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Finnair New MD-11 Cabin Configuration?  
User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11013 times:

Hello to all,

Sorry if this has been brought up before -I know the photo has definitely been posted- but I am not sure if this is the new configuration for all AY long-haul aircraft, including the MD-11. I have travelled some time ago to Asia onboard their MD-11 and recall the cabin was not very nice; no PTV, quite old seating. If the photo is an image of what all their going to look like, it is simply great! Can someone provide some info? Thanks!  Wink

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Finnair/Airbus-A340-313X/1381981/M/


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User currently offlineFlyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10915 times:

The MD-11s will be gone soon (by 2010 totally, if I remember correctly) and they're currently being replaced by A340-300 and A330-300 planes, which do/will have an interior like in that picture. OH-LQA is an old ex-Virgin A340-300 and it has an older cabin (though with PTVs still). There has been talk of refitting the LQA as well with the new cabin, but so far it hasn't happened...

There's no intention to install new cabin into the MD-11s, as far as I know.

[Edited 2008-08-25 06:07:21]

User currently offlineOkAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10855 times:

That is indeed a picture of the A340 fleet cabin. As far as I know, AY MD11 fleet is not going to be updated majorly for the remaining time they have in AY fleet before phasing them out altogether.

What is the timetable for the A340/330s to arrive? When is the next one due to arrive? When is the next MD11 due to leave the fleet? My friend is flying to BKK in November this year, I guess it will be the old lady taking him there?

okAY


User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10764 times:
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Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 1):
There has been talk of refitting the LQA as well with the new cabin, but so far it hasn't happened...

LQA is now in cabin refit if I'm not mistaken....

MD11's have the same old same old until they are retired in 2010.


btw. I have the joy to fly MD11 to HEL-DEL-HEL route in xmas  Smile My only MD11 experience



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10601 times:



Quoting OkAY (Reply 2):
What is the timetable for the A340/330s to arrive?

All four new A340's have arrived, the eight A333's will arrive 2009-2010.

Quoting OkAY (Reply 2):
That is indeed a picture of the A340 fleet cabin.

Yes the A340 cabin is nice, quite comfortable seats with the 16:9 touch screen AVOD. I have understood the A333 cabin will look about the same.


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Quoting Teme82 (Reply 3):
MD11's have the same old same old until they are retired in 2010.

Yes, the first MD-11 will go later this year, the last of the seven in the spring 2010.


User currently offlineOkAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10561 times:

But now, curious person as I am, I wonder what is that hatch in the middle of the cabin? Must be something important as the airline accepts it to be situated right there, taking the space of money making seat! Where does it lead to? Or is it even a hatch?

okAY


User currently offlineDC10sRULE From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10456 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 4):
Yes, the first MD-11 will go later this year, the last of the seven in the spring 2010.

Please tell me that my upcoming first MD11 flight will not be changed....  Wow!  Sad  Angry
I am traveling JFK-HEL-JFK on OCT 23/26 just to bid farewell to my favorite 3 holer.

I assume JFK-HEL will not change until the A330s arrive next year so what route is losing an MD11 this year??

Thanks.
JA



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10378 times:



Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 6):
I assume JFK-HEL will not change until the A330s arrive next year so what route is losing an MD11 this year??

Yes JFK will be the first to get A333 next spring. It seems PEK will say good bye to MD-11 next winter season.


User currently offlineOkJET From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10349 times:



Quoting AY" class=quote target=_blank>OkAY (Reply 5):
But now, curious person as I am, I wonder what is that hatch in the middle of the cabin? Must be something important as the airline accepts it to be situated right there, taking the space of money making seat! Where does it lead to? Or is it even a hatch?

I checked the seat map which is in AY's STM for the very same reason and it says it's an "emergency hatch". But still have no idea where it leads. My only assumption is that it's got something to do with the crew rest unit which should be located somewhere in the belly.

Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 6):
Please tell me that my upcoming first MD11 flight will not be changed....
I am traveling JFK-HEL-JFK on OCT 23/26 just to bid farewell to my favorite 3 holer.

No worries, it won't.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10322 times:



Quoting EUROBUS (Thread starter):
If the photo is an image of what all their going to look like, it is simply great! Can someone provide some info? Thanks! Wink

Here you can click for the 360-panorama views to the both cabins:

http://www.finnair.fi/finnaircom/wps...hREFBIS9lbl9GSQ!!?setlocale=en_FI#


User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10221 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 9):

Thanks Andaman!  Wink I enjoyed the service on AY and will definitely fly them again long-haul if they upgrade their metal.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25338 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10178 times:



Quoting Teme82 (Reply 3):
MD11's have the same old same old until they are retired in 2010.

AY MD-11s are best avoided as most Y class seats are in a 10-abreast charter-type configuration (3-4-3) except for the smaller forward Y cabin which is 9-abreast like almost all MD-11s that were (or still are) in scheduled service with other carriers.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10124 times:



Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 6):
I am traveling JFK-HEL-JFK on OCT 23/26



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
Y class seats are in a 10-abreast charter-type configuration (3-4-3) except for the smaller forward Y cabin which is 9-abreast

DCs10RULE, highly recommended to book your seat in the front cabin, rows 21-29, if you travel in Y-class.


User currently offlineOkay From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9931 times:



Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 6):

I shall be taking what is most probably going to be my last MD11 flight in a few weeks time, when I travel CDG-HEL-JFK-HEL-CDG (A32x/MD11). I also feel sad these birds are going, they have been the back bone of AY long haul fleet for so long, and I find them good looking. But it is time to move on..

I try to write a trip report about these flights, but I am really bad at taking pictures  Smile. Not that I can't press the button, but usually I have the camera anywhere but at hand, and by the time I have got the frea***ing thing out the occasion for photo is long gone..  Smile

okAY


User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9198 times:
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Quoting OkJET (Reply 8):
My only assumption is that it's got something to do with the crew rest unit which should be located somewhere in the belly.

You are correct the crew rest in located at the back  Wink


btw. My firs and last flights on AY's MD11 6/DEC AY21 and 12/DEC AY22



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