Qantas 747 Business Class Overview

From gourmet dining to reclining seats, discover how you can fly in style in Business Class on the Qantas Boeing 747.

The Qantas 747 fleet is on its last leg, preparing to retire by mid 2019. If you’re considering travelling in business class, this could be your last chance to lie in luxury on the 747. In this overview, we’ll cover what you can expect before boarding, how you can keep yourself entertained and a taste of the in-flight cuisine before the 747 touches down for the last time.

Pre-flight privileges

If you have a Business Class ticket, you can generally avoid the crowded public waiting areas and head straight for the Qantas airline lounge, depending on where you’re departing from. Here you can expect seasonal menus, fully equipped workstations, Wi-Fi, LCD televisions and shower facilities if you want to freshen up before your flight.

You can also look forward to priority check-in, which allows you to check in 90 minutes before your flight. You also have the option of checking in online and selecting your own seat. Once you have checked in, you’re able to board the aircraft with ease thanks to the express path through security and the premium boarding lane that is dedicated to Business Class.

You have a generous 40kg baggage limit, as well as one carry-on bag and one personal item to keep with you on board.


Frequent flyer perks

If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer, you can earn a minimum points guarantee of 1,400 Qantas Points when flying in Business Class. You’ll also earn more points depending on which membership tier you’re in.

If you have a Qantas Points card and are in the membership tiers, you can earn more points as you move through the ranks. If you’re a Silver member, you can earn 50% more Qantas points whereas the Platinum and Platinum One members earn 100% more Qantas points.

Space and seating

The Qantas 747 offers 58 Business Class seats. Each seat transform into a fully flat Skybed which is 60.9cm wide and 203.2cms long. The seats are divided into a 2-3-2 configuration, but this can depend on what 747 you are flying with and whether or not the Business Class cabins are spread across three zones. These zones are the nose, the main deck and the upper deck.

There are soft leather armrests on each seat to provide an additional level of comfort. You can move the seats into a variety of recline and flatbed modes and can even fully recline in these seats. There is also a back massager that is built into the seats.

For your privacy (and your seat mate’s), there is an enhanced privacy screen so you can feel at ease during the flight.


Once you’re on board the plane, you receive a blanket and pillow to help you rest during your flight. Amenity kits are also handed out and they include a patterned eye mask, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as a box of three Aspar products – hand cream, face moisturiser and lip balm. You’ll also receive a set of comfy Peter Morrissey pyjamas. The storage space in Business Class is generous, with two compartments for you to stow your personal items.



There are 1,500 entertainment options to choose from, including the latest movies and TV programs, as well as multiple destination guides, radio channels, CD albums and interactive games. You can view all this on your personal touch screen entertainment system which is 30.7cm wide and found in the arm of your seat. You also have access to noise cancelling headphones and on demand control. There are USB ports in each seat, as well as laptop power outlets.


Dining and refreshments

You can choose from a contemporary selection of Rockpool-inspired small and main plates, along with the standard full formal dining offering by Qantas. Served on sleek Marc Newson-designed tableware, the quality of the meals is much higher than the food you can expect in economy.

You can also choose from a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst throughout the flight. If you feel like a glass of wine, you can consult one of the Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky who can give you recommendations for the wines and champagnes that will best match your meal.


Where can I fly?


You can enjoy the comfort of the Qantas 747 Business Class if you’re flying on the following routes:

Flight path Flight code
Brisbane-Los Angeles QF15
Sydney-Dallas QF 7
Sydney-Santiago QF 27
Sydney-Los Angeles-New York QF 11

With a variety of entertainment options, comfortable fly flat seats and a built-in back massager in each seat, the 787 Business Class offers modest luxuries in business class. With only a little while until Qantas retires the fleet, your time is running out before you can no longer lie flat on the 747.

Pictures: Qantas and Shutterstock

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    HaroldFebruary 13, 2018

    Can I book business seats (2) on the top deck of a 747-400 ?

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      JoelFebruary 23, 2018

      Hi Harold,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder. Please note that we are a comparison website and we do not represent any of the providers on our page.

      You can choose to have a seat on the upper deck of the Qantas Boeing 747. You will have to contact Qantas directly for this. I would suggest that you do this ASAP since they preparing to retire by mid 2019.

      Hope it helps! :)


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