. A great use of points to get a five-star experience.
We look at what to expect from Jetstar’s 787 Business Class between Cairns and Osaka – a serviceable way to get to Japan in relative comfort.
Cathay Pacific’s Business Class was comfortable, with good service and food – and on this trip I got to check out both of their different regional and long-haul Business Class seats.
LATAM’s Trans-Tasman service offers good value for paid Business fares on this relatively short international flight, but with long-haul grade cabins. In this overview we look at how how to use points or find good deals for LATAM flights across the Tasman.
This is the same cabin Qatar Airways flies to Doha from Melbourne (until June 2017) and Perth. We give it a four-star rating for its comfortable seat and bed, excellent food and drink offerings, and spaciousness of the cabin; at times unfriendly and spotty customer service, and a frustrating IFE and remote control let this flight down.
We size up Virgin America’s First Class cabin and explain how to redeem Velocity Points and KrisFlyer Miles for Virgin America flights. Virgin Australia’s sister airline is towards the top of US domestic airlines.
American Airlines is a key Qantas redemption partner, and I used points on one of American’s flights across the Atlantic to London earlier this year.
I tried out one of Qantas’ shortest Business Class flights and their Boeing 717 jet between Sydney and Canberra. Is it worth redeeming points for? You can probably guess the answer…
Air Canada Business Class Vancouver to New York AC548 and Vancouver Business Class Maple Leaf Lounge Review
Flying from West to East Coast with Air Canada in Business Class, and a look at how to book this route or flight using points yourself.
Virgin Australia’s “The Business” on their A330 fleet offers a level of space and service that’s a cut above what you’ll find with most other airlines for domestic flights around the world. Here’s our overview guide of what to expect (or aspire to!) when travelling in Virgin Australia’s A330 Business Class.
Qantas ageing Boeing 747 fleet sport a refurbished Business Class cabin, but is still behind their competitors for comfort and space. I had the chance to check it out with my family on their newest route, Sydney to San Francisco.
With a need to be in Melbourne late last year for work, and spend a full day in the city I was hunting for an early morning flight. With a 6.30am departure VA804 wouldn’t have […]
Emirates Business Class A380 and Emirates Melbourne Business Class Lounge Review – EK406 Melbourne to Auckland
I have always loved to travel but had never really aspired to achieve status with any one airline, rather preferring to grab the cheapest flight available. That all changed in the last year from having […]
This review is by Lachlan, a digital marketer, blogger and avid traveller. We haven’t run a review of the new Qantas A330 on a long-haul international route yet, so enjoy! Recently I returned from south […]
This take on Virgin Australia’s new Business Class is from Point Hacks contributor Immanuel Debeer (Manny). My take on the same cabin is coming soon, after having done a short Sydney to Melbourne hop a […]
As many of you would know, Qantas has slowly been refurbishing it’s large feet of Airbus A330 aircraft with their new Business Class seating – and it was about time I checked it out. Qantas […]
Earlier this year I was in New Zealand for a conference, and wanting to fly a new airline back to Sydney I decided to fly in Emirates Business Class on their 777-300ER service from Christchurch […]
After enjoying my Air New Zealand Premium Economy experience on the way over to Auckland, I was excited to check out their long-haul Business Class product. Air New Zealand are renowned for not releasing any […]
After spending the weeked in Singapore at the Grand Prix, it was time for Zoe (my daughter) and I to head back to Sydney. We were originally booked on a 12.45am departure from Singapore on […]
Just a couple of weeks ago now I picked up a relatively last minute award booking on Singapore Airlines to head up to the Singapore Grand Prix with my 4 year old daughter, Zoe, tagging […]
I’m currently nearly through my year of Qantas Platinum status, which gives you access to Qantas First Class lounges when departing from international terminals at Sydney and Melbourne. I won’t retain Platinum – so I’ve […]
Earlier this year my family decided to spend around 10 days in Fiji – with the majority of the break booked using points. We flew over in Fiji Airways Business Class, stayed at the Sheraton […]
It might seem like I travel a lot, but in reality, I get a couple of long-haul trips in each year – sometimes to Hong Kong, for work, or maybe to Europe to visit family. […]
The last leg on our European trip was to head from Paris Charles de Gaulle, to Kuala Lumpur, and onto Sydney in Malaysia Airlines Business Class – once again with the two kids in tow, […]
My focus for this flight was to stay sane and comfortable whilst travelling with my family – my partner and our two daughters, aged 3 years and 3 months. Hong Kong to London in Cathay […]
Earlier this week I was offered the chance to fly to Melbourne, have lunch at a winery in the Yarra Valley, and drive Infiniti’s new Q50 Sedan for a couple of hours – no wine […]
Qantas 747 Business Class review (with children) - QF127 Sydney to Hong Kong - on the 747 Upper Deck with two kids
I’ve flown Qantas QF127 to Hong Kong for work several times over the last couple of years, but travelling with my other half, new baby and 3-year-old was quite a different experience – I was […]
A lot of my travel in the last 18 months has been up to Hong Kong, and another trip earlier this year was no different with a couple of days only in the city. I […]
Virgin Australia A330 Coast-to-Coast Domestic Business Class Review - Sydney to Perth return on VA551 and VA558
Virgin Australia markets their A330 ‘coast to coast’ service between the East and West coasts of Australia as their flagship domestic Business Class offering – a cut above the service and space on their shorter domestic flights.
As I wrote in my earlier post, I was in NZ for a conference for a few days and needed a return flight back to Sydney. Given a late booking and the need to earn […]
The research and booking of this flight should have been straightforward, but ultimately proved to be a royal pain. A one way Business Class flight at the lower Enrich miles level comes in at 34,000 […]
This review is a long time coming. I’ve been up to Hong Kong four times this year, and felt like I was going a bit HKG mad with various reviews and posts, so I have […]
I’ve travelled up to Hong Kong from Sydney 3 times in the first half of this year. Two of those trips I’ve picked CX162, which departs Sydney around 11am, arriving in Hong Kong at around […]
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 […]
I normally wouldn’t write a review about a quick Melbourne – Sydney domestic flight. As one of the busiest routes in the world, and at an hour or so long, it’s never going to be […]
Qantas A330 International Business Class Review - QF141, QF25 and QF107 Sydney to New York (via Auckland & Los Angeles)
I was recently given the opportunity to go to a conference in New York in early December. The event was only announced a month before it was on, and I knew it was something I […]
Research & Booking Getting back over to Asia and onto Australia from Europe was only possible in Business on points by departing from Frankfurt on QF6. QF5 (to Frankfurt) and QF6 (from Frankfurt) is Qantas’ […]
Ever since I can remember, I’ve gotten super-tense for early morning departures of any kind. It’s something I’m slowly getting better at, but this morning was no different – I reckon I was operating on […]
British Airways 747 Business Class Review - BA178 New York JFK to London LHR with kids in Club World
Our experience on BA was actually pretty bad, given how great Qantas were for the rest of our journey. I’ll come to that in due course, but first, a few notes on how this was […]
This trip was taken in December 2009. I’d had the Sydney to Frankfurt leg booked for ages as a reward flight – there was no reward availability through to London as it was so close […]