Looking for photos of Jetstar's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner seats? We've got 'em!
Ahead of next month's delivery of Jetstar's first Boeing 787 the airline has provided a sneak peak at its business and economy seats via a 'fly-though' computer graphics video and information shared on its special Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner web page.
Jetstar Boeing 787 business class
The pointy end of Jetstar's Boeing 787 will be fitted with 21 of these leather-clad Recaro business class seats arranged in a 2-3-2 layout.
They bear more than a passing resemblance to Qantas' own premium economy seats (also manufactured by Recaro), and as AusBT first revealed earlier this year, they're generous recliners rather than angled flat-beds.
"When you’re only flying five to ten hours, the amount the customers need to pay for a lie-flat seat, for the space it takes up, just doesn’t work out" says Mark Dal Pra, who leads Jetstar’s 787 program.
Jetstar tells us the seat pitch will be around 38 inches, comparable to the airline's current A330 fleet.
Each business class seat will include a 10.6 inch touchscreen display, AC power socket and USB port.
Jetstar Boeing 787 economy class
There bulk of Jetstar's Boeing 787 is given over to 314 slimline and lightweight Pinnacle economy seats from BE Aerospace.
These are ranked in a 3-3-3 layout with a seat pitch of 31-32 inches.
Jetstar says the effective legroom is actually greater because of the seat's slim design, which delivers a little more room around the knees.
Each traveller gets their own 9 inch touchscreen and USB port, with an AC power outlet shared between every two seats.
The Panasonic eX2 inflight entertainment system offers video on demand while seatback mounting will allow 'gate to gate' use rather than having to switch off the screen during take-off and landing.
You can watch the complete fly-though video below:
Jetstar expects to take delivery of its first 787 on October 7th, with two more to follow by year’s end.
Australian Business Traveller will be on the 787's delivery flight from Seattle to Melbourne as a guest of Jetstar, Qantas and Boeing.
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