It Looks Like a Mini Living Room Inside Qantas's New First-Class Cabins for Long-Haul Flights
The airline is unveiling how its first and business class cabins will appear on its long-haul flights flying from New York or London to Sydney starting in 2025 as part of the company's long-haul flights.
It has been announced by Qantas that the Australian airline is planning on launching the longest flight in the world, otherwise known as "Project Sunrise," and it has revealed what the experience will be like for the passengers in business and first class.
According to Rich Report, renderings were shared showing the luxurious amenities that will be included in the device, including privacy doors, a fixed bed, and 18-inch screens, shortly before it is launched in 2025. In 2019, Qantas first began testing ultra-long routes with 20-hour flights from Sydney as part of their ongoing research into how the human body would handle spending an entire day on the air years after it first started testing the routes in 2019.
Airbus A350 aircraft will be used for flights between Sydney and New York and London. Airbus A350 aircraft have been designed specifically for ultra-long haul travel and especially for ultra-long haul flights, and have been designed specifically for long haul flights.
“Qantas has been the leader in opening up new long-haul flights for most of our history, and we’re bringing everything we’ve learned, both technically and in terms of passenger comfort, to Project Sunrise flying,” Alan Joyce, the CEO of the Qantas Group, said in a statement.
“We think our A350 cabins have the most sophisticated and thoughtful design of any airline, combining cutting edge technology with sleep research to shape the look and feel for what is effectively a new era of travel. We’re building on the customer experience of our extremely popular non-stop flights from Perth to London as we keep working to make it easier to connect Australia with the rest of the world.”
As part of the airline's first class seating plan, each passenger will have their own private bedroom, a separate recliner chair, a personal closet, a dining table for two, as well as an ultra-high definition television measuring 32 inches. It is expected that the aircraft will be configured with six first class suites in a 1-1-1 arrangement.
As part of the business class cabin, travelers will find a lie-flat bed measuring more than 6 feet long, a leather ottoman, an 18-inch touch screen television with Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, a sliding door for privacy, a leather ottoman, and a leather ottoman.
The entertainment system is also equipped with bluetooth connectivity so passengers can use their devices to connect to the entertainment system. A 1-2-1 configuration of 52 suites in business class will be arranged in the aircraft, creating a maximum capacity of 52.
Moreover, travelers will have access to free Wi-Fi on board, as part of an upgrade planned for the carrier's A350 fleet that will be completed by the end of the year.
According to Qantas, its Project Sunrise flights will also include 40 premium economy seats and 140 economy seats in addition to its premium economy seats.