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AF To Switch To 77W On MIA Route From Nov 1st?  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6867 times:

I was on AF website, and I was curious to see the fares on the MIA route for next fall. I saw that the flights will be operated with 77Ws from Nov 1st instead of the usual 744.


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User currently offlinevarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

I don't know if we should say "it's about time" or "we'll regret the queen of the sky"
the 77W will have a new Y seat with entertainment and clean cabin but also a dreadfull 3X4X3 seating
The mini Y cabin on the upper deck of the 744 was really cool though...



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

Quoting varig md-11 (Reply 1):

I don't know if we should say "it's about time" or "we'll regret the queen of the sky"

I have the same feeling actually



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User currently offlineAFCDGPTP From France, joined Dec 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6520 times:

For us (AF F/A's), it will for sure be a very good thing !

All pax will have their own screen, crew rest is much more comfortable, we will not be ashamed of our lavatories (even if they are supposed to redo those in the B744)


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6360 times:
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Quoting varig md-11 (Reply 1):
I don't know if we should say "it's about time" or "we'll regret the queen of the sky"
the 77W will have a new Y seat with entertainment and clean cabin but also a dreadfull 3X4X3 seating
The mini Y cabin on the upper deck of the 744 was really cool though...

Agree with you but the 77W will also offer Economy Premium seats while reduces the economy seats (will be around 50 fewer seats) which also means MIA will be served with a plane with more "premium" seats.
Together with MIA, GIG will also have the aircraft switch to 77W, but only in 2011.



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6124 times:

The config of these 77Ws will be:
42J / 24W / 317 Y, ie 383 seats.
So, it will be a downgauge from the 744s: 40J/ 389 Y, ie 429 seats.
So, AF offer to MIA will drop by 46 seats everyday, which is significant (322 seats weekly!)

Do they plan an additional daily flight?(or why not a 3-weekly flight for example)



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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
Do they plan an additional daily flight?(or why not a 3-weekly flight for example)

Maybe it has to do that KLM will also start operating to MIA. So you have a choice of connecting in AMS or CDG.

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User currently offlineAFCDGPTP From France, joined Dec 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
The config of these 77Ws will be:
42J / 24W / 317 Y, ie 383 seats.
So, it will be a downgauge from the 744s: 40J/ 389 Y, ie 429 seats.
So, AF offer to MIA will drop by 46 seats everyday, which is significant (322 seats weekly!)

AF B744 config is : 40J / 396Y = 436 seats

So even less seats !


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
The config of these 77Ws will be:
42J / 24W / 317 Y, ie 383 seats.
So, it will be a downgauge from the 744s: 40J/ 389 Y, ie 429 seats.
So, AF offer to MIA will drop by 46 seats everyday, which is significant (322 seats weekly!)

Do they plan an additional daily flight?(or why not a 3-weekly flight for example)

There is nothing significant being cut. Air France, as you know, has long had a merged trans-Atlantic operation with Delta and KLM; and since June, Alitalia.

In May 2010, there was simply Air France's 436 daily seats (6,104 a week, both ways). In May 2010, not only is there Air France's 6,104 seats, but Alitalia has 4,628 seats a week, KLM returns to Miami with 2,280 seats a week and Delta is adding Heathrow service, another 3,094 seats.

Air France is operating or profit sharing to Miami on a whopping 163% more seats YOY. Even the smaller 77W still has capacity up 153%. Skyteam, which operates these flights metal neutral, needs to control that. Traffic that Air France used to fly via Paris to Amsterdam, London, Milan and Rome, it now wants to send non-stop.

[Edited 2010-12-16 18:36:01]


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User currently offlinesimfanatic From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

BOM seems to have been changed from a B772 to an A343 again for S11. I would consider that a downgrade in terms of Software.


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User currently offlineVal747 From France, joined Aug 2009, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
The config of these 77Ws will be:
42J / 24W / 317 Y, ie 383 seats.

MIA will be the third city seeing the new AF 773 (without P) after SGN and LIM. DEL will follow.
This new A/C implies a 50 seats drop but KLM will also fly to MIA from now on, so overall, it's an increase of the AF/KLM offer at MIA, and AF can still add a secondary flight like they used to do a few years ago with an A343, who knows...


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Quoting Val747 (Reply 10):
AF can still add a secondary flight like they used to do a few years ago with an A343, who knows..

Or they can even use a 772 (with the new config, ie without F class) for the secondary flight.
BTW, which a/c type does KLM use on the AMS-MIA flight?



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User currently offlinedowntown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5510 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 11):
BTW, which a/c type does KLM use on the AMS-MIA flight?

MD-11


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5380 times:

Quoting downtown273 (Reply 12):
MD-11

what a shame.
I hoped a 777



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

What about Alitalia? Which a/c type will they use on the MIA route?


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4746 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 14):
What about Alitalia? Which a/c type will they use on the MIA route?

772 to Rome; 332 to Milan.



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
772 to Rome; 332 to Milan

ok, thanks.
Has Alitalia started its cabin refurbishments?



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 16):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
772 to Rome; 332 to Milan

ok, thanks.
Has Alitalia started its cabin refurbishments?

Miami-Milan is one of three routes with the new cabins (the others are JFK-Rome and JFK-Milan).



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User currently offlineN593HA From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 13):
Quoting downtown273 (Reply 12):
MD-11

what a shame.
I hoped a 777

What is wrong with the M11?
The cabins have been refurbished, including PTV's in Y. In fact the Y-class seats are same that KL has installed in their 77E fleet.
So far I had two flights (both AMS-SFO) on the KL M11s with the refurbished cabins and both flights were excellent!



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

Quoting N593HA (Reply 18):
What is wrong with the M11?
The cabins have been refurbished, including PTV's in Y. In fact the Y-class seats are same that KL has installed in their 77E fleet.
So far I had two flights (both AMS-SFO) on the KL M11s with the refurbished cabins and both flights were excellent!

I know they have a nice interior now, but the fact is that I am not a fan of the ageing MD11...This a/c has not aged gracefully IMO, but that's another story  



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

I have just found a video (from 2007) of AF 77W :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdemGUBn3n0

The 3-3-3 config in Y looked so much better!



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User currently offlinekamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

I hope they switch to the 777 on the CDG-SFO route as well. Although recently as back as september I flew CDG-SFO on B774 and each seat had it's own personal screen. I flew the AF B777 CDG-BEY.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7423 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Quoting kamboi (Reply 21):
I hope they switch to the 777 on the CDG-SFO route as well.
CDG-SFO will remain with a Daily B744 for the summer season 2011 (AF084 / 083).
The additional flight 3 x Weekly ( AF080 / 085 ) will also be operated with a B744 instead of an A343 last summer.

Before MIA, and after SGN, Those new B77W will replace the B744 on CDG-GIG-CDG.

[Edited 2010-12-24 03:01:35]

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 22):
Before MIA, and after SGN, Those new B77W will replace the B744 on CDG-GIG-CDG.

Is there a chance that MIA will be operated with 77Ws from next July?



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11458 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
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Quoting LY777 (Reply 23):
Is there a chance that MIA will be operated with 77Ws from next July?


I doubt and it seems MIA will got the 77W from GIG. The 744 will return to CDG-GIG for the IATA winter 2011/2012. Seems that AF will try to use the 744 where the demand is higher. It seems like they do between 772/77W for some routes.

MIA and routes in the northern hemisphere during IATA summer, GIG and others during IATA winter got the 744.



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User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Does anyone know when LH will fly the 380 to MIA? I was told they were meant to come this winter or something like that.

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