WY101
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Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:43 pm

Just found out Gulf Air has installed new seats on the A321s and they will be rolled also on the A320s.
I think its a very nice product. Congrats to Gulf Air
Here is the link for the photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15545136@N06/7083235399/in/photostream/

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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:56 pm

That looks like a fantastic J product. I'm not a fan of the Gulf Air logo on the business class divider and economy class headrest however. That falcon looks aggressive and imposing, not sure if that's the image i'd want to be associated with.

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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:40 pm

That looks like a mighty comfy cabin and very bold design. Well done to them. They have done a great job keeping a bold image inside and outside the aircraft. The likes of Finnair should take note.

Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 1):
I'm not a fan of the Gulf Air logo on the business class divider and economy class headrest however.

I think the headrests in economy look spectacular. That's just my opinion though.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Incredible . . . flat-beds on as 321. What routes would these be used on?
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:34 pm

They look great. Simple, clean. One one of my FAV liveries on outside which is rather aggressive so it's a beautiful balance to have such a clean lined interior.
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WY101
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:14 pm

Quoting hinckley (Reply 3):
Incredible . . . flat-beds on as 321. What routes would these be used on?

Airlineroute posted about the routes that are going to be served with the premium cabins here is the link:

1) http://airlineroute.net/2012/02/25/gf-321-may12/
2) http://airlineroute.net/2012/03/16/gf-europe-s12/
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:22 am

WOW. Probably the best narrowbody hard product I've ever seen. Looks wonderful and very classy.

Quoting babybus (Reply 2):
I think the headrests in economy look spectacular. That's just my opinion though.

+1. Although they're absolutely massive, they don't seem tacky. Good use of colours, I suppose. Helps make the cabin less dull.
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:06 am

Certainly a unique and "different" looking cabin - particularly on a narrow-body.

Kudos to Gulf Air for trying something new and different.

They've been left in the dust by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, so it's good to see them lifting their game finally.
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:18 am

Really great cabin and glad GF are slowly bringing themselves up to QR standard, at least on shorthaul.

I wonder when KU will ever head this way....
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:38 am

They've already started rolling it out - if not mostly completed - the upgrade on the A320s. I flew GF to and from Kathmandu at the beginning of April and both A9C-AB and -AK had the updated cabin. It was great as I was expecting general cabin IFE, and instead ended up with personal, on-demand, touchscreen IFE with a good range and currency of material.

They just need to update their A330s now as the screens on that were terrible.
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:57 am

That looks almost at good as certain carriers long haul J. Well done GF.
 
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Quoting WY101 (Reply 5):

Airlineroute posted about the routes that are going to be served with the premium cabins here is the link:

Premium aircraft on routes like Mumbai and Delhi fine - but on Kochi, Colombo and Karachi kind of surprises me. Perhaps its for crew training purposes? The European routes make sense - Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. The introduction of these aircraft seems to be Gulf Air's market realignment strategy in motion. It seems as though the larger Airbus wide bodies was too much aircraft for GF even on larger routes such as Frankfurt - so its good to see that they are making strides not only towards profitability but towards providing a high level of service, even on narrow bodies.

Quoting Thai744 (Reply 7):
They've been left in the dust by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, so it's good to see them lifting their game finally.

Exactly - they were never going to win by going for size and network, so focusing on being a smaller, lean, niche carrier with excellent service and a great hard product to match is the way to go for them.
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:33 pm

Really impressed with those pictures- well done on Gulf Air. Looks like a fantastic product
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RE: Gulf Air New Cabins (Business+Economy)

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:26 pm

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 11):
Premium aircraft on routes like Mumbai and Delhi fine - but on Kochi, Colombo and Karachi kind of surprises me. Perhaps its for crew training purposes? The European routes make sense - Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. The introduction of these aircraft seems to be Gulf Air's market realignment strategy in motion. It seems as though the larger Airbus wide bodies was too much aircraft for GF even on larger routes such as Frankfurt - so its good to see that they are making strides not only towards profitability but towards providing a high level of service, even on narrow bodies.

Agree with you Kochi, Karachi seem like labour market with less premium traffic, although Colombo might be getting connecting flights from Europe with Honeymooners, Holiday makers etc.