Qantas will add another upgraded Boeing 747 to its international fleet this week.
This is the fourth rejigged jumbo to receive the more modern A380-style seats, including the fully lie-flat Skybed II instead of the angled sleeper design of the original Skybed.
In keeping with the refit there won't be any first class cabin – just 58 business class seats, 36 premium economy and 270 economy.
However, the Red Roo isn't locking this 747 into any specific route.
"This aircraft will follow the routes of the other reconfigured B747’s including Los Angeles, Dallas and Santiago" a Qantas spokeswoman told Australian Business Traveller.
"We haven’t committed to a particular route for this aircraft nor each aircraft due to scheduling requirements."
One new route for the Boeing 747 will New York via Los Angeles, where from May 6 it will replace an Airbus A330 on the Gotham leg for inbound flights to LAX.
Qantas expects two more refurbished Boeing 747s will take to the skies by the end of June.
The final three of the nine 747s slated for a makeover will be added to Los Angeles and Dallas flights, as well as Brisbane-Singapore, "by the end of October 2012."