Qantas Domestic Business Class - B737-800 Sydney to Hobart

Following on from my recent report on Brisbane to Sydney here is a quick rundown of the next leg, an Sydney to Hobart. This flight would be on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. There is only one Qantas service per day on this route, it operates in the early afternoon. All other services by the Qantas group on Sydney to Hobart are operated by low cost carrier, Jetstar. This short review will mostly be in pictures.

Let's start in the domestic business class lounge at Qantas' main hub, Sydney.

the bar opens at noon

comfortable seating

some nice views towards the domestic apron, a selection of cold meats and salad to go along with my coke for lunch

view from the lounge

view from the lounge, Aboriginal paint scheme on this 737

'signature' hot dish today was meatballs with rice, kinda tasty

self serve wine selection at the bar

Apple computer workstations

Qantas A380 makes it way from the maintenance area

That's enough of the lounge, now it's onto the aircraft for this 1 hour 45 minute flight to Hobart.

boarding Gate 13, we see this is a codeshare flight for Amerian and British Airways

my aircraft awaiting it's passengers

Welcome Aboard

looks like we still have a few more bags to load

leg room, not very good at just 38 inches, there is 12 seats in business

at least there is a leg and foot rest installed

welcome drink, apple juice again

We pushed back on schedule and today's flight was full with 12 out of 12 seats occupied. We were offered the standard apple juice welcome drink, suitable for a flight to the 'Apple Isle'. The taxi to runway 16R is very short so we are soon underway.

climb out

There is no PTV's on this aircraft in any class. Drop down LCD screens were used to show some light entertainment programs. We were served a light meal, there was no choice. One option only and it was cold beef with cous cous and some kind of orange and chocolate cake for dessert. I had a glass of wine with my meal.

after meal coffee

business class lavatory

The flight attendant handed out bottled water after the meal. I asked for a vodka and orange juice and it came with a couple of bags of nuts:

With a flight time of just 1 hour 40 minutes we were soon on descent and over beautiful Tasmania

nice scenery during descent

Hobart airport is pretty basic and there is no air bridges. We disembarked into the cool late afternoon air. It's about 12 degrees celsius outside.

So ends my first journey on Qantas domestic business class. Thanks for reading


  1. I can't believe that's business class! The chairs always look so big when I board a domestic flight. You're probably better off flying economy and choosing the emergency row seats.


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