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Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:10 am
by A35J
Hi Everyone,

I have a question about the Business Class seats on Etihad's A340-600s.

I noticed on the etihad.com seat map that Row 6 has C, D, G and H (aisle) seats.

http://www.etihad.com/Documents/Seat-Maps/A340-600,-version-2.jpg

However, the SeatGuru website gives Row 6 with A, D, G, and K seats. What seems strange to me is while A and K seats are usually on the window, the image provided by seatguru.com shows them as aisle seats.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Eti...Etihad_Airways_Airbus_A340-600.php

Compounding this confusion is that I have selected and had confirmed on the phone that I'm seated in the "window seat" 6A which would seem to suggest the seat map on Etihad's own website is wrong.   I'm really keen to get a window seat and would appreciate if somebody could explain what is going on here?

Could it have something to do with Etihad's new(er) seats, have they also slightly altered the layout without changing the seat maps to reflect it?

Thanks for your help,

A35J


P.S. This is my first ever post on airlines.net!! I've been watching the site for the last few years and have finally joined. Thank you all so much for the expertise and time that you have shared and I hope I can now contribute myself. Please be kind on me if I've broken some rule of posting  

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:58 pm
by qf002
Quoting A35J (Thread starter):
the image provided by seatguru.com shows them as aisle seats

...in the forward cabin. In the second J cabin, it shows A as the window seat and C as the aisle which just makes things even more confusing!

I'd be trusting what EY has told you in this case (and logic, which would dictate that the A seat should be further left that the C seat). The information on seatguru (and other sites like it) should always be taken with a grain of salt!

Quoting A35J (Thread starter):
P.S. This is my first ever post on airlines.net!! I've been watching the site for the last few years and have finally joined. Thank you all so much for the expertise and time that you have shared and I hope I can now contribute myself.

Welcome!   

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:10 pm
by vlad1971
I always check seat map on this site :
http://www.theeysource.com/a346seatmap.html

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:30 am
by A35J
Thank you both for your advice.

I will trust in logic this time (and the EY staff).

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:18 am
by pugsley
Has the equipment changed to A333?
It appears that the A333 is the only aircraft in the EY fleet with a window seat 6A. All other aircraft according to seat maps available online have the aisle seat of 6C.

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:47 pm
by UK_Dispatcher
There are 2 different J Class layouts on EY's A346s, although the seat totals are all the same at F12 J32 Y248.

A6-EHE/HF/HH were retro-fitted a couple of years ago with the current Business Class which starts with 5CEFH, 6ADGK, 7CEFH, 8ADGK, 9CEFH, then in the second cabin 10AEFK, 11CDGH, 12AEFK.

A6-EHI/HJ/HK/HL retain the previous Business Class, which starts with 5AEFK, 6CDGH, 7AEFK, 8CDGH, 9AEFK, then in the second cabin 10AEFK, 11CDGH, 12AEFK.

Hope this clarifies.


Later this year the A346s will start to be retrofitted to a standard F8 J32 Y276 configuration and will therefore all end up with an identical seat map.

RE: Etihad's A346 J Seat Layout

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:33 am
by A35J
Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 5):
Hope this clarifies.

Thank you for sharing that, it's really interesting as well as being useful.  
Quoting pugsley (Reply 4):
Has the equipment changed to A333?

It's AUH-SYD, so I don't think that is the case but it's a good thought though