Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
The seats were showcased to employees quite some time ago when 9M-MRP was delivered (back in end November) and received a wide-range of feedbacks. Photos were already posted at a Malaysian aviation website at that time but if you noticed, even media press releases were held back for 'some' reason so go figure.
These seats are exactly the same ones as JL's Shell Flat and all B777s will eventually become 2-class. Old configuration aircraft will have its F sold as C cabin.
B744s will be the only a/c in the fleet to have a First Class cabin.
LanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 644 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3538 times:
The seats look great, but they are a little narrow. I think that I would prefer SQs Spacebed to this configuration. Oh well, I guess I can't really complain because everytime I have flown business (ok, ok, like twice) I have been upgraded.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3101 times:
Unfortunately yes the supplier of these seats is B/E Aerospace and like I've already said they are exactly the same design as JL's except the pod may be slightly different the placement of PTV is different.
SQ's Spacebed would be a better product and they are smart enough to have ousted B/E Aerospace during first rounds of shortlisting suppliers for the Spacebed. I believe PIA and Royal Brunei's C class on their refurbished/new planes are the same as SQ.
Chrisrad, there will be mood lightning on revenue flights (i.e. the IFS switches it on).
Some passengers (will) like these seats and some will dislike (unfortunate to say many will complain about the width of the seats and lack of pitch). Mostly taller/bigger pax will find them uncomfortable and will be hard to use the meal tray.
Joule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3035 times:
The new C class pitch is not the greatest at 58". There are pax who have already complained about the seat width and comfort. MH is aware of such negative feedback but there is little that can be done at this stage.
The revamped 772s have 42C/247Y.
As of today, there are 3 aircraft operating with the new configuration (9M-MRA/MRP/MRQ). If you're lucky (or unlucky) you might get them on your next trip as the 3 aircraft are already deployed to many of the 772 stations - NRT, HKG, SYD, MEL, BNE, FRA, VIE, ZRH, FCO.
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
Whats the chance of any type of upgrade on MH??? I have a fully flexable economy ticket from MAN to SYD via KUL of course. Will it ever be worth asking???? i have just joined their frequent flyer scheme.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
MAS has a very strict upgrading policy which has its bad and good but being too strict (like MH's policy) is on the whole not too good for her loyal passengers IMHO.
MAS wouldn't even upgrade their Enrich Gold members (even those top on the list that have had the Gold status since the Passage days) to F but rather leave that entire cabin empty while these frequent C class flyers remain in C class. There is nothing much employees can do because this is company policy.
I believe SQ has a similar policy. Myself I prefer if they were a tad bit more flexible, not necessarily upgrading en masse, but just pick out a handful on a flight especially when cabins are sparse, esp J to F and to a lesser extent, Y to J.
So answer is that your chances are slim unless an overbooking situation exists at time of your flight of which then they will upgrade passengers to make sure all seats go out filled.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
AT least in those pictures, the seat pitch sure doesn't look like 58". Looks more like MH's standard 50" pitch -- which is the only shortcoming of their old product, IMHO -- that and the short legrest you end up with. Otherwise, the old C seats were really really comfy.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3240 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Yawn, Ill just stick to my snuggly wuggly Y class to KUL, just tend to meet more friends via Y class on MH than J/C no one wants to be bothered in Business. but surly non-revving and meeting a baby in a basinet is fun, unfortunately I was put in front row with one last week haha
the F/A love it when I tell them how SQ F/A are no good and not friendly like MH F/A
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