Review – Virgin Australia 737 Business Class Sydney – Brisbane

by Zac George

I’ve flown this product now extensively but never reviewed it so I decided I finally would on my flight from Sydney yesterday. The Boeing 737 is the workhorse for Virgin Australia, it covers over 80% of all domestic and short-haul Trans Tasman flights. The airline also has Embraer 190 aircraft which are currently being pulled out of the fleet. The 737 MAX aircraft will replace Virgin’s current 737’s which will go to it’s LCC Tigerair.

Virgin Australia Domestic Route Network - (Virgin Australia)

Virgin Australia Domestic Route Network – (image: Virgin Australia)

Virgin Australia business class has a configuration of 2-2 with only 8 seats in the cabin, this means less seats but more space. The competition has 12 seats.

2-2 Config

2-2 Configuration

Row 1 And 2

Row 1 And 2

Good Legroom

Good Legroom

Space Under The Seat

Space Under The Seat

Seat 1F

Personal In Seat Power

Personal In Seat Power

Before the flight took off the friendly crew came around and gave me a Samsung tablet loaded with hours of entertainment.

Samsung Tablet IFE

Virgin Australia serve a full meal on all domestic business class flights at any time which is quite impressive. I find them to be very consistent with the quality of the food they provide.

 

For this flight I departed at 11 and had a Quiche which was very nice. All they meals onboard are designed by the very well-known chef Luke Mangan.

Quiche

Quiche

Coke Zero

It was a beautiful day to fly. The flight tracks along the cost line passing Balina, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast before descending into Brisbane.

View From 2A

View From 2A

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Seat 2A

Coat Hanger

Virgin Logo Planted On The Seat

Summary

As someone who fly’s Virgin Australia very often I very rarely have a bad experience. The crews are always very friendly and provide good service, the ground experience is painless with mobile check-in and premium entry curbside at the lounge and the aircraft are always clean and look fantastic with the purple mood lighting.

 

 

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