Australian Business Traveller profiles Qantas two-class 747 premium cabin

Australian Business Traveller profiles Qantas two-class 747 premium cabin

Australian Business Traveller recently profiled the business class cabin on the two-class Boeing 747 aircraft operated by Australian national carrier Qantas.

Although Qantas operates 23 Boeing 747 airliners, only two of the jets are equipped with a two-class configuration, dividing the plane into business and economy sections. These planes feature seating for 56 people in the premium section, which is divided into three separate cabins.

Of the 56 total business class seats on the jet, 24 are on the upper deck, 18 are in the nose and 14 are in an area that lies just aft of the nose cabin. The upstairs and nose sections are primarily arranged with a 2-2 seat layout, while the other main deck cabin is equipped with seats arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration.

The jet's business class cabins all feature Qantas' first-generation Skybed, which reclines so that it is nearly flat. The chairs are 21 inches wide and offer 60 inches of pitch (the distance between each seatback).

Passengers who fly in the two-class 747 aircraft can enjoy several amenities, including an on-demand entertainment system and a power outlet that allows them to plug in their laptops and other portable electronic devices.

By Christopher Straub

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