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payam81 Aug 8, 16 7:47 pm


Originally Posted by mkjr (Post 27033564)
is this confirmed?

Yup, COO had already hinted in last year's meeting and it was confirmed in the annual meeting earlier this year.

CX as a whole is kind of readjusting to stem the losses. I suspect we will see a more mediocre product across the board.

SQ will no doubt be keeping an eye on CX's experience with 10 abreast as well.

mkjr Aug 11, 16 11:25 am


Originally Posted by payam81 (Post 27035759)
Yup, COO had already hinted in last year's meeting and it was confirmed in the annual meeting earlier this year.

CX as a whole is kind of readjusting to stem the losses. I suspect we will see a more mediocre product across the board.

SQ will no doubt be keeping an eye on CX's experience with 10 abreast as well.

damn. that could make for some very very uncomfortable flights across the pacific....

bzcat Aug 11, 16 1:15 pm


Originally Posted by BuBu4 (Post 27010275)
oh man, if SFO <--> TPE is going 10 abreasted, im sure LAX <--> TPE route will go the same too... :\

Probably not for a while since LAX has 3 daily flights. BR doesn't need anymore Y seats on this route.

But obviously it will happen eventually as I'm sure BR will standardize the Y cabin when the 9 abreast planes go in for C or D checks.

hayzel7773 Aug 12, 16 12:59 am


Originally Posted by bzcat (Post 27050363)
Probably not for a while since LAX has 3 daily flights. BR doesn't need anymore Y seats on this route.

But obviously it will happen eventually as I'm sure BR will standardize the Y cabin when the 9 abreast planes go in for C or D checks.

I find it funny that they just finished refurbishing all the 777s with the new Y 9 abreast cabin and they are ripping it out again. Talk about a waste of money.

TennisNoob Aug 12, 16 9:14 pm


Originally Posted by payam81 (Post 27035759)
CX as a whole is kind of readjusting to stem the losses. I suspect we will see a more mediocre product across the board.

SQ will no doubt be keeping an eye on CX's experience with 10 abreast as well.

Interesting following up with the HKADB many are reporting even the bottled of water has been changed from Evian to some generic Chinese brand.

payam81 Aug 13, 16 12:01 am


Originally Posted by TennisNoob (Post 27057149)
Interesting following up with the HKADB many are reporting even the bottled of water has been changed from Evian to some generic Chinese brand.

It's unfortunately true... This is just the tip of the iceberg as they say. CX is determined to stop the red ink and seems like nothing is off the table at this point.

username Aug 13, 16 12:51 am

According to this: http://udn.com/news/story/7241/1890329...

The Chairman said "It definitely won't be less comfortable because of the additional seat. If it is not comfortable, it would not have gotten pass me." Really?

It said the first extra-seat plane will be a new plane and they are using it on routes that need the extra load. Essentially, 747 replacement, I guess. (SEA GA told me that they use the 744 because of the load so this sort of makes sense.)

The article also says that CDG is going 2x/day starting October - not sure if that is right.

Enhancements Aug 13, 16 11:50 am

If it's really replacing the 744 then it's an equal width seat (so much for the faux-outrage!)

theasianguy Aug 13, 16 12:24 pm


Originally Posted by Enhancements (Post 27059159)
If it's really replacing the 744 then it's an equal width seat (so much for the faux-outrage!)

No it's not. The 747 fuselage is 240 inches wide. The 777 is 231 inches.

You have to shave off those 9 inches somewhere. Most likely, it's coming from the narrower aisles, armrests, and seats. Even if the seats are the same width, narrower armrests and aisles make for a noticeably less pleasant experience.

username Aug 13, 16 12:29 pm

Maybe just a strategy to force larger passengers to buy Elite Class :D UA is occasionally up-gauging to the 744 on TPE-SFO in the coming months. Apparently business is good.

theasianguy Aug 13, 16 1:48 pm

Looks like BR REALLY wants to fly these high density planes ASAP. First flight is now scheduled for Sep. 23, 2016

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...y-to-sep-2016/

John ChaoRai Aug 14, 16 11:38 am

Seems like it's not a trial thing like they said anymore, 3 are on order so far
b-16729, b-16730, b-16731
https://www.planespotters.net/produc...tStatus=future

TennisNoob Aug 14, 16 12:11 pm

On order meaning new planes or old planes being re-config'd?

John ChaoRai Aug 14, 16 12:47 pm


Originally Posted by TennisNoob (Post 27063401)
On order meaning new planes or old planes being re-config'd?

they're brand new, look at the registration B-16729-31

TennisNoob Aug 14, 16 11:03 pm

Is EVA expanding the fleet/routes or getting rid of the older ones as the newer ones come in?


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