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Which Airlines Offer Flat Beds?  
User currently offlineCessnaLady From Mexico, joined May 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2968 times:

I need my fellow a.netters' help to settle an office discussion: which airlines offer flat beds (regardless F or J)? So far we've only found Lufthansa, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Singapore and Air New Zealand about to start on its AKL-LAX and AKL-SFO routes... But which else? (And if possible, for how long?)

Marie

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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2918 times:

South African Airways came to my mind.....

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2916 times:

You may check http://www.flatseats.com/

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2895 times:

Virgin Altantic and Air France aswell!

Most are listed on the website above!

Who offers the best, VS, BA, SAA...?

Rob!


User currently offlineDotcom From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2887 times:

IB are rolling out in J class on their 340-600s and re-fitting the 300s

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2863 times:

AA has them in F class on their 772 service.  Smile

Regards.


User currently offline123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 745 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2852 times:

LB has flatbeds on their 767-300ER's!

User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2851 times:

I was shocked not to find Ryanair, EasyJet, JetBlue or Gol in that website!!!!!  Wow!
Damn!! I should no longer consider flying them.  bitelip 



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11752 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

In the U.S., AA and UA both offer lie-flat beds on their 777s and, in the case of UA, 747s. I am not sure if the CO, DL or NW international J products have lie-flat beds, or just nearly-lie-flat beds. Also, IIRC, doesn't US have lie-flat beds in their A330 J cabins where F used to be?

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Jet Airways (as they are ex-SAA aircraft)
Kenya Airways



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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1624 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

do you mean proper flat beds or inferior sloping "flat" beds?

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4275 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

JAL does on the B777-300ER and a couple of 744's. This only in First Class of course and some new business class layouts. In the next years, the whole fleet will be renewed with the new seats.

The flat bed seats can be found on NRT-LHR; NRT-CDG flights, + flights from NRT to ORD and JFK I think...

Rgds
Eric



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
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SAA's flat seats in J on the A346 are truly excellent. They go totally flat and have enough pitch to enable a 6 footer to stretch out. You are supplied with a duvet and pillow and there is no option other than to go to sleep! They are one of only 4 airlines to get a 5 star rating for their seats on http://www.flatseats.com (the others are BA, VS and IB)

http://www.flatseats.com/Reviews/ftr-saa-1.htm



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User currently offlineCessnaLady From Mexico, joined May 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 10):
do you mean proper flat beds or inferior sloping "flat" beds?

I mean the ones that go fully flat. Thanks so much for your responses and the links - this is taking shape!!

Marie


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
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Quoting Andz (Reply 12):
SAA's flat seats in J on the A346 are truly excellent.

Yes they are, but personally I prefer the Millennium configuration on the 744's - those J-class seats are sheer heaven. The flatbeds on the SA A343 and A346 are comfortable, but tend to feel like a doctor's examination table after a while.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 548 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Air India in first class

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

EK (not on all aircraft that offer F class however) , QF in F class and VS

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

I'd like to see waterbeds on airplanes. Now that would be a ride!  Big grin

Mark


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Swiss offers real beds in their first class of course. In the new business (A 343) they have so called "lie flat" seats. There you are flat but not really horizontal.

User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

u missed out nz, to LHR (Nov 5) SIN early next year


CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
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