Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 231
Can anyone explain why the 300 is about 5 metres longer than the 200, yet has less seats?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 167
From QF web site. Don't know where you got your info from but it appears to be incorrect.
QF A330-200 28 Business + 243 economy =271
QF A330-300 28 business + 269 economy= 297
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 85
There are only less seats in Business on the 333 compared to the 2 remaining non-refitted 332s (the refitted 332s have the same seat count in Business as the 333) because the old layout was 2-2-2 whereas the new one is 1-2-1.
Member since 06 Oct 2018
Total posts 5
VH-EBO, VH-EBS & VH-EBV have been reconfigured to C27Y224, now a total of 251 seats on each of these 332s.
The information was in the Qantas inflight magazine.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 169
If it is showing that the maximum number of seats in the A330-200 is around the 310 mark, someone hasn't updated the fleet stats. Prior to the Suites coming online, the 330-200 had recliners in business which took up less space than the skybeds in the 330-300 hence why you were able to fit in more seats. From memory the densest configuration was 42J/268Y, however the 330-300 had 30J-267Y. Currently the 330-200 has less seats than the 330-300 due to the suites coming on board on both.
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