- Oct 26, 2010
QF made that decision for the reasons of where/how the QF a330 fleet will be utilized and QFs/Australia's geographical position....totally different to where/how SQ and for that matter CX operate their various fleet types from.. apples and oranges.. there are vast differences between Australia (and ALL its limitations) and other countries/nations
Sorry but I respectfully disagree - logic there if its good enough to launch a flat bed J class product in response to your domestic competitor (VA) on transcon, and if your international fleet already has a high yielding and popular Y+ (on A380s and B747s) then it must be logical to consider Y+ seating on A330s as you will be matching your competitors in Asia (i.e. CX and SQ) and improving yields for QF. As a matter of fact - for an airline that is pissing and moaning about its lack of profitability and about to be flooded with cheap LCC economy class capacity in the region - it would be downright stupid not to consider it.
Especially if you are pulling A330s out of revenue service to stick the new J class seating in anyway! Unless you think its more logical to refit the J seating to lay flat and then pull the A330s out of service again to put in Y+ seating?