AlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
Has anyone flown on SAA long haul lately? I know that in the past the seat pitch in Y class on their 340's has been a tight 31 inches but there have been claims that they are improving it to a liveable 34 inches.
I am booked on a flight soon and the FLL Res Centre was unable to give any info on pitch, the lady I spoke to had no clue.
The flysaa.com website has a rep for not being up to date either so not sure I should go with that as accurate info, the seat maps do not indicate pitch.
Just wondering if anyones flown them intercon lately.
Thanks to all!
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
My last conversation with SA Sales left me with the impression that the A346 retrofit had been completed. All A346 aircraft out of ATL are now supposed to have 34" pitch in economy. I don't know about the A340 aircraft out of JFK. The B744 service from IAD remains unchanged at 34".
SAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
The A346's and A343's have now been reconfigured with the revised seat pitch in Y-class. The A346's are now 42J+275Y and the A343's are now 38J+215Y. Out of interest, the A342's will soon change from 42J+194Y to 24J+226Y. (with the new lie flat J-class seats)
The seat maps in the current SAA printed timetable show the Y-class seat pitch as follows:
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
Quoting CraigW (Reply 8): speaking of seat pitch, have the A340-200's been fitted with lie flats yet. On the following flites (JNBCDG 25.3 / CDGJNB 30.3)?
they are on the way to get equiped with flat beds in premium class. ZRH will have flat bed flights beyond 08 april 06, paris will have some flights only by mid of june and all flights into CDG will have flat bed end of july as well. not sure about BOM, PER and other stations the 342 is used.
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
HanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
I just flew on an SAA A346 from JNB to FRA in J class and thought it was great. I actually managed to sleep for about 6-7 hours (usually I have a real hard time sleeping on planes).
I also flew on the A346 flight from CPT to JNB in economy and thought it was great (though I would have liked another two inches of room for long haul flights). Loved the nice big PTV screens they have in economy and the food is great as well.
Loved flying SAA and can't wait to do so again in the future.