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User currently offlineAngelairways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

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Has anyone been on/seen pictures of Etihad's 2 class A330-200s? Are all newly delivered A330-200s (Trent) in 2 class layout or are some in 3 class layout? (Or are the only 3 class aircraft remaining the GE powered ones?)

Website seatmaps are a bit confusing as they draw all seats as a square. I was wandering of the 2 class "Pearl Zone" is the same as on the 777-300ER because they are both quoted as having 88" seat pitch.

Can anyone clarify this confusion of onboard products?

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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4538 times:
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I flew AUH-CAI-AUH in a 2-class A330-200 with the new flat seats in Business Class. Compared to the B777-300ER, I would say the seat is the same.


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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

Quoting Angelairways (Thread starter):
Are all newly delivered A330-200s (Trent) in 2 class layout or are some in 3 class layout?

I think that only A6-EYK is an Etihad spec 3 class machine. -EYD, and -EYE I am not sure, but EYF/G/H/I/J are all 2 class.



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User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

The new 2 class A332s have the same seats as the B77W and a similar layout in both Pearl and Coral Zones.

The first new 3 class A332 has arrived and is already in service. The last 2 class A332 arrives in Dec 2006 then all the new A332s in 2007 will be 3 class.

The 2 remaining Volare aircraft should leave next year but its dependant upon capacity requirements. I believe they have extended the A343 lease so completely revamped the cabin; yet another configuration  Smile



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Quoting Ejazz (Reply 3):
I believe they have extended the A343 lease so completely revamped the cabin; yet another configuration

Not true exactly - they have basically reupholstered all the seats in standard EY fabric, replacing the SQ blue/purple fabric. Seats/config are the same.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
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Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 4):
Not true exactly - they have basically reupholstered all the seats in standard EY fabric, replacing the SQ blue/purple fabric. Seats/config are the same.

Many of my colleagues have flown on it and commented on the poor condition of the cabin, maybe it looks a bit better now. If I had known I would have given it a try this Friday, but now I've chosen QR... well maybe some other time.



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User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2358 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 2):
think that only A6-EYK is an Etihad spec 3 class machine

and how is the bird? With new Diamond and Pearl Zones like the new A340-500? Or different again? Which routes?

Quoting Angelairways (Thread starter):
Has anyone been on/seen pictures of Etihad's 2 class A330-200s?

Well the new EY A330, as well as the old ex-Volare A330's have a 2-class-config.! The old Volare birds are really shabby! No IFE, old & poor Biz-Class etc.! But those are only flying ethnic-traffic on shorter routes, like Colombo & Dhaka. BUT it can happen, e.g. on special occaisons, that they will be used on BKK routes as well...

On the other hand, the old Volare birds have some features I really miss on the new EY A330's!

[Edited 2006-12-06 20:21:54]

User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 6):
and how is the bird? With new Diamond and Pearl Zones like the new A340-500? Or different again? Which routes?

Diamond and Pearl seats are the same as on the A345. The 3 class A332 operated the early morning LHR flight today whilst the later flight remains the A345.

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 4):
Not true exactly - they have basically reupholstered all the seats in standard EY fabric, replacing the SQ blue/purple fabric. Seats/config are the same.

Thought they updated the IFE as well. Having seen those horrible SQ blue seats in the Academy that had led me to think they had removed them. We must have a warehouse full of them somewhere then!!



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