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MAS' New F And C Class  
User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

According to Malaysia Airlines' Annual Report...

1. The new First Class and Golden Club Class seats and inflight service will come online in Nov 2004.
2. The marketing and product launch details are being finalised with Priestman Goode - the cabin industrial designers - who are also working on the A380 launch (for Airbus) and was responsible for the launch of Lufthansa's and Virgin Atlantic's premium cabins. (sounds purty-good to me  Big thumbs up ).
3. Seatback e-mail, sms, multiplayer gaming and iXPlor (whatever that is) is also due to be launched in PhaseI of the launch this November.
4. Broadband and live television is being planned for PhaseII (if that occurs - I expect - but at least it is 'being planned')
5. New cabin service concepts, F&B and Menus, as well as Inflight equipment, are all on schedule and crew are due to begin retraining soon at the MAS Academy.
6. 21 new signature dishes are being planned as part of the revamp.

And here is a winner for all of us who were unsure about the fate of the A330 fleet...

7. The A330 fleet ARE to be included in the revamp and will feature new inflight entertainment - yay. This is despite the fleet currently receiving an update anyway with the new 2-class reconfiguration.

Exciting stuff!

I wonder if MAS has a card up its sleeve and has its first newly configured 777 delivered in new colours too (...cf. new inflight equipment) since it would be a shame to have all this roll out in the current livery.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Thanks for the information!

I wonder if MAS has a card up its sleeve and has its first newly configured 777 delivered in new colours too (...cf. new inflight equipment) since it would be a shame to have all this roll out in the current livery.
Are there any rumors about a possible new scheme?

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineJoule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

The A330s will have their C class seats replaced in probably mid-2005.

Broadband will be later. Lots of things going on but MH not rushing into introducing them.

New livery? Maybe special livery? Same livery? Who knows?


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

I really don't know much about MAS but I find myself very interested and intrigued by their operations.

I'm glad they're improving in seemingly every category. I look forward to flying MAS in the future.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

1. The new First Class and Golden Club Class seats and inflight service will come online in Nov 2004.

I'm flying MH in January from BOM to LAX in C. Too much to hope for the new C to be on my flight huh?  Big grin

What's this about a new livery? Good to see MH is trying to improve their in flight product. I for one look forward to the experience of flying them.

SR 103


User currently offlineJoule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

SR 103
There is a slight chance for you to get the new C class on the BOM-KUL 777 sector but definitely not on the KUL-LAX 747 sector. That's becos the 747 will be refurbished a bit later (around January).


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Just heard from a friend at MAS that First Class cabins will feature mood lighting and possible electronic window shades. Golden Club class pods apparently are similar to the new Qantas seats.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Indeed F will get electronic window shades much like those on business jets and mood lightning will also be available in C class.

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

I guess this means AKL is going 2-class? At this rate we're not going to have any F carriers left in New Zealand!

User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Flight Structures (a division of B/E, but don't hold that against them) of Marysville, Washington is doing the engineering and certification for both the 744 and 777. The 744 has been on again off again for about five years.
Sounds like a nice product.

Congrats to the guys and gals at FSI  Big thumbs up

Tod


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

B-HXB,

Yes Auckland will become 2 class but does this signify that NZ market as a whole lack demand for F class travels?


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

What routes do you think the first refurbished aircraft will travel? I imagine "flagship" routes like LHR-KUL for the 744s and maybe to EWR for the 777s?

User currently offlineChangyou From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
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Just compared notes with an MH(FA) friend of mine who is going through the service training currently. Basically the new 1st class service happens to be the old version of CX's 1st class. And seems that MH paid an australian company to come out with the new FCL and JCL service. Wonder why don't MH get their own staff to tailor the service. SQ has a team of locals to design new service ideas. Much cheaper isn't it? Hope with all the new refurbishments and new products will stiffen the competition among the asian carriers.

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Most contracts tend to be tendered to interested companies who then bid in order to win the contract against competition - this achieves the aim that ideally the best bidder wins the contract best suited to Malaysia Airlines' terms.

That is a basic policy of business transactions and offers fair competition. Its not about using 'local' businesses or finding the 'cheapest' option.

Good on MAS and can't wait to try out their new service although being booked to fly with them in First in November will probably be too soon to experience the new service... but who knows - I could get lucky...


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Changyou,

I do not think the new F class is CX's old F. When it comes out, we'll see  Smile and do correct me if I am wrong by then.  Big grin


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Yes Auckland will become 2 class but does this signify that NZ market as a whole lack demand for F class travels?

Unfortunately that appears to be the case...  Sad


User currently offlineMAS747 From Malaysia, joined Mar 2004, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

I hope MAS isnt upgrading their First and Business class products to some older generation product. I would suck if they upgraded to e.g. SQ's current product, and half a year later SQ / EK and whatnot come up with something better. MAS isnt going to upgrade thier in flight product that often if you judge by the past.

MAS should come up with some new, something original, possibly revolutionary.... Now wouldnt that be cool??


User currently offlineChangyou From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
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Well...According to Airbus Lover they are not following any airline style...But notes have been compared between MH crew and CX crew(Both are dedicated crew with the respective airline). And CX had done away with SOME of the services that MH going to adopt way in the late 90's. On the side note..SQ is drafting a new JCL service which I'm not surprise will be at par with the FCL standard. I believe it's time SQ have to come up with a better JCL/FCL service and product. So they will live up to the slogan "The airline that even other airlines talk about"...Cheers!

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Well all I can say is MH's F class is quite something while C is just... well, certainly better than the current  Big thumbs up

Um new product launch end 2004 so let's say 2005. By the time full implementation is done, it won't be long till you see even newer ones MH have in the cards for the... A380.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy We'll see  Wink/being sarcastic


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