A nice flight with qantas with their premium economy product, which was a considerable step up from the standard economy. Therell be a massive increase in qantas new premium economy, which will now offer 60 seats. Seat 24 d is a premium economy bulkhead seat with restricted legroom due to the position of the bulkhead. The largest aircraft of the qantas fleet the airbus a380 800, and the last aircraft type for me to fly on in their fleet. The two levels provide the a380 with more space 49% than the b747400. Qantas has announced it will start a multimillion dollar cabin upgrade of its 12 airbus a380s due to increased demand for premium cabins on flights to the europe, us and asia. Are the seats pretty comfortable considering the long haul and how much can you get your feet up and is the recline pretty good. There is a bassinet location here, so passengers traveling with infants are often seated in this row. The awardwinning qantas a380 offers four comfortable cabins to choose from.
Qantas a380 offers passengers stateoftheart inflight entertainment with touch screens and over 1,500 ondemand audio and video choices. Changes will be made to the layout, enabling qantas to introduce more business class and premium economy seats. The 12 a380 800s in qantas fleet will undergo refurbishments through 2020 featuring an updated business. Discover the exclusive and spacious premium economy seats, located in a private cabin on the upper deck. For some reason i couldnt then reassign myself away from k as the business cabin seatmap wasnt showing on, though a quick check using revealed that i wasnt missing out on any better. I figured economy and premium must have been oversold due to the end of the chinese new year holidays, and my luck was in. The prospect of sitting in economy on a longhaul flight can be daunting. Not sure if its recognizing my plat status, but it shows my and my daughters aa number. Drawing on its 95 years of flying, the qantas a380 800 is unfolding a new era of aviation. It can sometimes be hard to sleep in the seats if the flight is full but its more comfortable than many other airlines. Qantas a380 seat map qantas airbus a380 seat pictures. Am flying glalhrsyd flight in september economy, and the lhrsyd flight is qf32 a380 flight. Unfortunately i am being told that 80ab and 80jk are already booked for our sydlhr return.
Seat map for the a380800 aircraft 14f64j35py371y created date. Apr 24, 2017 however, qantas has traditionally had one of the better premium economy experiences and the a380 elevates it to an even higher level. Luckily, exit row and extralegroom seats can make the flight much more comfortable. Singapore airlines premium economy overview point hacks au. A380842 vhoqk qf2 30 apr 15 dxbsyd 83g economy qantas airways. Okay so it was my first time in international economy for many years, usually my work trips are in business class and my leisure trips are in premium economy. Explore premium economy onboard the qantas dreamliner b7879. Qantas designer du jour david caon will redesign the lounge in the forehead areas of the superjumbo, with the hope being that passengers might actually use it. Drawing on its 95 years of flying, the qantas a380800 is unfolding a new era of aviation. Qantas will assess updating existing premium economy cabins in. This time im checking out premium economy on the worlds largest passenger aircraft the massive airbus a380. Qantas introduced premium economy with its a380 aircraft in 2008 and later rolled it out onto the boeing 747. We have managed to request seats 80ab and am happy with these.
Either online or through the qantas app, you can browse the upcoming flights menu and select what you would like to be served in the air. Seat 24 e is a premium economy bulkhead seat with restricted legroom due to the position of the bulkhead. Seat map for the a380800 aircraft 14f64j35py371y qantas. Where are the best seats on qantas a380 flight between dfw. Stretch out with optimised legroom while feeling supported by the footrest. Qantas flight qf 8 dallas to sydney air travel forum. A multimillion dollar upgrade will see a change in the seat mix on the super jumbos to meet increased customer demand for premium cabins on. Heres a closer look at qantas new premium economy seats. The 8,600mile flight operates daily except tuesdays. Qantas occasionally flies its airbus a380 on the sydney to hong kong route, with the flagship superjumbo offering premium economy. My airlines of choice for travel to europe are usually the middle east carriers which offer a smooth one stop only options to most european major airports. Furthermore, it will be upgrading its current business class seats to the latest version of qantas business suites bringing the total to 70 lieflat seats.
