Qantas never ceases to amaze us with their beautiful, classic and elegant cabin designs. If you’ve ever flown on Qantas Airbus A330 in Business Suite, then you’ll love the new business cabin on the Boeing 787, also known as the Dreamliner Business Suite.
What you may find uncomfortably awkward in several business class seats is the lack of privacy. Sometimes you get stuck sitting and staring at the person next to you. At the same time, you may be flying with a colleague, friend or family member, and find yourself sitting in a seat with a divider that doesn’t budge—something that many Qantas passengers complained about. As a result, the new Qantas business class seats feature a sliding divider between neighboring seats.
David Caon, the interior designer, maintained the champagne color found in other Qantas cabins but updated the timber to a darker shade, and changed a few finishes so the whole cabin will look more natural.
Your seat still has all the other Qantas business class features such as a full-flat bed that expands 6.7 feet, plenty of legroom for you to stretch out, AC and USB power sockets, and a large 16-inch entertainment screen. You can enjoy an endless selection of films, games, and shows that you can watch and listen to with a noise-canceling headset.
And if you’re flying to Los Angeles, Dallas, Johannesburg, New York, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Narita, Bangkok, Jakarta, Shanghai or Manila, get comfortable with Qantas turndown sleep service. You’ll be provided a new mattress and duvet, so soft and cozy you’ll sleep like a baby. You’ll wake up fully refreshed and ready to conquer the day as soon as you land.
If you’ve ever flown Qantas, you may have noticed different meals all the time, frequently rotated to give you a taste of Australia’s best. The dishes are delicious and mouthwatering, inspired by Rockpool, an award-winning group of restaurants with “15 Good Food Guide Chef’s Hats across 7 dining experiences, and all are in Gourmet Travellers Top 50 Restaurant list”. All meals are made from the freshest seasonal ingredients paired with award-winning wines and champagne, one of which is the Charles Heidsick Champagne. And don’t worry, you’ll always be able to choose when you want to eat and what you want to eat—be it a snack or light entree or a full three-course meal.
The 787 will feature 42 Business Suites that are in a 1-2-1 layout, so no matter where you sit, you have direct aisle access just like the Qantas A380 seats below:
Business class will also be divided into two cabins. The first is with eight rows located at the front of the plane, and the second only has three rows located right in front of premium economy.
For a full tour, check out the video here, courtesy of Qantas Airways.