Photo Review: Qantas B737 Business Class, Melbourne-Alice Springs

Qantas B737 Business Class, Melbourne to Alice Springs

Trip to Australia visiting Melbourne, Alice Springs & Ayers Rock

Flight: QF796
Departure time in Melbourne (MEL): 10:35
Arrival time in Alice Springs (ASP): 12:00
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (VH-VXK)
Seat: 3A
Duration: 2h 55m
Date of flight: October 27, 2022
*This is an award ticket using British Airways miles, Business Class flight #234

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I had a bag to check-in so decided to use the check-in desk for premium passengers as well as those with status.

Qantas premium check-in

Qantas Business Lounge, Melbourne Domestic (MEL)

We had a lot of time before the flight so I was able to visit both the Qantas Club and the Qantas Business Lounge, both of which had a nice food offering during breakfast.

Boarding, Gate 9

Boarding was thru gate 9

Aircraft, Boeing 737-800 (VH-VXK)

This aircraft (Katherine) flew yesterday from Sydney to Melbourne.

Business Class Cabin

The cabin configuration was 2-2 with a total of 3 rows (12 seats). On this flight, 7 of the seats were occupied.

Seat map

Seat 3A

Seat pocket

Qantas magazine, safety instruction, air-sickness bag

Seat controller, IFE controller

Foot rest

Power ports

USB ports

Tray table

Tray table

Complimentary Wifi


Airshow enroute to Alice Springs

Inflight Safety Video


Take-off was at 10:43am and after the seat belt sign was turned off, the flight attendant distributed the business class headphones.



With free wifi connection, one can access the inflight entertainment of Qantas.


For this flight, there was a choice of brie cheese quiche or salad, I chose the latter which was okay.

I had the Ginger Beer for drinks.

A bottle of water to end the meal service. Coffee and tea was offered but I declined.


Landing in Alice Springs

Views before landing

Lots of aircraft from Cathay Pacific parked in Alice Springs.

We parked in a remote stand, which is usual on smaller airports.

Welcome to Alice Springs!

A lovely carpet near the baggage carousel 👍