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Qantas First Class "Nothing more than a premium business class"

Austman

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Has that got anything in common with 'cutlery you eat in air meals with'?
If it's designed by a designer it perhaps does?

Up to you if you like it or not. But the man IMO has designer status:


"In 2005, he was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the year."

 

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We could do with some new flatware at home maybe I should start collecting it (not likely, only kidding) however the office flatware goes missing on a regular basis. :(:confused::rolleyes:
Next thing we will see you offering Qantas cutlery as your next giveaway. Speaking of which please let us know when you score an unwanted new F Qatar women’s kit. I could do with one of those cross bodies
 

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It's David Caon now for the onboard product, isn't it?
All my latest QF J class flights have had the Marc Newson cutlery still. But David Caon glassware. And the MN cutlery was still in the J and F lounges.

I guess it's changing...

I wonder if the OP disliked Marc Newson or disliked David Caon?
 
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Has been a while since on a Qantas F flight. Cant remember if you get real salt and pepper ? 20190421_203708.jpg
 

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If it's designed by a designer it perhaps does?

Up to you if you like it or not. But the man IMO has designer status:


"In 2005, he was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the year."
Can anyone name any of the 100 in 2005 without looking? I don’t think he was invited by Apple to design any of their stuff

BTW the previous Noritake designed QF cutlery (like most Name dropped designer QF stuff) can be bought off eBay for a nominal sum. You don’t even have to waste QF points.
 
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Next thing we will see you offering Qantas cutlery as your next giveaway.
I do not think so, I dislike it at the best of times and if I was that way inclined (posted up thread in jest) I would just put it in the bin.

Speaking of which please let us know when you score an unwanted new F Qatar women’s kit. I could do with one of those cross bodies
I have no plans to fly QR any time soon I am back on the JL, BA and CX plan, if I put MrsM or MissM on QR you will be the first to know.
 

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I do not think so, I dislike it at the best of times and if I was that way inclined (posted up thread in jest) I would just put it in the bin.
As was my post about taking them. :)


On Qatar the salt and pepper in J comes in tiny grinders. Even on Sri Lanka airlines the s&p is in tiny ceramic pots.
 

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If it's designed by a designer it perhaps does?

Up to you if you like it or not. But the man IMO has designer status.

"In 2005, he was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the year."
I just want to eat my dinner. Does 'designer' cutlery designed by an a Time magazine FF influence bod make it taste better?

Who takes any notice of Time magazine these days anyway? :rolleyes:

And do you honestly think the name on the label was the one toiling for weeks on the design board? His creation? Or just an object franchised via multiple channels? Like nearly all this 'designer' stuff?

Just like his 'designer salads' on QF - a small bowl of green leaves. Just pathetic that anyone would take any notice of the Fred Perry name ( credit @TonyHancock )
 

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Does 'designer' cutlery designed by an a Time magazine FF influence bod make it taste better?
You totally missed the point.

The OP complained, quite bitterly, that QF J/F-class and lounge cutlery was worse than most Y-class cutlery.

I agree the food tastes the same.

Take a look at their cutlery -both the lounge and first class they use cheap metal forks,knives etc -most airline serve better in Y class
I think whether the cutlery fits the description of "most airline serve better in Y class" is a matter of personal taste rather than of cheapness.

Just like his 'designer salads' on QF - a small bowl of green leaves.
But ummm that's not Marc or David... (the designers). That's Neil. :)
 
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I just want to eat my dinner. Does 'designer' cutlery designed by an a Time magazine FF influence bod make it taste better?

Who takes any notice of Time magazine these days anyway? :rolleyes:

And do you honestly think the name on the label was the one toiling for weeks on the design board? His creation? Or just an object franchised via multiple channels? Like nearly all this 'designer' stuff?

Just like his 'designer salads' on QF - a small bowl of green leaves. Just pathetic that anyone would take any notice of the Fred Perry name ( credit @TonyHancock )
I want to like this post a thousand times.

