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Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 2299 times:

Even though BMED has now been bought by bmi, could either of the airlines have lie-flat beds on its airbus aircraft?

Now that bmi have lie-flat beds on its A330's, would it be possible to have this standardised on the other medium-long haul routes?

Some of the routes are up to 6 hours long....would much prefer a bed than a seat!

Any comments appreciated.

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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 2287 times:

No airline will put flat beds on single aisle aircraft, except luxury airlines like Privatair.

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6322 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

I doubt it. They take up a lot of valuable space and would be unsuitable for narrow body aircraft, a comfy seat with a good amount of recline and seat pitch is fine for medium long haul routes.

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

They could do, Air Ivoire has flat bed First Class seats on its A321,

User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 1):
No airline will put flat beds on single aisle aircraft, except luxury airlines like Privatair.

United offers lie flat seats on their "P.S." 757's. The reason that most single aisle aircraft do not have lie flat beds is because MOST single aisle aircraft do not have the range to warrant a place to sleep. As we see more and more point to point, long haul flying, done by these aircraft, we will probably see more of these comforts that we usually only see on "the big guys".


User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
Now that bmi have lie-flat beds on its A330's

As far as I know this has yet to happen, or is there something I don't know?



St. Flannan/ Fhlanain- She took off to find the footlights, And I took off for the sky
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Quoting EISHN (Reply 5):
As far as I know this has yet to happen, or is there something I don't know?

Your probably right. I just know they had plans to do it.

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 4):
United offers lie flat seats on their "P.S." 757's. The reason that most single aisle aircraft do not have lie flat beds is because MOST single aisle aircraft do not have the range to warrant a place to sleep. As we see more and more point to point, long haul flying, done by these aircraft, we will probably see more of these comforts that we usually only see on "the big guys".

Exactly. If UA can do it on their 757s, I don't see why bmi can't do it for their medium-long haul routes. The P.S services are on routes which are about 5 hours long, which is the same as the average BMED route.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6322 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

How many of these flights would be night flights? I know Dermot Mannion at Aer Lingus has mentioned that EK believed there would be no point putting lie flat seats on aircraft if they were mostly on daily flights and if it meant loosing space in the cabin that could normally be used for more armchair styled seats which make more money, if filled of course.

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

BMED Club seats are very spacious. I have even had passengers commenting on how they prefer our seats to BA mainline because the lie flat beds that they have are too short for taller pax.

A new midhaul product is being developed to be installed as a standard product on all future bmi medium range routes. Therefore the likes of the previous BMED destinations, along with Moscow etc will have a standard configuration. This is likely to be revealed at a date further into the summer schedule, as the handover from BA product to bmi is finalised.

Regeards

Mike


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