This is quite a nice surprise – Qantas have recently refreshed the First Class cabin in one of their 747’s. The aircraft (VH-OEB) is one of 2 Qantas’s 747’s remaining with a First Class cabin. Qantas have said that they will be retiring soon as they are receiving newer aircraft like the 787.
I’ve had the pleasure of flying on Qantas’s 747 First Class and it’s still pretty nice. The airline doesn’t actually sell it anymore, instead, they operate it to Santiago and Tokyo as Business Class. If you hold elite status with Qantas and even Oneworld status you’ll really want to select these seats. The service is exactly the same as Business but the seats are a little more private over the Skybeds.
I flew the product 2 years ago and it’s evident that the product is quite aged but it’s still comfortable and perfectly fine for a 14-hour leg to Santiago.
Even though the airline will be getting rid of many 747’s in the next coming year, they’ve just refreshed one of their 747’s First Class cabin and it actually looks pretty good. Photo courtesy of Airline Hub Buzz.
It looks modern and fresh, it also looks almost identical to Virgin Australia’s new suites.
Airline Hub Buzz reports that this is a one off and the other aircraft (VH-OJM) will not be receiving a refresh as it’s expected to be retired half way through next year and this aircraft is going to be used for some type of tour.
H/T – Airline Hub Buzz