8herveg
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Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:00 am

Even though BMED has now been bought by bmi, could either of the airlines have lie-flat beds on its airbus aircraft?

Now that bmi have lie-flat beds on its A330's, would it be possible to have this standardised on the other medium-long haul routes?

Some of the routes are up to 6 hours long....would much prefer a bed than a seat!

Any comments appreciated.
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:04 am

No airline will put flat beds on single aisle aircraft, except luxury airlines like Privatair.
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:34 am

I doubt it. They take up a lot of valuable space and would be unsuitable for narrow body aircraft, a comfy seat with a good amount of recline and seat pitch is fine for medium long haul routes.
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:41 am

They could do, Air Ivoire has flat bed First Class seats on its A321,
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 1):
No airline will put flat beds on single aisle aircraft, except luxury airlines like Privatair.

United offers lie flat seats on their "P.S." 757's. The reason that most single aisle aircraft do not have lie flat beds is because MOST single aisle aircraft do not have the range to warrant a place to sleep. As we see more and more point to point, long haul flying, done by these aircraft, we will probably see more of these comforts that we usually only see on "the big guys".
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
Now that bmi have lie-flat beds on its A330's

As far as I know this has yet to happen, or is there something I don't know?
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:39 am

Quoting EISHN (Reply 5):
As far as I know this has yet to happen, or is there something I don't know?

Your probably right. I just know they had plans to do it.

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 4):
United offers lie flat seats on their "P.S." 757's. The reason that most single aisle aircraft do not have lie flat beds is because MOST single aisle aircraft do not have the range to warrant a place to sleep. As we see more and more point to point, long haul flying, done by these aircraft, we will probably see more of these comforts that we usually only see on "the big guys".

Exactly. If UA can do it on their 757s, I don't see why bmi can't do it for their medium-long haul routes. The P.S services are on routes which are about 5 hours long, which is the same as the average BMED route.
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:53 am

How many of these flights would be night flights? I know Dermot Mannion at Aer Lingus has mentioned that EK believed there would be no point putting lie flat seats on aircraft if they were mostly on daily flights and if it meant loosing space in the cabin that could normally be used for more armchair styled seats which make more money, if filled of course.
 
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RE: Could Bmed Offer Lie-flat Beds On Its Airbuses?

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:53 am

BMED Club seats are very spacious. I have even had passengers commenting on how they prefer our seats to BA mainline because the lie flat beds that they have are too short for taller pax.

A new midhaul product is being developed to be installed as a standard product on all future bmi medium range routes. Therefore the likes of the previous BMED destinations, along with Moscow etc will have a standard configuration. This is likely to be revealed at a date further into the summer schedule, as the handover from BA product to bmi is finalised.

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Mike

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