Qantas rolls out the red carpet at the Mascot headquarters to honor 100 year old Miller, a WWII veteran and former Qantas pilot. CEO Joyce hands over a framed personal letter. Chief pilot Tobiano:
We’re (Qantas) 95 years old so Captain Miller’s just a little bit older than us … what an amazing career.
Qantas adds extra seats to its Boeing 737-800s, increasing the number from 168 to 174. The extra rows are added by making the lavatories smaller and reconfiguring the rear galley. The seat pitch is unchanged. The interiors and seat covers are also being changed. CEO Joyce, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad are present at the launch of the reconfigured airplanes in Brisbane. Joyce:
The 737 is the backbone of our domestic fleet and this refresh is part of our strategy to deliver the best experience for our customers, whether they’re in the air or on the ground.