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User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Has anyone seen pictures of the new 777-200 economy and business seats for Thai??

I think they are supposed to be installed pretty soon...

Thanks!


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Thai Airways International - a member of Star Alliance - is installing B/E Aerospace "MINI-POD" business class seats.

These are commonly known as Japan Airline System Corporation's "Shell Flat" seat if I'm correct.



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User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2529 times:


Any photos??



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User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Are they keeping the same number of seats per row in business class? They have to be the narrowest c-class seats I have tried until now....

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2228 times:

In the new 777 business class, the seating is 2-2-2. Yes, a generous 2-2-2 arrangement like SQ spacebed.

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

No pics yet. But if Singapore_Air's information is correct, you can see the seats from Japan Airlines web site http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inflight/inter/executive/c_seat/

User currently offlineStarG From Indonesia, joined Mar 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

It makes little sense to fit these flat bed seats on Thai B777-200s.
These 777s are not ER, right? That means they have limited range and are only used on regional routes.
SQ's regional 777s have 2-3-2 configuration in business class, and are not flat bed.

StarG


User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

StarG: I agree with you. I don't know why THAI fitted such a good seat on the 772 which are non-ER.

On a positive thinking, maybe THAI plans to standardize on this seat and will fit all other aircrafts with the same kind of seat.


User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Any idea what the schedule is for fitting these seats. I will be flying TG on a 772 in December...any chance?

User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1068 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Yes, it's the JAL's flat bed.

I think TG wants to use those 772 for Japan routes. BKK-NRT, BKK-KIX etc. Because those are one of the most profitable routes for TG. So I think TG wants to make it nice.

I remember that TG put the 772 for Melbourne route (You can check the pic og TG 772 at MEL). So they may use 772s to Australia too.



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User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

This is from the Thai website - press release in August:

"The redesign of THAI?s Business and Economy Class seats on its Boeing 777-200 aircraft at a total of 8 aircraft of this type will be based on a new design created for increased passenger comfort. The aircraft seat arrangement for Business Class will be 2-2-2, enabling seat recline at 165 degree. Economy Class aircraft seat arrangement will be 3-3-3 replacing the 3-4-3 seat arrangement, making travel on this aircraft type more comfortable and spacious for passengers.

The airline has begun to refurbish the seats on its Boeing 777-200 aircraft, with completion expected within 12-15 months."

Doesn't say anything about the rest of the fleet, even though the 747-300's and older 400's could use some new seats....

Any idea when Thai will receive the UAL 747's??



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User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Nethkt: Good point. The service to Japan could use improvement. Also, 772 can replace MD-11 on the MEL and BNE services. That would be a huge improvement.

I just checked with a friend regarding 747-400 seat improvement. THAI has jus started the procurement process so it's going to take a while longer.


User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

spk - do you know if the UAL 747's will keep their seat config. when delivered to Thai - or will they be changed by Thai?


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