Rumoured Qantas Boeing 787 configuration

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Chris2304

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Rumoured possible QF 787 config

  • 42 Business
  • 28 Premium Economy
  • 165 Economy

Is this a feasible and a legitimate configuration?

Does it look like 8 or 9 abreast economy?

Source:

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2016/01/26/qantas-787-9s-said-to-offer-dreamy-comfy-235-seat-count/

hutch

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I'm hoping it's true, but just gotta wait and see what QF does. Would show that QF wants to be a leader, rather than follow the other sheep.

aussiflyer

Member since 27 Jan 2016

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Will be interesting - but with such a high J and W I don't know how they would fit even 165 without going 9 abreast. Also 165/3 is 55 blocks of 3 seats.

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Another sardine can?

Chris2304

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Cozysuite 3-3-3 19" economy

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Pitch?

Chris2304

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Well I imagine 32" I'm sure is the best that we can hope for with up to 5" recline. 

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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I'm a bit more cynical - 31 max, 30 not out of the question: 42/28/165 is going to be tight I think, Y might depend on whether the premiums get the same or less than we're used to up there.

riley

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It seems a high ratio of premium and j and limited economy. Perhaps that the strategy, make economy less desirable in a 9 abreast config. and make the premium ecnomy more desirable and widen the gap.

sgb

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and raise revenue.

undertheradar Banned

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ummmm...that's the goal of most? businesses in OZ

smit0847

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AJ has already said it will be 9 abreast 787 economy. That is the industry standard. Hardly any operators have 8 abreast.

sgb

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Looks like another one to avoid.

David

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I have little doubt we will see anything other than a nine-across 3-3-3 configuration in Qantas' Boeing 787 economy, as Alan Joyce has already (and accurately stated) "Nine-abreast is the standard."

Qantas Boeing 787 will be three-class, likely 9-across in economy

Chris2304

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Do you think that the Cozysuite will be highly likely since they have to make the economy different from Jetstar 787 Y seats?

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