Wayfarer TV: review of Virgin Australia’s The Business

by James Wilkinson

Virgin Australia’s service and offering on the wide-body Airbus A330s that make the hop to Hong Kong from Melbourne and Sydney is exceptional and onboard, expect top Australian produce, wine and beer from nose to tail alongside seat-back entertainment.

In luxury cabin ‘The Business’, find spacious mini-suites that include a flatbed seat that extends out to 80 inches (203cm), storage spaces and on the entertainment front, 16 inch touch screens that feature over 500 hours of movies, TV shows, games and more. Premium noise-cancelling headphones are also offered.

When it’s time for a nap, expect a turn down service that features a large pillow and a doona as well as pyjamas and an amenity kit.

Onboard, also find a restaurant-style dining experience that will be served on demand when you’re ready. The menus are courtesy of resident chef, popular Sydney-based restaurateur Luke Mangan, who has created both Western and Asian dishes for the flights to Hong Kong.

Before you take off, there is priority check-in, lounge access in Australia and Hong Kong and priority boarding followed by a glass of sparkling wine when you reach your seat.

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