Member since 18 Oct 2012
Total posts 71
Etihad dropping three class service to BNE- has anyone seen any media on this? I've just had a booking downgrade from F to J for Dec and Jan travel.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
The only explanation is a plane change over the peak times to a 777-300 (2 class). Etihad are still selling flights as a 787 and they only a 3 class configured 787 so a plane change might be on its way.
They do have 2 class 787's in the fleethttp://www.ausbt.com.au/etihad-brings-boeing-787-9-onto-perth-abu-dhabi-flights
Member since 10 Aug 2015
Total posts 156
It probably won't be a plane change unless it is to a 777-300 because they only put the 787 on to BNE last june. It may however go to a 2-class 787-9.
Member since 27 Jan 2016
Total posts 40
Their system shows it is still a 787-9 with 2 class config on certain days. The seat map can be identified as 2 class config has toilet in front of Row 5, the 3 class config has toilet behind row 6
Its still a 787 on all days that I have checked - it appears that they have cut the 3 class service back to a two class one. I thought their might have been a media release about this.
The 2 class 787 may only be on times when demand for first class is weak
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
I got upgraded from Y to J on the PER to Abu Dhabi route and it was two class only - surprized me when I checked what seats we were in they had no existed on the seating maps online... to then find out Abu Dhabi to PER was 3 class.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
As you may have seen reported this morning: Etihad Airways axes first class on Brisbane-Abu Dhabi flightsEtihad confirms that Brisbane will be swapped from a three-class Boeing 787 to a two-class 787 from December 1. We can still see some flights with three-class aircraft after that period, so we're in the process of confirming whether first class will be sold on those one-off flights, whether the operating aircraft hasn't yet been updated in the booking system (and will actually be a two-class), or whether business class passengers will be able to select seats in the first class zone with first class not actually sold (as happens on Qantas' A380 flights to Hong Kong, for example).
Member since 13 May 2016
Total posts 2
Etihad is selling 3 class again to Brisbane. Just purchased a first class ticket in September 2017. Before when I looked all tickets were listed as sold out, but they are now available.
Etihad is apparently running first class on a limited number of dates in 2017 to coincide with operational requirements (ie. the need to use a three-class aircraft at certain times), so when they do, first class will be sold rather than left empty.
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