QANTAS has scored a winning trifecta of comfort, utility and features with its new Airbus A330 business class seat. The seat will be used on mediumhaul international and domestic flights but it could easily compete against most long-haul offerings. The international version reviewed by The Weekend Australian comes with a 47-inch (120cm) seat pitch that is slightly bigger than its domestic counterpart and the ability to recline the seat during landings and take-offs to 25 degrees. Every seat has aisle access and the contoured cushions on the 200cm lieflat bed combine with the fitted doona to provide a comfortable bed, even for a 197cm reporter (me), and the armrest descends to give a more spacious feel. There is ample storage for laptops, phones and reading glasses, and generous flat space gives you somewhere to park your gear during meal services A nice touch is a hook to hang up headphones, but the supplied noise reduction headphones need to be updated to better complement the new Panasonic in-flight entertainment system. A 16-inch highdefinition screen and new user interface make the IFE a joy to use. More: qantas.com.au.