Seat Map Qantas Boeing 787-9 (789)
Airplane Boeing 787-9 (789) Qantas with 3 classes and 236 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- AC Power outlets
- Entertainment System
The recline is same as other economy class, with extra storage room next to the seat. Reasonably quiet throughout the flight
One of the best seats in business class. Very private and the seat is against the window rather than isle. I had no problem with premium passengers coming throigh to use the bathroom.
56F is a decent economy class seat located near the rear of the aircraft. Don't believe the pitch is a full 32 but slightly more than the A380 31 pitch. USB port and IFE worked well. Seat was just far enough from the galley and restroom so as not to be bothersome yet very easy to access. The BNE-LAX flight was 12.5 hours and the crew kept the window shades darkened the entire flight despite leaving BNE at midnight and arriving at LAX at 6:35pm in January. Clearly no way to help adjust to local time....the shades should have been opened at least 6 hours prior to LAX arrival.
The odd numbered seats along the windows have a smaller side table compared to the even numbered seats. The odd numbered seats also feel more cramped. When the seat is in the flat bed position, taller people will find that their knees knock the seat in front, because the space for your legs if off-centre from your seat. I also sat in 2K on the return sector, and while less private, the seat had more space. I recommend people select the even number seats if you want more space.
The Premium Economy seating on the Qantas 787 is a huge step down from their retiring 747 fleet. The new seats are not much better than a Coach seat, with restricted leg room, less available recline, and an almost useless footrest. You also have to navigate your way through either Business Class, or the Coach cabin to access the nearest toilet.
Jumped on domestic leg Perth to Melbourne and was just ok. Despite big claims would not pick this aircraft ahead of the 380 that is noticably quieter. Electronic window blinds are the blinds you have when your not having blinds and waste of time. Seat obviously made narrower to fit the 9 abreast to make the economics work but leg room was good. Not so sure about 17 hours in it though. Much noisier than the 380 which was surprising. Entertainment system way way behind Emirates and lets Qantas down. Service was also sadly lacking with no enthusiasm from the customer service manager on down. Project sunrise may be innovative but Qantas has some ways to go. Plenty of one stop options from Melbourne to Europe that are only marginally longer, much better and also cheaper.
I flew in this Premium Economy seat from Los Angeles to Brisbane on 23 October 2019. These are the worst Prem. Econ. seats I have ever experienced on any airline. The seat pitch is terrible, despite the claimed 38 inches. I do not believe this. I am 178cm (5 feet 11 inches) tall and my knees were very close to the seat in front. When the passenger in front reclined his seat, my knees were touching the seat back. It gets worse. As you recline your seat, the seat base slides forward making it a certainty that your knees will press up against the seat in front. These seats are a disgrace for Prem. Econ. in a new aircraft. I will never travel in this Qantas aircraft again in PE.
Pay for extra legroom and get 3/4 shoulder width seat! What a scam. As a oneworld emerald member I am appalled Qantas dont highlight this during the booking process.
Terrible aircraft and below par Qantas service. Avoid this plane and the Perth-Heathrow flights. This is not the real Qantas but more like Jetstar in Qantas livery. "Dreamliner" (or is that "Nightmareliner"?) Premium Economy (PE) falls well short of A380 PE. "Dreamliner" seats are rock hard, the seatbelt has a big airbag lump in it which is uncomfortable when trying to sleep and seatbelt has to be undone when tray table is used. All the cabin staff seemed to be Brits with no concept of Qantas Aussie style service. For goodness sake, if you are serving wine in PE or Business I expect you to know which region the wine comes from. Cabin staff couldn't even tell me if the wine was from the east or west of the country and they didn't seem at all concerned about their ignorance. There are no window shades and the windows don't dim properly. This is not a bad seat but it is a bad aircraft and the service is not good.
Stay out of premium economy unless you have a steel bladder, since they share just 4 loos with 150+ economy passengers. Qantas should address this disgraceful siuation.
All the overhead bins in row 12 are locked for "medical equipment" which forces you to store above the heads of your fellow passengers in row 11.
