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User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

I will be flying in business from LHR to SYD with QF end of January 2004 and return mid March and was wondering if all planes at that time will be with the new Skybed in business?

Does anyone know when this upgrade is finished - I seem to remember that the kangaroo route will be among the first to receive the new seats?!

Thanks!


Dunbar Rovers forever
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User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

From memory first aircraft to be installed service Hong Kong, Singapore and London so you should be all set.

ted.


User currently offlineFlyboyqf From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Thaigold,
There is only one definate aircraft at the minute with one other due out very shortly. I think there may be 3 by the time you travel. Please check with QF Telephone Sales to make sure your aircraft is equipped.
Cheers


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

The routes first picked for Skybed are QF1/2 and I think 127/128 to HKG their flagship routes, the skybed equipped aircraft will be given preference over these routes first. However in September when it was launched for us industry people it was anticipated (note not guaranteed) they would have enough configured aircraft to cover these routes by the end of January. However four months is a long time, pehaps someone from Qantas can confirm how many aircraft have been configured?





User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Only 1 Aircraft currently has the skybed configuration. The second is due out today, with the 3rd by 19th December.

This will enable all QF 1 & 2 flights to be skybed equipped, with QF 31/32 & LHR-MEL flights following from Jan- June.


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2182 times:

Notice who else competes on these routes? (SQ and CX, and BA-all of whom have also installed......thats right). Just goes to show that competition does make a difference in improving airline products. The US carriers and Air NZ are in no shape to upgrade their long haul aircraft with skybeds, so I expect we'll see the LAX route be the last to be fitted.


Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2139 times:

Actually Qantasclub, the LAX/JFK routes are next on the list, the last to be fitted will be the 2 class 747's. (CDG, FRA etc) So from around the middle of next year UA will be up against QF's skybed on the MEL/SYD - LAX runs.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2078 times:

And additionally, Qantasclub, Air New Zealand are tipped to introduce a 'Skybed' style J Class next year, replacing both first and business class on their 747s.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

I stand corrected. Interesting. Looks like it's evolving into an industry standard for business class. UA will have to charge alot less for their J class tickets on competing sectors with Qantas-having a bed vs a seat on a LONG haul flight is quite a difference in product. ANZ's business class is already quite a bit cheaper than Qantas's.


Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Which are the two 744s that currently have the SkyBed?

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

From the YSSY website, I believe OJL is the current Skybed with OJS due out today, and OJM due out on the 19th December

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

It should also be noted that Qantas recently opened another hanger at Avalon to speed up the installation of the SkyBeds.

User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

And of course once more of the A333's arrive, they will be refurbished with Skybeds as well and will serve medium haul routes currently flown by 763's. Certainly cant wait for that.

Cheers


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