Qantas introduces Premium Economy on Frankfurt flights from February

By David Flynn, December 31 2010

Qantas will offer premium economy seating on daily flights between Australia and Frankfurt starting February 3rd.

The carrier has refitted several two-class Boeing 747s to include 40 premium economy seats between the business and economy cabins. These will run on the Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt QF5/QF6 route and the Melbourne-Singapore-Frankfurt QF9/QF10 flights (which connect in Singapore to the Sydney services).

The seats are the same Marc Newson-designed and Recaro-manufactured modules as currently offered on other QF flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Johannesburg and Buenos Aires.

This includes 38 inches of legroom, a 19.5 inch wide seat and a 9 inch recline – compared to the 31 inches spacing, 17.5 inch seat width and 6 inch recline in standard economy.

Each seat also sports an in-arm touchscreen video monitor and a 'Neil Perry-inspired' menu that's definitely a cut above the reheat-and-eat dishes served in cattle class.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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