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Are BMI Upgrading Seats On Short-haul Aircraft?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Could someone please tell me if bmi British Midland are upgrading their seats on their A319, 320 and 321 aircraft?

I have seen a recent photo with the A319 with leather seats. They looked very smart. Are they doing this with all their short-haul aircraft? What about the ones from BMED?

It seems their are different types of seats on various aircraft at the moment, from cloth to leather...some with round head rests and some with square head rests.

Could anyone please share some information about it please?

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User currently offlineEireRock From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Well the only cloth type seats i haveseen are on the two original BMI A321's G-MIDC and G-MIDL, they rest of the A320's and A319's have the leather seats, not sure about the BMed a/c.

Up until a while ago only G-MIDO had the new Business Class seats(used for the DME route) but i have now seen these seats on G-MIDT and G-MIDY so they must be upgrading them for either the BMed routes or their own s/h routes.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2777 times:



Quoting EireRock (Reply 1):
Up until a while ago only G-MIDO had the new Business Class seats(used for the DME route) but i have now seen these seats on G-MIDT and G-MIDY so they must be upgrading them for either the BMed routes or their own s/h routes.

The DME config is being expanded for use to CAI and TLV, I believe. These aircraft, may, from time to time, be seen on certain rotations, most frequently the evening JER flight, and late evening MAN, BHD rotations.

For short haul A319/A320 BD seem to be moving away from the convertible 6/5 abreast type seat, as is increasingly common, to an entire cabin of fixed 6 abreast seating, with a movable curtain. These seats are covered in a light/mid blue leather. Very comfortable they are too! Aircraft with convertible seats already installed on them have been refitted with leather seat covers, from what I have seen.

It remains to be seen what will happen with the ex B|MED aircraft, the plan was to refit all mid-haul aircraft with a common product, but Im not sure when this will happen. The plan has probably since changed, this is BD!

Brian.



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User currently offlineEireRock From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2762 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
Aircraft with convertible seats already installed on them have been refitted with leather seat covers, from what I have seen.

Correct apart from the two A321's still remaining in the fleet.

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 2):
The DME config is being expanded for use to CAI and TLV, I believe. These aircraft, may, from time to time, be seen on certain rotations, most frequently the evening JER flight, and late evening MAN, BHD rotations.

So this would explain the refitting of the new Bus Class 2 x 2 seating on DY and DT.


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