Boeing77w From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4485 times:
The crew rest is being installed on all four 787 aircraft currently in the fleet prior to the launch of flights to Phuket. Definitive answer as to why it wasn't installed in Seattle...not sure. Word has it that at the time the decision had to be made, it wasn't confirmed whether they'd need the crew rest or not.
KarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 6620 posts, RR: 26 Reply 3, posted (1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3899 times:
Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter): Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake.
Last month, there was an interview with a spokesman of Jetairfly (the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel). He explained the pilots are not getting a good sleep, therefore the 787s will get the bunks instead of the crew rest area because 1) the bunks are almost soundproof and 2) the bunks will get real beds with comfortable mattresses.
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APYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 805 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3008 times:
Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter): Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake
At the time the decision had to be made the Tour Operator had not confirmed plans to operate to Destinations which required it. Talk of Phuket and Hawaii were just marketing hype. As with all airlines cost awareness is critical so the decision was made not to install crew rest bunks on delivery in case it was money which was wasted.
The holiday company has now confirmed a requirement for flights which require crew bunks and hence the decision has been made to retrofit.
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Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3194 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
On their current route network, a dedicated crew rest area wasn't really a necessity, the premium seats would suffice. With the new routes however, it's a different story, hence the addition of the rest area.
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