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Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:21 am

Internet forums reportedly stating Qatar Airways will remove 24 business class seats from some exisiting cabins and instead replacing them with Y class seating; therefore increasing total seat count to 380 seats. The seating arrangement remains the same at 3-3-3 as well the seat pitch in both J and Y.

The first plane with this configuration will fly to Thailand and Vietnam.

On second news, a dedicated lounge will open today at London Heathrow serving QR's F and J pax. It is modeled after the premium terminal in DOH and will be the first QR dedicated lounge outside of DOH.

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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...FZN2oA&sig2=BbTUYQXG22_wF-ftbtAiaQ
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:17 am

The first flight Will actually go to Manila, starting February 27!
The fights to Thailand & Vietnam won't start until late March.

I think this new configuration will be good for à few lower yielding/higher density routes, like the ones named.

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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:21 am

How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

Quoting CityAirline (Reply 1):
The first flight Will actually go to Manila, starting February 27!

Thanks for the info.
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:38 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):

Dont EK have an even higher density 77W - 442 seats?!
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:04 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

I recently flew on AF b777 and talking to the crew, plane was equipped with 468 seats total.. that should be further beyond you
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:27 am

Quoting kissK (Reply 4):
plane was equipped with 468 seats total.. that should be further beyond you

Amazing what 10-abreast Y seating will do, eh...   The B777-300ER can fit 550 pax in all-economy seating, I think that seatmap is available at Boeing.com. So 380 seats in a QR B773 sounds quite luxurious  
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 am

One wonders if A7-BAP is already in this config, aircraft has never visited LHR.
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:12 pm

Yes and after MNL BKK HAN, you will see these high density B77Ws operating on JED and ISB services as well. QR should re-file the aircraft type as 773 instead of 77W in the GDS system in order to properly differentiate the type.

EK's B77Ws seat 10 abreast in economy class where as QR is 9 abreast plus EK seat width and pitch is a bit smaller than QR's...hence!
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:13 pm

As I am booked on QR615/18MAY2012 BKK-DOH onto Europe than back to DOH-BKK on QR612/30MAY2012,
I can't help but check my seat selection right away.

First I thought that they will refit to 3-4-3 in Economy, but then it's just that they remove the second Business class cabin and replace with Economy class seats. I was relieved!!!

Yeah, I can see Row 10 starting from door 2L/R.
Hope my flight will be empty in low travel season, high density but if you can't fill them, then it will still be low density lol
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

KLM manages to accommodate 425 pax on its B777-300ER.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:15 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 6):
One wonders if A7-BAP is already in this config, aircraft has never visited LHR.

Hi Mark!

In fact, it basically goes in shuttle traffic between DOH and MNL. Once or twice it's been to SIN and that's it. I don't think it has been anywhere else. So I think it's already in this configuration.

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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:33 pm

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 9):
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2):
How Emirates manages to put 427 seats (42 in J and 385 in Y) is beyond me! THAT is high density.

KLM manages to accommodate 425 pax on its B777-300ER.

Ridiculous in my mind is AF's 472 seat 777-300ERs.
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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:34 pm

Hey Lars,

That's what I heard so makes sense that it is already in this config, surprised the news never hit the net earlier.

Cheers

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RE: Qatar Airways Higher Density 777, LHR Lounge Opens

Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:46 am

The London Heathrow Lounge is AMAZING from the pictures. It feels like a hotel rather than a traditional airport lounge. Its LONG overdue but still always welcomed. Will be a relief from using the ONEWORLD lounge which is very overcrowded, but still pretty.

Link for pictures: http://www.qatarairways.com/global/e...pressrelease_pressrelease_20120124
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