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User currently offlineFokkerf28 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 152 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55420 times:
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The first revenue flight of the new A330-200 is today (6/11/) – PHL to SJU

Y Seats

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/171/a332economy1.jpg



Envoy Bulhead

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7076/a332envoybulkhead.jpg



Flightdeck

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5871/a332flightdeck.jpg



A Galley

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1640/a332galley.jpg



Large photo of Panasonic IFE

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8008/a332ife1280.jpg



Trent 700 Side

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/6266/a332rrtrent700.jpg



Bathroom

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2350/bathrooma332.jpg



Envoy Bulkhead Logo

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8987/bulkheadlogoa332.jpg



Envoy Seats 2A/B

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7776/envoya332.jpg



Envoy Seats looking to rear Bulkhead

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5189/envoyseatsa332.jpg



Pilot Rest Quarters (there is one more bunk below out of view)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/118/pilotresta332.jpg



Trent 700 (made grainy/overedited so one may see the fan blades clearly)

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/8785/rrtrent700a332.jpg



N279AY Tail

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/44/279aytailnight.jpg



279 in some light

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5199/279aysidelit.jpg

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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55372 times:

Maybe it is just me, but the Envoy seats are rather unremarkable, especially for an aircraft dedicated to international flying.

User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55337 times:

Thanks for posting, looks great!

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8601 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55294 times:
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Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Maybe it is just me, but the Envoy seats are rather unremarkable, especially for an aircraft dedicated to international flying.

agreed - I assumed that they were some sort of premium economy seats but according to US Airways website 'Envoy' is supposed to be business class ! Is that really US Airways latest J class product ?

edited to add : where are my manners - I forgot to say thanks for posting

[Edited 2009-06-12 10:03:31]


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55291 times:

Looks like a nice plane! But why didn't they put lie flat bed style envoy seats in, especially since this is a brand new aircraft?

-a



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User currently offlineGlobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 940 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55288 times:

Great pics... strange thing is that Y Class looks more comfy than C Class!


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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55210 times:

Where are the pilot bunks located on the aircraft?


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User currently offlineDLBOIFIN From Finland, joined Jun 2006, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55127 times:

Sorry to say but the Envoy seat looks like something that other carriers had 10 years ago in Business Class!

User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55133 times:

It would be nice if you posted where you got the photos....

I thought a moderator took them down yesterday because the post disappeared all of a sudden.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33182 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 55070 times:

Wow, how sad. The year 2009 and the business class cabin is not lie-flat throughout? Absolutely pathetic. Does it at least still have the first row of Envoy Sleeper Class seats? Not that there is any excuse for it not be sleeper class seats throughout the whole cabin in the year 2009, but at least that partially makes up for it.


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User currently offlineORD2PHL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54986 times:

Wow, can't get over how 'cheap' that wood grain looks on the Envoy dividers and panels.



ORD2PHL


User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54941 times:

I am very glad for US Airways.
Everything looks good.
Nothing outstanding - but very good indeed.
Y class looks like all Aeroflot Aurbuses.
Profile of the Y seat is good. Artificial leather (or whatever it's called) feels comfy first - but becomes annoying on longer routes. Though opinions on that particular thing vary.


User currently offlineBA744PHX From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54870 times:

Its always fun to see peoples remarks when they have no clue why the a/c was delivered with those seats. US Airways first 2 A332 will come with the old seats this is due to the manufactures delay in getting them out on time for the new a/c the remaining deliveries for this year will have the new envoy. If US waited for the manufacturer to have the seats they would have delayed the start of PHL-TLV for this to happen. They will be sent back to this coming winter to receive the correct Envoy seats

User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54848 times:

Guys, Guys... Let's chill.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
Wow, how sad. The year 2009 and the business class cabin is not lie-flat throughout? Absolutely pathetic.

The Lie-Flat Pods with privacy walls are not ready by the Vendor. They will be installed in 279 and 280 this coming Winter. This has been out in the public for many months.

Quoting Loggat (Reply 6):
Where are the pilot bunks located on the aircraft?

If you walk out of the flightdeck they are in the first door on the left. Across from the Bathroom for C PAX.

Quoting ORD2PHL (Reply 10):
Wow, can't get over how 'cheap' that wood grain looks on the Envoy dividers and panels.

I think it looks fine. When I turned the corner at the 1L first thing it reminded me of was someone's private BBJ. It's modern, has a good finish and gives the cabin a warm feeling.
At least the a/c doesn't have crappy 1970s paneling that I use to have in the basement of my last house (I'm sure most people have seen it)

[Edited 2009-06-12 10:33:29]

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3975 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54836 times:

ORD2PHL - I have to agree with you! The wood paneling looks horrible! It looks like a suburban house from the 90s whose owners went crazy with oak! Other than funny looking Envoy seats, the plane looks nice.

