A320 NEO/A321 NEO new seats

Old Apr 4, 17, 10:10 am
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A320 NEO/A321 NEO new seats

John Walton at Runway Girl Network has indicated that https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2017/0...ul-a320321neo/ these seats (Acro series 6) will be on the forthcoming NEOs.

Looks like no change in pitch, but seats that may be an improvement (with a wider middle seat which has to be welcome) and of course further confirmation that there will be no business class on the A321 (so Works Deluxe is not dead). As long as Space + seating isn't reduced in number, it looks not bad.

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Old Apr 4, 17, 11:17 am
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Although it looks like the arm rest probably is an waste of time.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 3:54 pm
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Interesting that this article

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...neo-fl-435881/

says 'deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018'. I thought the first NEOs were due around August this year ... has this changed or will passengers be standing for the first few months ?
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Old Apr 4, 17, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwiandrew View Post
Interesting that this article

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...neo-fl-435881/

says 'deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018'. I thought the first NEOs were due around August this year ... has this changed or will passengers be standing for the first few months ?
I do find foreign media find it hard to understand FY18 with NZ not doing Jan-December.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwiandrew View Post
Interesting that this article

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...neo-fl-435881/

says 'deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018'. I thought the first NEOs were due around August this year ... has this changed or will passengers be standing for the first few months ?
Ausbt's article said later 2017 although in general when it comes to lounges opening or plane deliveries I generally expect delays.

I think it's good they're adding some width to the middle seat but I'm not sure I'll be booking it as such. If it's free next to my window seat then I'll slide on over for a bit. I'm average height and happy with seat pitch on the A320's so have no issues with them keeping this. +1 is taller and seems ok also.

Maybe down the track NZ will relook at J but I really am not a QF/VA fan of 737 J. QR's A320 J refurb is brilliant - but that is likely wishful thinking for NZ.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 4:47 pm
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Just reading
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/...r-edition.html

They mention the Airbus Cabin-Flex for the A321neo (higher MTOW, more range, door rearrangement etc). Saying it will be available in Q4 2018 and will be the default A321neo format from 2020. So maybe the A321neo delayed for ACF so NZ doesn't end up with a mixed A321neo fleet?

This is more disruptive than the 789 sub fleets as the door arrangement is different and the capabilities. And just do a cabin refresh to get them into alignment.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
Just reading
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/...r-edition.html

They mention the Airbus Cabin-Flex for the A321neo (higher MTOW, more range, door rearrangement etc). Saying it will be available in Q4 2018 and will be the default A321neo format from 2020. So maybe the A321neo delayed for ACF so NZ doesn't end up with a mixed A321neo fleet?

This is more disruptive than the 789 sub fleets as the door arrangement is different and the capabilities. And just do a cabin refresh to get them into alignment.
The delay has primarily been down to issues with the selected engine (P&W GTF). As delivery slipped further and further back, it became apparent that the delivery timeframe was now very close to when the Cabin-Flex model would be available. Take another small hit on a delay and you now get a much better layout of the cabin, eliminating the (effectively) useless door 2.
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