Qantas’ new Premium Economy seats take luxury to a new level

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.”

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

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.

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

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.”

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

PHOTO: Qantas News Room

Discussions are still underway as to whether or not the company will roll out the new Premium Economy seats on existing aircrafts.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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