Qantas has unveiled their brand new premium economy seats, set to debut on the Dreamliner later this year.
The new seat has a variety of enhanced features and is being said to have ‘serious wow factor’ by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
Qantas released the below statement.
Wider and with more functional space overall, the new seat has a unique recline motion that provides a class-leading level of comfort.
When the rear of the seat reclines, several sections shift to support your body as you move into a more relaxing position.
Other key features of Premium Economy on the Qantas Dreamliner include:
- A separate cabin of 28 seats, configured in a two-three-two layout to improve aisle access for middle passengers.
- A seat that is almost 10 per cent wider than Qantas’ existing Premium Economy (and as wide as Business Class on other airlines) as well as increased recline.
- 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 Panasonic inflight entertainment seatback screens that are 25 per cent larger.
- Five individual storage compartments and two USB charging points per seat, as well as shared AC power and a personal LED light designed to minimise disturbance of other passengers.
We all know that passenger who insists on reading under the eye-watering spotlight of the overhead light while everyone else is trying to sleep.
Perhaps no longer: these premium economy seats come with personal LED lights on the “privacy wings” either side of your head, designed to offer a “personal ambient light” that won’t disturb everyone else.
There is still an overhead light, though, for when you really need to use it.
The seats are tricked out with an ergonomically designed, detachable pillow that actually fits into the headrest, two USB ports and five personal compartments that can stow large items like books and laptops and smaller items like your phone and glasses.
The Dreamliners will also come with two new self-service bars, one in economy class and one in business.