Flighttime
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Royal Brunei J Class

Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:57 pm

Royal Brunei are offering very competitive J fares ex LHR to SYd at the moment and am quite tempted. Anyone experienced their new lie flat seats? Any thoughts as to the good, the bad and the ugly about them? Also will the retrofitted a/c be on all sectors from London to Sydney? Thanks for any info.
 
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:59 pm

I too have been looking at this fare - I have to travel to SYD at the end of the year, and I'll only undertake such a long flight in J, and am curious as to what it is like..... so I'd be curious to know too. ta.
 
hansieAMS
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:36 pm

Ok, slightly off-topic  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I traveled LHR-SYD on BI in Economy, and I found both the seats and the IFE a lot better then e.g. QF (which i flew on the return leg). I would def. choose them in Econ again.

J seats on BI , from the look of it (!), seemed not so special, didnt get a chance to see how flat they are.
 
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:45 am

Not sure if you know but BI is a dry airline. Alcohol may not be served or consumed onboard. They used to allow you to supply your own a few years ago but that practice has ceased.

I imagine it would be a nicer environment onboard with no one getting intoxicated. Especially on the longer sectors. I certainly makes a difference to how one feels at the end of a long journey when your don't consume any alcohol onboard.
 
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:51 am

Flown them to Oz twice, many years ago before they upgraded their cabins etc, even then they were an excellent airline to fly with and the customer service was fantastic. If I'm not mistaken hey have/are installing flat beds in J class? Iwould assume you would get it ex LHR but not sure onwards from BWN. BWN is also a nice little airport and can be a nice change to the usual Changi or Dubai's of the world. Enjoy what ever you decide.
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ndebelebev
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:56 am

Quoting HansieAMS (reply 2):
I traveled LHR-SYD on BI in Economy, and I found both the seats and the IFE a lot better then e.g. QF (which i flew on the return leg). I would def. choose them in Econ again.


Hansie. You must have been lucky and gotten a comfortable BI aircraft. I flew them LHR-AUH-BWN and return back in 2002 and I felt like I had been sat down for a week when we arrived!!! Also no PTV's made it a very boring 17 hours in the sky. Do QF not have PTV's on LHR-SYD routes?

Will be interesting to hear your reports Flighttime should you choose BI.

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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:14 am

Quoting Ndebelebev (reply 5):
Also no PTV's made it a very boring 17 hours in the sky. Do QF not have PTV's on LHR-SYD routes?


Yep. All LHR-SYD routes (via SIN, BKK and HKG) and all aircraft.
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:55 pm

BI has at least one B763 with the new interior and the J is actually similar to that of SQ's Spacebed.

Flighttime, what kind of fare are you looking at ex-LHR for SYD with BI? If you get on the aircraft with old seats, I'd imagine it to be rather lousy of a product in J class.
 
danialanwar
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:06 pm

I'll be trying their biz class in about 10 days time, flying KUL - Brunei - SYD. According to their online timetable, all but two B763 (V8-RBK, -RBL) have been upgraded.
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Flighttime
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:26 pm

Have seen a fare of aproimately GBP1780, which is pretty good if all sectors are with the new seats! Lack of booze does not boher me. Learn't a long time ago that you feel much better not drinking on long flights!
 
danialanwar
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RE: Royal Brunei J Class

Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:47 pm

I just did KUL-BWN-SYD in J-class with them. KUL-BWN was the "old" 763, no IFE but otherwise good (note to those with infants: NO basinet points in J-class on the old 763). BWN-SYD was on a refurbished 763 which was excellent. Seats are similar to SQ, IFE as well (a bit scaled down but hey, I dont need 52 movies anyway). Definitely one of the airlines that I gonna use again - used to fly exclusively SQ for the past 2 years or so. Another plus - the lounge in BWN is not that crowded so you actually get to use one of the computers there!!!
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