Qantas ditches first class to South Africa

Qantas ditches first class to South Africa
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Qantas will fly its last first class service on its Sydney to Johannesburg route on September 30, as it forges ahead with its fleet transformation program.

Initially announced in 2010, the program will see the airline commence three class B747 services on all services to and from Johannesburg from October 1, with the premium product withdrawn in line with customer demand.

Overall capacity will increase by 14 seats.

“The new three class product will continue to provide customers travelling between South Africa and Australia with an exceptional inflight experience including access to award winning seats and inflight entertainment,” the airline said.

First class customers booked for travel from October will be rebooked into the business cabin on the same flight.

Ticketed customers will be entitled to a partial refund of the fare paid, or a full refund.

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