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SAA CDG-JNB Equipment Q?  
User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1657 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 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1639 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, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1573 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, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1465 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.



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User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1397 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: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1323 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, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1312 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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