Kingfisher has wood paneling in their planes and it looks great. DL has "wood" floors in their lavs, and it looks nice. This? it just looks out of place.


User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54811 times:

It's already been discussed, but those Envoy seats are only temporary. The new Envoy sleeper seats did not arrive from the supplier on time. These Envoy seats will be replaced once the new seats arrive.

Nice pictures by the way! Thanks for sharing.


User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54773 times:



Quoting RyeFly (Reply 15):
Nice pictures by the way! Thanks for sharing.

No Problem, Anytime. I'm sure Fokkerf28 can tell you where he got them :-|


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8601 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 54738 times:
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Quoting BA744PHX (Reply 12):
Its always fun to see peoples remarks when they have no clue why the a/c was delivered with those seats. US Airways first 2 A332 will come with the old seats this is due to the manufactures delay in getting them out on time for the new a/c the remaining deliveries for this year will have the new envoy

thanks for the info    , it makes a lot more sense , since the OP did not mention that the aircraft was fitted out with obsolete seats it is not surprising that people were shocked , normally it would be assumed that a brand new aircraft would be fitted with new seats , not old ones

[Edited 2009-06-12 10:38:29]


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9940 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 54595 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Maybe it is just me, but the Envoy seats are rather unremarkable, especially for an aircraft dedicated to international flying.

agreed - I assumed that they were some sort of premium economy seats but according to US Airways website 'Envoy' is supposed to be business class ! Is that really US Airways latest J class product ?

Agreed. I also expected a better business class product.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
Wow, how sad. The year 2009 and the business class cabin is not lie-flat throughout?

Agreed. At least lie-flat seats would give a better product.

Other than that the aircraft looks very nice!! The smell of a brandnew aircraft is fantastic, like having your own brandnew car Big grin

A388


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4759 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 54241 times:

I'm sorry, the interior needs either rework or some consistency deployment. Wood bulkheads and plastic in the back make the aircraft actually look less premium and more incomplete. Drive consistency or create a look for Envoy that truly sets it apart vs making the class/premium service look cheap.

I actually think Coach looks decent, comfortable and modern enough, altho winged headrests would have been nice. Either way, it is always nice to see a U.S. carrier continue modernization and fleet development.

Best of luck to USAirways and the US Fanboys with your new aircraft. Here's to years of service and success!

[Edited 2009-06-12 11:29:27]


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User currently offlineERJ From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 54030 times:

Just a guess... but maybe the wood look will be more integrated with the new seats when they arrive? Perhaps we are looking at only half the picture.

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 13):
I think it looks fine. When I turned the corner at the 1L first thing it reminded me of was someone's private BBJ.

I think that is the idea. It is different, I just hope it looks better when the final interior is installed.
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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 53370 times:

First..those are the same seats as domestic Y!!! Maybe they'll make a new safety video as they now have supplemental monitors. At least they have new IFE and airshow


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User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1108 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 52936 times:

It's too bad the Y cabin doesn't have the "winged" headrests that are so common on most airlines. In fact, US's A333's even have them IIRC.

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 13):
The Lie-Flat Pods with privacy walls are not ready by the Vendor.

What kind of seat do they plan to use? It interests me that no other airline seems to have this vendor issue.


User currently offlineFun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 52778 times:

What are the planned 2009 routes for these birds?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27234 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 52644 times:



Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Maybe it is just me, but the Envoy seats are rather unremarkable, especially for an aircraft dedicated to international flying.

I dont like it at all. Even with new seats the colours and choice of materials and bulkhead design is just horrible. It screams cheap . I was hoping they would have done something alot better.


