Qantas Unveils New 'Dreamliner' Plane

Qantas has upped the stakes in flight comfort and luxury with its new-look fleet.

The Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner has been revealed and comfort appears to be a high priority for the airline, which also announced plans for long-haul, non-stop flights to London.

There will be Business, Premium Economy and Economy sections across the 236-seat plane, and passengers can expect more space than they've come to experience on other flights.

Qantas claims economy passengers will have "more room", including an extra inch of recline in their new seats.

Each seat will feature a holder for your tablet or laptop, as well as USB ports and lights on the back of the seat in front for those who want to read or use devices on a flight without disturbing their sleeping neighbour with a bright light from the ceiling.

"The Dreamliner is an aircraft built for comfort. The windows are bigger, it helps reduce jetlag, it’s extremely quiet and there’s a system that smoothes out turbulence. Customers are going to love it,” Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, said in a statement.

“We’re planning to make the most of the 787’s amazing range, so we’ve designed the cabin to give Qantas passengers a better experience on long haul flights."

For those opting for a Business Class seat, the so-called "suite" is built for privacy, with flexible dividers between seats. Your seat will also fully recline into a flat bed.

The Dreamliner is expected to take off in a year's time, with details of Premium Economy to be revealed next year.

Along with its Dreamliner, Qantas also unveiled its new logo.

While you may not notice the difference immediately, the kangaroo has received more of a minimal touch, with less detail and smoother lines.

Qantas also said it is in discussion to commence non-stop flights from Perth to London, which it calls "game-changing" as Australia and Europe have never been connected by a regular service.

It also said the Dreamliner would facilitate long-haul flights from Sydney to Chicago and from Melbourne to Dallas.

"We are still in the midst of discussions and there is always to-ing and fro-ing on commercial discussions, but it’s such a great opportunity for Western Australia it would be a shame if we couldn’t close a deal,” he said.

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Posted by Ian389Report
The new Kangaroo logo is a bit like doing a map of Australia and leaving off Tasmania; the "minimal detail" referred to, means he's lost his front legs, poor bugger!!!