Wiki ALL QF's 330's to get lay flat Business seating - Including Domestic

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Qantas A330 Configurations

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The Qantas A330 Configurations wiki page is provided to track the configurations of the Airbus A330 aircraft in Qantas' fleet.

Airbus A330

The Airbus A330 fleet is comprised of the A330-300, of which there are 10 and the A330-200, of which there are 18.

All of the A330-300 models, that are used on International routes have recently been upgraded to feature the new Business Suite seats and improved Economy seats with new IFE.

The A330-200 models, predominantly used on Domestic routes, but also some International routes, have had 16 aircraft upgraded to feature new Business seats and refreshed Economy seats with IFE consisting of an older in-seat IFE or a supplied iPad and Q-Streaming. The remaining 2 aircraft continue to feature the angled-flat SkyBedI and an Economy layout with the old Rockwell Collins IFE, and are expected to be upgraded to domestic standard with iPad in 2018/2019. Six (and possibly eight) aircraft will be converted to a new International longhaul config.

Qantas does not have any additional A330 on order.


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  1. Andyzx

    Andyzx Active Member

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    [UPDATE: 26 Sep 2015]

    As reported in The Australian today

    By lie flat i assume that mean Skybed 2 :D which would suggest that the A330 current and comming from J* will be the regional plane.

    Good to see that we will have plenty of seats 40% more but not sure what the base is...

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  2. ajw373

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Two problems. Firstly the Jet Star aircraft won't be coming in a hurry. Secondly the orginal batch needed floor strengthening to take the old skybed, so don't see that happening.

    The one question I've had about Qantas' plan to continue to retire 747's and move the LHR flight through DXB is what a/c are they going to use to replace the 747's and change to A330 services to Asia. They need them next year. The 787 would have been the perfect answer being a smaller aircraft than an A330-300 but with better range. So it leaves the question what a/c will Qantas use to service Asia? (hmmm thinking maybe some ex EK ones refitted)
     
  3. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    QF will get some aircraft freed up by not operating SIN to ADL and PER, both are on the cutting list as marginal with through traffic.
     
  4. casanovawa

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Hmmm, so more QF flights to South East Asia.... From just Sydney (or the East Coast)...
     
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  5. Aussie_flyer

    Aussie_flyer Established Member

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    surely there is 3 or so spare 747's once FRA ends which they may use as well, in the short term
     
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    FRA cannot be serviced with the 9 left, while there may be a few spare when it happens, retirements will soon mean no spare 744 capacity.
     
  7. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    SO more SkyBed IIs with their "droop" issue - how to make a lie flat/fully flat a regular flat seat
     
  8. ajw373

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    That's not what he was saying. He was saying the a/c freed up by NOT flying to FRA can be used elsewhere, but like you I would have thought the discontinuation of FRA would mean their exit from the fleet.
     
  9. ajw373

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Where and when was that been announced?
     
  10. markis10

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    QF have hinted at it in both the ACCC apps and Steve Creedys article today in the Australian, it make sense, the routes are barely breaking even now, if 40% of that traffic is Euro bound, then once the codeshares via EK happen, they are gone. EK can then move in, fly direct to PER and ADL and also open new business with codeshares from there to NZ to fully utilise the aircraft.
     
  11. Aussie_flyer

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    they may decide to keep them on to service SIN, 2 of them could do one daily each on mel-sin and syd-sin. it could be a temporary measure until other aircraft are found.
     
  12. medhead

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    #12 medhead, Sep 13, 2012
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    The story in the Oz today explicitly says no 747s to [-]Asia[/-] SIN.


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  13. Aussie_flyer

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Oh well I thought I read earlier at least NRT remained a 747 destination
     
  14. oz_mark

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Don't they use the phrase 'Fully Flat' when they mean Skybed2 ?
     
  15. Willie

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    How about some premium whY on the 330s if they are going to be Asian focused????

    Really, QF do need to get with the program - but it might just be too late! ;)

    OOh ROo

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  16. ajw373

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Oh you mean like the premium economy that SQ, TG, MH, EK, KE etc have on their flights to Asia?

    But yeah it is a surprise that Qantas doesn't offer premium economy on their medium haul network for product consistency and to show the rest hows it's done.
     
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  17. serfty

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    Given the mooted installtion of Mk II skybeds, I would not be surprised if PE also finds it way into the international 330's.
     
  18. medhead

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    Whoops. Yes that was also the case. Perhaps I mean just SIN.


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  19. Willie

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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    If it was going to happen you think that QF would be telling us all - heavens they need as many good news stories as they can get.

    Ooh Roo

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  20. markis10

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    #20 markis10, Sep 14, 2012
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    Re: Airbus A330 flights expected to include the introduction of lie-flat seats in bus

    I think they are still trying to work out how to cover the move of aircraft from Sin, FRA is a net gain of zero aircraft once the 747 fleet is down to 9.The BNE SIN 747 and SYD NRT services also need replacements soon.
     
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