New VA International J class seat

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  1. Globetrotter

    Globetrotter Member

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    I flew VA to LA this week and the CSM told me (I did ask) that VA recently signed off on the new international J class seats. It will be the herringbone style seat (love it or hate it). She indicated it will be different to Air NZ's product and that they're all very excited about it VA's decision. Thought I'd share this with you all.

    P.S. Did I post this in the right area?
     
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  2. zainman

    zainman Established Member

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    I'm surprised it is the herringbone style config. Would love it if they did something similar to EY
     
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  3. scwappy

    scwappy Active Member

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    Maybe the reverse herringbone like Qatar or CX?
     
  4. TomVexille

    TomVexille Enthusiast

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    And the speculation begins. :cool:

    I would hope it offers all aisle access (which a herringbone config would).
     
  5. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Was a time frame mentioned? I'm flying J LAX-MEL in Oct. Guess that would be a bit ambitious :|
     
  6. TomVexille

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    As it doesn't seem like VA have actually announced it yet, I think it's a little ambitious. Although SQ recently had a very short timeframe between announcing their new J seat and rolling it out.
     
  7. mannej

    mannej Senior Member

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    Galley speak at it again...
     
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  8. gwilli1

    gwilli1 Established Member

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    I am thinking the same .

     
  9. gwilli1

    gwilli1 Established Member

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    Let me just say , i have changed my sceptical thought in the last 45 mins on this happening . I think its now the case of watch this space.
     
  10. robd

    robd Established Member

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    What changed?
     
  11. gwilli1

    gwilli1 Established Member

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    Offline " water cooler " talk with a reliable source.

     
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  12. robd

    robd Established Member

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    Hope it was our resident VFF rep.
     
  13. scwappy

    scwappy Active Member

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    Probably quite a quick roll out given number of 777 in fleet
     
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  14. Globetrotter

    Globetrotter Member

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    She indicated Dec for the first aircraft with the remaining fitted in 2015 but she couldn't confirm 100%.
     
  15. Globetrotter

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    Whatever. I'm just passing on what was said to me by the CSM who quoted that the new seats were signed off by VA two weeks ago. She was told the news only the other day. We will all have to wait and see!
     
  16. robd

    robd Established Member

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    That will be a good excuse to do another J flight later as well then :)
     
  17. Globetrotter

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    VA CSM on my return flight today confirmed the new J Herringbone seats are coming. Also worth noting that the J bar will go.
     
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  18. Caversham04

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    Noooooooo.......

    ..... but if they're not refurbishing PE, perhaps J will be re-allocated the PE bar instead :p
     
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  19. zainman

    zainman Established Member

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    I wonder if they can actually get this done before QF even begins refurbishing the A330's!
     
  20. hummel

    hummel Established Member

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    Quite possibly!
     
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