You have your A330 stories mixed up. The story was Qantas's orginal (domestic) batch had weight issues that they couldn't take Skybed MK I. Though the fact these very a/c now have the suite seat think that myth is debunked or alternatively they strengthened it during refurb.There are weight issues with the 2 A330s that haven't been reconfigured. The new seats are a lot heavier
Does flying on EK metal earns you BAEC TP? Always thought it has to be marketed AND operated by a OW carrier.I have sorted my issue. Changed my flight to SYD to an EK flight with Qantas Flight # It leaves BKK later than I would have preferred, but it'a an A380 in First for only $6000 more for both of us.
I won't make this mistake again.
There seems to be a special provision for QF:Does flying on EK metal earns you BAEC TP? Always thought it has to be marketed AND operated by a OW carrier.
Executive Club Members can collect Avios on the following flights:
flights marketed and operated by Qantas or Qantas Airlines affiliates under the QF designated code
flights marketed by Qantas but operated by Jetstar booked as oneworld fare in L class only
flights marketed by Qantas or Qantas Airlines affiliates and operated by Qantas, a Qantas Affiliate, BA, another oneworld carrier, or another third party under a codeshare agreement
Link*Flights booked under the Qantas code (QF) operated by a non-oneworld airline will earn Avios and Tier Points unless operated by Jetstar in a class other than L class.
If true I would expect this would be the newer 332s with SIFE and give a sub-fleet of 4-7 (higher end including EBG/EBL) to service PEK/HNL and other long haul destinationsRumour has it that 4-5 -200's will be reconfigured "again" to include a real tech crew rest, another J class toilet and a galley capable of a double meal service. This will be in addition to the 2 non reconfigured ones (as mentioned earlier, they seem to be staying) which will also be done.*
If it's true it's a good decision.*
I had confirmed by two flight crews this weekend that there will be 5 to 7 Domestic A332 that will be reconfigured for International Operations including the major issue of Flight Crew rest area being resolved and additional galley and toilet spaces.A VERY interesting post from Dave C over on YSSY
If true I would expect this would be the newer 332s with SIFE and give a sub-fleet of 4-7 (higher end including EBG/EBL) to service PEK/HNL and other long haul destinations
Those initial 332's went off to JQi....The story was Qantas's orginal (domestic) batch had weight issues that they couldn't take Skybed MK I. Though the fact these very a/c now have the suite seat think that myth is debunked or alternatively they strengthened it during refurb.
Those initial 332's went off to JQi.
When they came back the Millennium seats were recovered.
I dont think they ever had skybed.
EBQ is currently in BNE. I wonder if this is the first....While I normally wouldn't trust GalleyFM, given it seems to be confirming a credible rumour, will put more faith in it.
Hopefully QF comes out with an announcement soon.
Would assume they will do one/two of the already refurb aircraft first, and then move onto EBG/EBL
From Qantas confident of Beijing success | Australian AviationIndeed EBQ has been sitting at BNE since 12-Jan.
Only time will tell I guess. Will be interesting to see how many seats are lost in a reconfig.
My understanding is all A330-200s have the range to get there. QF chooses not to reconfigure those two at this time.From Qantas confident of Beijing success | Australian Aviation
[FONT=&]Joyce said he expected all of Qantas’s Asian services to feature the new Thompson Aero Seating business class seat at some future point.[/FONT]
[FONT=&]“We are working through the reconfigs of those aircraft as we speak,” Joyce said.[/FONT]
[FONT=&]“Eventually all of our aircraft flying into the Asian region will have our new product. It is just that at this time they are the two aircraft that have the range to get there.[/FONT]