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Wow! Qantas stunning new first class on the A350-1000 – new info and video

a seat with a laptop on it

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Qantas debuts stunning new first class on the A350-1000

Last May, Qantas announced that they will fly direct to London and JFK starting in 2025 on their new A350-1000s and released specs of their new first class.

And WOW!

I remember my jaw hitting the ground after seeing the spec photos. They debuted a stunning new first class featuring a separate seat and bed, and they’ve followed up with even more specs, but better images on what they are referring to as : Project Sunrise A350

  • The new first class cabin will be just 2 rows in a 1-1-1 configuration: a total of just 6 seats.
  • 22inches wide
  • Separate 80 inch long bed
  • 32 inch entertainment system
    • 14inches bigger than first on the A380

a white airplane flying in the sky

The current Qantas First Class on the A380

You can read our review here but it’s virtually impossible to book with points at the moment. Fingers crossed this changes in the future.

The new first class suite which will feature a bed and a seat

a small bed in a roomI mean how gorgeous is this new suite? It looks absolutely massive.

a bed in a roomIt will also feature a “Wellbeing Zone” where presumably you could do some stretches, etc.

a drawing of a room with a curtain and a pictureQantas New A350 Video

And a feature on the A350 First Class

Other First Class cabins to compare

Cathay Pacific First Class on the 77W

1-1-1 configuration so you have an idea of that configuration

a person standing in a room

First Class with Seat and bed combo

The only two competitor seats that I can think of that may be flying that offer a seat and a bed are the Singapore Suites and Etihad Apartments

Singapore Suites A380a chair in a plane

Etihad Apartment

a seat in an airplane

Overall

I was super lucky to fly Qantas First Class back in 2018 and would LOVE to fly this new product. The odds of finding partner award availability will probably be incredibly difficult. If history is any indication of how Qantas will release award space on this route…premium cabin space will be few and far between.

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5 Comments

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  • Greg February 23, 2023

    Funny we’re back to the original Boeing Stratocruiser offering. A seat and bunk.

    • Miles February 23, 2023

      I like it! I remember Lufthansa once offered this configuration in first class, and I never got to try it. Look as though Air France and Qantas are both offering the separate bed/seat first class on their newest iterations. What do you think about it?

  • Lara S. May 4, 2022

    Is the Cathay photo also of an A350? If so, I cannot see how they get the width to have a seat and single bed three across in that same space.

    Overall, what a luxury space and I think the finishes are gorgeous. I can only imagine it will cost a pretty penny!

    Two questions- Does the chair recline so it can be a lounge space without having to lay in bed? (so as to avoid the stiff straight up and down of some chair plus bed arrangements I’ve heard complaints about!) And also- where does the tray table come from? It appears to float up out of nowhere between the seat and bed or the bed or idk.

    • Miles May 4, 2022

      the Cathay image is 77W, but yeah, not really sure either. Will be fascinating how it looks in person

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