Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Mar 2013
Total posts 11
Old Finnair A340s
Have all the older Finnair A340s with the angled-flat seats and tiny screens been sent to the glue factory in the sky now, or are some dragged back into service when needed? My A350 has been down-graded to an A340, so I'm hoping it's at least a refurb...
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 141
Is yours SIN-HEL? If so, it will be a refurb one. One way to confirm is to go to manage booking on Finnair website and check the seat selection.
Member since 31 Mar 2016
Total posts 37
"Have all the older Finnair A340s with the angled-flat seats and...sent to the flue factory in the sky now...?"
AY has placed its last of the three 343s wih the older cabin config(i.e. angled lie-flat in J) in permanent storage about 2 mths ago. Typically, 'permanent storage' means an airframe canNOT act as a std-by for last minute backup.
"..dragged back into service when needed?"
Possible but rare especially when AY is due to take delivery of 359 x6 by end17. Anyway, will usually take 1-2mths to reactivate airframe in perm storage for pax duties(i.e. std-by, charter or even scheduled).
"My A350 has been down-graded to an A340.."
Only four 343s remain in AY fleet and all of them hv horizontal flatbed in J(And only 5 window seats don't hv direct aisle access). U didn't mentioned your departure point but aside fm seasonal-only destinations, AY now deploy these 343s mostly only to SIN and KIX/NGO or on std-by as 359 backup.
Member since 19 Mar 2013
Total posts 1
That's what I've heard. I flew an A340 SIN-HEL three weeks ago and it was the fully flat seat version in J.
Garuda Indonesia - Garuda Miles
Member since 30 Jan 2015
Total posts 17
I also flew an A340 SIN-HEL in June. The seat arrangement was 1-2-1. The seat was also fully flat. It was quite good, although I would prefer to try A350 of course.
"...flew an A340 SIN-HEL in June. The seat arrangement was 1-2-1."
Impossible as 1-2-1 is only for some rows. 5 rows hv 2-2-1. Check Fleet section(Skip airframe OH-LQA which is already in perm storage) on finnair.com if U don't believe it.
You are correct. My bad.
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