Member since 22 Jan 2013
Total posts 74
Hi all, just booked a international sector and the seat QF on line the plan has 2:2:2 in J. Dose this mean their are some that have not got the new fit out? Are these skybeds, as I did not think they fitted any to the -200. What could this be?
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Member since 14 Feb 2017
Total posts 77
Oh dear! I always check aircraft type and seat guru using flight number just to ensure i'm getting the seats i'm expecting.
Member since 29 Jul 2016
Total posts 34
I presume you may be going to Beijing? Qantas has deployed two non-refit A330-200 on this route for several reasons: firstly, the -300 cannot easily make Beijing with full loads of pax,fuel and cargo, whereas the -200 can. Secondly, this sector length requires two full meal services. There is insufficient galley space on the -300 after the refit, to manage two full meal services on a full flight. Almost all the time, the aircraft will be deployed between Sydney and Beijing plus a couple of domestic runs and very rarely on other sectors. They are usually seen on Beijing or Honolulu and rarely elsewhere. Although I can see Singapore having been visited n the last week!
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Since mid-Jan these two aircraft predominately operate QF107/108 SYD-PEK.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 236
Secondly, this sector length requires two full meal services. There is insufficient galley space on the -300 after the refit, to manage two full meal services on a full flight.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 386
I was under the impression that these two 'un-refurbed' A330-200's were the original 'problem-children' with the light floors. IINM, they were immediately the first couple sent off to JQ years ago .. and inherited back to QF when JQ began taking delivery of the B787-8's. Anyone confirm?
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 230
They are EBG and EBL - I don't believe they have ever been at Jetstar. The plan was to return them to their lessors, but Qantas decided to keep them
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 101
The light floors is a myth, there is no such option. All floors are the same throughout the fleet.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 253
Member since 21 Sep 2017
Total posts 2
Looks like they may well be on SYD/HNL duties after all. Have booked SYD/HNL for late Jan '18 and QF seat map is showing 2x2x2 in business. That would indicate un-refurbed A332 would it not?
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