Long-haul flights with Australiaâ€™s flag carrier will soon become even more comfortable. Towards the end of this year, Qantas’Â brand new Premium Economy seat willÂ make its debut on the airline’sÂ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first route of which will be the Melbourne â€“ Los Angeles service. Travelers can look forward to greater space (almost 10 percent more than what the airlineâ€™s current Premium Economy seat allows), a deeper recline, newly designed headrest and footrest, and larger in-flight entertainment screens. Each seat will also come fitted with five storage compartments, not least two USB charging points and a personal LED light.
28 of these seats will be arrangedÂ inÂ a two-three-two configuration, giving middle passengers greater ease and convenience. The design process relied on a prototype by Thompson Aero Seating, but modifications were made by industrial designer David Caon, who also worked on a few of Qantasâ€™ international airport lounges, as well as the remodeling of the airlineâ€™s Boeing 717s and 737s.
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