Member since 21 Mar 2017
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is back with another solid scoop from behind the lines.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Aug 2016
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very interesting, i wonder if we will see a net increase in the number of business seats... and PE seats for that matter...
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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Slightly different spin was published on Whirlpool a week ago on Apr-27 by Grover51Still has First moving up, but also has PE upstairs.Also has the staircase going (Airbus has recently showed a revised staircase at Door 2 that fits above the down stairs to the crew rest)
First is moving upstairs. The front stairs are going.
First, business and PE will be upstairs.
Downstairs will be economy only.
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
Unlikely to see more business class seats, as the current configuration is 2 - 2 - 2, and is changing to 1 - 2 - 1. Also the upper deck is currently basically all business class, with a few rows of PE at the back. However, first class will take a chunk more room is suspect.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
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Originally Posted by freshthoughts :
also economy after PE and the new J seats are pretty space efficient compared the current ones i don't think they take up too much more room
Well, on the A330s, there are now 28 J suites where there used to be 36 Skybeds.....
Member since 26 May 2014
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John, yes 8 fewer J seats but 44 additional Y seats
Member since 18 Dec 2016
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I think putting Premium Economy where First Class used to be is a great idea
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 17 Mar 2016
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I will believe the 'specifics' when they are officially released by QANTAS, not by 'someone' on the internet. Until then, it is still all speculation/gossip. Just my humble opinion :)
I think the Suite is much more space efficient than the SkyBedII (the A330 comparison above was to the SkyBedI which had a much lower pitch)
Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 12
I don't think the staircase is 'going', doesn't the A380 have to have front and rear staircases for safety reasons? But it would probably be replaced by a version which takes up less space.
Also while I think these changes make sense I am not, with respect, going to take them as anything more that rumour until I read about them on AusBT or see a press release from Qantas.
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+1 to 'David Robertson'
Member since 24 Oct 2010
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But sadly some people believe EVERYTHING they read on 'social media', 'Scoops'/rumours create expectations(for some people).and then those people will direct their 'displeasure' directly to the company/business, in this case, QANTAS, when the 'scoop'/rumour isn't ENTIRELY true, while the 'perpetrator' of such scoops/rumours is NOT held to account...welcome to the internet!! Hence why I will only believe when it comes straight from QANTAS media.
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