Qantas unveils new premium economy seats on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Stephanie Yip 23 February 2017 NEWS

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Wider seats and a unique reclining motion are just some of the features of Qantas's new premium economy seats.

Last year Qantas's announcement that it would be commencing flights between Perth and London on its 787-9 Dreamliners was met with many questions. Would the 17-hour non-stop flight be a blessing or a curse? Would it provide first class luxury? What about in-flight entertainment?

 

Qantas may not have the answers to all those questions yet but it has come through in terms of luxury, today unveiling its sleek new premium economy seats for its fleet of Dreamliners.

Incorporating technology and comfort, these seats will roll out on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in October. Each seat is almost 10% wider than what’s currently offered in premium economy and they feature a unique recline motion that should provide better support for passengers. Just what you need on a 17-hour flight.

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Other luxe features worth mentioning include the ergonomically designed headrest (complete with detachable pillow), vertically adjustable armrests, stylish footrest and five storage compartments.

With wi-fi being rolled on domestic flights by mid-2017, a push toward a more tech-friendly flight is also at the forefront of the new design. Two USB charging points will accompany each seat and the high-definition seatback screens will increase in size by 25% to 13.3 inches.

There’s even a frame in front of your screen that you can slide your tablet into should you prefer to BYO your own entertainment instead.

Each Dreamliner features 28 premium economy seats set in a private cabin that sits between business and economy on the aircraft.

The Dreamliners will commence flying in October 2017 on domestic routes, while international flights will commence in December starting with flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

Dreamliner flights between Perth and London will commence in March 2018.

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