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First Interior Shots Of The New First Choice B767  
User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 24382 times:
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The first shots of the interior of the new First Choice Airways B767 G-OOBK have now appeared on the internet.

Although fairly dark, because they were taken before the evening departure to Goa, you can just about make out the B777-style cabin architecture.

Also pretty obvious is the mood lighting the airline has installed in the Star Class Premier cabin. The system has various different settings; shown are the "boarding" colours, which is the company corporate palette. The sytem also has normal, mealtime as well as sunrise and sunset programmes which take around 1 hour to change the lighting from light to dark or vice versa.

There's also a good view of the economy seats. No doubt there will be more photos to come... Lots of shots on the company intranet, but I'm not able to share them!

Star Class Premier (Premium Economy) Cabin - below

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Star Class (Economy) seats - below

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While there have been a few teeting troubles with the new aircraft, as is generally the case when an aircraft re-enters service having undergone major maintenance, it appears to have settled down into regular service now. Unsurprisingly the initial reports from passengers are positive!

Regards
CROSSWIND

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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 24234 times:
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Looks clean, fresh and inviting. Good work, FCA!

JBLU


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24183 times:

Wow, looks great Big thumbs up

FCA are my favourite charter, and this just puts the icing on the cake Big thumbs up

Sam Smile



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24176 times:
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Well done FCA, that cabin looks as if it could rival some ''full service carriers'' and with the new inflight beauty area, it leaves some other charters way behind.


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24161 times:

Very nice, looks like FCA is going for a quality product! I hope this will put pressure on Skyservice to do the same in Canada, since the two airlines constantly swap aircraft.  Smile

What is the seating arrangement for FCA's 767's?



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24124 times:


Although fairly dark, because they were taken before the evening departure to Goa, you can just about make out the B777-style cabin architecture.


Its close, but it isn't the 777 style cabin architecture, and certainly not like most new build 767s fitted with the Signature Interior.

This is an example of a 767 with the Signature Interior fitted. You can note the distinct difference in the overhead bins:


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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24065 times:

Looks fantastic, First Choice have certainly taken a big step forward. Many major scheduled carriers don't offer a product which competes with that!

Ryanair737


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24037 times:

Looking very good, although dark, but as Crosswind says they would be more to come.

Star Class Premier looks good as well. 2 - 3 - 2 like other british charters and then the Economy which is 2 - 3 -2 and better than other british charters,

Very Good


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 23987 times:

They've set the standard here. Monarch, Britannia, MyTravel and Thomas Cook take note, I know which airline i'd choose if flying charter longhaul.

Mark



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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 23975 times:
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Captaingomes,
The configuration is W63 (36" pitch 2-3-2) Y195 (33" pitch 2-3-2) for a total 258 seats.
This is down from W38 (34-35" pitch 2-3-2) Y274 (30" pitch 2-4-2) for a total 312 in the old configuration.

Gigneil,
The interior we have is the Boeing 767 Enhanced Interior, which is in the style of the 777 - just as the 737NG is in the style of the 777. Of course this is not the same as that available on new-build 767s, but is the only aftermarket conversion available from Boeing, and they market it as the Enhanced Interior.

The centre overhead bins are replaced with new units, but the outboard shelf-type bins are retained, albeit restyled and enlarged with new doors and trim for a more modern look. A new cabin cieling is installed along with new lighting, but the existing sidewall panels and PSUs are retained.

The 767 enhanced interior uses most of the structural attachments of the existing cabin, so it cost effective, yet provides a major improvement to the asthetics of the cabin. While I'm sure it would in theory be possible to install an identical cabin to a new-build B767, this would require major re-working of the cabin architecture, be far more expensive and a much longer down-time, probably the reason it is not currently offered to my knowledge.

First Choice Airways is the launch customer for the enhanced interior on the 767, and as far as I'm aware the only customer, this is the first aircraft to be completed. Here is the Boeing press release, and here is the only other photo on the net of the 767 enhanced interior, albeit a mockup and incorrectly labelled as the 7E7!

The next aircraft in the fleet to get the new interior, G-OOAN, is already undergoing the refurbishment in Abu Dhabi.

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Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 23932 times:

Im guessing G-OOAN wont need as much work??

Just guessing that because it is already at CAA standards unlike the ex Vietnam.

So therefore not need as much time refurbishement?


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 23880 times:

Another question, with G-OOAN having a different door configuration to G-OOBK how will this affect the configuration and capacity when it's been refitted? Will their refurbished 767 fleet all have the same capacity?


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Mark



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User currently offlineUKA330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 23841 times:
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WOW  Wow!

