Earlier this week we shared the exciting news that the first upgraded Qantas  A380 has hit the skies, now it’s time to dish the finer details about what special touches passengers can expect.

First Class passengers can look forward to some new luxe touches that extend beyond the fresh contoured cushioning and higher resolution entertainment screens.

They will also be gifted redesigned Martin Grant sleeper suits in dark charcoal with a Henley neckline and burgundy trim from November onwards.


On top of this, the First amenity kits are being refreshed to include socks made from bamboo cotton and new skincare products from Australian brand LaGaia Unedited.

The LaGaia Unedited First amenities (launching onboard in November) incorporate a Qantas-signature Australian native scent of lemon myrtle and geranium in a refreshing facial mist, accompanied by a moisturiser and lip balm.

LaGaia Unedited products will be stocked in the First lavatories and from late November, LaGaia Unedited will move into Qantas’ Sydney and Melbourne First Lounge spa.

Now that passengers have their healthy glow taken care of they can enjoy the new menu Qantas chef Neil Perry and his Rockpool team have created.

This includes a menu of snacks and light meals to be enjoyed by First and Business Class customers in the redesigned upper deck lounge.

Passengers will be able to choose from dishes including dry laksa Goreng with fishcakes and seared prawns to mushroom arancini in a tomato ragu as part of custom-designed menus for each route.

The lounge also features a new self-service bar, while customers will also be able to order signature cocktails including an Australian Negroni with mountain pepper and river mint as well as the Qantas signature gin and tonic with pink grapefruit.


Qantas’ A380s will also feature a larger dedicated Premium Economy cabin including a self-service bar.

The capacity of Qantas A380s after the upgrade will be: 14 First Suites (unchanged), 70 Business Suites (up by six), 60 Premium Economy (up by 25) and 341 Economy (down by 30) for a total of 485 passengers (up by one).

Qantas expects to complete the refurbishment of all remaining 11 aircraft by the end of 2020.