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Member since 04 Oct 2016
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As seen in the AusBT article about the A380 refurbishment, it also noted the two remaining A330s will be upgraded to business suites.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
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Member since 20 Aug 2014
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Makes you wonder why they didn't do them originally. Surely a slightly different config to allow for 2 hot meal services as suggested above. And what about crew rest? Do these planes need to have a different crew rest config to allow for the longer sector length?
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
I think it had been flagged previously that these aircraft had near term lease expiry and were rumoured to be heading to the RAAF - no point refurbing an aircraft that will leave. Qantas have obviously negotiated an extension.Believe the PEK flights require the crew rest, hence it is only flown by EBG/EBL or the 333s. The tech crew rest is already fitted in EBG/EBL - directly behind the pilots hence no forward galley on the above aircraft.I'd expect this to remain and for Qantas to reduce the economy area to fit in a mid-cabin galley and additional toilet. Possibly for a 28/227 config.
Member since 31 Jan 2013
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Where does it say the two A330-200s with the old 2x2x2 config in J are to be upgraded? I haven't seen any announcement from QF about that, although it would be good as I have to fly to SIN on one of these
Member since 24 Apr 2012
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Was announced as part of the Qantas financial results last week, but no timeline was provided.
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