A330 Cabin Upgrade

Old Aug 20, 12, 1:18 pm
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A330 Cabin Upgrade

As crazy as it is to refurbish the aircraft when they will very shortly be leaving the fleet, both G-WWBD & G-WWBM have undergone MX, had a deep clean & now have brown cow cabins! Pics:

G-WWBD




G-WWBM




G-WWBD & G-WWBM


The pics make it look like there's several different shades of brown, in fact they're all the same.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 1:54 pm
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I realise I may be in a very small minority here but they look absolutely ghastly.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 2:10 pm
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I have to wonder... why? Seems something of a waste.
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Old Aug 20, 12, 2:15 pm
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Thanks for posting.

Many of us have fond memories of sitting in these very cabins....

I have to say though, that the colour co-ordination between the brown cow seats and the black 'ex-girlfriends underwear' pattern on the bulkhead is, er, rather eeuuuwwwww.....
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Old Aug 20, 12, 2:51 pm
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Can't quite tell from the pics, but are both now back in 2-class config, with BM having the "old" longhaul business class (more recently premium economy) seats upfront, with BD having the "new" lomghaul business seats ?
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Old Aug 20, 12, 3:02 pm
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They've been this way for quite some time now (2 years?)
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Old Aug 20, 12, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Thanks for posting.

Many of us have fond memories of sitting in these very cabins....

I have to say though, that the colour co-ordination between the brown cow seats and the black 'ex-girlfriends underwear' pattern on the bulkhead is, er, rather eeuuuwwwww.....
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Old Aug 20, 12, 4:04 pm
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Oh dear. This is all a tiny bit too late isn't it?

Why? Probably in the contract that LH/BMI signed many moons ago when they wanted to refurbish the birds and it would be too costly to back out...

Bless. It's good to see G-WWBD & G-WWBM get tarted up. Even if it's with the wallpaper that's in Westcott's "Modern Vintage" background range...
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Old Aug 23, 12, 5:46 pm
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When do they leave the fleet? At the end of the S12 timetable?
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Old Aug 23, 12, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave_C View Post
When do they leave the fleet? At the end of the S12 timetable?

Certainly do
About two months time give or take

Seems a big waste but as someone else said something that was No doubt signed off years ago


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Old Aug 26, 12, 8:07 am
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I flew in C on WWBM on the LHR-Jeddah-LHR route regularly for the last 3 years and it needed the refurbishment.

However, I agree it seems a little late to be of use before the service ends but it was still a pleasant & fresh experience on what was my last ever BMI flight last Tuesday back to Jeddah.

The regular crew, the on board chefs and WWBM regardless of the refurbishment will be missed and I told them so as I stepped off for the last time.
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Old Aug 26, 12, 10:16 am
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Wow. These cabins look great. The A330

Beats the drab BA CE & CW cabins
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Old Aug 28, 12, 2:31 pm
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Love the J Cabin . Shame it wont be for long. BMI really stood out from the rest with that unique design and I loved it .

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