Business class choice: Qantas Boeing 737-800 or Jetstar Beoing 787-8?

By Randomtraveller | Jan 16, 2018, 12:41 PM
Hi guys,

Would like to know your thoughts on choosing between Qantas 737 business class or Jetstar 787 business class from Sydney to Bali.

The seat pitch looks to be the same at 38 inches. Qantas might have better service but 787 is really quite while flying.

I don't think we will take garuda indonesia although it has better seats.
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By daniesut | Jan 16, 2018, 12:54 PM
I do this trip a few times a year, and tried the 737 on the last one, rather than the dreamliner, I know its jetstar, but you cant beat the 787, much more comfortable - seats are almost identical, bigger space, IFE is better - more selection, food & service on Jetstar is well...Jetstar?!?, but not that bad - 6 hours on a 737 is longer than you want!

Last note, the Dreamliners from MEL or SYD on the Bali run are always late, in both directions....keep in mind


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By Oneworldflyer | Jan 16, 2018, 01:24 PM
Also worth noting - if you are P or P1 the first 3 rows in economy have the middle seat row blocked which guarantees extra space. The seat-map displays a 2x2 configuration but in reality there is a middle seat blocked and not displayed on the seat-map.
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By aklrunway | Jan 16, 2018, 05:43 PM

I do this trip a few times a year, and tried the 737 on the last one, rather than the dreamliner, I know its jetstar, but you cant beat the 787, much more comfortable - seats are almost identical, bigger space, IFE is better - more selection, food & service on Jetstar is well...Jetstar?!?, but not that bad - 6 hours on a 737 is longer than you want!


Last note, the Dreamliners from MEL or SYD on the Bali run are always late, in both directions....keep in mind


I've never had a delay on MEL/DPS, BNE/DPS or back. In fact they've always been early or perfectly on time.


Thank said, Jetstar Business Class is a pretty decent product and one that I've always enjoyed. Their wine selection is fantastic too

Last edited by aklrunway at Jan 16, 2018, 07.56 PM.
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By davar98 | Jan 16, 2018, 05:48 PM
Go Garuda is my advice. Reverse herringbone in business. Especially good on the DPS - SYD red-eye. Got a good 6 hours sleep, and off to work the next day. Did the daytime flight over in economy, and it was perfectly fine.
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By Steve987 | Jan 16, 2018, 07:29 PM
JQ by a considerable margin.
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By DanV | Jan 16, 2018, 09:22 PM
JQ by a long way. Just the feel of the widebody, even by LCC's J (really Premium Y) standards.
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By Lps988 | Jan 17, 2018, 10:00 AM

Again agreeing with the masses, JQ all day.

I think being in the larger plane for 5-6 hours is considerably more comfortable and spacious. Another big plus for me is the separate cabin, it does feel a lot more private.

In addition the service I’ve found with JQ to be quite good, before my bum even hit the seat I had a glass of sparkling in my hands and the meal was a perfectly roasted duck leg.

So really no complaints for the $

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By Covvers | Jan 23, 2018, 07:12 PM
I think the better advice, to be honest, would be to give Bali a miss altogether!
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