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Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:53 am

I understand NZ are reconfiguring their 744s to increase PE capacity

Has anyone got a seat map of the reconfig of the 744. Otherwise a decription of where PE will ne on the main deck? I understand teh first a/c went into the hanger last month.

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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:06 pm

NZ1

Would you have updates on this.

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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:34 pm

My understanding is that it is the first couple of rows of the Economy cabin. In a way it's a bit of a con, because the first row already has enormous legroom of course because it's an exit row, so it's easy to rebrand it as premium economy!
 
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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:08 pm

hello... couldn't find any seat maps... don't believe that they are out yet. I did however find this under Air NZ media Centre:
The airline's fleet of eight B747 aircraft will be reconfigured to replace 15 standard Economy seats located at the front of the main cabin with eight Premium Economy seats. Work is scheduled for completion by end of October.

Group General Manager International Airline, Ed Sims said the move to increase the numbers of these larger seats on the aircraft was in response to positive customer feedback and strong demand.

"We introduced the Pacific Premium Economy seating class in our upgraded B747 aircraft for those of our customers who seek the additional comfort and space but who do not look to purchase a Business Premier seat," said Mr Sims.

"This new seating option provided at a very competitive price, has proven extremely popular with our leisure customers flying long haul routes such as to Los Angeles, San Francisco and London, and there are strong forward bookings for this seat class. Allowing for seasonality, we have seen an average of 80% loadings in this cabin class with up to 95% during peak travel periods.

Our customers are telling us that the extra width and legroom are 'excellent' and the new seating arrangement within a small cabin environment is 'very comfortable', with many stating they would certainly use it again. Comparisons have even been made with our former business class, with one customer saying that 'the new Premium Economy is fantastic, almost as good as old Business Class."

The Premium Economy seats will be installed progressively in the eight 747 aircraft, with work commencing mid - August and completed by end of October.

Currently 23 Premium Economy seats are located in the upstairs cabin of the B747 so the additional seats in the main cabin will provide a total of 31 in this class offered on the aircraft.

Air New Zealand's new B777 aircraft have 18 Premium Economy seats available.

Premium Economy features Standard Economy features
39-40 inch seat pitch 34 inch seat pitch
18.5 inch seat width 17 inch seat width
9 inch seat recline 6 inch seat recline

Customers seated in Premium Economy share the same facilities as those in Business Premier and receive the same premium in-flight beverage service.


Hope that helps a little bit!
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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:20 pm

Whoops sorry, posted the old seatmap.
My apologies

[Edited 2006-09-06 10:22:31]
 
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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:43 pm

Nothing out yet is most disappointing... 15 seats sounds suspiciously like 5 x 3 abreast on one side of the galley. Should be 4 or 5 x 2 abreast, each side of the galley (16 - 20 total). Why 2 abreast? Because the galley side wall makes it feel narrow, and it shouldn't feel like economy. I think PE will grow a lot faster than they think, and within a few months they will be back in the hanger increasing it again.
 
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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:22 pm

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 3):
The Premium Economy seats will be installed progressively in the eight 747 aircraft, with work commencing mid - August and completed by end of October.

Will they still be doing it to -SUH at the moment or leave it?
-OJL RIP Also to the 7 onboard
 
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RE: Seat Maps For Recently Reconfigured NZ744

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:31 pm

My understanding was that the new PE seats will all be located on one side...
this is most likely to be the left hand side since this will increase the aisle width and allow for faster boarding.
Seating on both sides would be 3 rows removed from one side and 2 removed from the other (which wouldn't give the extra legroom).
This is the current ("new" scheme)

and this is what the "new" "new" scheme will possibly look like.

the first one is off seatguru.com and the 2nd one has been modified by me. http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air...New_Zealand_Boeing_747-400_new.php
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