TALKING POINT | Last week, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told Australian Business Traveller that the airline's globe-striding Project Sunrise jets would feature the Roo's 'best ever' first class and business class.
Come 2022 – a mere three years from now – those jets will take wing on non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, with many business travellers and Australian Business Traveller readers on board.
Joyce wants those seats to be "the best product we’ve ever put on an aircraft”. That's certainly what we want to see, and we daresay it's what you want too, considering we'll all be nestled in those premium cocoons for 18-20 hours.
So here's your chance to have your say: what do you think Qantas should be looking at for the first class suites and business class seats of these ultra-long range Project Sunrise jets?
For example, should Qantas move to fully private first class suites with a larger footprint, where there's room to get up out of your seat and move around?
How can Qantas make the step-change beyond today's Boeing 787 business class: can it potentially eclipse the stunning Qsuite of its Oneworld sibling Qatar Airways and move into the realm of a 'business plus' experience?
And what can be done to create spaces outside of the seats where passengers can relax, stretch their legs and maybe socialise on these marathon journeys?
Obviously this all has to be done within not only the strict physical and safety confines of these long metal tubes, but within the unforgiving spreadsheet formulae of economics.
So share your ideas here. Be realistic – be reasonable – but also, take this opportunity to be heard.
What do you want to see in first class and business class of Qantas' Project Sunrise jets?