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Qantas

Safety rating : 7/7  Rating Criteria | Safety Rating Breakdown

Product rating : 7/7  Rating Criteria
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In Flight Product

Economy Class

Domestic
  • Full meals and beverage service; alcohol served complimentary on transcontinental flights after 12 and on shorter flights between east coast ports after 4pm; alcohol needs to be purchased on some regional flights
  • Audio/Video On Demand, iPads or shared cabin screens depending on aircraft
  • Seat pitch of 31 to 32 inch with average recline of 6 inch
  • Pillows and blankets available on daytime flights and provided on overnight flights
  • Baggage allowance of 1 x 23kg bag
International
  • Full meals and beverages including alcohol after 12 noon; additional meals and snacks offered
  • Audio/Video On Demand on 747s, A330s and A380s; shared cabin screens or iPads on 767s
  • Seat pitch of 31 to 32 inch with 6 inch recline
  • In seat telephones with sms capability on A380s, A330-300s and 747-400s
  • Pillows, blankets and amenity kits provided
  • Baggage allowance of 2 x 23kg bags to US; baggage allowance of 30kg to other destinations; additional baggage allowance for Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members

Premium Economy

International
  • Available on A380s and 747s
  • Superior meal service than in economy; additional snacks offered; pre takeoff drinks offered
  • Audio/Video On Demand
  • Seat pitch of 38 to 42 inch with generous recline and extendable leg/footrests
  • In-seat power; in seat telephones with sms capability available
  • Amenity kits, thick blankets and large pillows provided
  • Baggage allowance of 2 x 32kg bags to the US; Allowance of 40kg on other international routes; additional baggage allowance for Qantas Club, Silver and Gold Frequent Flyer members

Business Class

Domestic
  • Full meal service with hot and cold meal options and alcoholic drinks after 12 noon
  • On demand inflight entertainment on new A330-200s and 737-800s; overhead screens in business class on other aircraft
  • Seat pitch of 35 inch with standard recline on 737-800s, 767s and A330s; seating in 2-2 configuration on single aisle aircraft; seating in 2-2-2 on twin aisle aircraft
  • Baggage allowance of 2 x 32kg bags
International
  • Full meal service with hot and cold meal options and alcoholic drinks
  • Audio/Video On Demand on all flights; noise canceling headphones supplied
  • Fully lie flat beds (Skybed) on A380s and newly reconfigured 747s; inclined (9 degrees) Skybed on A330s
  • AC power to every seat; in seat telephone with sms capability
  • Quality amenity pack with branded cosmetics provided, designer pajamas and eyeshades offered on selected flights
  • Baggage allowance of 3 x 32kg bags to the US; Allowance of 40kg on other international flights

First Class

International
  • Available on A380s only
  • Restaurant quality meal service including eight course tasting menu accompanied by wines and spirits
  • Audio/Video On Demand; in seat power and telephone with sms capability
  • Large seats transform to fully lie flat beds with blankets, duvets, sheepskins and large pillows provided
  • Superior brand amenity and cosmetic kit supplied; pajamas and slippers offered
  • Baggage allowance of 3 x 32kg bags to the US; Allowance of 50kg on other international routes

History

  • Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920
  • Originally registered as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • Grown to be Australia's largest airline
  • The world's longest continually operating airline
  • Qantas' flawless safety record catapulted it to the top of airline preference rankings in the 1980s when aircraft accidents elsewhere were high
  • Launched its low cost subsidiary Jetstar in 2004
  • Now employs 35,700 staff - 93% based in Australia

Major Strengths

  • Extensive domestic network with frequent connections to both regional centers and capital cities
  • Global reputation for excellence in safety
  • Qantas pilots are regarded as some of the world's best

Subsidiary Airlines

  • Jetstar - Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Hong Kong, Jetstar Japan
  • QantasLink

Alliances

  • Oneworld
  • Major alliance with Emirates

X Factors

  • Best domestic in flight offering in the world
  • Fatality-free history in the pure jet era
  • World's longest continuously operating and most experienced airline
  • Winner of the AirlineRatings.com Best Economy award for 2014

Aircraft Types

  • 747-400ER
  • 747-400
  • A380
  • A330
  • 767-300
  • 737-800
  • 737-400
  • 737-300
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