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Can Black Leather Seats and Wood Armrests Give Qantas Its Groove Back?

Where: Australia
August 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM | by | ()

In what seems like a never ending tennis game between two airlines never refusing to give up on the competition, Qantas has announced plans to overhaul their cabins to create a refreshed and modern look for their fleet of Boeing 767s, just after Virgin Australia's big news.

This all comes just after plans to roll-out aircraft-wide in-flight iPads and Q-Streaming for every passenger regardless of cabin. The refreshed cabins are just one part of the Red Roo's plan to reinvent how domestic flyers view travel in Australia.

While both cabins will see a contemporary design in seats and fabrics, the business class cabins will be the only ones to get cushy, black leather seating. Each biz seat will also sport (what looks like) a wood-finish armrest to add a bit of that burlwood-on-your-dashboard luxury to the skies.

What's in it for Economy flyers? Well...new curtains, carpet, better lighting and a little tech.

Since the tech news is so huge, it's worth mentioning again. All passengers will have access to in-flight entertainment via an iPad for the duration of the flight. This will be a complimentary perk to flying on these mostly domestic aircraft, but we hope the technology spreads to the rest of the fleet.

Frequent flyers can expect to enjoy these new interiors starting in October when the first one rolls out of the hangar.

[Photo: Qantas]

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