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Consolidated "Hawaiian Airlines A330" thread

Consolidated "Hawaiian Airlines A330" thread

Old Dec 7, 14, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by asu-ua772 View Post

My hunch is once the A330-800s arrive (if not sooner), they'll have little choice but to create a "subfleet" of 330s with a lie-flat type premium cabin if they want to stay competitive in the int'l market. I would think that at 28 A330s (includes the 338s) + the remaining 767s, there would be sufficient mass for a subfleet to occur. The current F seat is sufficient for West Coast + Tahiti but lags big-time in the longhaul int'l flights (+ JFK)...I bet they're losing out on untapped revenue having to price the current F seats (sold as C) at steep discounts on the longhaul int'l flights.
Good idea but becomes an issue when A/C failures happen and the same type configuration isn't available! Hate to be the JFK A338 1st passenger that pays for lie-flat seat to HNL but get A330 plane. No complaints though if I'm a SFO A330 1st pax and we get A338 plane!
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Old Dec 7, 14, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by asu-ua772 View Post
This...especially the last two sentences.

My hunch is once the A330-800s arrive (if not sooner), they'll have little choice but to create a "subfleet" of 330s with a lie-flat type premium cabin if they want to stay competitive in the int'l market. I would think that at 28 A330s (includes the 338s) + the remaining 767s, there would be sufficient mass for a subfleet to occur. The current F seat is sufficient for West Coast + Tahiti but lags big-time in the longhaul int'l flights (+ JFK)...I bet they're losing out on untapped revenue having to price the current F seats (sold as C) at steep discounts on the longhaul int'l flights.
I have a feeling we won't have to wait for the -800neo to see a lie flat product at HAL.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 10:52 am
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Seat Selection

We will be flying on flight 50 HNL-JFK. I have looked at Seat Guru and row 1 seat AB or HJ (for the 2 of us) look good but they are not available. 1CG is available. I am concerned as to whether the bulkhead in front of these seats means more or less leg room compared to row 2. I am tall so this is an issue. I have been in the first row on other airlines and sometimes they are great but sometimes they have less leg room due to the hard divider.

Suggestions??
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Old Dec 23, 14, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by flightmedic View Post
We will be flying on flight 50 HNL-JFK. I have looked at Seat Guru and row 1 seat AB or HJ (for the 2 of us) look good but they are not available. 1CG is available. I am concerned as to whether the bulkhead in front of these seats means more or less leg room compared to row 2. I am tall so this is an issue. I have been in the first row on other airlines and sometimes they are great but sometimes they have less leg room due to the hard divider.

Suggestions??
I'm 5'8" and couldn't touch the bulkhead wall. Preferably though 1AB has more legroom. 1HJ is directly in front of the galley, so noise and/or light could be a factor.

However 1CG is good as there is no one in front of you reclining.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 12:41 pm
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Seating

My only choice in row 1 is C/G. Currrently I am in 2 C/G.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by flightmedic View Post
My only choice in row 1 is C/G. Currrently I am in 2 C/G.
The Mrs and me have done this r/t about 6 or 7 times now. Take 1CG if you can get it. We have tried 2CG, 2HJ and a sprinkling of other seats. 1CG is it for us from now on. The extra legroom and not having a seat recline onto your "space" is wonderful. Also, the CG seats give you each access to the aisle without having to climb over one of you, although in 2CG you don't have that problem you do have the problem of the seat in from of you making getting up more difficult.

The only issue with 1CG is that there is just a dinky seat pocket on the bulkhead from anything you want to stow. But I'll take that tradeoff.

Have a nice flight!
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Old Dec 23, 14, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by flightmedic View Post
We will be flying on flight 50 HNL-JFK. I have looked at Seat Guru and row 1 seat AB or HJ (for the 2 of us) look good but they are not available. 1CG is available. I am concerned as to whether the bulkhead in front of these seats means more or less leg room compared to row 2. I am tall so this is an issue. I have been in the first row on other airlines and sometimes they are great but sometimes they have less leg room due to the hard divider.

Suggestions??
1CG is our favorite option. Enjoy.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 3:10 pm
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I would also pick 1CG if given the choice.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by azj View Post
I would also pick 1CG if given the choice.
How are the headsets in first Do I need to bring my own Bose Rather not as on way home to NY I'm flying AA and they have BOSE
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Old Dec 31, 14, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by rstidolph View Post
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Originally Posted by azj


I would also pick 1CG if given the choice.




How are the headsets in first Do I need to bring my own Bose Rather not as on way home to NY I'm flying AA and they have BOSE
You can tough it out with their headphones.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by 747FC View Post
You can tough it out with their headphones.
thank you, less to carry
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Old Jan 6, 15, 11:59 pm
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Hello FT friends...I'm flying on the redeye (somehow!?) LAS-HNL flight, and wondered what you thought of 3A or 3J for a solo traveler on a redeye. I'll probably want to have a couple drinks and then fall asleep if possible...is my idea reasonable?

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Old Jan 7, 15, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by adventureadam View Post
Hello FT friends...I'm flying on the redeye (somehow!?) LAS-HNL flight, and wondered what you thought of 3A or 3J for a solo traveler on a redeye. I'll probably want to have a couple drinks and then fall asleep if possible...is my idea reasonable?

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Are those your only options? If so, go for it! If not, why are you focused on those two seats?
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Old Jan 9, 15, 11:21 pm
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Sorry, I should have framed my question better.

I'm on this redeye and hope to sleep for most of it. Does it matter where in the FC cabin I am as far as sleep possibilities? My options are 1A, 3A, 1G, 2G. I'm a light sleeper, I was thinking that the back corner might be the the quietest.
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Old Jan 9, 15, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by adventureadam View Post
Sorry, I should have framed my question better.

I'm on this redeye and hope to sleep for most of it. Does it matter where in the FC cabin I am as far as sleep possibilities? My options are 1A, 3A, 1G, 2G. I'm a light sleeper, I was thinking that the back corner might be the the quietest.
Given your parameters, I would suggest 1A. You are in a corner, away from coach class noise. The FAs will be on the other side of the cabin, and after meal service, they will probably close the galley's curtain. It is possible that they could be noisy, if you have a particularly caffeinated and sociable crew. Still, I'd rather be there than in the 3rd row or in the G seats. Hope this helps.
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