Qantas Business Class can be found on both Qantas Domestic
and International flights, although not all domestic routes have business
class, many routes only have an Economy class.
In Qantas International Business Class you will find the
Qantas Skybed (Pictured below) this seat is used on Airbus A380, Airbus
A330-300/200 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft; however the seat configuration is
slightly different on the Airbus A380 compared with other aircraft, an example
of this is the larger 30.7 cm in arm LCD screen found on the Airbus A380
compared to the smaller 26 cm back of seat LCD screen found on the other
aircraft, in addition the Skybed on A380 flights is a full lie flat seat where as on other aircraft the seat is flat but with a slight recline.
Qantas International Business Class check-in is via a dedicated business
check-in desk and for boarding you will either have access to a premium boarding late or be called to board the aircraft before other passengers (if there is no premium class/es boarding lane) allowing Business passengers in most cases to board without
Business Seating and Cabin
On International flights operated on Airbus A380, A330-200,
A330-300 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft your seat will be the Qantas Skybed, the
Skybed seat is a full lie flat seat on the A380, with fully customizable seating positions and on other international aircraft it is flat but slightly reclined.
The Award winning Qantas Skybed was designed by internationally renowned
industrial designer Marc Newson.
Picture 1: Qantas Business Class Skybed on Qantas International
Other features you will find on the Qantas Business Class
Meal and Cocktail table
Laptop AC Power Outlet
Night Dome light
Water Bottle Holder
LED Reading Light
Large 26 Cm (10.4 Inch) LCD In-flight entertainment screen
On Qantas A380 aircraft the Qantas Business Class seat is laid out in a 2-2-2
seating configuration, on Boeing 747-400 aircraft the seating configuration is
2-3-2 on the lower deck and 2-2 on the upper deck on other aircraft the seating
configuration is 2-2-2.
In all aircraft the Qantas Business Class Skybed has the
Length (Fully extended lie flat)
81.5” – 207cm
21.5” – 54.6 cm
80” – 203.2 cm
A380 Yes other flat reclined
On Airbus A330 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft In-flight
entertainment is provided by a 26 cm (10.4 Inch) LCD In-flight entertainment
screen, with over 500 on demand entertainment options (60 movies, 250 TV
programs, 250 CDs) as well as 10 interactive games and radio channels
On Airbus A380 Aircraft Qantas International Business Class the
in-flight entertainment system is delivered via a 12.1 inch (30.7 cm) in arm
touch screen LCD screen. With over 1000 audio and video on demand options.
Note All Qantas International
Business Class seats feature Noise Cancelling Headphones; also all seats have a
personal in seat telephone (additional charges apply)
All Qantas international Business Class cuisine is designed
by Australians internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Neil Perry, with
the option to dine when you like and a menu that includes meals from a room
service style breakfast to a multi course dinner.
In terms of Wine Qantas First and Business Class has the
best airline wines in the sky, recently taking out the Best Business Class
Cellar and consistency of Wines across Business and First Class in the recent
2010 Cellars in the Sky Awards.
Qantas International Business Class feature in-flight
amenities from New York Skin car label Malin+Goetz with the amenities kit
Premium cotton canvas travel bag
Unisex selection of luxury Malin+Goetz skin care products
Other items including, eye/sleeping mask, ear plugs, toothbrush with Colgate
All Qantas Business Class Passengers have access to a Qantas
International Business Class lounge (where available) jointly operated Qantas/BA, partner or assoicate lounges, which in Qantas International Business Lounges feature a wine bar Dining, Business
Center, Bathrooms with showers,
Frequent Flyer Mile
Flying Qantas Business Class will gives you increased mile
earning and Status Credit earning power, earning you 25% cabin bonus on the
base frequent flyer miles and a 100% bonus on status credits.
Frequent flyer miles earned when travelling Qantas Business
Class can be further extended if you are a Qantas Platinum, Gold or Silver
Frequent flyer with an additional 100% for Platinum, 50% for Gold and 25% for
Silver frequent flyers (on base miles) .
Check-in on Qantas Domestic Business Class is either via the internet (between
24 and 1 hour before scheduled departure) or via the Check in Kiosk.
For Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold & Platinum members dedicated
check-in desks are available
Business Seating and Cabin
Qantas Business Class on most domestic routes feature the Millennium
Business Seat which on Airbus A330-200 aircraft is laid out in a 2-2-2 seating
configuration, however there are several aircraft that are layed out in a 2-3-2 seatig configuration, this has drawn criticism by many business flyers and it now looks like Qantas has decided to revert back to the more popular 2-2-2 seating config.
20” (50.8 cm)
35-37” (88.9-93.9 cm)
No – Recline only
Note Qantas has begun upgrading Boeing 747 and Airbus A330 aircraft
flying on Sydney/Melbourne to Perth services with the Qantas Business Class Skybed
that is found in Qantas International Business Class. The team here at the
Business Travel Guru is hoping we will see the exact same specifications that
is found on the international version of this seat, but only time will tell. An
update will be posted here when the seat has been deployed.
On Qantas Business Class domestic Airbus A330-200 the
In-flight entertainment system is delivered via a 10.6 inch (26.9 cm) LCD screen
on the iQ inflight on demand system. Programming includes latest news, movies
and Q radio
Business class passengers on other Qantas domestic aircraft
are not as lucky.
Qantas Domestic Business Class dining includes meals
developed and inspired by Neil Perry’s Rockpool Restaurant, quality spirits, premium
wines and beers are available on all flights to accompany the meal.
Qantas Domestic Business Class passengers have access to
Qantas Business Class lounges (found in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and
Canberra) at other airports passengers have access to the Qantas Club.