Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
When Will ANZ Upgrade Their J 767 Seats?  
User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Hi all,

I know Air New Zealand's 777s and 747s have had their J cabins upgraded to the new herringbone seat design, but the 767s have not. Does anyone have any insight as to if/when ANZ will upgrade their 767 J seats?

Thanks.


Go big or go home
10 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2727 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

So far as I know NZ have never had any intention of putting the new J on the 767s , for the amount of time they are expected to remain in the fleet it is not worth it , particularly as the only longhaul sectors they operate these days are routes where the emphasis is on leisure ( RAR-LAX , APW-LAX , AKL-KIX ) and there is no direct competition on those routes so it is not as though they are going head to head on those routes with other airlines with either lie-flats or sloped beds .

If they had decided to refit them I guess that they would probably have done it at the same time they had the winglets fitted so that they could minimise the downtime .



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5344 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Wasn't there also the issue of the floors would have needed strengthening for the Herringbone seats to be installed? I recall a similar issue with QF and the 743s having Skybeds installed or that should be not having Skybeds installed. The cost wasn't worth it.

User currently offlinezkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

it' comes down to cost and others have said - time there only going be around for another 3 years till the 787's arrive, they had an upgrade in Y class. and that's plenty to keep them ticking over, not as if jetstar are gojng to star Perth-Auckland 2mrow!! (you never know) The best person to let you know would be NZ1 , he helps us out a lot of the time with theses small questions...


CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

The J and Y cabins on the B763 had a make over last year with new seats.

To put the new long haul seats in the B763 would require the floors to be enhanced which would have reduced the aircrafts flying range. The B763 is also used on a Japanese route and the heavy floors would have caused problems for that flight.


User currently onlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
To put the new long haul seats in the B763 would require the floors to be enhanced which would have reduced the aircrafts flying range. The B763 is also used on a Japanese route and the heavy floors would have caused problems for that flight

AC did their fleet but for certain frames , no doubt for the longest hauls, the total seat count is only ~ 190 compared to NZ's 223. The reduction in payload is ~ the equivalent of increasing the OEW or reducing the fuel load by 3.3t


User currently offlinepink77W From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

When does ANZ expect the 763 to be replaced? I'm flying AKL-PER in Sept.

User currently onlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting pink77W (Reply 6):
When does ANZ expect the 763 to be replaced? I'm flying AKL-PER in Sept.

Not until after 2014 when the 789's arrive.


User currently offlinepilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting pink77W (Reply 6):
When does ANZ expect the 763 to be replaced? I'm flying AKL-PER in Sept.

If you flying in J, great food and great IFE make up for the seat.

If your flying economy, good leg room and a PTV with a great AVOD system make up for the aircraft.

Sitting in an NZ 767 you'd think your on a brand new aircraft anyway (except for the 767 overhead bins)



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting pilotdude09 (Reply 8):
If you flying in J, great food and great IFE make up for the seat.

I'm heading to RAR in 2011 and leaning toward J. The only thing I can't get over is the width of the seat.....



Go big or go home
User currently offlinepilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Quoting aa61hvy (Reply 9):
I'm heading to RAR in 2011 and leaning toward J. The only thing I can't get over is the width of the seat.....

Yeah it is quite a squeeze, but personally I'd still go J, you get the same food and meal service as you get on long haul, top NZ wines and the best service. I'd like to see them upgrade the seat, usually fly PER-AKL-PER twice a year in J and I'd like to see the seat upgraded but don't think we will.



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
When Will Delta Move Their ATL-LGW Flight To LHR? posted Wed Oct 7 2009 05:07:10 by 8herveg
When Will SQ Retire Their 747s? posted Sat Jul 18 2009 09:05:01 by JetBlue777
When Will Syrianair Receive Their Ilyuchine 96? posted Sun Jun 1 2008 01:05:29 by Beaucaire
Lan Peru From LIM-CCS-LIM Will Be Upgrade To A 767 posted Thu Mar 27 2008 20:56:31 by Orl777
When Will SQ Get Their A330's? posted Sun Nov 4 2007 01:54:58 by CXfirst
When Will Boeing Launch The 767-200LRF? posted Mon Jul 2 2007 01:33:02 by EI321
When Will QF Return Its 767's To BA? posted Mon Sep 25 2006 16:22:40 by 8herveg
When Will TSA Standardize Their Shoe Screening? posted Fri Apr 21 2006 20:43:38 by DeltaGator
When Did Britannia Receive Their 767-300's? posted Tue Aug 23 2005 23:26:57 by LGW
When Will SAA Update Their Website? posted Wed Jun 30 2004 10:00:15 by Imonti