You will soon be able to snooze and cruise in style with Qantas’ brand new Premium Economy seats.
Dubbed “the most comfortable in its class”, the new seats will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from October.
When flying premium, you will be treated to a separate cabin of just 28 seats, configured in a two-three-two layout.
Qantas says the new seats are wider and more comfortable than ever before.
“When the rear of the seat reclines, several sections shift to support your body as you move into a more relaxing position.”
Other features include an ergonomically designed headrest that can be fitted with a specially designed pillow and a re-engineered footrest that significantly increases comfort when reclining, high-definition entertainment seatback screens that are 25 per cent larger and five individual storage compartments with two USB charging points per seat, as well as shared AC power and a personal LED light designed to minimise disturbance of other passengers.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said “The Qantas Dreamliner will be flying some of the longest routes in the world, including non-stop from Perth to London, so we’ve focused on making each cabin the most comfortable in its class.
“This new Premium Economy seat has serious wow factor. You have to experience how well it supports you when you recline to realise it’s completely different from anything else in its class.
“When you combine these seats with the increased cabin humidity and turbulence reducing technology on the Dreamliner, it makes it an aircraft customers will really enjoy flying on.”
Discussions are still underway as to whether or not the company will roll out the new Premium Economy seats on existing aircrafts.