RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9141 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4803 times:
It looks really good. Kind of reminds me of how the new Lufthansa business class seat looks. Of course most lie flat seats are pretty similar though. It is good to see Finnair bringing a competitive product to the marekt.
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Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4663 times:
These are the same seats that Iberia and South African have installed. It is the Sicma Majesty seat. Looks great with the Finnair colors. I'm glad there is still a passenger MD-11 flying scheduled flights. It is one good looking aircraft.
Ohlbu From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4590 times:
Well, Boeing MD11 is the official name of the type. Shame that the seats wont be installed until the year´s end. Economy will profit by getting lcd-screens in place of the current roof-mounted monitors, but no ptv. Finnair is a low-cost-service airline with the cost-structure of a mainline carrier. New crew rest areas will also be fitted to the back of the cabin, I suppose this will be done at the same time as the business-refit.
Ohlbu From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4505 times:
No, I´ve never been on a low-cost flight and never intend to. Never will go to LIDL either as the "cheap cheap cheap"-concept just repulses me. Tavis-meininkiä.
By low-cost-service I meant the general service attitude of the crew, especially on long-haul flights. They really know how to make the customer feel unwanted! And also the MD11 cabin, with no ptv and cramped C-section seating. But I also understand why they do not want to upgrade the aircraft, why do it for Aurinkomatkat (tour operator) IT-pax who pay a price for the flight which is under the yield? Just feel sorry for the people who transfer in HEL from European destinations to Finnair´s long-haul, as they would be much better off with EK/BA/VS etc.
Killjoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4444 times:
The front part of the economy section is actually 3-4-2. I can't understand why they'd do that, since it'll mess with their marketing (you won't know what you're getting when you buy the ticket). Selling it as Economy+ or having a consistent cabin would be more logical.
In any case, it's probable Finnair will order the B7E7 or the A350, so the seats should be wider in the future. Going from 8 to 9 should be harder than squeezing in an extra tenth seat .
As for the crew, I've never had a problem myself. Still, it's a subjective matter, and some employees may be worse than others. The new asian personnel has however always been very pleasant so far - I'm glad they decided to hire local staff from the countries they fly to.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
Ohlbu: "No, I've never been on a low-cost flight and never intend to." Oh come on, you're willing to pay an extra £200 for a newspaper and a gross croissant?
Eilennaei: an interesting point. It's certainly true that Asia - China in particular - is going to see an explosion of outbound travel, and Finnair, with it's long history of serving Asia, combined with it's idea geographic location, is well situated to do very well. It does indeed sound like sci-fi but I can also see half a dozen A380s with Finnair flying to China, HK, Thailand, Japan et al and feeding the pax onto A350s bound for all the European capitals.
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Cyberual From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 172 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4231 times:
just a little off topic...how many Asian crew per flight to Asian destination? Is it like LH where lets say flt to BKK will be staffed with at least 5 Thais? Where are these Asian crew based at? Just curious because last time I flew AY BKK-SIN were all old mamas.