Travellers flying between Melbourne and Perth can now choose to book Premium Economy seats on Qantas’ Dreamliner 787 flights.

Announced today, the option for Premium Economy seats gives passengers extra choice on the Boeing aircraft from the previously offered Economy and Business Class.

Although it may be a domestic flight, the Melbourne-Perth (QF9/QF10) service is one sector of Qantas’ international flights to London, which means guests will need to use international terminals in Melbourne and Perth and international travel requirements apply.

In an update, the carrier said it’s “pleased” to be able to offer domestic flyers the choice of Premium Economy, even though it will be reasonably limited.

Premium Economy fares start from $1,249 one-way. Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn 2,700 points when travelling on a Premium Economy Saver fare and 2,900 points when travelling on a Premium Economy Flex fare, along with 40 Status Credits.

Should the cabin remain unsold, loyalty members can request a classic reward upgrade from Economy. Those who book Premium Economy will also have the option of requesting a classic upgrade to Business Class.


Melbourne, does this tempt you to fly to London via Perth?