Up Close And Personal With Qantas’ New A380 Cabins

by Zac George

Today, Qantas held a media event in Sydney. Not only to announce their new cabins featured on the A380, but also some smaller upgrades that will be arriving in the coming months.

The airline has completely ripped out the previous business and premium products and replaced with the 787-9 products while first, and economy class instead received some touch-ups and further enhancements.

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As I’ve written about the new cabins a lot already, this post is more dedicated to the photos. To learn about what and what’s not being changed, click the link here.

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Premium Economy

    • The new premium cabin nows seats 65 which is 25 more than the older configured A380’s.
    • The cabins include a new self-service bar

Premium Economy Self Serve Bar

 

Qantas A380 Premium Economy

 

Qantas A380 Premium Economy

Business Class

    • The product is the same as the product found on the 787-9, but the colours have been changed, the seats are darker but look fantastic
    • There are 70 business seats on the new layout, six more than the other A380’s

Qantas A380 Business Class

 

Qantas A380 Business Class

 

Qantas A380 Business Class

 

Qantas A380 Business Class

Onboard Lounge

    • The capacity has now been upped to 10 instead of 5
    • Neil Perry has designed a special menu for this area providing warm canapes, snacks and even cocktails as the lounge features a full-service bar

Qantas A380 Lounge

 

Qantas A380 Lounge

 

Qantas A380 Lounge

First Class

  • The same 14 seats but they have been completely reupholstered, fitted with new cushions & the IFE screen has been upgraded
  • There is also a pillow menu now available
  • New LaGaia amenities will be provided from November
  • A new Martin Grant sleeper suit will be unveiled from November

Qantas A380 First Class

 

Qantas A380 First Class

Qantas A380 First Class

 

Qantas A380 First Class

Qantas A380 First Class

 

Qantas A380 First Class

Economy Class

  • There has only been one more seat added to the economy cabin
  • The IFE system has received a small but noticeable difference in the overall look

Qantas A380 Economy Class

 

Qantas A380 Economy Class

 

Qantas A380 Economy Class

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Overall

I was very excited to check out the new cabins, and I can confidently say the airline did a fantastic job updating/upgrading the cabins.  Even though It might be hard to tell from the photos, the airline has actually made the business suites darker than the 787-9 but oh did they pull it off, it looks sleek and absolutely stunning.

Qantas has a total of 12 A380’s, and they estimate that the remaining 11 cabin reconfigurations would be completed by 2020.

Are you excited about Qantas’ new A380 cabins?

 

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