Qantas Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures

Qantas Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures. On current fleet, Qantas operates 8 brand new wide-body long-haul aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Thanks to its lighter, carbon fibre body, pioneering GEnx engines and advanced onboard systems, the Dreamliner also uses an impressive 20 per cent less fuel than a similarly sized aircraft – which opens up a whole new world of new destination opportunities.

The aircraft has 42 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 166 Economy seats.

The freshly delivered Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is being called a “game changer” by the airline.

And it’s true, the cutting-edge plane is part of the next generation of aircraft and will open up new frontiers in travel.

One of those new frontiers is non-stop flights between Australia and Europe, indeed the “last frontier” of air travel, according to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye VH ZND Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner of Qantas at Hong Kong International Airport
Emily Kame Kngwarreye VH ZND Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner of Qantas at Hong Kong International Airport

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Qantas Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNA11 Oct 2017Great Southern Land
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNB8 Dec 2017Waltzing Matilda
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNC22 Jan 2018Quokka
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZND26 Feb 2018Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNE29 Jun 2018Skippy
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNF17 Aug 2018Boomerang
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNG13 Nov 2018Jillaroo
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVH-ZNH20 Nov 2018Great Barrier Reef

Qantas Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Qantas
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Qantas

Qantas’ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is outfitted with 236 seats.

The interior features 42 lie flat Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy seats, and 166 standard Economy seats.

Providing optimal comfort and space for every passenger is at the core of the Qantas Dreamliner design which features 236 seats – less than most other aircraft of its type.

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The aircraft is fitted with state-of-the-art technology to reduce turbulence, improve noise quality and reduced aircraft vibrations for a smoother flight.

Every seat has been designed to offer the ultimate comfort for long-haul flyers.

Qantas have thousands of hours of entertainment onboard to choose from, larger baggage lockers and bigger windows.

The windows in our Dreamliner are 65% larger than comparable aircraft windows, allowing passengers to see more of the world.

Business Class

The business class seats on board the 787 are the same as those introduced on the Qantas Airbus A330s over the past three years.

The big advantage of these “business suites” (as Qantas calls them) is they offer direct aisle access to all business class passengers, thanks to the 1-2-1 cabin layout.

There’s no squeezing past your neighbour if you’re in the window seat, unlike on board the A380 or 747.

All the features you expect from a top-tier business class seat are here – the seat converts to a long, lie-flat bed; the entertainment touch-screen is large, crisp and responsive; noise-cancelling earphones are provided; there is power for your own devices.

The tray table slides out from the side, rather than having to be folded away, which makes it very easy to move in and out if you need to get up in a hurry or access other parts of the seat.

There is excellent storage space available, with a pocket for documents along with a shelf above the armrest and a cubby by your feet that’s large enough to hold a small carry-on.

There are two personal lights – the typical reading light, along with a light from below that’s a more ambient, less disturbing option in the dark.

The seats have an interlocking design, so some passengers in windows seats are closer to the window than others.

Those looking to feel truly cocooned in their own space should opt for an odd-numbered seat on the window (apart from the last three rows of business, where the even numbers are in this position).

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Premium Economy

Qantas has introduced an all-new premium economy seat for the 787 and increased the number of seats available for this popular class.

There are 28 seats in a 2-3-2 layout, so there remains a dreaded middle seat.

Seat pitch is the same as the A380 premium economy (38 inches) but the seats have been widened by one inch.

The footrest is activated by pulling a small lever.

It’s a bit tricky to work out, but essentially you need to use the footrest regardless of height, otherwise you may find it against your knees or shins if the seat in front is reclined and you’re slumped in your seat.

There is a seat pocket and an additional storage area in the seat back that locks away nicely, giving you easy access to your small items.

The tray table is located in the armrest.

The extra-wide pillow has a cover that fits over the headrest to hold it in place.

With the headrests adjustable wings it makes for a very supportive and comfortable headspace.

The entertainment screen is large – slightly bigger than a standard tablet screen – and also features a small ledge which pops out and can but used to hold your own device if you prefer to watch something on that.

Larger passengers will be keen on getting an aisle seat – a small button lets you push the outer armrest down to become level with the pan of the seat, adding significant extra width.

Economy

While Qantas has spruiked that its Dreamliner is more spacious than most 787-9, with only 236 seats on board an aircraft that typically carries more than 300, this is not because the economy seats are any bigger.

Rather, it’s because this plane features a larger percentage of business and premium seats than most airlines carry (about half the plane is taken up by the business and premium).

In fact, the economy class seat is actually marginally narrower (0.76 cm) than that found on board the airline’s A380s and 747s.

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That said, there’s plenty of good news for the economy class seat too.

There’s an extra inch (2.54 cm) of legroom compared to the other international Qantas aircraft and, while an inch doesn’t sound like much, it can make a significant difference to taller passengers.

The legroom feels good, even when the seat in front is fully reclined.

The footrest is a flexible net that cradles your feet.

The headrest has adjustable sides and, like in premium economy, the pillow slip goes over the headrest, keeping it in place throughout the flight.

The pillow and blanket both feel thick and comfortable.

The entertainment screen is a good size, sharp and responsive to touch like a tablet.

Qantas has added a dropdown shelf to support your own device if you prefer, meaning you won’t have to hold your phone or tablet, or lie it on the tray table.

There is power as well as a USB port.

The tray table folds in half, so it’s high on the seat back when retracted, keeping it away from your legs.

There’s also a small storage space just large enough to keep a bottle of water in – this is a nice innovation since wedging a bottle into the seat pocket typically forces it forward, reducing legroom.

Overall, this is an innovative economy class seat, though the width may be an issue for larger passengers.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Qantas

Wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Qantas has three class configuration on-board (Business, Premium, and Economy) with total of 236 seats.

Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.

Qantas Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Seating Plan
Qantas Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Seating Plan

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Qantas Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. Every seat on this plane has a personal entertainment system with a variety of video and audio options.
  • Video. Every seat on this plane has a personal entertainment system with a variety of video and audio options.
  • AC Power. Business and Premium Economy Class features in-seat regular AC power at every seat as well as USB ports. Economy Class features in-seat regular AC power outlets at every two per triple seat as well as USB ports.
  • Food. Qantas offers Inflight Cuisine, their beverage and food service on all international flights. More Information

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