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Qantas Airlines
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A premium, full-service airline, Qantas offers award winning in-flight entertainment and have been named Best Airline Australasia, as well as one of the world's top airlines in the 2008 Skytrax World Airlines awards.

An Australian icon, Qantas has a proud history focused on reliability, safety, engineering excellence and customer service that's second-to-none. Qantas currently operate more than 170 flights per week between Australia and New Zealand, including non-stop services from Auckland or Wellington to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and between Christchurch and Sydney.

First Class

When you fly First Class with Qantas, the luxury extends from reservation to destination.


Stretch out in Qantas' luxurious sleeper beds. Controls on your armrest move your seat, leg rest and lumbar positioning from a relaxed reading position to completely reclined on your 6 feet 6 inch bed. Even in a sleeping position, the width between the armrests is 21.5 inches so there's plenty of room between you and your neighbours.

Relax with your cosy duvet, soft lamb's wool blanket, oversized linen pillow and Akira Isogawa designed slippers, eyeshades and pyjamas and enjoy the best flight's sleep you ever had.


Rockpool and Qantas have taken in-flight dining to new heights in First. Enjoy the unique restaurant style dining experience. All meals are prepared onboard and made to order. Snacks or light meals are available at any time during your flight.


The state-of-the-art entertainment system in First Class features a 21 centimetre touch screen; noise cancelling headsets; Audio-Video On-Demand (AVOD), which allows you to start, pause, fast forward, or stop any of the 400 program choices whenever you like; personal telephone and text messaging in every seat; and laptop 110 volt AC power outlets that can be used without the need for adaptor cables.

Business Class

As a Qantas Business Class customer, everything is geared to ensure you enjoy a peaceful and relaxing trip.


Qantas Business Class features the award-winning, state-of-the-art sleeper seat, Skybed. A cocoon-style seat measuring 6 feet 6.5 inches long with extensive seat adjustment controls and maximum privacy, it has cushioned lumbar support and back massage features that allow you to sleep, work or just settle back and relax.


Choose to dine from the Neil Perry designed menu in full restaurant style or select the express meal option. Or select from the Dine Later menu, and enjoy the convenience of dining at your leisure. Choose wines from our award-winning list and finish with dessert.


Sit back and be entertained. The state-of-the-art entertainment system on Qantas B747-400 flights features 26-centimetre touch-screens, noise-cancelling headsets, on-demand control featuring 60 movies, 200 television programmes, 20 radio channels, 150 CDs, moving map and interactive games.

Premium Economy Class

Qantas now offers a new choice in international travel with the Premium Economy Class. New Zealand customers booking a Premium Economy fare to the UK/Europe, Asia or Africa can now travel in the Business cabin on Qantas Trans Tasman services only, as Premium Economy is only available on selected long haul routes from Sydney and Melbourne.


With a focus on enhanced personal space and comfort, the Premium Economy seat, designed by acclaimed Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, sets a new standard in international travel. Your cabin is hosted by a dedicated attendant throughout your flight which means all you need to do is sit back and relax in the privacy of a 32-seat cabin.


When it's time to dine, enjoy Qantas' Neil Perry inspired menu complemented by premium Australian wines. And if you're peckish throughout the flight, choose from a selection of snacks and drinks whenever you like.


Premium Economy also comes with premium entertainment. The system on all B747-400's features a 26-centimetre touch-screen, noise-cancelling headsets, on-demand control featuring 60 movies, 200 television programmes, 20 radio channels, 150 CDs, a moving map and interactive games.

Economy Class

Just because you're travelling in Economy doesn't mean your trip should be second-class.


Qantas' ergonomically designed slimline Economy seat offers greater comfort with features including lumbar support and adjustable headrest wings for extra head and neck support.


Qantas boasts healthier meal choices in International Economy on flights departing from Australia. 'Tick' approved meals, accredited by the National Heart Foundation, are now being served and are both tasty and nutritious.


All Qantas international B747-400 and A330 aircraft are fi tted with an Audio-Video On-Demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment system.

Clubs, lounges & alliances


Join Qantas Club and enjoy a range of member benefits that can make your journey more pleasurable, from access to Qantas lounges and free Qantas frequent flyer membership, to dedicated check-in and extra baggage allowances.


Qantas Club members are welcome at over 250 lounges worldwide. Qantas Clubs and lounges are also open to all passengers holding a Qantas First or Business boarding pass on the day of their flight.


Qantas is affiliated with the oneworld airlines.

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