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10 ways the Qantas Dreamliner will change the way you travel

20th November 2018

With its extended flying range and spacious cabin layout, the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner takes flight, opening up new frontiers and redefining the travel experience for customers. Discover what makes the new Qantas Dreamliner the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type anywhere in the world.

Less jet lag

Qantas has partnered with medical experts at the Sydney University's Charles Perkins Centre to devise a flying experience that mitigates jet lag. The Dreamliners' cabins are set at a lower altitude, so the human body reacts similary to being on the ground; cabin lighting is designed to help the body clock adjust more quickly; the cabin air is more filtered; and even meal service times have been adjusted so that customers can be assured of a good rest in-between.

A smoother ride

Expect toned-down turbulence on the Dreamliner. The new airfcraft is fitted with technology that senses turbulence and counteracts it by adjusting wing control surfaces.

Fewer greenhouse emissions

The 787-9 Dreamliner is significantly lighter than other aircrafts in its class - 20% lighter, in fact - which means it can fly further on less fuel. In addition, the new Dreamliners is equupped with industrial designer David Caon's range of Noitake crockery, cutlery and glassware that's 11% lighter than the previous tableware. This alone means Qntas will consume 535,00 kilograms less fuel each year once it's rolled out to the rest of the fleet.

A new way to shade

Instead of pulling down plastic window shades, use the electronic control to vary the light to one of the five polarised settings.

Everyone gets a window seat

The windows are 65% larger than those on a comparable aircraft, meaning those flying in the middle seats can still take in the view.

Business Class akin to First

The new Dreamliner doesn't have First class - there's really no need when the Business Suites are so well equipped; the flat beds are just over two metres long and 25-inches wide. The best bit? They can be in the recline position from take-off right through to landing. There's also a new privacy screen; a 16-inch HD entertainment touch screen and personal charning points for devices.

Premium Economy like you've never seen before

The Dreamliner has Qantas’s most luxurious Premium Economy cabin yet. The 28 seats are arranged in a two-three-two configuration to allow maximum access to the aisle for customers, and the seats are 10% wider than existing Premium Economy seats.

New levels of comfort in Economy

With an extra inch of seat pitch comparted to those in the A380 and a foot net to cradle the legs while you sleep, things are looking good for Dreamliner Economy travellers. There's also mood lighting, extra storage for personal items, personal USB charge points and 12-inch HD touch screens.

Fewer fellow travellers

The 236-seat capacity of the plane comprises 42 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 166 Economy, compared with the Qantas A380s, which carry 484 passengers.

Eating and drinking when you want

Two new self-service bars - one located in the Business cabin and another in Economy - mean you can wander over for a drink and a snack, or a chat, any time during the flight, as long as the seat belt sign isn't on.

Talk to one of our air specialists about arranging your next flight on board the Qantas Dreamliner.