When travelling in business class on a redtailed superjumbo, passengers enjoy a very comfortable journey. Available on a number of international routes, enjoy that little bit of extra space. Has anyone travelled in one of the few economy seats located at the rear of the premium economy section on the upper deck of some of the qantas a380s. Verdict qantas says customers flying in premium economy range from business travellers and young professionals on holiday to people travelling for a special. Easy enough, put it in qantas site, now able to select economy seats. If youre flying in the roo, the airbus a380800 superjumbo is the plane you want to be on. Jan 15, 2018 with hot food buffet, premium alcohol, showers, and gelatos. First, business, premium economy and economy seats, and operates on international routes. Sit back and relax in your a380 and b747 premium economy seat, designed by marc newson and built by recaro. Qantas airbus a380800 seating chart updated may 2020. To avoid the socalled cinema effect of endless rows of seating, the cabins are partitioned. The installation of the new premium economy seat first debuted on the qantas dreamliner and increasing the number of seats from 35 to 60. London to australia on the qantas a380 time travel turtle.
If youre flying in the roo, the airbus a380 800 superjumbo is the plane you want to be on. Australias first female pilot to fly passenger aircraft. This allows for an additional six business class and 25 premium economy seats, increasing the overall seat count on the aircraft by one and. Qantas airways limited is the flag carrier of australia and its largest airline by fleet size. Qantas a380 premium economy is location on the top deck of the a380, premium economy boards through the same door as business class. With no seat in front thanks to an emergency crew exit, this seat offers the most legroom of any other economy seat. Dec 23, 2016 the actual premium economy cabin itself is quite small, with 36 seats in a 242 configuration.
Hi all, i have done several searches and read through recent threads wherein most expressed high praise for the a380. However, qantas has traditionally had one of the better premium economy experiences and the a380 elevates it to an even higher level. Peek into the design behind the ride on qantas a380. If you do not have status you sadly will not get access to the lounge. Qantas announces major cabin upgrade for a380 fleet. The qantas a380s have been configured to offer a range of seating options for up to 484 passengers seated within the economy, premium economy, business and first class cabins. Avoid qantas business class from australia to london at all costs. Qantas premium economy is as good as business class. The a380 project was announced with several other product investments at qantas full year results today see other release. With daily flights from the uk, qantas brings thousands of customers to and from australia every week in the utmost of comfort.
For those flying in the economy cabin, these are just a few of the standout features that uk customers experience on their international flight. The ergonomic design, multiway adjustable headrest and wide seat offer extra comfort on your flight. Faced with a journey of almost 17,000 km and some 22 hours in the air, it was time to think about comfort, and i thought of qantas premium economy on board their a380 aircraft. View the airbus a380 seat map pdf 14 first, 70 business, 60 premium economy and 341 economy seats.
Upper deck economy seats on the a380 flyertalk forums. Qantas has confirmed the scoop in australian business traveller on the reconfiguration of its. Why qantas premium economy is worth twice the price. Matt experienced speeds of 32 mbps downloadupload on his a350 flight from san francisco to singapore. First class is kept, but the popular upstairs economy cabin will disappear. Aug 15, 20 find out all about the qantas premium economy experience. Coming soon its been a very long while since i flew qantas long haul. With hot food buffet, premium alcohol, showers, and gelatos. In honor of the new service, qantas added a cowboy hat and bandana to their kangaroo livery. Qantas premium economy melbourne to london air travel forum.
Customers travelling in international economy on flights from australia have the option to select their inflight meals between 7 days and 12 hours before takeoff with qantas convenient select on qeat service. In the case of the airbus a380, qantas looks after the comfort of 484 passengers 14 in international first, 64 in international business, 35 in international premium economy and 371 in. Available on a number of international routes, enjoy that little bit of extra space and comfort next time you travel. Qantas a380 refit means more seats less toilets plane. Qantas kindly bumped me up from economy to premium economy theres a reason behind that one that i may share later. According to the qantas seat map and seat guru there appears to be 5 rows of them. A380 842 vhoqk qf2 30 apr 15 dxbsyd 83g economy qantas airways. It was a very enjoyable flight 7 hours and 32 minutes flight time, with delectable. View the onboard seat map for the qantas airbus a380 aircraft. Aug 25, 2017 it will increase the overall amount of seats on the aircraft by 1 to 485 and grow the premium economy cabin by 27%.
