Qantas Reveals Dreamliner Premium Economy Seats

Australian carrier Qantas has unveiled its next-generation premium economy seat, which will debut later this year on its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.


Utilizing a base design from Thompson Aero Seating, the new product has been heavily customised by Australian industrial designer David Caon. Sporting a charcoal palette with hints of brown, the smart-looking aesthetic is in-line with the jet’s previously launched Business and Economy cabins.


Arranged 2-3-2 across in 4 rows, each seat is wider, offers more functional space and better comfort. Qantas retains the 38-inch seat pitch, relying instead on a lazy-z reclined position with a deep hammock footrest and a fitted pillow that slides over the winged headrest to enhance the seat’s comfort factor.


A 13.3-inch seatback monitor provides inflight entertainment content, with an added frame for passengers to mount a tablet for viewing personal content. Keeping devices charged is an adjacent USB port, with a second USB port and a shared power outlet within easy reach.


Extending from the central console is a sturdy folding meal table which provides a solid surface to work on, while multiple  nooks and pockets offer handy storage spaces for small items and bottled water.


Launching in October between Melbourne and Los Angeles, the new Qantas premium economy seats will be keenly anticipated by passengers. The seat will also be flown on the upcoming Perth-London (Heathrow) route, where its comfort will be tested on one of the world’s longest flights.


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