BOAC911
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New Business Class Seats For Swiss 330s?

Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:49 pm

Can anyone tell me if Swiss' A330s will ever get the new lie-flat business class seats that have been installed in the A340 for the past hree years? It seems to be taking them forever.
 
Knightsofmalta
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RE: New Business Class Seats For Swiss 330s?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:02 am

Apparently the decision will be taken in November. SWISS had already more or less decided on a seat but when they tested it on their top customers, the most prominent reaction was that sitting in the new seat felt more like lying in a coffin. If no alternative is found by November, the same seats will be installed which are currently used on the A. 340 fleet.
 
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RE: New Business Class Seats For Swiss 330s?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:29 am

While we're on the subject of interior mods, will the 332 ever get the same OD IFE as the 343's have? Because I honestly think that since the 332 came into Swissair's fleet many years ago, nothing in the IFE has changed except the movies. Same games, same map, same everything.

And, I hate not being able to start my movie when I want and not being able to fast forward or rewind or pause.

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bjornstrom
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RE: New Business Class Seats For Swiss 330s?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:33 am

I flew a LX A332 on ZRH-NAI-DAR return recently and everything were fine except for the seats (and IFE). Nice food and great service sitting on 1A but since im 6.3' i had problems enjoying my flight in those old-school seats.

My blog with pics (in Swedish tho):
http://www.bjornstrom.se/index.php/a...swiss_imponerar_trots_usla_stolar/

[Edited 2006-08-04 22:35:45]
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Knightsofmalta
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RE: New Business Class Seats For Swiss 330s?

Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:27 pm

AS far as I know, the IFE is part of the revamp. However, nothing is bound to happen until the two additional aircraft arrive. LX is a few planes short as it is.

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