Travelling on Qantas' Boeing 737-800 in business class? Here's our guide to picking the best seats on the plane, which you'll find on Qantas' flights within Australia, across the Tasman to New Zealand and to some shorter international destinations.
Boeing's 737-800 is the mainstay of Qantas' domestic fleet, with around fifty aircraft in service.
Qantas' New Zealand subsidiary Jetconnect (which does most of the Red Roo's trans-Tasman flying) also uses 737-800s across the ditch too.
When booking, you'll often see these planes marked "737-800", but can also sometimes be seen as "737 (winglets)".
The business class cabin
Business class has twelve seats, in three rows of 2-2 seating at the front of the plane. Qantas' latest next-generation 737-800s have leather Marc Newson-designed seats.
You'll find seats A and C on the left, with D and F on the right hand side.
Seat pitch -- the space between your seat back and the one in front -- is a fairly standard domestic business class 37 inches, similar to international premium economy.
Each seat is 22 inches wide and comes with a 10.6-inch seatback touchscreen, plus power points and USB connections.
The best seats on the plane
1A 1F: if you have a larger laptop and need to get some work done, these window seats at the front of the cabin are ideal since there's nobody reclining back into you.
1C 1D: very tall travellers may prefer these seats to be able to stick their feet out into the aisle, since there's no seat in front of them to tuck their feet underneath.
The worst seats on the plane
Row 3: there's nothing especially bad about these seats, but you run the risk of being disturbed by economy passengers behind.
About John Walton
Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.