New Business Class Seats

Old Sep 23, 12, 7:30 pm
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New Business Class Seats

Hi

Does anyone have a definitive list of the A330-200s that are fitted with the new J Seats?

Also, is it EY's plan to retrofit them across all of their long haul fleet?
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Old Jan 27, 13, 12:35 pm
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Just a wee bump for this thread.

Didn't have any joy last time.


I'm flying JNB-AUH and keen to know if the 332s have the new Pearl seats or the old ones.

Appreciate any info.

It will be my first time on EY.
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Old Jan 28, 13, 2:38 am
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Doing the same this saturday and would like to know as well..
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Old Jan 29, 13, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by mikejgeo View Post
Doing the same this saturday and would like to know as well..
In lieu of others replying, let us know what seat you get on your trip.

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Old Feb 16, 13, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by surryson View Post
In lieu of others replying, let us know what seat you get on your trip.

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Does all the boeing 777 and airbus 330-200 planes have the new pearl business class seats???
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Old Feb 19, 13, 4:11 pm
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Flew the AUH - JNB route on Monday. Old seats in business class. It really is a different experience.
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Old Feb 25, 13, 3:13 pm
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I recently took Etihad for the first time from JFK-AUH and after having the new business class on the outbound was disappointed with the old teal green style plane we had on the return.

They seem to have recently removed pictures of the old green styled cabins from their website, hopefully they are switching all the planes over to the newer seats as they are much better.
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Old May 13, 13, 4:30 pm
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I am curious to know too if they plan to update the entire fleet to the new business class or if some will retain the old teal seats. I am on IAD-AUH later this year and wondering if that flight - currently scheduled as an A340-500 - will be new or old business class.
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Old May 13, 13, 11:11 pm
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Anyone know of new vs old on 777 2 class ord-auh or 332 auh-nrt biz.
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Old May 17, 13, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by dll View Post
I am curious to know too if they plan to update the entire fleet to the new business class or if some will retain the old teal seats. I am on IAD-AUH later this year and wondering if that flight - currently scheduled as an A340-500 - will be new or old business class.
I think the A340-500 fleet will be retired once more 777-300ERs are on board and the 787s and A380s start to come in to service. I doubt they'll see the new Pearl Business seat.
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Old May 17, 13, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by Sebas21 View Post
Does all the boeing 777 and airbus 330-200 planes have the new pearl business class seats???
3 class 777s all have the new Pearl Business seat. 2 class 777s are a mixture, as are A332s.
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Old Jun 6, 13, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by Speedbird676 View Post
I think the A340-500 fleet will be retired once more 777-300ERs are on board and the 787s and A380s start to come in to service. I doubt they'll see the new Pearl Business seat.
Spot on, the A345s were meant to go a while ago but the airline is short of physical hardware and had to hold onto them. As they are taking delivery of more than one 77W per month this year it will free some up. Will be VERY interesting to see what happens on the ground at AUH going forward as there's already not enough space for their existing fleet

More buses I presume as the infield terminal is years away
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Old Jun 7, 13, 4:37 am
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I got an old J product on a 2 class flight last week; my first time in the old seat. Was certainly an eye opener after connecting from an F suite!
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