Recently had the opportunity to fly on a Qantas A330 in business from Sydney to Perth. Travelling in business provided access to the Qantas Domestic Business lounge in Sydney's T3.
Technically this was the first flight of an around the world trip spanning 5 countries and 12 flights although we had positioned into Perth from Sydney to commence.
We experienced 3 nights accommodation at Peppers Kings Square Hotel in Perth as the start of an around the world trip.
This was our first time in the new Qantas A330 business class seating and we found it to be very good. The compartments are private and comfortable with plenty of room. This inflight service was excellent with a good selection of food and drinks. The seats recline fully flat and there are 2 positions acceptable for take off and landing, an upright position and a slightly reclined position.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Perth the night of our arrival from Hong Kong. I explicitly booked this hotel due to their late 2:00PM on a Sunday checkout offer. I had called other hotels closer to Perth airport asking if a later checkout was available and was told we would have to pay for 2 nights to obtain a late checkout. I actually called the Hyatt to check and it was confirmed that late checkout was ok. On arrival around midnight the receptionist said midday was the best she could offer but I informed her I had called to confirm 2:00PM was ok previously.
Cathay Pacific CX171 Hong Kong to Perth early July 2016 was on an Airbus A330 in the excellent Cathay Pacific Business Class section this time seated in row 12 seats 12D and 12G
Inflight service was great with lunch and dinner served and the wide selection would suit almost everyone.