Ditzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 747 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
Please allow me to make sense of the situation.
EBG/H/I have 36J199Y *plus* 4 cabin crew rest. The cabin crew rest on these aircraft have extended pitch. When these aircraft were introduced the FAAA and the company agreed to AKL-LAX flights using this aircraft. One of the requirements for cabin crew was that the crew rest had extended pitch due to not being horizontal (bunks). Qantas never planned to use the 332s on such long sectors though this was required due to 744 availability.
EBJ/K are domestic aircraft and have nothing to do with the original question.
EBL is in international conifguration, just as EBG/H/I. This aircraft does not have extended pitch in the cabin crew rest seats. Hence this aircraft has an extra 2Y.
All international 332s will eventually have 36J/201Y configuration. This will occur as the aircraft come off the routes that would normally require horizontal rest. Namely AKL-LAX-AKL and SYD-BOM.
As SYD-BOM only requires horizontal rest in one direction it is my understanding the FAAA have agreed to dispensations to allow aircraft to operate this route without the higher standard of rest.