Qantas B787-9 Dreamliner

New era. Same spirit. Find out what makes the Qantas Dreamliner the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type.

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Aircraft

Design

Providing optimal comfort and space for every passenger is at the core of the Qantas Dreamliner design which features 236 seats - less than most other aircraft of its type.

The aircraft is fitted with state-of-the-art technology to reduce turbulence, improve noise quality and reduced aircraft vibrations for a smoother flight. Every seat has been designed to offer the ultimate comfort for long-haul flyers. The Business Suites and Premium Economy seats featured on the Dreamliner will also be installed on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet from 2019 onwards as part of an upgrade of its largest long-range aircraft.

The windows in our Dreamliner are 65% larger than comparable aircraft windows, providing an increased sense of space and the opportunity for passengers to see more of the world.

View the Boeing 787-9 seat map.

Fleet names

Each of our 14 Dreamliners will be named after something that is uniquely Australian, including animals, places and literature. 8 of the names were voted by our customers and the name Great Southern Land was chosen for the first aircraft.

Our fleet of Dreamliner names include:

• Great Barrier Reef
• Boomerang
• Skippy
• Waltzing Matilda
• Uluru
• Great Southern Land
• Quokka
• Dreamtime
• Jillaroo
• Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Flying art series).

Experience

Step onboard to experience improved cabin lighting, revolutionary new seats and modern inflight dining. From aesthetics and functionality, we’ve also reduced the weight of our stylish tableware designed by David Coan offered in our premium cabins. Each of the features have been carefully considered to make your journey special.

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To learn more about the design of our revolutionary Dreamliner Business, Premium Economy or Economy seats, visit Travel Classes.

Health and wellbeing

We’re pleased to partner with The Universtity of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre to develop a new approach to your long haul travel – a world first collaboration.

On our Dreamliner services you can expect to see a new focus on health and wellbeing that will have the potential to transform your journey.  As part of this collaboration, elidgible customers transiting through Perth can experience smoother connections in our modern Perth International Transit Lounge.

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Onboard

  • To help set your body clock to your destination time, our Cabin Crew will focus on destination time from the moment you step onboard to assist in counteracting and reducing jetlag.
  • We’ll be timing our service, food and beverage offerings and even the time we suggest you rest and sleep onboard to help adjust the body clock to destination time.
  • Lighter and healthier meal options inspired by Charles Perkins Centre and designed by Neil Perry, Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service at Qantas will be offered in all cabins.  Understanding the science behind how food affects the body has allowed the redesign of our menus and dishes served on ultra long haul flights. Expect to see low fat proteins, lots of nutritionally rich fruit and vegetables and healthy snacks along with our usual customer favourites.
  • The best options for optimal hydration inflight are plain or sparkling water, infused waters and herbal teas. We'll be offering customers Rockpool signature infused water, Quench, throughout the flight to make keeping hydrated interesting and appealing. In Business Rockpool's signature blend tisane with Australian native aromatics will also be available.
  • You may notice that our cabin lighting adjusts to the time of day in your destination’s time zone, including a simulated sunrise to create a sense of awake on morning flights.
  • Wear clothing and shoes that allow for comfort and avoid overheating.
  • Relax and let the world fly by making sure you switch off and avoid bright light from screens prior to suggested sleep and rest times.

Destinations

Thanks to its lighter, carbon fibre body, pioneering GEnx engines and advanced onboard systems, the Dreamliner also uses an impressive 20 per cent less fuel than a similarly sized aircraft - which opens up a whole new world of new destination opportunities.

Destinations and flight numbers our Dreamliners fly
Destination Flight number
Brisbane <> Chicago (from 20 April 2020) QF85 / QF86
Brisbane <> Los Angeles <> New York QF15 / QF16 (BNE <> LAX)
QF11 / QF12 (LAX <> JFK)
Brisbane <> San Francisco (from 9 February 2020) QF59 / QF60
Los Angeles <> New York QF11 / QF12
Melbourne <> Los Angeles QF93 / QF94
Melbourne <> Perth <> London QF9 / QF10
Melbourne <> San Francisco QF49 / QF50
Sydney <> San Francisco (From 4 December 2019) QF73 / QF74