Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 47
Does anyone know if Qantas have finally retired/refurbed/whatever the A330-200’s that had a single toilet in business?
Having experienced that aircraft a couple of times from Singapore, not keen to do again. The Qantas fleet page seems to indicate a lot (8+2) of them around under "International/Domestic A330-200”. I have checked a lot of blogs but can’t find a definitive answer. Thanks!
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 124
One lav in business class on the A330 would have to be one of Qantas' most arrogant and blatant disregard for premium pax ever. Thankfully they came to their senses by rectifying the issue, at least on the 300's. As for the reduction in business class labs on the A380...anoyther Qantas brainiac "enhancement". I hope the new returb gives those lavs back to J.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
They have re-refurbed 6 (VH-EBO to EBS, EBV) with two (EBM,EBN) reportedly left to complete. These are the 8 newest 330-200s with seatback IFE in Economy and should predominately be used on the Asian routes.
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 167
EBG will begin refurbishment from mid May.
Member since 20 Jan 2017
Total posts 33
Thank gawd !
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 178
Could not agree more.
Member since 20 Nov 2011
Total posts 107
Just a minor observation, the A330-300 aircraft always had 2 business class lavatories. When the refurb was announced in 2014 Qantas assumed the majority of the A330-200 fleet would be plying the domestic routes. Times have changed indeed....I assume they figured that 1 lav would suffice for 4 hour flights. Glad to see they have made changes for long haul
Thanks all for info - but “mostly used on domestic routes” doesn’t exactly fill me with anticipation! Doing BNE-AKL in a few weeks, so I guess we could well end up with the single-lav A330-200. Some people take an inordinate amount of time in there, PLUS the crew use it, so it adds a layer of stress if you think you may not be able to go when you need to!
QF119 seems to be a mix of 333s and 332s, the later flight seems to be a 737.
Member since 26 Oct 2018
Total posts 1
Seems an awful lot of whinging over the decidedly first world problem of possibly having to wait a couple minutes for a toilet. As pointed out above thank God youre not in economy like most people.
Member since 27 Nov 2012
Total posts 3
have you taken a look at the price difference between economy and business, one toilet is a joke, but so is Qantas
Member since 05 Oct 2011
Total posts 115
COUPLE OF MINUTES. it must be a very long time since you have tried to use the facilities. 20-30 minute waits are common.
Member since 06 Jul 2014
I flew EBJ overnight from Singapore last week so the one lav 330s are still used internationally. Queues for the lav were long most times, especially after breakfast. When I pay a premium fare on a supposedly premium airline I expect appropriate facilities and service.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Nov 2017
Total posts 35
Don't you just love the "first world problem" putdown? Mate, if you are paying a premium price for what is advertised to be a premium product, it is not unreasonable to expect that it be delivered. One lav, say a couple of people in front of you in the queue, each wanting to go to the toilet, brush their teeth, do their hair and put on makeup, means a 20-30 minute wait (as per above comment).
Member since 14 Jun 2014
Total posts 8
Rather than the toilet, my biggest gripe at the back of the plane 332 last week from SIN was the teeny tiny IFE system... Was like watching a movie on a DS.. 4:3 small screen and 16:9 pictures do not work...
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