Flight Review: QH89 MEL-SGN on Bamboo Airways Business Class

Bamboo Airways first flew into Melbourne in Feb 2022. It operates the 787 Dreamliner and currently has two weekly return flights leaving Melbourne on Sun and Thu.

Check-in at Melbourne Airport was quick and easy. There was a dedicated business class line and your bags are tagged priority which is a nice option to have. Bamboo Airlines market themselves as a ‘hybrid’ model where they combine both traditional and low-cost models into pricing their economy class tickets. Bamboo’s business class has also one of the more generous baggage allowance at 65kg when flying between Australia and Vietnam.

The business class are arranged in a 1-2-1 arrangement. All passengers have aisle access. After boarding, I get a welcome drink and a hot towel. I was also given an amenity kit as well as slippers.

Unfortunately, the headphones do not have noise cancelling feature but the blanket was made of some velvety material and feels so soft and comfortable to touch. One of the best blankets I ever had on a business class.

MEALS

Meal options were presented on an iPad. The drinks option looked bare minimum but when i asked for a diet coke, they actually carried that! I guess you just have to ask.

Meals out of Melbourne was pretty good. I enjoyed them and remember to order the Vietnamese drip coffee. They are the best coffee you can get high up 30,000ft. No others can compete.

They also offered me a black coffee-like drink which I find it rather odd at first but then shortly it left a very pleasant taste on my palate and i started to enjoy it. I found the name of the drink while flipping through the in-flight magazine.

SUMMARY

Bamboo Airways is going to give Jetstar Business Class a run for the money. Bamboo’s Business Class, is a full service product that comes with lie flat bed and everything you can expect of a business class. Service was fine, not exceptional, but good enough. The only gripe i had was the lack of storage space in the seat to put my small bag and phone. For the fraction of the price i paid for Business Class on Bamboo vs JQ and QF, I have nothing but praises because for me, my pocket comes first.

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