This week, Qantas’ first 787-9 Dreamliner – dubbed ‘Great Southern Land’ – embarked on its first commercial flight from Melbourne to LA direct. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats before its maiden voyage. Here are the photos!
Specifically built to meet the demands of long-haul flights, the 787-9 aircraft cabins boast a range of comfort-focused features including larger windows, improved air quality, quieter engines and new ‘ride dampening’ technology that can detect and counteract turbulence. This helps to reduce the effects of jet lag and motion sickness – which is important when you’re stuck on one of the longest non-stop routes in existence.
The Qantas Dreamliner interiors were designed by Australian industrial designer David Caon. This includes everything from the Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats to the inflight tableware. In all, there are 236 passenger seats on the Qantas 787-9: 42 in Business, 28 in Premium Economy and 166 in Economy.
Qantas 787 Dreamliner Business Class
Qantas 787 Dreamliner Premium Economy
a redesigned footrest
Qantas recently added the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet. The new plane features a revamped economy class seat with a special foot net. We've tried it out, and it's like having an ottoman where you can prop up feet on a long flight.Read more
Qantas 787 Dreamliner Economy
Lifehacker travelled to Seattle as a guest of Qantas.