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The New Qantas Premium Economy Seat Is A Total Game-Changer

Welcome to the next generation of Qantas Premium Economy.

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Iconic Aussie airline Qantas recently announced the debut of its new flagship aircraft, the 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be taking to the skies this October.

With this, a whole host of exciting news has cropped up: the aircraft is the smoother, quieter and cleaner future of air travel, there’ll be more room in Economy, and the long-range plane will be the first to enable non-stop flights from Australia to Europe, with the announcement of a direct route from Perth to London starting in March 2018.

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Now, the next generation of Qantas’s Premium Economy seats have been unveiled, and boy are they something else. Designed with the longer routes in mind, the seats are not only wider with a more functional use of space in general – they are also designed with shiftable sections that move to support your body as you recline, making for an all-round comfier trip. Score.

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Some key features of the new Premium Economy are: a separate cabin of 28 seats in a two-three-two layout (increased aisle access is great news for those folk in the middle seat), a seat that reclines further and is 10 percent wider than the existing Qantas Premium Economy seats (that’s as wide as some Business Class seats on other airlines!), a headrest that can be fitted with a specially designed pillow and a re-engineered footrest that makes reclining even more comfortable, a hi-def Panasonic inflight seatback screen that are 25 percent larger, and five individual storage compartments, plus two USB charging points per seat.

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These bespoke design elements will undoubtedly set a new benchmark for the Premium Economy class in the skies. You can try one when the Qantas 787 Dreamliners take flight in December, with the inaugural flight servicing the direct Melbourne to Los Angeles route.

Check out Qantas flights to LA.