I have flown economy on the qantas a380 as well and the size of the plane means it actually feels quite roomy. Qantas is a full service distinctly australian airline with three separate mainstream businesses. Heres a look at the new qantas premium economy seats. The project will affect 12 of the 22 a380s qantas owns. Qantas has placed its business class product on the upper deck of the a380, with premium economy behind it sia opted for business class. View the airbus a380 seat map pdf 14 first, 70 business, 60 premium economy and 341. The flying kangaroo of qantas lands in many of the cities of the world, flies an intense internal network between the 5 main cities in the continent of australia, plus a small feeder network to small outback communities, and a low cost offshoot jetstar that is threatening to become bigger than. The staff numbers are much lower than on the 747s and you struggle to get any service. On both flights, to and from the us, the cabin was quite empty and noone was sitting next to me. Seat map for the a380 800 aircraft 14f64j35py371y created date. Its very very quiet, not many kids, and as its servicing the business and premium the service is better. The qantas layout provides 14 first suites, 72 business suites, 32 premium economy class seats and 332 economy class seats, for a.
The premium economy seats have the desirable location of being on the upper level with business class, plus all the other amenities. Now, not too many people are aware, but the a380 has about 34 rows of economy upstairs, just behind the premium. Surely, the worlds biggest passenger aeroplane the airbus. I had an expensive, refundable economy ticket, but a quick call to the qantas call centre negotiated me an upgrade to. With more space to relax in your seat, enjoy the neil. Qantas a380, a journey like no other iflya380 airbus. Qantas to retain and update a380, with massive premium boost. I just wondered if anyone has experienced flying in one of those seats, particularly in seats 36j and 36k.
Qantas premium economy seating on airbus a380800 seatguru. Also unveiled a new interpretation of its flying kangaroo logo and lettering. I have to say that i wasnt looking forward to the trip home due to the rather squashed experience in economy so the bump up made a lot of difference. Qantas is the only airline offering a380 service from the u. I always see if i can get row 32, widely referred to as the best economy seat on the a380. Qantas today announced a major cabin upgrade for its fleet of 12 airbus a380s to improve passenger comfort on long haul flights. A trip report on the qantas a380 to sydney from hong kong, featuring the qantasclub and the qantas premium economy seats and meals. This was the last leg of my seychelles holiday the previous flight was from mahe to dubai was on an emirates b777. There was much more leg space with better seating, food and service. Flying melbldn via dubai return with qantas on qf9qf10 and have booked premium economy but was wondering if all seats were considered equal so to speak. Qantas to retain and update a380, with massive premium. Qantas a380 first class, dubai to london transport. Sit back, relax and enjoy the qantas a380 economy onboard dining experience. Qantas has revealed its new business class and premium economy cabins aboard its a380.
Has anyone travelled in one of the few economy seats located at the rear of the premium economy section on the upper deck of some of the qantas a380 s. The capacity of qantas a380s after the upgrade will be. The qantas a380 seats 484 passengers, including 14 first class suites, 64 business class seats, 35 premium economy seats and 371 economy class seats. Spacious seats, dedicated crew and additional legroom. After declaring yesterday that it wants to operate a nonstop flight from sydney syd to new york jfk even though the technology doesnt exist yet, the biggest australian airline has also announced a major overhaul of its a380 cabins due to an increase in demand for premium cabin options, the airline plans to remove 30 economy seats from the upper. Jul 16, 2016 i have flown economy on the qantas a380 as well and the size of the plane means it actually feels quite roomy. As phil capps explains, thats one of the things qantas has worked on. Dec 11, 2016 qantas a380 economy okay so it was my first time in international economy for many years, usually my work trips are in business class and my leisure trips are in premium economy, so i braced for the worst, and i wasnt too far off my expectations. Seated in an intimate and private cabin, youll enjoy the benefits of flying premium with dedicated checkin, priority boarding, a well thought out seat design with indulgent touches to make you feel at home plus a refreshed menu and extensive wine list. Qantas frequent flyer upper deck economy seats on the a380 the new configuration of airbus a380, seems to now have 5 rows of economy seats at the back of the upper deck. I call aa and got my qantas locator from them for my march 2015 award flight laxsyd. Premium economy class is offered exclusively on all airbus a380, boeing. When i flew to melbourne for my australia road trip i knew flying qantas premium economy a380 made sense.26 566 1159 903 1534 1092 791 1570 1358 1518 1180 1380 242 1099 1470 943 1403 812 450 1410 970 585 968 1199 747 1448 1082 1490 46 1111