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Old Jul 22, 07, 12:56 am
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Exclamation Qantas - New Fabrics/New Livery/Premium Economy/A380 Product

NB: PHOTOS ARE SAM CHUI & SYD MORNING HERALD - 2007

New Qantas Livery

Airbus A380

Qantas' first A380, VH-OQA (Nancy Bird-Walton) will feature the new livery

Boeing 767

VH-OGD is the first domestic aircraft to have the new livery.

Logo designed by Hulsbosch Communications. Click here for QF press release about the new logo. The logo will progressively be rolled out across the fleet.

New Domestic Experience

New Domestic Fabrics

> Business Class (New Fabric)
> Economy Class (New Fabric)

Will be available only on Domestic 767s in addition 73H/734 aircraft.

New Domestic Business Class Lounges

New dedicated domestic Business class lounges will be available in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney by mid-2008. Click on link above for more information.

New A380 Product
A380 Configuration - 14F/72J/32W/332Y

Layout -
First and Economy Class - Main Deck
Business and Premium Economy Class - Upper Deck


Press Release #1
Press Release # 2
Press Release # 3

First Class

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> 14 private suite - manufactured by B/E Aerospace VIP Jet Group
> Electronic touch screen control unit - control seat features
> Fully flat bed, with sheepskin overlay, foam mattress & fitted cotton sheeting
> Electronically deployed 17" LCD widescreen video monitor
> Leather guest seat
> Dresser unit and variety of personal storage options
> High quality finish - Edelman leather and solid wood
> Noise cancelling headset port, PC power, USB & RJ45 port
> Electronically controlled dual layer window shades
> Mood lighting and enhanced cabin soundproofing
> Designer amenities, soft furnishings and tableware


Business Class

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> Enhanced Skybed - Sleeper seat - FULLY FLAT, adjustable lumbar support, improved massage function and pre-programmed seating positions
> Illuminated seat controller, electronic privacy divider and in-arm video monitor (fully adjustable)
> Variety of personal stowage options
> Multiple reading lights, noise cancelling headset port, PC power, RJ45 and USB port
> Lounge area - sofa, refreshment bar, entertainment screen etc
> Mood lighting
> 2x2x2 configuration
> Luxury amenities, soft furnishings and tableware


Premium Economy Class

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> Ergonomic, Recaro-manufactured seat, integrated leg rest with foldout footrest
> Large, in-arm, touch screen video monitor
> 42" PITCH
> Wide centre console with fixed cocktail table and in-arm dining table
> Noise cancelling headset port, PC power, USB and RJ45 ports
> Literature pocket and waterbottle holder
> 2x3x2 configuration
> Upper deck cabin with mood lighting
> Self-service bar
> Crockery, cutlery and glassware designed by Marc Newson
> DEDICATED CHECK-IN AREA FOR Y+ PAX


Economy Class

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> Recaro-manufactured seat. Sliding base that moves with seat to create more comfortable, ergonomically correct position to aid sleep and eliminate pressure points
> Foot net - stops sliding during sleep
> Larger seat back entertainment screen
> 4 self-service bars with refreshments/snacks/drinks - photo here
> Concealed in arm entertainment controller
> USB, PC power and RJ45
> 3x4x3 configuration
> Main deck cabin with mood lighting
> Tableware designed by Marc Newson


Inflight Entertainment - A380

> Panasonic (thank god)
> Wide screen digital monitors
> AVOD - 350 TV selections, 500 audio CDs, 30 PC style games, selection of audio books and radio channels
> Lonely Planet destination and arrival guides
> Language tutorials
> Deloitte Leadership Academy
> Online duty free shopping
> Moving maps, text news and weather
> An intuitive state-of-the-art graphic user interface allowing customers to easily navigate through entertainment options or use the in-seat communications
> Wireless connectivity throughout the aircraft
> In-seat access to email and the internet, telephone and SMS
> USB and RJ45 ports as well as PC power for all seats
> An external camera giving a pilot's eye view of take-off, landing and cruising. (Yipee)


747 Premium Economy

Refer to above features for A380 Premium Economy - not all features will be available on 747-400 Y+ though. There will be 32W seats available on the 747-400 and these seats will be located on the main deck. Cabin will be configured 2x4x2.

Premium Economy will be available gradually on 747 services to LHR/JNB/HKG from February 2008 with further routes available as the A380 is delivered.


New Fabrics/Curtains/Carpets - 747-400ER VH-OEJ

New Look 747-400 First Class (New fabrics/curtains/carpets)
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New Look 747-400 Business Class (New fabrics/curtains/carpets)
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New Look 747-400 Economy Class (New fabrics/curtains/carpets)
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Qantas Soft Product Changes

Effective July 25th, Qantas will introduce a new International Y soft product. This includes:

> Black blankets
> Grey/Silver pillows
> New serving trays
> New glasses
> New cutlery


Qantas Business - New Trans-Tasman Soft Product

Effective July 25th, Qantas will introduce changes to its trans-Tasman J soft product which will bring services into line with LH. This is what eoinnz posted in another thread a number of weeks ago:

> New noise cancelling headphones
> New wine glasses
> New cutlery
> New trays
> New Plates
> Tea/Coffee/Juice traymobile service before breakfast on breakfast services


PLEASE ALERT ME OF ANY MISTAKES OR INFORMATION YOU FEEL NEEDS INCLUDING. THANKYOU

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Old Jul 22, 07, 1:55 am
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(PS: please don't flame me if the announcement is delayed until WED/THU/FRI, this is the aviation industry you realise )
WX is a foe of the aviation industry but hopefully it will be good and the scheduled announcements take-off on-time.

