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SAA CDG-JNB Equipment Q?  
User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I'm flying on SAA CDG-JNB on Feb 23rd.

Orbitz shows the a/c as A340-200

SAA telephone sales says the a/c is A340-300 and that Y begins at row 45

Seatguru shows only the SAA A340-600 as having Y start at row 45 - somebody is wrong (my bet is seatguru and Orbitz are likely to be the inaccurate sources!)

Does anybody know for sure what a/c type usually flies this route - it may seem trivial, but the 342 has different IFE from 343 - and 346 is an entirely different animal altogether and I'd like to know before I go.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Hi!

Aircraft is a 342

Economy starts at row 45

Enjoy your flight!

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8469 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
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Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Thread starter):
it may seem trivial, but the 342 has different IFE from 343 - and 346 is an entirely different animal altogether and I'd like to know before I go.

It isn't trivial! The 343/346 have AVOD and the 342 has TVs that drop from the ceiling above the aisle, so "different IFE" is an understatement!

Regarding the row numbers, SAA have tried to standardise numbering which is why 45 is shown as the first row of Y but is definitely isn't the 45th row of the 342. Similarly, row 11 is the first row in economy on the 732, 738 and 319.



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

So no chance for the AVOD ex-CDG - or even an equip substitution to the 346 - I can always hope.

Will the 342s ever get AVOD?

Thanks for the info.


User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Hello

Who gave you the wrong information that the flight is operated by A343 ?


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 3):

Will the 342s ever get AVOD?

It is not being expected to happen (soon).



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Quoting Myk (Reply 4):
Who gave you the wrong information that the flight is operated by A343

The telephone agent at the 800 number in the US for South African Airways


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