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Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10470 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.

Source:


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...FZN2oA&sig2=BbTUYQXG22_wF-ftbtAiaQ


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User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10194 times:

The first flight Will actually go to Manila, starting February 27!
The fights to Thailand & Vietnam won't start until late March.

I think this new configuration will be good for à few lower yielding/higher density routes, like the ones named.

/Alex



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10175 times:

How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

Quoting CityAirline (Reply 1):
The first flight Will actually go to Manila, starting February 27!

Thanks for the info.



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User currently offlinedanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1810 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10095 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):

Dont EK have an even higher density 77W - 442 seats?!



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User currently offlinekissK From Malaysia, joined Aug 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9984 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

I recently flew on AF b777 and talking to the crew, plane was equipped with 468 seats total.. that should be further beyond you


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9540 times:
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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  



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9491 times:
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One wonders if A7-BAP is already in this config, aircraft has never visited LHR.


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User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4748 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9224 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!


User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1067 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8534 times:

As I am booked on QR615/18MAY2012 BKK-DOH onto Europe than back to DOH-BKK on QR612/30MAY2012,
I can't help but check my seat selection right away.

First I thought that they will refit to 3-4-3 in Economy, but then it's just that they remove the second Business class cabin and replace with Economy class seats. I was relieved!!!

Yeah, I can see Row 10 starting from door 2L/R.
Hope my flight will be empty in low travel season, high density but if you can't fill them, then it will still be low density lol



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User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7365 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

KLM manages to accommodate 425 pax on its B777-300ER.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6103 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 6):
One wonders if A7-BAP is already in this config, aircraft has never visited LHR.

Hi Mark!

In fact, it basically goes in shuttle traffic between DOH and MNL. Once or twice it's been to SIN and that's it. I don't think it has been anywhere else. So I think it's already in this configuration.

The777Man



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5925 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 9):
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

KLM manages to accommodate 425 pax on its B777-300ER.

Ridiculous in my mind is AF's 472 seat 777-300ERs.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5904 times:
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Hey Lars,

That's what I heard so makes sense that it is already in this config, surprised the news never hit the net earlier.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

A7-BAP is 24J/356Y.
Seatmap at http://theqatarsource.com/boeing777-300erseatmap24j356y.html


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 2628 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.

Link for pictures: http://www.qatarairways.com/global/e...pressrelease_pressrelease_20120124



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