It’s often the case that when a new aircraft type is introduced, Qantas takes a look at the seating it installs. And so it is with the forthcoming A350. While still two years until it takes to the skies, Qantas has revealed its plans for First and Business passengers.
A350 First Class
The A350 will sport six First Class suites in a 1-1-1 layout. The suites will include
- an extra-wide fixed bed,
- a separate recliner chair,
- 32″ high definition screen, and
- a personal wardrobe.
There will also be a dining table for two if you’d like to invite a fellow first-class passenger over for dinner.
A350 Business Class
The Business cabin is also getting a makeover. In the case of Business, there will be 52 Business Suites in a 1-2-1 configuration. For those concerned about their privacy, the suite will also feature a sliding door.
The Business suites will feature
- A 2 meter long fully-flat bed
- 18″ high-definition entertainment screen
- Large dining table with additional cocktail and work surface
- 25″ (63.5 cm) wide seats
Wifi Internet connectivity will feature across the A350 fleet. At present, internet connectivity has been limited to the domestic fleet. Unfortunately, when you travel on international flights, there is no connection available.
The Qantas A350 will offer fast and free high-speed Wi-Fi with partner Viasat. This will follow the completion of satellite launches covering the Qantas international network.
Each generation of aircraft has seen Qantas go back to the drawing board with its seat designed. The latest evolution of Qantas’ international Business and First Class suites is a step forward, bringing them more in line with the offerings of other airlines.
We have to wait and see what Qantas has in mind for Premium Economy and Economy.