Recently we flew with Qantas from Melbourne to Bali on board their 737 in Business. The business class flight is a great option if you would like to boost your status credits (to Bali in Business class is 240 status credits) or if you would like a little more comfort during your flight.
Before starting our journey to Bali we stopped into the Qantas First Class lounge at Melbourne Airport. We arrived at 3pm before our 1650 departure to find the that the lounge was nearly empty with most long haul flights already departed for the day.
The lounge is separated into different zones with a focus on relaxation and catering for different travellers from solo to groups, with seats either arranged facing each other or focused around televisions for entertainment.
Travelling with children it is often difficult to find them something to eat before the flight but the Qantas lounge has an excellent children's menu. The food was fresh, simple and delicious, the salt and pepper squid was a real highlight.
Despite travelling on a 737, the service was international-grade rather than domestic there was a large pillow, thick blanket, amenity kit and a full-service offering with a menu akin to any Qantas flight to other Asian countries. The flight staff were also very friendly and accommodating, regularly coming around to see if there was anything we needed.
During the flight, we opted for the Thai beef salad to start followed by the Gnocchi for the main meal. Both meals were presented nicely and tasted even better!
The seat which was not a flatbed but a business class recliner was very comfortable for the 6 hour flying time and had a good amount of leg room.
We arrived in Bali without any fuss feeling relaxed and ready for our holiday. Whilst it is a basic business class it is refreshing to have the choice of a bit of luxury for flights to Bali, rather than being stuck flying on other low cost carries like Jetstar.
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