The business cabin consists of 58 seats, 36 premium economy seats and 270 economy seats. The economy cabin is set out in a 3-4-3 configuration, the premium cabin is in a 2-4-2 configuration, and the business cabin is in a 2-3-2 layout and 2-2-2 in the nose and top deck of the aircraft.
As you can see below, the wear and tear is quite evident, but that is to be expected for an aircraft with the amount of travel it’s taken, I can say though Qantas have kept their 747’s in a lot better condition over BA…
On the side of the seats is where you’ll find your IFE and seating controls as well as the release button for your screen if you’re seated in the bulkhead row.
The air in Brisbane has been terrible the past few days, and that is due to the bushfires up and down the coasts of Queensland and New South Wales, big thank you to all those firefighters keeping it under control the best they can, you guys are incredible.
Our flight levelled off at 38,000 feet, and it was a flight like I’ve never taken before domestically. The amount of excitement and interest towards this flight was incredible, I had the privilege of meeting a lot of aviation enthusiasts and even some readers onboard – thank you for the continued support, and it was lovely to meet you all!
As you can see, people were all walking around and taking heaps of photos; it was a fantastic atmosphere.
Passengers were allowed to walk around and take photos of all the cabins:
This view is possibly my favourite angle of the 747; I could sit here and just stare out the window for hours upon hours.
From any angle, the 747 is just a beautiful and sleek looking machine – I don’t think anything will quite match it. I absolutely love the A350, and how it looks but can honestly say, the jumbo is just an extremely appealing machine.
Our flight time was overall 1 hour and 14 minutes, and I can honestly say, I was tempted to jump across the terminal and book a ticket to San Fransisco which is where this flight was heading to later that afternoon 😉
This hopefully won’t be the last 747 flight I take but nonetheless, it was a fantastic opportunity to fly one of these aircraft on a short sector once again. I’ve flown on the QF8 service when it stopped through Brisbane in 2014 and also flew one of the -400’s from Sydney to Melbourne a few years ago, and the excitment has never died.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say so, flying onboard the Queen of the skies on a short domestic sector is an incredible experience for anyone, especially for those interested in aviation.
Qantas is running a few more domestic sectors this year and into next year and if you want to learn more about them, click the link here.