Fruit Platter on Qantas Flight QF563

The fruit platter wasn’t available on my Sunday afternoon Sydney-to-Brisbane flight QF536 (flying for work, too, so that’s depressing), but for dinner on the Sydney-to-Brisbane QF563 flight back Monday night it was! The 1.5-hour flight was delayed.

QF563 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter
QF563 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter

The fruit platter had: 1 strawberry, half a kiwi, 4 slices orange, 4 slices pink grapefruit (a first in fruit platter for me!), 2 halves passionfruit and a banana. And of course soy milk. No apple this time, though.

Fruit Platter on Qantas Flight QF466 (and QF411)

Evening flight from Melbourne back to Sydney, QF466, after a whole day of inter-state work. The flight was later than I’d hoped– Deja vu

QF466 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter
QF466 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter

The fruit platter looks familiar. Deja vu

But we got a Lindt Lindor chocolate ball this time. I wasn’t given a chance to reject it, so here’s a pic.

QF466 Qantas domestic flight Lindt Lindor chocolate ball
QF466 Qantas domestic flight Lindt Lindor chocolate ball

In the morning, I’d also taken the flight QF411 from Sydney to Melbourne, and also ordered the fruit platter. I’d neglected to take a picture of the content because I didn’t eat it straight away, but I’m 90% sure it’s the standard apple, banana and soy milk. Anyway, here’s the box…

QF411 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter box
QF411 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter box

Yep. It’s a box.

Fruit Platter and Flight Meal on Qantas Flight QF128

Qantas 747-400 QF128, Hong Kong to Sydney international flight.

I ordered the fruit platter, as usual.

QF128 Qantas fruit platter dinner
QF128 Qantas fruit platter dinner

There’s a big tray of fruits for dinner and a small tray of fruits for dessert; I suppose I did order a fruit meal. But! Can I point out the small REAL MILK sitting in the tray? REAL MILK! NOT SOY MILK!

For breakfast, there’s another fruit platter (one tray). This time it came with a sugary yoghurt, more REAL MILK, and a punctured orange juice that leaked everywhere and made everything sticky.

QF128 Qantas fruit platter breakfast
QF128 Qantas fruit platter breakfast

Not a super fun experience when I barely slept in the shorter 8-hour flight.

I didn’t keep notes so I have no idea what Richard ordered. Funny how little you can tell what’s in a flight meal from the photo, huh.

QF128 Qantas standard dinner
QF128 Qantas standard dinner

Breakfast looked pretty good.

QF128 Qantas standard breakfast
QF128 Qantas standard breakfast

A muesli bar before we got off the flight.

QF128 Qantas Carman's muesli bar
QF128 Qantas Carman’s muesli bar

Q-Eat Order, Fruit Platter and Flight Meals on QF117

Qantas has a new Q-Eat programme available for pre-selection for international flights departing from Australia. I wasn’t quite curious enough, but Richard took up the online exclusive offer when I pointed out to him that there’s duck! On a flight! Economy class! This was available on our 9-ish-hour QF117 international flight from Sydney to Hong Kong.

Lunch order: Duck a l’Orange brussel sprouts and creamy mash potatoes (online exclusive) – “Classic French dish in which duck breast is roasted and served with orange sauce, consisting of herbs, vegetables, orange zest and juice. The duck is then accompanied with brussel sprouts and creamy mash potatoes.”

That description. So fancy.

QF117 Qantas Q-Eat online pre-selections
QF117 Qantas Q-Eat online pre-selections

It arrived like this:

QF117 Qantas Q-Eat: Duck option
QF117 Qantas Q-Eat: Duck option

So it sounded a little fancier than it looked…

QF117 Qantas garlic bread
QF117 Qantas garlic bread
QF117 Qantas Rhubarb and apple trifle
QF117 Qantas Rhubarb and apple trifle

Over here, I stuck to my very safe, reliable and/or boring fruit platter. (Mostly boring.)

QF117 Qantas special meal Fruit Platter
QF117 Qantas special meal Fruit Platter

“Later in the flight” snack for all: Weis ice cream bar (as usual).

QF117 Qantas snack Weis ice cream bar
QF117 Qantas snack Weis ice cream bar

“Prior to arrival” meal is a Beef, spinach and cheese gozleme.

QF117 Qantas flight dinner: Beef, spinach and cheese gozleme
QF117 Qantas flight dinner: Beef, spinach and cheese gozleme
QF117 Qantas flight dinner: Beef, spinach and cheese gozleme
QF117 Qantas flight dinner: Beef, spinach and cheese gozleme

The flight menu:

QF117 Qantas flight menu
QF117 Qantas flight menu

Fruit Platter on Qantas Flight QF466

Evening flight from Melbourne back to Sydney, QF466, after a whole day of inter-state work. The flight was later than I’d hoped and it was pretty empty at the back of the plane.

QF466 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter
QF466 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter

Not the freshest fruit platter I’ve had. I was also pretty exhausted at that point, having been up since 04:30 on the day.

QF466 Qantas domestic flight dark chocolate
QF466 Qantas domestic flight dark chocolate

Not even the 70% dark mint chocolate could keep me up.

Fruit Platter on Qantas Flight QF407

Sydney to Melbourne short domestic flight QF407; a full flight filled with business people, including yours truly. Special meal fruit platter was still available for order.

QF407 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter
QF407 Qantas domestic flight fruit platter

Breakfast: a predictable small apple, banana and soy milk.

I still don’t entirely know why they think people who choose to eat fruits would want soy or to avoid dairy. But there you go.

Fruit Platter and Flight Meal on Qantas Flight QF121

QF121, Qantas short-haul international flight from Sydney to Queenstown, economy class. The flight was just over 2 hours, but I could still order the special meal fruit platter.

Fruit platter: main platter in bigger chunks than usual with skin and rind; side bag contained small Red Delicious apple, small banana, dried cranberries (donated to Richard), soy milk (discarded/returned).

QF121 Qantas Fruit Platter
QF121 Qantas Fruit Platter

Meanwhile, the rest of them had a good 3 options, which I was quite impressed with:

  • Smoky barbecue beef with veggies
  • Roast chicken salad with couscous
  • Barramundi curry with rice
QF121 Qantas Main Meal: Smoky barbecue beef with veggies
QF121 Qantas Main Meal: Smoky barbecue beef with veggies

There was a minor beef sauce spillover incident. (The barramundi would have been my choice if I hadn’t ordered the fruit platter.)

After the main meal, there’s Weis ice-cream bar:

QF121 Qantas Weis ice cream bar
QF121 Qantas Weis ice cream bar

… as well as Lindt chocolate truffles.

QF121 Qantas Lindt chocolate truffles
QF121 Qantas Lindt chocolate truffles

USB charger port available on the front of each economy seat of the Boeing 737-800.

QF121 Qantas Boeing 737-800 USB Port
QF121 Qantas Boeing 737-800 USB Port

Good flight!

QF121 Qantas view out the window
QF121 Qantas view out the window