Qantas’ flagship 787-9 Dreamliner is going to join the fleet in a year. The flagship carrier airline of Australia has published a press release on that occasion unveiling what the customers can expect onboard the flight.
The Qantas Dreamliner will feature three classes – Economy, Premium Economy, and Business cabins, and accommodate 236 passengers. The aircraft is expected to cover longer flights. Therefore, it comes with a layout and seating arrangements that provide maximum comfort during longer trips.
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The seats featured on the Business Suite are similar to the ones recently installed on the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet. The suites offer fully flat beds, adjusting divider between each seat, direct aisle access, a high level of privacy, and plenty of space to eat, work, or relax.
The Economy Class passengers will also enjoy more facilities than average Economy passengers do. They get all new seats with one-inch larger seat pitch, more storage areas, a personal device holder and USB ports, and a 5% larger HD entertainment touchscreen. The seats also have the famous ‘footnet’ feature that cradles the legs during sleep.
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Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas Group, unveiled the Business and Economy seats in Sydney in a gathering of 1,000 employees and guests on October 27. He said that the designs and features of the Dreamliner are there to maximise comfort and reduce jet lags. He stated that they took passengers’ suggestions in mind while developing the new aircraft to provide them a better experience on long haul flights.
Qantas is also working on redesigning the in-flight experience for the Dreamliner passengers so that they can enjoy better food and drinks during their long flights. The airline will unveil the features of the Premium Economy cabin in early 2017.
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The Dreamliner will gradually take over the routes of the B747 fleet, along with adding new ones. The airline will keep updating the destinations of the upcoming fleet in coming months.