At the beginning of the flight, condensation from the air conditioning falls on. This is annoying
I sat in Isle Seat 40D from LAX to BNE on the QANTAS Boeing 787-9. Lucked out with a empty middle seat to my right and an arm rest that folded up out of the way. The seat was comfortable w/ample leg room and seat recline was okay. Of course no front seat to stow my backpack underneath. IFE was good and food was really good and armrest tray table was okay too. I would recommend this seat on a long 14 hour flight.
Seat armrest does not go up so you end up with a narrower seat than other seats in economy
My flight was from JFK to LAX on this aircraft. I found the seat narrow and quite hard, thankfully the LAX to SYD flight was on an A380 which was more comfortable. The lack of window on either side of row 57 was also disconcerting. If traveling on a Dreamliner again we will try to select row 59 even though it is close to the toilets.
I am a Frequent Flyer and i generally sit in the front end of the plane. The pluses: it provides a stable flying experience and it is relatively quiet. I was surprised at how subjectively cramped this plane feels. The corridors are so narrow you cannot squeeze past and maybe it was psychological but the business seats seem to be cramped. I did a tour of premium economy and economy and they seemed to really cramped although they are presented as being slightly bigger than their counterparts in say the A330. I don't believe it. I like bigger planes, the old 747 and the newer A380 which are, no question, much more spacious. No way could you sit in this thing for 17 hours. I've abandoned that idea. I wonder if any of the marketing hot shots actually sit in these things! You can entertain yourself for half an hour by playing with the window. The guys across from me in the middle row (I think 2E) didn't have a place to store their luggage. Now that is really bad when you have paid 6 grand and you can't stow your luggage nearby!
I'm a Qantas frequent flyer and chose this flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles more for the departure time than for the aircraft, as the late evening departure allowed me a full day in Melbourne on the last day of my holiday. This aircraft may be "dreamy" for business class passengers and perhaps for premium economy travelers, but for those of us in basic economy, it's a full-on nightmare. Thankfully, there was no one sitting in the middle seat. With no divider at the bottom of the seat, I and whoever might've been sitting next me would've been jostling for legroom the entirety of this 14-hour flight to the US. I'm just over 6 feet tall and slender and I was cramped the entire flight. Worse still, when my seat was upright and the passenger in front of me reclined, the back of his seat was practically meeting my chin, making it impossible to comfortably eat during meal times. I had to bother flight attendants to sort this out during meals. The tinted windows aren't as "special" as they're made to seem, but the in-flight entertainment system was good quality. Unless Qantas does some upgrading of its Dreamliner fleet interior to create more space, I'm not ever again flying this aircraft. I now live in San Francisco and although Qantas now has non-stop flights to Melbourne, I'd rather fly to Los Angeles first, then hop on to Qantas's far more spacious A380s, on which I've made several journeys and been very comfortable.
I flew on Qantas 787 from LAX to JFK. Was lucky enough to get an exit row seat in the main economy section. Fortunately both my row and the flight was below capacity, so I had an empty seat next to me. Even so, the slightly narrower seat felt a little cramped. For me the plus was the legroom. I'm not sure I would like to sit further back. And I will definitely not be flying to London via Perth for 17 hours on this aircraft.
I flew from Melbourne to Perth 26 Sept 2018 and hated it. The jet was going on to London and I was glad I wasn't. Hadn't flown for about 25 years and I'm a lot older and heavier, and couldn't believe how cramped I felt. Worst thing is that when I go back to melbourne I'm going to have to fly again. No buses do that journey these and the train costs a fortune. I really screwed up. Should have stayed in Victoria. I used to enjoy flying. Now I hope my next flight is my last. In 1969 I flew to Singapore in a 707. Much better then than what you have to put up with these days flying economy. Might try Virgin instead of Qantas when I go back to Melbourne.
LHR-PER. 17 hours in this claustrophobic interior in such a small seat is beyond the par. Seat 43D backs on to the lavatory wall and for 17 hours I was subjected to the loud SWOOSH sound every time the toilet was flushed and that's a lot of times on a full aircraft. I was glad to get on the more spacious AIRBUS330 for the domestic sector home PER-SYD.