AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2381 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2250 times:
VH-OJL is the only aircraft fitted with the Skybed. Her first Skybed service was SYD-BKK-LHR on Saturday, returning to Sydney on Tuesday to operate SYD-HKG-SYD, which returned on Wednesday. I saw her at the Jetbase on Wednesday. So in a word, no, he did not see the Skybed.
If your friend flew First Class he would have had the sleeper seats that have been installed in First for many years. Otherwise in business he would have had the 'Dreamtime' seat pictured here.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
As per Qantas marketing the first scheduled (meaning there could always be an occasional service through aircraft changes etc) service of QF skybeds into USA is not until around April next year with full integration by September 2004, whence the 2 class 744's will be fitted out.
Thanks AJ for clarification which was the first aircraft to be fitted out.