Flight Review: QH88 SGN-MEL Bamboo Airways Business Class (Ex-Hainan Airlines Product)

Bamboo Airways took delivery of a B787-9 aircraft from Hainan Airlines Boeing (ex-Hainan Airlines order but cancelled), and I had the opportunity to fly from HCM to MEL. To give you an idea of what the flight was like, my partner Andrew has written a review of his experience, which you can read here. Although there were some differences in seat arrangement and product, the overall quality of the in-flight services and meals were similar.

I found a seat map on Bamboo Airways’ website, which I believe to be accurate. I chose seat 19K, which was located near the lavatory and galley. Despite being close to these areas, the noise insulation was excellent, and I wasn’t disturbed by any loud sounds. However, if you have the option, I would recommend selecting a seat towards the front of the plane for a more comfortable experience.

Oh by the way, i like the ample storage space that’s available on this aircraft.

When the flight attendant came around with meal options, I chose the Vietnamese dish over the other option. The food was decent, although the portion size was somewhat smaller than what I was expecting. Despite feeling slightly hungry after finishing the meal, I didn’t ask for a second serving because I felt too self-conscious about appearing greedy in front of the other passengers. Despite this, I managed to finish everything on my plate and felt satisfied.

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