Qantas will offer premium economy seating on daily flights between Australia and Frankfurt starting February 3rd.
The carrier has refitted several two-class Boeing 747s to include 40 premium economy seats between the business and economy cabins. These will run on the Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt QF5/QF6 route and the Melbourne-Singapore-Frankfurt QF9/QF10 flights (which connect in Singapore to the Sydney services).
The seats are the same Marc Newson-designed and Recaro-manufactured modules as currently offered on other QF flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Johannesburg and Buenos Aires.
This includes 38 inches of legroom, a 19.5 inch wide seat and a 9 inch recline – compared to the 31 inches spacing, 17.5 inch seat width and 6 inch recline in standard economy.
Each seat also sports an in-arm touchscreen video monitor and a 'Neil Perry-inspired' menu that's definitely a cut above the reheat-and-eat dishes served in cattle class.