I agree that if KA's going to continue being a regional carrier, there's really no need to have flat beds. If their intention is to go longhaul, then flat beds would come in handy. They may have other routes which you don't know planned besides the single SYD route they are applying for. So maybe it's a little too early for you guys to rave and grunt just because KA decides to install flatbeds on their A330s!
Anyway, does KA have F class? Thought they only had J and Y? I snapped this picture in the forward cabin of their A330, looks more J than F to me!
A little off topic, but what makes CX and KA so different? Having tried both on flights of equal duration, let me share my experiences...
On the Ground:
CX - great service on the ground. Everything runs like clockwork (in SIN and HKG).
KA - disorganised and "lost" on the ground (in HKG)
CX - Y class service no better than any other Asian carrier (and definitely not ahead of SQ. En par yes, ahead no). Can't comment about their premium class product now since the last time I flew with them up front was ages ago.
KA - Surprisingly very enthusiastic crew, very eager to please. Just have to work on their mandarin and english. Appears to be predominantly cantonese speaking crew. Then again, many of CX's Y class crew from Taiwan, Japan, Thailand do not seem very comfortable with English as well...
Just my 2cts.
There's always a better way to fly...