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Bmi: New Virtual Tour Of New J Cabin  
User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 541 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6758 times:

bmi upgraded the business class cabin of their three A330-200s a few months back, installing near-lie-flat beds and moving the old business class seats into the premium economy cabin. They've now updated the website (finally) to include a basic but useful tour of the cabin.

http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/plan...-on-board/business-cabin-tour.aspx

Not bad, eh? Available now on (correct me if I'm wrong) MAN-ORD, MAN-LAS, MAN-BGI, MAN-ANU, LHR-DMM, LHR-JED, MAN-RUH.

*j*

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6578 times:

As with so much of BMI, the presentation doesn't work  Smile There's no way to see the seat in "flat" mode. How flat is it anyway ? Doesn't look like it's flat-flat - more like slopey-flat.

User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6482 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
As with so much of BMI, the presentation doesn't work There's no way to see the seat in "flat" mode. How flat is it anyway ? Doesn't look like it's flat-flat - more like slopey-flat.

The presentation worked fine for me. You may have computer issues.

The upgrade looks like a great step forward for BMI. Good move!


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6482 times:



Quoting 787KQ (Reply 2):
The presentation worked fine for me. You may have computer issues.

It all worked except the one that (I assume) shows the seat reclining to flat. Maybe they're embarrassed by the lack of essential horizontality.  Smile


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6434 times:

Looks a great product and in my humble opinion if I did not know I was on the BMI website, it could easily be mistaken as the J cabin of one major flag carriers around the world.

I think if BMI was to have a larger fleet of long haul aircraft, to more destination and consistantly offered this level of service in Business, I think they could be on to a winner! But I think they really need to raise their profile internationally. Even other airlines within Star Alliance (outside of Europe), know next to nothing about them. For example their ORD-MAN service, is hardly heard of by American's and many people still choose to fly ORD-LHR with UA offering an inferior product. Then either travel to MAN by ground or connect with BMI and this is only because the flights are code shared. This is purely due to them not being a recognised brand!

There Premium Economy from MAN, also sounds excellent! As they have used the old business seats, from what I can make out!
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/plan...tonboard/newcabinsforlonghaul.aspx

Is this the 2nd or 3rd refit of the A330 cabins in J class?

I hope in time they will be able to offer a similar product to their J class passengers flying on the A32X, routes that use to be flown by BMED. As it seems a little unfair passengers flying in these aircrafts who will have paid a similar price and with flying times to Saudia Arabia will have to put up with an inferior product.

[Edited 2008-03-16 11:06:15]

User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6405 times:

I have to say it looks pretty good. I really like the colour of the seats.
Do BD have AVOD in the 332s?

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Thread starter):
LHR-DMM



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Thread starter):
MAN-RUH

Not sure about these two.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6405 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4):
As it seems a little unfair passengers flying in these aircrafts who will have paid a similar price and with flying times similar to Saudia Arabia will have to put up with an inferior product.

They wouldn't be the only one. AF put a "Dedicate" 319 on CDG-JED and it's crap. Nothing like the proper AF J product. It's easy when your only other competition is SV (even worse) or LX A330's. Why even bother ?


User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6328 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4):
Is this the 2nd or 3rd refit of the A330 cabins in J class?

Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but this is the first refit I beleive...


User currently offlineMadairdrie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6310 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
It all worked except the one that (I assume) shows the seat reclining to flat. Maybe they're embarrassed by the lack of essential horizontality

Worked fine for me and looks flat to me too.
Kenneth


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6280 times:



Quoting Madairdrie (Reply 8):
Worked fine for me and looks flat to me too.
Kenneth

It is the little blue dot on the headrest right ? I can't get it to work.


User currently offlineWPIAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

You have to mouse over the arrows once it finishes loading, then it reclines.


-WPIAeroGuy
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6254 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
Doesn't look like it's flat-flat - more like slopey-flat.

It's a lie-flat bed, not a lie-flat seat, so it's fully flat .


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8507 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6254 times:
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Looks pretty decent, though I do like the privacy of BA's window Club seats.

It's a shame BMI don't fly anywhere longhaul I want/need to go, otherwise I'd give it a whirl - got access to very cheap corp seats.

M



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6225 times:



Quoting EI320 (Reply 11):
It's a lie-flat bed, not a lie-flat seat, so it's fully flat .

As in completely horizontal ? Good for them.


User currently offlineJamie86 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

Do BMI only have 3 A330-200? how do they service all these destinations in north America with just 3 long range aircraft?


JAMIE
User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5717 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 12):
ooks pretty decent, though I do like the privacy of BA's window Club seats.

In the demo, when the woman is fully reclined and covered in her duvet, it looks as though the poor guy in the window seat has absolutely zero chance of going to the bathroom! It's easier to climb over a footrest (Club World) than climb over an entire person, IMHO.


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 743 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5681 times:
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Congratulation BMI!

What a stunning looking cabin Big grin

I think BMI now has Star's second nicest J-Class cabin after SQ  Smile

Stein



2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5579 times:

Wow looks really nice.

actually looks exactley like AA's new business.



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User currently offlineAirivoireA321 From Cote d'Ivoire, joined Nov 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

Looks like PK 777 J seats

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

Manchester to Antigua, Barbados, Chicago, Las Vegas

London Heathrow to Jeddah, Riyadh-Dammam

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineFreequentFlier From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

Nice job BMI!  bigthumbsup  Looks great!

User currently offlineNZA320 From New Zealand, joined May 2007, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4514 times:



Quoting Jamie86 (Reply 14):
Do BMI only have 3 A330-200? how do they service all these destinations in north America with just 3 long range aircraft?

Yeah just 3 according to airfleets.net.



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

They say they fly to JNB code share. Is this with BA?


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User currently offlineKoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3777 times:



Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 16):
I think BMI now has Star's second nicest J-Class cabin after SQ

Is this a joke? Singapore Airlines trails far behind the existing Air NZ product and the new AC and UA ones. And their new J seat only has 2 more inches legroom than BMI's Premium Economy.


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3737 times:



Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 22):
They say they fly to JNB code share. Is this with BA?

No, with SAA, a fellow Star Alliance team member.


25 COEI2007 : SQ's new J product is far better than NZ's or AC's
26 QantasHeavy : How often have you flown the new J on SQ? I fly NZ and SQ in J frequently and, while NZ J is very nice, SQ big solo seat is much better I think. SQ c
27 Post contains links Jamesontheroad : No, unfortunately it's looped. Fifteen (I think) TV and film channels, maybe half a dozen audio channels. There's a current programme in the latest i
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