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Gulf Air First & Business Class Skybeds Revealed  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5150 times:

Illustrations of the official new F & J cabins. Tell me what you guy's think comfort wise.

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User currently offline1millionflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

VERY NICE. I hope a few other airlines follow this example very soon  Smile

User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

looks very confortable anyway seems not flat beds on J?


Colombian coffee, the best...take a cup and you will see how delicious it is.
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Both types of seats look very comfortable and spacious. I would not mind trying either product!

F looks very good, with lots of privacy. J, however, seems a bit behind the times.....the seat does not seem to recline enough in the illustration; with flat bed business seats being introduced by many airlines, can GulfAir compete with a business class seat that reclines only to a "craddle" position?

User currently offlineAddi375 From France, joined Jun 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

1st class looks like AF new 1st class to me.

Walmart prices with Bloomies service...........
User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Dutchjet, I agree

F class is simply fantastic!! Must be VERY comfortable and there's plenty of luxury there...
However J class really seems a bit out of time. All that gray is quite in contrast with the azure in the back and the flat beds does not seems to recline fully.

Anyway, this is definitely better than any Y class I've been on!! Big grin


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

F is nice, but nothing radically different from others out there....BA, CX, SQ.

J is the new Lufthansa business class seat.....and [i]still[/i] not flat like BA.

What concerns me most is that GF are only doing the A330s and have reserved the option to do the A340s. With A340s on most (if not all) of the London-Bahrain and London-Abu Dhabi flights, GF could be denying their most profitable and prestigious routes their best service!

User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

check this!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

Gulf Air to install new First and Business Class seats - 09Sep2004

Gulf Air has announced a US$10 million investment in new First and Business class skybeds.

The airline has signed a contract with EADS Sogerma to provide First Class and Business Class seats for a full refit programme across its Airbus A330 fleet, with an option for the A340 refurbishment later on.

Gulf Air becomes the first airline in the world to use a revolutionary new concept in airline seating, with its order for Evolys Business Class seats. In the First Class cabin, EADS Sogerma's Class 180 seats will be installed.

The Class 180 configuration (F) offers a private ‘cabin’ space for each passenger, which can transform into a fully functional bed, offering a unique combination of comfort and privacy. Another unique feature to be incorporated in the re-fit will be a dedicated changing room, enabling passengers on night flights to comfortably change into their Gulf Air sleep suits or other attire to further enhance the quality of sleep.

The Evolys (J) meanwhile offers an exclusive lounge-bed sleeper position, scientifically proven to be the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for air travellers. Each model will be customised to Gulf Air’s exact requirements.

The new skybeds are to be installed as part of a complete cabin refurbishment, which starts in February 2005 and will include the enhancement of in-flight entertainment systems. The first refurbished aircraft will be in operation from March, serving destinations including London, Frankfurt and Paris. The full refit programme will be complete by July 2005.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of Gulf Air, said: “This investment means Gulf Air will offer the most comfortable seating and sleeping environment in the skies today. Our new seats are the most advanced in the market and will offer the highest levels of luxury, privacy and spaciousness in the industry."

"Our aim is to create a complete passenger experience. In the last 18 months, we have introduced many ground-breaking and award-winning new services for our premium travellers, including Sky Chefs in first class, new menus, new departure and arrivals lounges across the network and new chauffeur and fast track check-in facilities."

"With the introduction of these new skybeds, we put in place another piece of the jigsaw in the turnaround of Gulf Air. Our premium passengers can now be sure that every element of their journey, both in the air and on the ground is in place to ensure that they experience the best in air travel.”


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

F Looks great.

J looks pretty average though.

It does make me laugh:

The Evolys (J) meanwhile offers an exclusive lounge-bed sleeper position, scientifically proven to be the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for air travellers.

More like they wanted to cram in more seats, with a smaller seat pitch. Pax prefer products like BA and VS, with proper flat beds.

User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

The Evolys (J) meanwhile offers an exclusive lounge-bed sleeper position, scientifically proven to be the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for air travellers.

What made me laugh was how they're not going to provide the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for their first class passengers...

Rich  Big grin

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

Very nice! F seats look spacious and comfy providing passengers with their own mini-living room so to speak. J seats look revolutionary and seem to have a more cushioned back. Of course looks can be deceiving. I hope they're comfortable.

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 offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

The Evolys (J) meanwhile offers an exclusive lounge-bed sleeper position, scientifically proven to be the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for air travellers"

I swear - some people and their advertising - they should be locked up and the key thrown away. I'm amazed they are not providing the most comfortable seating for their F passengers. They should refuse to fly F or ask for a refund

User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 18 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Reminds me of the Singapore Raffles Class. Dunno why though.

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