usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3097 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8277 times:
Quoting trex8 (Reply 4): Are they putting the same J seats they have in the A332 into the -300s? And if so how many and will the galley/toilet config change?
They are the same seats as the A332. It looks like there will be 28 Envoy seats in the A333 which is a net loss of 2 Envoy seats. That is a relatively small number of premium seats although PHL and CLT aren't exactly huge premium markets.
timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 954 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7931 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 6): Can anyone explain why the 333 couldn't support 30 seats while the 332 could?
The 332 has 20 J seats, not 30, because that is all they can fit in the forward section of the aircraft. Many airlines extend the J cabin beyond the second set of doors due to the smaller forward cabin of the -200, but US Airways does not. Interestingly, Delta plans to fit an extra row of the new style J seats in the forward section of the -300 compared to US Airways even though both are using virtually the same seat. The space probably comes from reducing the footprint of galley and lavatory space within the forward cabin and instead using space at the front of the second cabin.
etops1 From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2005, 844 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7700 times:
As you can see. There are 28 seats in envoy class and economay has been upgraded to new seats with new panasonic AVOD system .I took these pics while working FCO-PHL last month on A/C 278. The only plane outfitted as of now .
Quoting etops1 (Reply 10): As you can see. There are 28 seats in envoy class and economay has been upgraded to new seats with new panasonic AVOD system .I took these pics while working FCO-PHL last month on A/C 278. The only plane outfitted as of now .
I'm looking forward to flying J again. Hopefully it is in the cards soon.
chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5968 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7001 times:
Both the 762 and 757 will have a different Envoy seats other than the 330's. The 762 Envoy cabin was recently upgraded so I doubt they will make any changes to it soon, not sure what the long term plan with the TATL 757's J cabin is. Etops 1 does the 333's new IFE have a flight tracker on it? Is it the smae to the 332 IFE system?
chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 5968 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6709 times:
No, to my knowledge there has never been a mod to the 333 IFE until now. However, when the extra rows were added to the 333 the IFE on these aircraft started having issues. Some say it was due to the extra seats, but who really knows.
boberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6388 times:
Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 18): Well US will have to retire their 767-200's soon, so this is pointless, as will AA. But if US keeps it on the routes it is now, i could see at least five more years for the 762.
Someone on here has said that the 762 is going to be flying with US until 2017, which would be about 5 years from now, Its also rumored that these aircraft are going to be getting some kind of upgrade in Enovy.
USAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2681 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6276 times:
Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 20): Its also rumored that these aircraft are going to be getting some kind of upgrade in Enovy.
Unfortunately, I have heard the opposite. The current "lie-flat" seats serve their purpose, and will likely do so until the B767s retirement. Remember, these birds primarily fly leisure routes to Europe and the Caribbean, so a fancy new Envoy cabin isn't necessairly needed.
Quoting chepos (Reply 16): not sure what the long term plan with the TATL 757's J cabin is.
I'm pretty sure we will see a new J cabin in the near future, probably a flat bed seat a la CO. In addition, we will likely see new Y seats, and AVOD throughout.
Quoting chepos (Reply 16): Etops 1 does the 333's new IFE have a flight tracker on it? Is it the smae to the 332 IFE system?
The refurbed A333s carry the new IFE system, the Panasonic ex2. The ex2 features the Panasonic Voyager. The unrefurbished A333s carry the Sony P@ssport throughout the plane, and the US A333 was the first plane to have AVOD in all classes I believe. (At the time, US had a International First Class cabin. Envoy was the name of International J)
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 7441 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6228 times:
The US 762 is newly upgraded (by their standards) and probably would not be touched again until they are retired. This A333 upgrade is great for US -- adds commonality, reduces weight, and probably is way more accommodating to pax. It will be good for the second half of that A333 fleet's career. The one remaining question is their 757 fleet actually. Some on here have said they will be upgraded in advance of roughly 10 more years in service. What is the US longhaul fleet including 757 ETOPS?
etops1 From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2005, 844 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6117 times:
From what I know from a good source ,they are on the fence with the 757 . They know they have to keep up with the competition but is it enough to spend money on an upgrade. They are not quite sure if they are going to keep the 757 or not but they just can't find a replacement . I think that in the end ,they are going to be forced to do some kind of upgrade on the 757. And to Chepos , Yes . the upgraded A330's have the flight map installed. There is a huge screen middle the bulkhead of each cabin displaying the map. Also the entertainment system is the new Panasonic system . The economy seats have more room between them as well because they are skinnier than the old seats installed .They did a good job on it .