That 76 has been the speculation of many websites and I think by now we have to believe it. I'm not so sure I like the idea as posted in relation to AC and their 3D logo. My spacial abilities are bad enough seeing double (as many a WP and QP member will relate) let alone a three dimensional Kangaroo lurching for us as we try to board.

Thank heavens (and Mother) that we no longer board via the rear stairs.

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Old Jul 22, 07, 3:32 am
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From SYD airport arrivals/departures page:

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QF6110   	Richmond   	22/07/2007
9:30pm  	22/07/2007
9:30pm  	-na-
Appears VH-OGD is due back at SYD tonight, hopefully with the new look.

Guess we won't be seeing photos then
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Old Jul 22, 07, 4:23 am
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Thread "stickied" for the time being. We might ask if QF WP could add it to the The ULTIMATE Qantas Guide at some stage?
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Old Jul 22, 07, 8:21 am
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Sure is OJD... touched down in SYD tonight.

It is sporting the NEW c/s and Domestic interior.

Also NB you missed the new TV screens that are appearing in the domestic fleet. One Ex-BA aircraft has them already!

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Old Jul 22, 07, 3:02 pm
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I have been on the ex BA bird with the LCD's a few times but am always distracted by how shabby the rest of the cabin is to notice the new LCD's which have replaced the CRT screens throughout.

I am looking forward to the new premium economy product. Here is hoping it is rolled out across the long haul fleet.

Any updates yet as to a delivery date for the first A380 and will it do some short haul routes before being put to work?
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Qantas to unveil new logo, kangaroo and all
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Old Jul 22, 07, 11:25 pm
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And here is a look at the new roo/rat courtesy of another board.
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Just a few updates/correction to QF NBs' very informative post

Originally Posted by QF NB View Post
New Domestic Curtains/Carpets/Fabrics/New International Curtains/Carpets/Fabrics
Just flew on VH-OJT to Hong Kong and First Class has the new carpet. It's a dark blue and very soft unlike the current carpet. Unfortunately the rest of First Class didn't have the new fabrics so the carpet looked a little strange with it.
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Effective July 25th, Qantas will introduce a new International Y soft product. This includes:
(Will have to be confirmed and checked for accuracy)
Can confirm that this is all correct and am not aware of any reason why this shouldn't be going ahead on the 25th. To further elaborate the new glasses are stemless (like Singapore Airlines Y wine glass but a tad larger) The new cutlery is like the new F & J cutlery but all plastic and slightly smaller.

Originally Posted by QF NB View Post
ffective July 25th, Qantas will introduce changes to its trans-Tasman J soft product (only on 767-300 operated flights) which will bring services into line with LH.
This is on all Trans Tasman services not just 767 services.
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To further elaborate the new glasses are stemless (like Singapore Airlines Y wine glass but a tad larger) ...
A good reason to fly QF then
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Old Jul 23, 07, 12:00 am
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Much appreciated eoinnz. I know I can trust you to get the right information! Reliable as always

Seems -OJT was at Avalon for over a month recently and has been back in service for about 2 weeks. Must have only planned to upgrade carpets and complete the maintenance.

It's odd that you say the new features will be available on all trans-Tasman flights. It's news to ZK-JTP and he hadn't heard anything prior to today, so that's why I presumed that the new soft product would only be available on TT 767 services. Thanks for clearing the matter up though!

Thanks QF Attendant. I look forward to seeing the new fabrics after having just seen the full livery... it's sooooo shiney! BTW - nice to see you posting finally!

Tomorrow's going to be a big day!

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I saw a news article today from AAP (that I can't find when I look now) that confirmed quite a few of the details here.

Fully Flat Skybed Mark II.
New Seats for Economy.

All to be revealed tomorrow (If I recall the article properly). Searching around for it now!
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My welcome to you as well QF Attendant. Is your presence here on FT in an official capacity?

I like the new roo and not having the legs cut off by the rudder flaps makes it more symmetrical or complete. I heard or read that the underbellies of the planes will be red with QANTAS written on it - is that correct?

eoinnz

It does sound strange to have a partially refurbished cabin running around. Perhaps there were supply issues or a/c equipment shortages that forced it back into service prematurely.

Anyway, I'm with QF NB here and look forward to a big and interesting day for QF tomorrow.
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Keep on scrolling....

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Old Jul 23, 07, 6:13 am
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Thanks QF NB for this thread and eoinnz and other for this update. Nice to see that things are improving and not being enhanced away. I now need to get my hand on one of those PJs with the old QF roo on it before it disappears .
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