High Flyer: Qantas Business Class on QF6
By Gary Allen | Published #69, Autumn 2017
Flight Number: QF6
Aircraft: Airbus 330-300
Route: Singapore to Sydney
Seating: Business Class
Flight Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes
Skytrax Airline Star Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Gary Allen
The A330-300 Business Suites are in a 1-2-1 layout with lie-flat seats. Each seat has direct aisle access and the paired seating has an immovable partition in between, which is great for privacy if you’re flying alone and for sleeping (especially on a night flight like this one). Qantas just does it so right. Everything is spacious and engineered to make the whole journey seamless and comfortable.
We came to Singapore on a connecting flight from Europe so checking in was no issue.
Travellers flying Business Class can access the Qantas Lounge in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport. Among the dinner offerings was seafood and Hokkien noodles, and grilled barramundi with mixed leaf and tomato salad.
Like always, the Qantas service was of an excellent standard. We were greeted by name and served a drink before take-off.
This was a late flight and I fell asleep almost immediately after take-off and missed the meal service. On Business Class international flights Qantas offers guests a selection of small dishes and main plates from a seasonal menu designed by Neil Perry. Menu items include signature dishes from Perry’s Rockpool restaurants such as prawn oil pasta with crabmeat and roasted cherry tomatoes.
There was plenty of room to stretch my legs in the spacious Business Class seats. The console next to my seat had deep pockets for storage and there was extra space under the centre console for my shoes.
The Jack Spade kit bag included an Aspar orange scented hand cream, lip balm, hydrating face moisturiser, eye mask, socks and a toothbrush.
Pyjamas or not
Yes, the signature grey Qantas pyjamas with the kangaroo logo.
I was too tired to watch any movies but hundreds of the latest films, TV programs, music and games were available via the 12.1-inch touchscreen.
Quality of headphones
Perfectly snug noise-cancelling headphones.
The bathroom was always clean and fresh throughout the flight.
In Business Class adult passengers can take up to 40 kilograms of baggage.
The Qantas Frequent Flyer rewards program gives access to the OneWorld alliance including airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, British Airways and more. Travellers accumulate points on any flight booked with Qantas or any OneWorld partner and can spend the points they’ve earned at the online Qantas store, on flights or at hotels. Points can also be accrued and used to move through the membership tiers including privileges such as priority seating and lounge access.
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Throughout the year Singapore stays true to its tropical climate, with temperatures around and above 30 degrees Celsius and with sporadic rain showers at any time of day or the year. Peak season falls in the wide range of between December and June, although in the weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year it can be hard to even get a hotel in Singapore because of the tourist traffic.