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Qantas just announced that it’s going to fly some incredibly long direct flights out of Australia to both London and New York City on their 12 new Airbus A350-1000s. These flights are slated to begin in 2025 and have the capability of flying these NY/London routes out of Sydney with the intention of also servicing Paris and Frankfurt.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce had the following to say:
“The Qantas A350 travel experience will be truly exceptional, particularly across the premium cabins. Our First and Business Class Seats will set a new benchmark for premium long-haul travel. The first Project Sunrise flights will be from New York and London, but the aircraft will also be able to operate non-stop flights to Australia from destinations such as Paris and Frankfurt.”
The A350-1000s will have the following configuration:
- 238 passengers
- 52 new business class suites
- 40 Premium Economy
- 40 inch pitch
- 140 Economy Seats
- 33 inch pitch
Check out the new First Class Suite
The new one will feature a separate bed and a seat. It looks pretty awesome to me, but it will be unbelievably hard to book this with points – although we will find a way won’t we 🙂
I had the pleasure of flying in the current first class suite on the A380 from LAX to Melbourne and absolutely loved it. It’s one of the holy grails of award travel seeing as though its incredibly rare to find award availability and we were lucky enough to snag two seats!
The new first class seat looks incredible and I can’t wait to see what the physical model is like vs just a rendering. I loved my time spent in Australia and this is certainly now a bucket list flight I need to take 🙂
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