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Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)  
User currently offlineWY101 From Oman, joined Feb 2012, 50 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9539 times:

Just found out Gulf Air has installed new seats on the A321s and they will be rolled also on the A320s.
I think its a very nice product. Congrats to Gulf Air
Here is the link for the photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15545136@N06/7083235399/in/photostream/

Enjoy

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User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

That looks like a fantastic J product. I'm not a fan of the Gulf Air logo on the business class divider and economy class headrest however. That falcon looks aggressive and imposing, not sure if that's the image i'd want to be associated with.

[Edited 2012-04-29 08:56:41]

[Edited 2012-04-29 08:58:20]


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User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9091 times:

That looks like a mighty comfy cabin and very bold design. Well done to them. They have done a great job keeping a bold image inside and outside the aircraft. The likes of Finnair should take note.

Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 1):
I'm not a fan of the Gulf Air logo on the business class divider and economy class headrest however.

I think the headrests in economy look spectacular. That's just my opinion though.


User currently offlinehinckley From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8703 times:

Incredible . . . flat-beds on as 321. What routes would these be used on?

User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8677 times:
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They look great. Simple, clean. One one of my FAV liveries on outside which is rather aggressive so it's a beautiful balance to have such a clean lined interior.


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User currently offlineWY101 From Oman, joined Feb 2012, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8519 times:

Quoting hinckley (Reply 3):
Incredible . . . flat-beds on as 321. What routes would these be used on?

Airlineroute posted about the routes that are going to be served with the premium cabins here is the link:

1) http://airlineroute.net/2012/02/25/gf-321-may12/
2) http://airlineroute.net/2012/03/16/gf-europe-s12/


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7731 times:

WOW. Probably the best narrowbody hard product I've ever seen. Looks wonderful and very classy.

Quoting babybus (Reply 2):
I think the headrests in economy look spectacular. That's just my opinion though.

+1. Although they're absolutely massive, they don't seem tacky. Good use of colours, I suppose. Helps make the cabin less dull.



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User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6666 times:
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Certainly a unique and "different" looking cabin - particularly on a narrow-body.

Kudos to Gulf Air for trying something new and different.

They've been left in the dust by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, so it's good to see them lifting their game finally.


User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

Really great cabin and glad GF are slowly bringing themselves up to QR standard, at least on shorthaul.

I wonder when KU will ever head this way....


User currently offlineBthebest From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

They've already started rolling it out - if not mostly completed - the upgrade on the A320s. I flew GF to and from Kathmandu at the beginning of April and both A9C-AB and -AK had the updated cabin. It was great as I was expecting general cabin IFE, and instead ended up with personal, on-demand, touchscreen IFE with a good range and currency of material.

They just need to update their A330s now as the screens on that were terrible.


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

That looks almost at good as certain carriers long haul J. Well done GF.

User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Quoting WY101 (Reply 5):

Airlineroute posted about the routes that are going to be served with the premium cabins here is the link:

Premium aircraft on routes like Mumbai and Delhi fine - but on Kochi, Colombo and Karachi kind of surprises me. Perhaps its for crew training purposes? The European routes make sense - Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. The introduction of these aircraft seems to be Gulf Air's market realignment strategy in motion. It seems as though the larger Airbus wide bodies was too much aircraft for GF even on larger routes such as Frankfurt - so its good to see that they are making strides not only towards profitability but towards providing a high level of service, even on narrow bodies.

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 7):
They've been left in the dust by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, so it's good to see them lifting their game finally.

Exactly - they were never going to win by going for size and network, so focusing on being a smaller, lean, niche carrier with excellent service and a great hard product to match is the way to go for them.



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User currently offlineraffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Really impressed with those pictures- well done on Gulf Air. Looks like a fantastic product


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User currently offlineWY101 From Oman, joined Feb 2012, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 11):
Premium aircraft on routes like Mumbai and Delhi fine - but on Kochi, Colombo and Karachi kind of surprises me. Perhaps its for crew training purposes? The European routes make sense - Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. The introduction of these aircraft seems to be Gulf Air's market realignment strategy in motion. It seems as though the larger Airbus wide bodies was too much aircraft for GF even on larger routes such as Frankfurt - so its good to see that they are making strides not only towards profitability but towards providing a high level of service, even on narrow bodies.

Agree with you Kochi, Karachi seem like labour market with less premium traffic, although Colombo might be getting connecting flights from Europe with Honeymooners, Holiday makers etc.


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