jimyvr
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EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:11 pm

http://www.evaair.com/NR/rdonlyres/6...B2B4-3C6A6E18F316/0/B747400372.jpg

EVA Air has uploaded the new configuration for the 747-400. The 747-400 will feature 3 class, particularly the Economy Class will have 35"-36" seat pitch in Upper Class.
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:27 pm

Any idea what routes these will be used on or when they will be flying?
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:34 pm

36" pitch for Y-Class seats on the upper deck? That's very generous, although 33" on the main deck isn't that bad either.

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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:10 pm

BR has also launched a BOM specific webpage/site http://mumbai.evaair.com/ to promote their BOM-TPE-SFO/LAX services. They claim to offer services on their Y+ class at fares similar to economy on other carriers.
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:18 pm

Does this mean they're dropping the other 17 classes of service they have  Silly?
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting Boch (Reply 1):
Any idea what routes these will be used on or when they will be flying?

It is expected to be in service from mid-June. Didn't heard any routes with the new configured 744s.
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:56 am

I recently flown on EVA AIR ELITE class (Previous known as Economy Deluxe) on one of their latest 777-300ER from LAX to TPE. It was one of my most uncomfortable seat in my entire life! The old Economy Deluxe, though plain as it looks, offer good seat width and seat pitch. The new seat are very cramped, and when they recline, it was in a uncomfortable angle. Anyway, I went back to take a economy class seat, boy, that was quite comfortable.

My verdict. New economy class seat (Installed already on their regional A330) are very comfortable and much better than their old economy class seat (on old 747-400) The economy deluxe, now called Elite class, in the other story around.
I think this is bad for EVA. Why are you making your lower profit margin seat more comfortable than your bread and butter class?

I am also surprised about this news that they are retroffiting seats in 747-400. I thought most of which are quite old and will be rapidly replacing by B777? EVA First class never sold well or compete with other airlines. It is wise for them to take out the First and put only Business and other classes instead. This airlines started as a freight company and looks like they are thinking like one, maximizing shipping 'volume'!
 
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:09 am

Due to minor illness last night, I typed Upper Class instead of Upper deck.....
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:25 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):
EVA Air has uploaded the new configuration for the 747-400. The 747-400 will feature 3 class, particularly the Economy Class will have 35"-36" seat pitch in Upper Class.

I find this funny because the original 747 config was 36" pinch Y if memory serves. Blows my mind to call it 'new' LOL  Wink
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:19 am

There is a severe reduction of the number of elite/evergreen deluxe class saets on the new reconfigured 747-400s, which is surpring, as elite class is quite popular these days, and this strategy may reflect that the ED/elite class is not making money for the airlines. Also I personally hope that the new Premium Laurel Class will be less "sliding"... With only three rows in the nose, it should be like the old F class seats... Anyway thanks for the update!

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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 8):
find this funny because the original 747 config was 36" pinch Y if memory serves. Blows my mind to call it 'new' LOL

PA 741s were 34in
 
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:24 am

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 10):
PA 741s were 34in

I thought (again I might be completely wrong here) initial 741 seating specs were based on a 36" pitch (for Y). Whether or not that ever came to fruition I don't remember.
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:42 am

This is so fantastic. Anyone know what fares start at?

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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:37 am

This is so fantastic. Anyone know what fares start at? BR is always one of the cheaper lagacy carrier to fly on.

e.g. YVR-HKG, i could fly BR's Y+ with the price tag of CX's Y
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:11 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
Anyone know what fares start at?

I'd assume it'll be regular economy class fare with lesser discount.

YVR is rumoured as one of the destination getting this configuration
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RE: EVA Air New 744 Configuration: 36" In Economy

Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:07 am

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 13):
Anyone know what fares start at?

See reply 14.

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