I can confirm that rather than a one-off, it appears no-more-flowers in the business class cabin toilets is a Qantas policy change.
|Lonely little empty vase fitting|
Also vanishing in business class - tablecloths - gone I'm afraid.
Downgrading these little things seems odd when Qantas is about to face competition in domestic business class for the first time since the collapse of Ansett.
Will/does Virgin have full vases and tablecloths?
On a more positive note - my flight Brisbane to Darwin on an A330 came with lay flat beds. Nice for a nap on a long flight.