QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1683 posts, RR: 7 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9971 times:
Internet forums reportedly stating Qatar Airways will remove 24 business class seats from some exisiting cabins and instead replacing them with Y class seating; therefore increasing total seat count to 380 seats. The seating arrangement remains the same at 3-3-3 as well the seat pitch in both J and Y.
The first plane with this configuration will fly to Thailand and Vietnam.
On second news, a dedicated lounge will open today at London Heathrow serving QR's F and J pax. It is modeled after the premium terminal in DOH and will be the first QR dedicated lounge outside of DOH.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2130 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9041 times:
Quoting kissK (Reply 4): plane was equipped with 468 seats total.. that should be further beyond you
Amazing what 10-abreast Y seating will do, eh... The B777-300ER can fit 550 pax in all-economy seating, I think that seatmap is available at Boeing.com. So 380 seats in a QR B773 sounds quite luxurious
behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4653 posts, RR: 42 Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8725 times:
Yes and after MNL BKK HAN, you will see these high density B77Ws operating on JED and ISB services as well. QR should re-file the aircraft type as 773 instead of 77W in the GDS system in order to properly differentiate the type.
EK's B77Ws seat 10 abreast in economy class where as QR is 9 abreast plus EK seat width and pitch is a bit smaller than QR's...hence!
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1683 posts, RR: 7 Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
The London Heathrow Lounge is AMAZING from the pictures. It feels like a hotel rather than a traditional airport lounge. Its LONG overdue but still always welcomed. Will be a relief from using the ONEWORLD lounge which is very overcrowded, but still pretty.