25 BA744PHX : READ post 12 and then make a reply
26 Post contains images StasisLAX : Totally agree with that statement.
27 LipeGIG : I wonder why an airline wants to receive a product that is suppose to be their top, incomplete (i.e. with outdated seats)
28 Post contains images Gilesdavies : Im probably a spoilt traveller, having had the opporunity to fly in many A330's, but I am just totally under-welmed and disappointed by the new A330-2
29 OA260 : Thats for the seats , so whats your explanation for the colours , design of the rest ?? Maybe you can shed some light ?
30 BA319-131 : - Agreed, looks awful!
31 PHLapproach : Keep in mind, when I edited those photos. I brightened and increased the exposure on them them a bit. The blue is a little more flashy and pops in th
32 COERJ145 : As far as I know they wanted to start Philadelphia-Tel Aviv service come July 1st with A330-200s. Their A330-300s don't have the range to fly it with
33 USAirALB : Why is there no adjustable wings? And is their lumbar support..the 333 has BOTH
34 Vasu : Speaking of Y class... whilst I think the overall look is ok, its definitely a lot more "basic" than I'd have expected. Had been expecting to see such
35 USAirALB : Yeah..the company 333 has them
36 Vasu : Oh yeah, sorry I think my comment sounded a bit odd. Flew the company A333 and was impressed with the interior... its a shame not to see things like t
37 Qantas777 : looks great on the outside, nice and common on the inside. I would hate to be in Y or J on this bird to TLV.
38 TJCAB : I agree with. Certain Lauda Air 777's had better looking paneling of this sort. Also, What ever happened to headrest covers/cloths? Are they yet to a
39 Vasu : Looking on the bright side, I'm sure there are worse long haul interiors out there... some of Delta's 763s come to mind.
40 Co757 : I would be embarrassed if I had to tell a customer this was a brand new aircraft. looks very outdated in 1st class and coach.
41 Max Q : Looks like a Howard Johnson's in the '70's !
42 HNL-Jack : I agree that the interior is somewhat underwhelming and the wood looks very out of place in Envoy Class. Perhaps the pods incorporate the wood as well
43 B707forever : Looks typical US Airways, cheap. The economy seats look exactly the same.
44 Deltajets : Delta's 15 year old 767's look more comfortable than that.
45 USAirALB : I still don't understand why they would put lumbar support and winged headrests on the 333 but not the 332....Where is Etops1 or iliriBDL??!
46 USAirALB : Although, the new IFE looks sweet and now there is airshow and games. I'd rather them spend money on winged headrests and lumbar support instead of pu
47 Flybyguy : Lest we forget, US markets itself as an LCC. I presume that the J class seats will be selling for significantly less than more opulent competitors on
48 Asuflyer : The wood paneling belongs in a L1011. The blue swoosh/wave walls look awful with the blue seats. The envoy class seats look worse than those of US's A
49 Post contains links Bingo : Oh come on! Seriously?!? How can you look at this http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5199/279aysidelit.jpg And say such a thing. I've seen plenty of
50 USAirALB : We don't know if they don't have lumbar support, the only way to tell is to sit in the seats. And at least the PTV computers are 10x smaller. I have
51 USAirALB : Very well said.. The plane is just getting you from one place to another. I'm sure most people won't notice a difference.
52 DL752 : The wood looks really nice! Looks like US is stepping up its game. DL752
53 Whappeh : Does it have the same PTV system as the 333? I really like the Overture system, not because its the best, but because US doesn't edit its movies. I re
54 1337Delta764 : I don't think I have ever seen or heard of a Y seat with mechanical lumbar support but not winged headrests. The only aircraft in DL's fleet that hav
55 7324ever : Never have I been more aroused by an aircraft
56 DeltaHolland : Very well said, I really doesnt look bad, I cant wait till they put the new seats in!
57 Post contains links PHLapproach : I just found out that the front section of the lie-flats is already installed at the bulkhead. Take a look at the photo I titled 'Envoy Bulkhead Logo'
58 Wn676 : That seems about right. Looking at the pictures of the pod mockups, it seems that the IFE screen will go where the flag is located.
59 EASTERN : Thanks for the pictures! I agree, the plane looks great inside and out. I don't really like the wood panelling much. I much prefer the "swoosh" bulkhe
60 ORD2PHL : Not sure if it's the lighting then in the picture or what, but that faux wood finish doesn't scream "premium" or private jet to me at all - it looks
61 OA260 : I think you have been drinking too much Šljivovica
62 Jfk777 : I expected more from the new A330-200 Business Class seats. This plane may be the one to Peking from PHL, I hope US gets better J seats when that hap
63 DLDTW1962 : Still nicer then their B767-200's both inside and out.
64 USAirALB : The 332 cannot make it.. That does seem right.. I like the wood feel of the bulkhead, it makes me feel like I'm in a L1011, and the good old days!
65 Pliersinsight : I rode in those same "Envoy" seats on a US 757 last week on a short flight, PHL to PIT. They go in about 26 different directions and you can get pret
66 Whappeh : I've heard that before, people like sleeping on them because they can lay on their side. I, personally, find lay-flat seats uncomfortable, and was wa
67 ABQopsHP : Whats with the cheesey wood paneling? Looks like a throwback to the 70s. I bet the reasoning on that is, so that it would be easy to clean as opposed
68 Captaink : Pretty bird, very pretty, nice economy class, sucky envoy..
69 COEI2007 : Nice 330, but the J cabin is very underwhelming. Very bland, and looks more like a Premium Y. The wood effect buldhead is very tacky!
70 A342 : It certainly can, especially if they decide to upgrade it to the new 238t MTOW.
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