Qantas 747 Premium Economy Review- QF127 Sydney to Hong Kong

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.

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

Seat 29B. Ergh

Given that Qantas’ Premium Economy is already generous with legroom, the lack of a place to stow my feet (at the end of my stupidly long legs) was an issue, so I started scoping out other seats to move to. Fortunately, after take-off an aisle seat on the other side of the forward cabin came free so I moved over and grabbed it.

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

Seat 30G. Better!

Once we were on our way, there was little to say about this flight. Lunch was good – as expected. Lunch and drinks orders were taken and brought to seats on a tray; the food was good, and the flight was comfortable.

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review


The only bad thing was the afternoon snack – the sandwich choice had run out by the time my seat was reached, leaving me with an unappealing hot pastry which I only had 1/2 of.

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

Eggplant Pastry Snack

All up, it was a standard (good) Premium Economy flight and service from Qantas. Comfortable, nice food, and worth the premium over the back of the plane – as usual!

QF127 Menu & Wine List

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

Qantas 747 Premium Economy Cabin

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

An hour so from HKG

Sydney – Hong Kong QF127 Premium Economy review

Waiting at the Hong Kong Airport Express

Qantas 747 Premium Economy Review- QF127 Sydney to Hong Kong was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by Keith

Earn points to fly with Qantas

Qantas American Express Premium - 30,000 Qantas Points

The Qantas American Express Premium card has 30,000 bonus Qantas Points, offers 1.25 points per $ on eligible purchases and comes with 2 Qantas Club invitations each cardholder year.

  • 30,000 Qantas Points for new applicants after meeting spend requirements
  • Two free Qantas Club lounge invitations each cardholder year after first spend with Qantas
  • Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium Membership
  • Domestic and International travel insurance, plus a range of purchase protection insurances (PDS)
  • 1.25 Qantas points earned per $ spent on eligible purchases except for utilities and the ATO
  • 2.25 Qantas points on selected Qantas products and services
  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months, a one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies - maximum balance transfer is $10,000 or 70% of your approved credit limit, whichever is less
  • $249 p.a. annual fee
  • Spend $3,000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months of card ownership to trigger bonus
  • Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any Card product issued by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 18 month period are ineligible for this offer. Previous and existing bank-issued American Express companion cardholders are eligible for this offer

Find out more or apply →

Point Hacks receive a maximum of $180 per applicant for this card. More about this →