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Air Transat - Refurbished A330s  
User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11799 times:

I wander if anyone could please provide a list of the TS A330s that have been through the cabin refurbishment project and back in passenger service?

Thanks!

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User currently offlinetribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11559 times:

Currently refurbished and operating:

A330-200's

C-GTSI, C-GTSJ, C-GTSN

A330-300

C-GTSO

Hope that helps...

[Edited 2013-01-01 05:01:07]

User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11471 times:

Thank you! That does indeed help. Do you have information on which specific aircraft may operate a flight next week?

[Edited 2013-01-01 05:21:13]

User currently offlinetribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11296 times:

Which flight and date are you looking for? I may be able to find out, but there is always a chance for a last minute aircraft swap...

User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11278 times:

Of course, I understand. TS243 on January 8th.

Thanks.


User currently offlinetribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11249 times:

As of right now, TS243 on Jan 8 is scheduled with C-GITS - "the glider"

I'll see if I can update this later in the event of a swap.

[Edited 2013-01-01 06:12:45]

User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10867 times:

Thanks for looking. So it's one of the ghetto jets!

Out of interest, what is the return aircraft on TS242 on the 15.01?


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10833 times:

wonder how theyll stand up in comparison with Air Canada Rouge refurbed 767

User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10506 times:
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Having had the chance to fly on a newly refurbished aircraft in June, I was suitably impressed. Below are a few photos from my flight of the new cabin:



Does anyone here have an idea at what rate they are refurbishing the aircraft? Are any being done right now?

Kev.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25383 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10319 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 7):
wonder how theyll stand up in comparison with Air Canada Rouge refurbed 767

Any 7-abreast 767 is much better than a 9-abreast A330 which is even worse than a 10-abreast 777. No major scheduled carrier has ever operated the A330 (or 340) with 9-abreast Y class seating to the best of my memory.

There's no comparison to a 7-abreast 767 with only a 1 in 7 chance of a middle seat, compared to 1 in 3 on a 9-abreast A330, and with narrower seats and aisles.


User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1803 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10224 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
No major scheduled carrier has ever operated the A330 (or 340) with 9-abreast Y class seating to the best of my memory.

I believe Air Inter did, for the short time they had them.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
Any 7-abreast 767 is much better than a 9-abreast A330 which is even worse than a 10-abreast 777.

Between the A330 and the B777, there are almost 2 ft of difference in fuselage diameter. The Aibus wide-body airliners up until the A340 are made for an 8-abreast configuration.



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10181 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
Any 7-abreast 767 is much better than a 9-abreast A330 which is even worse than a 10-abreast 777. No major scheduled carrier has ever operated the A330 (or 340) with 9-abreast Y class seating to the best of my memory.

There have been a few others. AirAsia X is probably the only current one that is not a charter operator.

I've flown all the way from the UK to Australia and back in their 3-3-3 A343 and A333. It's not the most comfortable seating in the world, but the seat pitch was alright. Compared to 9W's 77W which I flew last month (which is 3-4-3), I'd say the the A333 was only marginally worse. There's only half an inch less seat width.

The saving grace with TS and D7 is that you can reserve seats at the back where it goes down to 2-3-2. I always do that when possible.

Now, let's not even get started on the 2-4-2 767s that SunWing charter...  


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25383 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10121 times:

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 10):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
No major scheduled carrier has ever operated the A330 (or 340) with 9-abreast Y class seating to the best of my memory.

I believe Air Inter did, for the short time they had them.

Yes, forgot about them, although their longest flight was probably less than 90 minutes.


User currently offlinetribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

Quoting visualapproach (Reply 6):
Out of interest, what is the return aircraft on TS242 on the 15.01?

As of right now, TS242 on Jan 15 is C-GTSN.


User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8793 times:

Nice one. So there is some hope for a XM A330 after all. I appreciate your assistance!

User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6806 times:

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 11):
The saving grace with TS and D7 is that you can reserve seats at the back where it goes down to 2-3-2. I always do that when possible.

Yes and you gotta pay extra to reserve those seats.

Is TS refurbing the A330's due to AC interest in LCC?



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User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

I wander if there are any changes to the booked aircraft yet?  

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

Quoting kl692 (Reply 15):
Is TS refurbing the A330's due to AC interest in LCC

im not sure we'll ever know what TS new in advance re AC plans, however the TS refub program was announced quite a while ago, so I suspect unrelated.


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