Qantas business class to Manila

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CBRQF

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Member since 28 Jul 2011

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Hi all

I am heading to Manila for work in Business, flying from Sydney on 11 April and back on 19 April. I am sure I should know how to figure this out, but how often do the a330s without the new business suite appear on this route? Any ideas for these dates?

Thanks in advance

russell

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Member since 04 Nov 2011

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They don’t, you will have the new business class.

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

According to the Qantas Source, three times in in the past month, most recently just yesterday 18/3, so about a 1/10 chance if that trend continues.

Lps988

Member since 20 Jan 2017

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Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?

The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

MarkJohnSon Banned

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Member since 19 Jan 2018

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Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

Well, it would be easier to check that, than to make a forum post for the whole world to respond on AusBT!

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

Is the info there BEFORE you book, or only after during seat selection? I don't recall seeing seat maps prior to booking.

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

Is the info there BEFORE you book, or only after during seat selection? I don't recall seeing seat maps prior to booking.

Yes, at the 'Passenger Details' stage, before you proceed to payment.

wjhu

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Member since 11 Jan 2011

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Be aware that even the "new" aircraft will be the 332's with the nasty plasticky seats and only 1 toilet in J. This is apparently due to be remedied later this year according to this website, but is still the case for now.

CBRQF

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Member since 28 Jul 2011

Total posts 49

According to the Qantas Source, three times in in the past month, most recently just yesterday 18/3, so about a 1/10 chance if that trend continues.

Thanks!

For some reason the Qantas Source page wasn't working for me. That was the first place I looked.

CBRQF

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jul 2011

Total posts 49

Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

Is the info there BEFORE you book, or only after during seat selection? I don't recall seeing seat maps prior to booking.

Yes, at the 'Passenger Details' stage, before you proceed to payment.

Thanks - that in itself is good information. I've always just looked when you can initially select the flight number with details (so doesn't tell you what version it will be).

CBRQF

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Member since 28 Jul 2011

Total posts 49

Wouldn't the Qantas booking page highlight if its the newer seats?
The older seating plan would show 2-2-2 and the new one 1-2-1?

Well, the info is there if you look for it, but it's not exactly highlighted.

Well, it would be easier to check that, than to make a forum post for the whole world to respond on AusBT!

Have a coffee mate. No need to be snippy.

Others may be interested in how to find this information.

williamford1809

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Member since 04 Oct 2016

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Amadeus shows both Sydney-Manila (QF19) and Manila-Sydney (QF20) as a A332 with the new configuration (i.e. 1-2-1).


I hope this helps.

blingwad

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Member since 04 Jun 2015

Total posts 73

Hi all

I am heading to Manila for work in Business, flying from Sydney on 11 April and back on 19 April. I am sure I should know how to figure this out, but how often do the a330s without the new business suite appear on this route? Any ideas for these dates?

Thanks in advance

Expert flyer showing new business on your dates.

Husk

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Member since 20 Mar 2018

Total posts 13

When booking on Qantas website, where it shows the type of aircraft for a particular flight, it was also showing seat pitch for a period - so you can assume you are getting a new config/lie flat - this looks to have changed now and does not show pitch??. It does, of course, show the aircraft type when you drill down on the flight no. however it is not guaranteed. Booked J to Bangkok late last year for fight in May and was showing 333. At some point since then it has changed to old config 332. Even worse flight back a week later has also changed to 2x2x2 on 332.

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