MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 53301 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.
Pylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 53172 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.
BA744PHX From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 53101 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
PHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 53079 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)
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3888 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 53067 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.
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 53042 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.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8537 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 52969 times:
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]
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Alitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days ago) and read 52472 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!