QF J class on domestic 763

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I'm interested in peoples' thoughts on flying J rather than Y from Melbourne to Perth. Other than the obvious extra space, what are the other benefits (aside from FFP) from flying J?
 
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  • business class check-in
  • extra baggage allowance
  • first off the aircraft
  • personal IFE of you score international config 763
  • better food and wine
  • less people to share the lavs with (lets not go there ...)
 

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NM said:
  • better food and wine
The last time I did a points upgrade to J they served tubs of [SIZE=-1]Connoisseur vanilla bean icre cream[/SIZE]. As a bit of an ice cream junkie this was most welcome. As I had to drive from the airport to home on arrival I did not imbibe too much of the better quality wine :(
 

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Danger said:
I'm interested in peoples' thoughts on flying J rather than Y from Melbourne to Perth.
For me any domestic flight is short enough and time passes quickly.

I would rather use the money or the FF points saved by travelling in Y for other adventures.
 

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Shano said:
The last time I did a points upgrade to J they served tubs of [SIZE=-1]Connoisseur vanilla bean icre cream[/SIZE].

Same on my last upgrade, from PER to MEL - but they ranout by the time they got to me :( Nevertheless I asked for, and received a mini magnum from down the back of the bus. And I didn't feel like any alcohol, as I'd already had far too much scotch on the previous sector down from BME!
 

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Personally for me as my domestic travel is virtually nil (5% of travel) and I only fly J int'l I actually can't face a whY seat any more so I am definitely planning to either tack my domestic flights onto a DONE4 or do a points upgrade.

I really dont want to see the back of the bus any more - its either J (or F) or simongr is in a no fly zone ;)

Edit courtesy of Dave Noble's observation that I do not wish to preclude flying in F
 
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I think that MEL - PTH is a long enough flight to use points to upgrade if you have them to spare. Anything shorter domestically is a bit of a waste. Personally, I like to use my upgrades for International flights although, I do classify flying to NZ as 'domestic' due to the short flight times.
 

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Flying Fox said:
I think that MEL - PTH is a long enough flight to use points to upgrade if you have them to spare. Anything shorter domestically is a bit of a waste. Personally, I like to use my upgrades for International flights although, I do classify flying to NZ as 'domestic' due to the short flight times.
For a 3-4 hours flight an upgrade IMHO would only be worth it if going to Dreamtime Seats or SkyBeds. Millenium Seats simply don't cut it. So in these cases you need to be travelling on 747's, 333's or 20 J Seat 763's.
 

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OK can someone explain to me the difference between the Dreamtime Seats and Millenium Seats?

Are the Dreamtime Seats the International J non-skybed seats and the Millenium Seats the domestic J seats?

And if so, other than the IFE, I thought that these two were basically the same?

Thanks
 

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Flying Fox said:
Are the Dreamtime Seats the International J non-skybed seats and the Millenium Seats the domestic J seats?
yes

Here is a photo of Dreamtime seats on a QF 767-300.. And another showing an individual seat (2A)

Here is a photo of Millennium seats on a QF 767-300
Flying Fox said:
And if so, other than the IFE, I thought that these two were basically the same?
better seat pitch on the Dreamtime seats. Also more width. Dreamtime config on 767 is 5 across (1x2x2) and Millennium seats are 6 across (2x2x2).

Dreamtimes have electric motor control for reclining functions, while Millennium seats are mechanical/pneumatic control.
 
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simongr said:
I really dont want to see the back of the bus any more - its either J (or F) or simongr is in a no fly zone ;)

Ditto for NYCguy. Y might just possibly be tolerable for a SYD-CBR sector if there is no J available, but MEL-PER I wouldn't even consider flying at the back of the bus.
 

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NYCguy said:
Y might just possibly be tolerable for a SYD-CBR sector if there is no J available, but MEL-PER I wouldn't even consider flying at the back of the bus.
An angiogram takes longer than a MEL-PER flight.
 

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JohnK said:
An angiogram takes longer than a MEL-PER flight.

I dont think I would be volunteering for one of them either...
 

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JohnK said:
An angiogram takes longer than a MEL-PER flight.
And comes with various forms of pain relief :shock: .
 

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NYCguy said:
Ditto for NYCguy. Y might just possibly be tolerable for a SYD-CBR sector if there is no J available, but MEL-PER I wouldn't even consider flying at the back of the bus.

Lightweight :) I do it all the time!
 
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