That lighting looks really cool  Smokin cool I agree with A340-600, First Choice are my favorite charter airline to! Big thumbs up


User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 23774 times:
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Demoose,
G-OOAN will have a very slightly different seating configuration, not because of the exits but because of the location of the toilets - AN has 2 forward toilets either side of of Door 1L.

G-OOBK/L/M will be W63Y195 / 258 total
G-OOAN will be W62/Y196 / 258 total

It is intended to standardise it in the future, but the timescale for AN's initial conversion doesn't allow enough time to start moving toilet locations. Obviously the exit row on AN is further back also...

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23696 times:

Nice one First Choice. They were already my favourite airline, this just makes them better and up there with the best!
I flew on 757-200 G-OOBD in October the interior was great, with the flip TV's. Had G-OOBH inbound, the interior was new but the overhead panel was still like an older 757, with the TV's in the middle of the aisles.

Mark



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23658 times:

Quoting Crosswind (reply 9):
The interior we have is the Boeing 767 Enhanced Interior,


Ah. Very informative.

N


User currently offlineBalboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23594 times:

Quoting Crosswind (reply 9):
First Choice Airways is the launch customer for the enhanced interior on the 767, and as far as I'm aware the only customer, this is the first aircraft to be completed. Here is the Boeing press release, and here is the only other photo on the net of the 767 enhanced interior, albeit a mockup and incorrectly labelled as the 7E7!


First of all..Well done FCA. The new interior looks fantastic and I really do hope the other charters take note and learn. I work for BY and I'm quite jealous.

But must point out that the new enhanced interior has already been fitted to our 767 200's for a month or so now and the new enhanced interior has been fitted to around 6 or so of our 20 757's. However I do believe FCA is the first to retro fit a 767 300.

Good work FCA...!!

[Edited 2005-02-27 21:49:31]

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23560 times:

Looks great, but that red lighting on the side panels is ghastly- mood enhancing or not.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23490 times:

Quoting Crosswind (reply 9):
The configuration is W63 (36" pitch 2-3-2) Y195 (33" pitch 2-3-2) for a total 258 seats.
This is down from W38 (34-35" pitch 2-3-2) Y274 (30" pitch 2-4-2) for a total 312 in the old configuration.


Thanks Crosswind, that's definitely a comfortable config! I recently flew on G-OOBH (as C-GOBH in Canada), and it is one of the nicer 757's that Skyservice currently has in the fleet.



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User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 23460 times:

Quoting BY738 (reply 17):
Looks great, but that red lighting on the side panels is ghastly- mood enhancing or not.


I have got to disagree most profoundly with that comment. I think the red mood lighting adds a very dramatic and relaxing affect to the cabin. With most of the caribean and Asia flights having night legs on as well that should be a really good thing.

Unfortunatly looks like i am not going to get to travel on one till around June 06 to Maldives, which they say they are doing.


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23374 times:

How the does dark neon blue and red look remotely inviting? That cabin looks like it was in an accident and the emergency lights for escape came on. It should be brighter upon entry, and dim during flight. I would not be able to see where I'm going.  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23299 times:

Nice one First Choice for providing a few extra inches in economy. But did blind people design the interior of this aircraft?

The red lighting makes it look like some kind of dodgey strip club and the plasticy looking green seats are just vile!

Also how does the premium class compare to MYT and TCXs offerings on the A330?


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23237 times:

Premium on First Choice is better? If im wrong someone will correct me.

The offerings from both My Travel and Thomas Cook are 2 - 3 - 2 and have 35" and 34" respectivly.

First Choice are offering 2 - 3 - 2 with 36" and a inflight service to die for.


User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 23162 times:

Yes but its worth noting the A330s cabin is wider than a 767s.

User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 22961 times:

According to my calculations (not sure about 17.5, may have been 17)

the orginal seats were 17.5", therefore by removing one you have gained 2.5" per seat. Therefore the seats are now 19". Thomas Cook + seats are 19" because im sad and i have measured them.


