SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8550 times:
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3): so far as I know they only use them on AKL-LAX as SYD-LAX is too far ( unless of course the OP meant to type A380 rather than A330 )
I actually assumed they used them on SYD-LAX ( pun intended because look what happened when I assumed!) I did mean the A330, I have seen plenty of pictures of the inside of the 380, so I can imagine the "Skybeds" are probably the same as is on a A332.
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Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8568 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8531 times:
Quoting SXDFC (Reply 5): I have seen plenty of pictures of the inside of the 380, so I can imagine the "Skybeds" are probably the same as is on a A332
actually I believe the Skybeds on the A380 are lie flat so they are not the same as the old generation sloped skybeds from the A330/744
Quoting Airvan00 (Reply 4): Qantas used the A332's on AKL-LAX when they had a shortage of 744's last year. They have never used A333's.
sorry , my post was probably unclear , I know that they only used the A332 on AKL-LAX , my reference to the A333 was because the photo I posted was from an A333 rather than an A332 . I hadnt realised , however , that the AKL-LAX had gone back to 100% 744s
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Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4834 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8429 times:
AKL-LAX is 100% 744 now that the 743 has gone and that CASA's exemption for the A332 has or is expiring. The A333 has never AFAIK flown from either Oz or NZL to the US West Coast. The A332 is configured with 36 J Skybed V1 seats and 199 Y seats. The A333 has 24 J Skybed V1 seats and a lot more Y seats. QF also operates domestic configuration A330s which aren't fitted with Skybeds.
The A380 is fitted with Skybed V2 which is completely lay-flat and has some other improvements also.