Qantas Airbus 380 depart from Dresden to Victorville after new cabin fitting
Another Qantas Airbus A380 registrated as VH-OQG finished the new cabin fitting. Qantas has cut 30 of its economy seats on its new A380 aircraft to make way for its new first class suites - and they include fully reclining seats, "sleeper suits," and even bigger screens.
The 14 suites are part of a multimillion-dollar investment the airline has made into its new fleet of 12 planes. First class passengers will be given new "sleeper suits" by designer Martin Grant, which are dark charcoal with a Henley neckline and burgundy trim.
As well as slippers, bamboo cotton socks will be provided, alongside skincare products from Australian brand LaGaia Unedited including a lemon myrtle and geranium facial mist, moisturizer and lip balm. Once settled into their suites, first class travellers will dine on a custom-designed menu for their journey, with meals including dry laska goreng with fishcakes and seared prawns to mushroom arancini in a tomato ragu.
As well as this, a new array of snacks and light meals are on offer which have been specifically designed by chef Neil Perry to be eaten in the expanded speakeasy-style lounge, complete with deep green leather couches, ambient lighting, and wood-panelled walls.
From the lounge, passengers will be able to help themselves to drinks from the self-service bar in the lounge including healthy soft beverages like kombucha, green juices, and coconut water.
Those who fancy something stronger will be able to order signature cocktails from the bar such as an Australian negroni with mountain pepper and river mint as well as the Qantas signature gin and tonic with pink grapefruit. Those who fancy something stronger will be able to order signature cocktails from the bar such as an Australian negroni with mountain pepper and river mint as well as the Qantas signature gin and tonic with pink grapefruit.
Business class and premium economy passengers will also benefit from the upgraded planes: business travellers have access to the lounge, and those in premium economy will enjoy extended leg room and their own self-service bar. The Airbus A380s are entering long-term storage in the California desert. Qantas is not anticipating flying its A380s for about three years – if not longer – and that requires a lot of careful planning and coordination. Victorville, one of the most well-known aircraft storage locations in the world, is ideally suited to take care of the planes until Qantas needs them back. Another Qantas Airbus A380 (VH-OQI) is still under maintainance at Dresden Airport and is estimated to leave in the end of September 2020 with the same direction of Victorville.
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