25 Boeing73G : The cabin looks nice, but those window panels are WAAAY out of place. And what was the red tint in the cabin all about?
26 Post contains images Xpfg : I don't know why, but I think the lighting feature is kind of cool.
27 Orion737 : An excellent move. 2-4-2 seating in a 767, especially on long haul fights is no joke and finally First Choice have recognised this. Britannia wants to
28 ManchesterMAN : FCA have raised the bar for UK leisure operators and we can only hope that the others respond. For many many years the majority of British air travell
29 Orion737 : Maybe TCXs 757 to Canada have lots of room but try their 330s 3-3-3 to the Cariibbean. I did and never again!
30 Post contains images RichM : Very nice and very innovative. Does anyone know if their A321's are likely to have them by July 2005? Thanks!
31 Post contains images Crosswind : Rich, Currently no major upgrades for the short-haul fleet in the pipeline, at least until the B767s are all completed, which will be early 2006. Refu
32 Post contains images Flyba : Surely you cannot all be serious? I think some of you need a reality check on this one! Either the colour balance on the photos is wrong or is that 'T
33 Jmc757 : I'm gonan go against the grain here and say i think it looks great! I raelly do think it looks great, a refreshing change from anything else, well don
34 ThomasCook : Hi, FINALLY! I have been saying it looks awful since I worked at FC and saw the brochure pictures! There is to much plastic and it looks very cold! Th
35 Post contains links Ktliem@yvr : What's the difference between the black and the light blue seats? Are they both economy? On another forum http://www.holidaytruths.co.uk/viewtopic.php
36 Post contains links and images Crosswind : There weren't any photos of the Thisle Blue seats in this thread - the economy seats are Jade Green, and yes the colour balance in the photos is off,
37 Flyba : OMG - that's even worse. Leather actually breathes (it is a natural material after all) where as Plastic does not. Yuck. I can see it now.......all t
38 Post contains images ThomasCook : Hi, I'm not sure as to whether I like having a stalker? Seems I have touched a nerve! The FCA Cabin Crew don't know what it is in that case because th
39 Post contains links Crosswind : No black seats, they're beige! More info here, and all the 767s will be 7 abreast throughout when refitted. Quite honestly, I'd ignore what's said at
40 Crosswind : You haven't touched a nerve, but I always remember a bullshitter, my favourite bit was the cliam First Choice had been guilty of foul play with the E
41 ThomasCook : Hi, Whilst this remains hugely off topic, you will see, when read correctly, it says that they contributed and that is the reason that a court case is
42 A321fly : I think that the new interiors are wonderful, why complain, people complain when they dont get this and now people are complaining and picking at litt
43 AlitaliaMD11 : sorry to go a bit off topic, but where can you book a First Choice Airways ticket?? I love the new interior!
44 Post contains links Jmc757 : Alitalia, being a charter airline all of their seats are sold through tour operators. For the new 767 long-haul services tickets are being sold only t
45 Bwaflyer : Just to say, not wanting to steal FCA's thunder with regards to their extra legroom, but us humble folks at Astraeus have been operating our 757s in a
46 Post contains links and images SignalOne : Hello, Just an update on the in-flight beauty treatments on First Choice Airways. They will trial the service called the "air therapist" on the Long-h
47 IslipWN : A 767 can fly into Cozumel?
48 Post contains images SignalOne : Hello, According to AirlinerWorld yes! It doesn't say if there will be a stop on-route though. Cheers Ryan
49 A321fly : Yes It can, there are less pax on these planes than other charters.
50 VirginCrew : I think it's fab that a charter airline has taken the chance to improve their service and product. VS has had mood lighting for years in Upper Class &
51 A321fly : 6" Wide in Star Class and 9" Wide in Star Class Premiar. Star Class premiar also as VOD.
52 SignalOne : Hello, What is VOD A321fly? Ryan SignalOne
53 A321fly : Video On Demand. But only in Premier.
54 Airgeek12 : Awesome! Thx for the pix. The teal-blue seats look a little ugly to me, though.
55 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : flyba, the voice of reason! Guys (and girls) thanks for reminding me why I never, ever want to fly charter.....unless BA substitute my aircraft for Eu
56 A321fly : They are not that bad. I would travel with charter airlines any day.
57 Crosswind : If BA did subcharter one of our aircraft, their economy passengers would actually get a 2" increase in legroom, a bigger PTV, an extra 10 channels, t
58 Fbgdavidson : OK good for them, but then I don't fly economy out of choice...except on rare occassions. Sorry I am a snob! Which is why it is called World Travelle
59 Post contains images SignalOne : I think the new First Choice long haul product is Fantastic, beats Britannia/Thomson.co.uk/Thomsonfly and Monarch hands down! . Maybe some people just
60 B707Stu : What's with that light colored seats in economy? Dirt, wear will show before anything else. I'm surprised at that choice by First Choice.
61 Post contains images SignalOne : Hello everyone,   I sent an e-mail to Thomas Cook asking about their Premium cabin service as my family plans to have a big holiday next year. I also
62 A321fly : Somehow i doubt this. We already know Brittannia has got anything planned so looks like First Choice is going to be the only one.
63 Post contains images SignalOne : I do too, I don't know why, but I just don't see Monarch doing anything like this. Ryan SignalOne
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