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New Finnair Longhaul cabin coming January 2022

Old Apr 25, 22, 6:13 pm
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New Finnair Longhaul cabin coming January 2022

Old Dec 8, 21, 2:25 am
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New Finnair Longhaul cabin coming January 2022


Looks like a new business seat... do they have the money to refurb all widebodies or is this coming with the new A359 (ln 516, OH-LWS) due to be delivered shortly?
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Old Dec 8, 21, 2:32 am
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Exciting!
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Old Dec 8, 21, 2:37 am
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Very much surprised by a "fully renewed long-haul cabin". I was expecting them to just remove the J minicabin and replace it with premium economy, but this looks promising after all the complaining we've been doing about the current J cabin. At least the hospital style will be changing a bit with the dark blue finishes.
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Old Dec 8, 21, 3:11 am
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One can only hope that this "new Finnair" will also at least return to the previous level of in-flight catering...
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Old Dec 8, 21, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by Steve_Hun View Post
One can only hope that this "new Finnair" will also at least return to the previous level of in-flight catering...
Personally, I value seat more than catering. Better seat, I can take burger king takeaway. But not holding my breath here what news this is. January? I wonder
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Old Dec 8, 21, 3:33 am
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What a teaser. Are they only renewing the fabric, or are they really installing new J seats?
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Old Dec 8, 21, 4:06 am
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"Your travel experience is about to change" - well, it has already, soon hitting the bottom.

The personal lamp reminds me a CCTV recorder. Have they installed meat detectors in?

The 3L mark on the thin seat makes me wonder what's that going to be about - the seat doesn't quite give a J feeling from the preview.

But overall it seems like a modern design, so for anyone who is going to fly in the Salad Class, I hope it's going to be comfortable as well.
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Old Dec 8, 21, 4:29 am
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AY is not known for refurb of the existing fleet. They usually get a new seat which is then line fit on all new aircraft deliveries. The old are left in the fleet and disappear when the aircraft retire. A retrofit of a cabin with the associated galley fixes costs 10-20 million € per aircraft to do. Considering the A359 are not that 'old' (2015- 2020, ie the interior has not been written off), my guess is the remaining 4 A359 will get the new interior and we may see a retro fit of the A330. And perhaps new seat covers and some interior fix (foils for the walls) for the 16 A359 currently in service.
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Old Dec 8, 21, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post

Looks like a new business seat... do they have the money to refurb all widebodies or is this coming with the new A359 (ln 516, OH-LWS) due to be delivered shortly?
Next 359 delivery is planned to Q2/2022.

This could be A330 also.
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Old Dec 8, 21, 4:37 am
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Anyone smart to decode what seat provider this is, based on that teaser?
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Old Dec 8, 21, 5:05 am
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Someone suggested TK/SQ seat, but I am not convinced.
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Old Dec 8, 21, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Someone suggested TK/SQ seat, but I am not convinced.
Hmm... doubt it. The Stelia 'Symphony' used by TK/SQ doesn't have a lamp: https://www.stelia-aerospace.com/en/symphony/

The Thompson Vantage XL has a lamp: https://www.thompsonaero.com/seating-range/vantagexl/ but there the 3L seat number doesn't fit in

The Recaro CL6710 is another possible option, don't see a space for the lamp or the 3L: https://www.recaro-as.de/de/flugzeug...ss/cl6710.html

Collins super Diamond (also the base of the BA Club seat) is definitely out: https://www.collinsaerospace.com/wha...Diamond-Family
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Old Dec 8, 21, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by on22cz View Post
The 3L mark on the thin seat makes me wonder what's that going to be about - the seat doesn't quite give a J feeling from the preview..
I think the marking is not on the seatback itself but rather on a privacy partition of the seat.

I doubt we can reach a consensus on what this seat is until it is announced. I believe most seats these days can be customized to a large extent from the standard ones on the manufacturers' websites?
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Old Dec 8, 21, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
Next 359 delivery is planned to Q2/2022.

This could be A330 also.
IIRC OH-LTO has been in HKG for some time now. Maybe for retrofitting new cabin?
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Old Dec 8, 21, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by reflektia View Post
IIRC OH-LTO has been in HKG for some time now. Maybe for retrofitting new cabin?
Yep.19JAN22 A330 back in business and going to LHR
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