Qantas is locking down the design of its Boeing 787 fleet, and airline CEO Alan Joyce promises that a "revolutionary premium economy" seat is on the cards.
Joyce says the more-premium-than-economy seats will be "streets ahead of anything else out there."
"We were one of the first airlines to introduce premium economy and we've always been a big fan of that" Joyce told Australian Business Traveller.
"We think we can make our (Boeing 787) premium economy a world leader."
Indeed, Joyce continues, "customers should expect the best in class on every part of the Qantas Dreamliner."
The pointy end of the plane will see "luxury business class suites" based on an evolution of the airline's current and highly-regarded A330 Business Suite (below).
For flyers down the back of the bus, Joyce predicts the economy seats will offer "more room and better entertainment options."
Australian travellers will have their first chance to sample the red-tailed Boeing 787 in late 2017, on selected domestic and possibly trans-Tasman routes, with tickets on sale before the end of this year.
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