A First Look at Qantas’ New Premium Economy Seat

The seat will debut on the airline's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will be delivered in October.

The seat will debut on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will be delivered in October.

Long-haul flights with Australia’s flag carrier will soon become even more comfortable. Towards the end of this year, Qantas’ brand new Premium Economy seat will make its debut on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first route of which will be the Melbourne – Los Angeles service. Travelers can look forward to greater space (almost 10 percent more than what the airline’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.

Seats will be laid out in a separate cabin.

Seats will be laid out in a separate cabin.

28 of these seats will be arranged in 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 Qantas’ international airport lounges, as well as the remodeling of the airline’s Boeing 717s and 737s.

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For more information, visit Qantas.

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