Let’s face it, most of us won’t be flying first class anytime soon, but sometimes it’s nice to pretend.
Qantas has revealed plans for a complete redesign of their First and Business Class cabins, and it’s the dreamiest flight set up ever – with so much space, you’d never need to worry about your legs getting squashed.
In fact, it’s not just a seat, in First Class passengers get a suite, that comes with a personal wardrobe, wide bed, a recliner chair, a 32-inch ultra-high-definition TV and dining table for two – just in case you want to invite a mate for tea.
It’s essentially a very luxe little apartment, and we’d like to move in, pronto.
Then there’s the Business Class section. There passengers get a pod with a two-metre bed, a cushioned leather ottoman, and a touch-screen Bluetooth 18-inch screen.
There will also be a breakaway area, so passengers can help themselves to food and drinks whenever.
The design comes from Caon Design, and founder David Caon said it’s taken years to get it right.
He said: ‘We began designing this aircraft cabin five years ago, working with Airbus and Qantas to maximise space, as well as creating a tailored lighting program that will influence mood and sleep patterns.
‘All the design and service elements will work together to significantly improve inflight comfort, convenience and health and wellbeing and help minimise the old nemesis of jetlag.’
Next up, the airline will share design plans for their Premium Economy and Economy classes.
They won’t be quite as special, naturally, but they will be an improvement on regular flight seats – and ideal for those who won’t be shelling out for Business upwards.
All of these upgrades will be taking place in the coming years, as the new non-stop Australia-London and Australia-New York services are set to launch in 2025.
Gives us a couple of years to save up…
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