Here we are now, entertain us
In the words of Nirvana, we all want to be entertained - especially when 35,000 feet in the air. So Qantas has cranked up the entertainment options with movies, TV programs, music, games and radio channels. WiFi has also gone sky high, with 80 aircraft in the Qantas domestic fleet allowing you to log on by the end of 2018.
Those heading overseas get an insta-worthy spread with a Rockpool designed menu in premium Qantas cabins, fine wines and larger portions in Economy. You can even lock in your meal order before you fly on some international runs. Domestic travellers are well fed and watered too, with fresh meals or refreshments on every flight.
The Qantas fleet of new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is redefining long haul travel and helping to jettison the jetlag. By working with the people in white coats at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre, Qantas has tweaked the Dreamliner’s cabin to reduce jetlag. Cabins are set at a lower altitude, tailored lighting helps body clocks adjust, the air is more filtered and meals are timed so passengers can catch more zzzz’s.
There’s also turbulence reducing technology, fewer emissions and longer non-stop flights, so the Dreamliner gets you on the ground sooner too. You can already fly Melbourne to Los Angeles non-stop and Perth direct to London starts this month.
With less bums on seats than the A380 – just 236 – the cabins are roomier and toilet queues shorter! There’s an extra inch of seat pitch in Economy, mood lighting, more storage, USB charge points and a 12-inch touch screen. The larger windows have gone hi-tech too, with five polarised settings to control the light and there’s self-service bars should you get the munchies.
A Business Class so good, we got rid of First Class
First Class envy is a thing of the past. The Dreamliner’s flat beds are seriously long and wide - plus you can recline from take-off to landing. Flick through the channels on your 16-inch touchscreen, charge your devices and enjoy the privacy of a spacious 1-2-1 Business Class seating layout.
With just 28 seats arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration, Premium Economy is more premium - than economy. The wider seats move in a way that ‘cradles’ your reclining body, screens are larger, there’s more storage and the lighting adjusts to your mood. Sweet dreams!
For more detailed information on all of these services talk to your Stage and Screen Account Manager or go to www.qantas.com