Class rating 4.5
- Boarding 5.5
- Seat for sitting 4.0
- Seat for sleeping 3.0
- Service 5.0
- Entertainment 1.5
- Food & drink 7.5
- Punctuality 4.0
- Baggage 5.5
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- A330-300 - 6.4
- A330-200 (Domestic) - 3.6
- B767-300 (Config 1) - 6.2
- B737-800 - 8.7
- B737-400 (Config 1) - 5.9
- B717-200 - 9.7
- A380-800 - 8.0
- B747-400 (Config 2) - 8.0
- B747-400 (Config 3) - 8.5
- B747-400 (Config 5) - 7.6
- B747-400 (Config 1) - 8.2
- B767-300 - 4.4
- A330-200 (International) - 9.1
- B737-400 (Config 2) - 0.0
- B767-300 (Config 2) - 7.1
- B767-300 (Config 3) - 0.0
- B767-300 (Config 4) - 0.0
- B747-400 (Config 4) - 0.0
- Q-400 - 0.0
- Q-200 - 0.0
- Q-300 - 0.0
On domestic routes, Qantas has several types of business class seating, such as the Millennium seat, although the Skybed has now largely replaced the Dreamtime seat and is on all international flights. In addition the Skybed has two different incarnations, with the new Skybed being lie-flat, while the old one (pictured) is slightly sloping.
The Skybed seat was designed by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and developed by USA based BE Aerospace. It is 6 feet 6.5 inches long and 23.5 inches wide when fully reclined to eight degrees. Skybed features include:
A fixed cocoon-style design to provide maximum security.
Privacy screens between seats.
Extensive range of seat adjustments, offering passengers outstanding comfort in every position.
Built-in back massager.
A large 10.4-inch screen with multi-channel entertainment.
AC power outlet that allows laptops direct access, without the need for adaptor cables.
Inflight Short Message System (SMS) with reply capability.
Unlimited complimentary on board telephone access to call other passengers.
Clever storage compartments, including a shoe cupboard, glove box for glasses, books and travel documents and a water bottle holder.
Noise canceling headsets and amenity kits.
On domestic services, Airbus A330 aircraft offer a 38-inch seat pitch and a seat width of 19.5 inches. Boeing 737-400s offer a pitch of 35 inches, but newer 737-800s offer 40 inches. The 767s offer either 38 or 50 inches depending on how the aircraft is configured.
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This just cannot be called business class. These Planes are so dated. I always try to sit in the back row (usually row 4 because you can lean the seat back far enough - the rest of the rows are crap) Service is great as always from Qantas staff but please upgrade the fleet. more