I just want a half decent meal when I fly, I don't care who the current trending chef is or what the latest fad in cutlery design is. What I don't want to be doing is using inflight wifi to google whatever trendy slop the airlines believe make them look like they are performing in an episode of Masterchef.
 

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Before F/J meals are served on the designer crockery, they come in alfoil containers before being put together/reheated by the cabin crew.

I really think the expectations are too high/unrealistic.

Neil/Fred would not serve reheated meals from his restaurants but is happy to name drop airplane food.

When an airline gets a M*, I’ll start taking notice.

Remember folks, WF does not sell First Class, just “First”.
 

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they come in alfoil containers before being put together/reheated by the cabin crew.
And I've rarely had one of them, even when flying in some of the world's best F-class cabins, that beats the $12 lunch specials that I can buy around the corner from where I live.
 

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And I've rarely had one of them, even when flying in some of the world's best F-class cabins, that beats the $12 lunch specials that I can buy around the corner from where I live.
No F passenger should see what goes on in the Galley , but alfoil they are. One would hope that the $12 specials would be no match.

Never p*** off a F/J FA, they can mess with your food.
 

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Interesting the takes on QF 1st and business.. Have flown QF business A330 and and the 787, I found it to be comfortable without being over the top (both new suites). Emirates business was less private, the 2-2-2 setup wasn't the best for access to the window seat, but they still had the mercedes pickup beforehand. Air New Zealand business was interesting with the herringbone setup, comfortable and well appointed, but not as private as QF.

I haven't experienced QF 1st yet and will probably give it a miss, as I usually use points and find the fees over the top.

Flew BA 1st Sydney to Singapore on the 787 and found it to be cosy, but very comfortable, good food and nice cabin crew. It allowed me to use QF 1st lounge in Sydney, which was fantastic and from the sounds of it, better than Melbourne. Great food and the massage in the rainforest room was welcome.

I also had the chance to fly Etihad from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne A380 in 1st. Now that was what I had imagined first to be. Check in had our own entrance, was greeted and sat in comfort while tickets were printed, our own immigration officer and straight in the lounge. The Abu Dhabi lounge was luxury, open kitchen where you could ask the chef to tweak any menu option and a cognac and cigar room as well as quiet rooms. Much smaller than Emirates in Dubai from the sounds of it, but fantastic. Huge enclosed cabin onboard, enough for 3 people to sit with me should I feel the need. Onboard chef, he came in before takeoff and discussed the menu. Lounge in behind first class and wifi for the entire trip. Onboard shower and meals at any time during the trip. Impressive. Good availability for points use, had to use AA points though.
 

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You totally missed the point
No, I didn't. I was making my own. ;)

But ummm that's not Marc or David... (the designers). That's Neil. :)
What happened to Fred (Perry)?

You may gather that I couldn't care a rat's bottom about Marc or Neil or Trixie-poos or Elvis, or whatever 'name' Qantas has purchased the licence to use in their marketing. The salads are still a just small bowl of green leaves, no matter who has designed them.
 

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Have flown EK first..not my cup of tea
Have flown QF F a few times
The flight crews have all had different attitudes and styles.
First trip we took ....always someone around. I like to settle in and have an occasional 'do you need anything '
Most of the trips we have had relatively good service (actually most of the time really enjoyed the food as well )
About to try JAL first so that will be interesting
I realise Q isn't the best however regardless one company is never going to satisfy 100% of its client base
Going to try BA 1st next year (advice of a friendly AFF person )
On costs we have also purchased two first class tickets cheaper than 2 business class.
On travelling we love the ride as well as the destination be it flight or train :)
While it’s hard to satisfy 100% of the pax, I suspect some airlines like JL and SQ manage to come very close. I’m longing for the day QF will be anywhere near that level.

Regarding your friend who advised to book BA F, I hope they were joking. If there is one product worse than QF F...
 

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