1 August announcement

Old Jul 26, 19, 9:27 am
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1 August announcement

Any speculation that the desperately needed new business seat will be unveiled on 1 August? Seem to recall seeing a teaser that somethingís being announced that day.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 9:33 am
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Safety video plus something else. Good thinking on a new seat. The schematic of the 777-3 in one of the vides seemed to prominently show business rather than the other classes.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 12:51 pm
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The new BP seat is not arriving until the new Dreamliners arrive in 2022.

My understanding is the current ​​​​​​ BP refurb seat will arrive with the last - 9 Dreamliner which off the top of head arrives in Oct. Rest of the fleet will then be refurbished over the next year or so.

Air NZ are remaining very tight lipped about what changes there actually are to the refurb seat.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO_FT View Post
Any speculation that the desperately needed new business seat will be unveiled on 1 August? Seem to recall seeing a teaser that somethingís being announced that day.
Where did you hear this about an announcement on 1 Aug?
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Old Jul 26, 19, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by as219 View Post
Where did you hear this about an announcement on 1 Aug?
Your tube, Twitter, face book.

Also mentioned in the Nov2018 safety video thread
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Old Jul 26, 19, 5:38 pm
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I'm thinking new route. All the talk about "see you there" etc
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Old Jul 26, 19, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
Air NZ are remaining very tight lipped about what changes there actually are to the refurb seat.
All Iím expecting is the seats to get repainted/recovered in an colour pate that is forgiving with the lack of onboard cleaning does the these days.

On the soft product side it would be good to see an re-fresh of the meal service design, remember all the promises that the 77W meal service was going to be, only to have rolled back to the traditional.

It would be good to see more express / comfort options added to the menu. Example of an full 77W on SYD the meal service can take 90minutes to complete, almost over half the flight on some days.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by as219 View Post
Where did you hear this about an announcement on 1 Aug?
Took this screenshot from Instagram:

Edit: I can't post a pic of the "blueprints" but it does prominently displays BP in a 1-2-1 configuration in the same style so probably nothing new?

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Old Jul 28, 19, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by FF201900054 View Post


Took this screenshot from Instagram:

Edit: I can't post a pic of the "blueprints" but it does prominently displays BP in a 1-2-1 configuration
This video?

The plan is labelled 777-300ER which is already 1-2-1
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Old Jul 28, 19, 5:26 pm
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Only J

The interesting thing about the blueprint is that there is no economy or PE; only J.


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Old Jul 29, 19, 7:58 am
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MY bet is announcing route to NY. Lots of apples among the messaging.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by Markhm View Post
MY bet is announcing route to NY. Lots of apples among the messaging.
why would they show a 777-300 ER. Iím not sure it has the range for a direct Auckland to NY.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by walshmi View Post

why would they show a 777-300 ER. Iím not sure it has the range for a direct Auckland to NY.
Most punters travelling would have no idea of the type/range.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by walshmi View Post

why would they show a 777-300 ER. Iím not sure it has the range for a direct Auckland to NY.
An re-configured 77W low density one probably could do it, there are an couple 77W routes out there around the 16hr mark.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:54 pm
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Also why use the All Blacks for a NY announcement? The US have no idea who they are. Seems like a bad advertising campaign if over half the potential market for the route don't know the sport let alone the sports ball players involved.
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