QF J class on domestic 763

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  1. Danger

    Danger Senior Member

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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?
     

  2. NM

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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 ...)
     
  3. Shano

    Shano Established Member

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    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 :(
     
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    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.
     
  5. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    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!
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    #6 simongr, Feb 23, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2007
    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
     
  7. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    No upgrades to first for you any more :p

    Dave
     
  8. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox Established Member

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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.
     
  9. serfty

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    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.
     
  10. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox Established Member

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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
     
  11. Flashback

    Flashback Senior Member

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  12. NM

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    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
    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.
     
  13. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox Established Member

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    Great, thanks for clearing that up.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    An angiogram takes longer than a MEL-PER flight.
     
  16. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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

    NM
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    And comes with various forms of pain relief :shock: .
     
  18. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Lightweight :) I do it all the time!
     
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