F Cabin Refurb Review

Old Sep 4, 19, 5:06 pm
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F Cabin Refurb Review

Currently flying in one of the newly refurbed F cabins. Briefly.

Seats - Reupholstered with much nicer softer and more breathable leather. Big improvement. Ottomans also reupholstered. Armrests unchanged.
Walls - Front and back walls in the mid section (fore and aft of the middle seats) got the darker (patterned greyish) colored wall coverings. Walls fore and aft of the single seats on the sides of the cabin are unchanged. Overall a big improvement. Makes the cabin seem much more comfortable and much less sterile.
Lavs - Dark color and better lighting. Makes the lavs seem seem much larger and less institutional.
Carpets - Replaced. Not sure if they changed the color.

Overall - They did a very nice job without spending a ton of money. Cabin seems much more comfortable and serene. Well done.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 10:47 pm
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Any pics?
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Old Sep 5, 19, 12:30 am
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Would like to see pics as well. How many aircraft have been refreshed?
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Old Sep 5, 19, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
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Carpets - Replaced. Not sure if they changed the color.

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Carpets used to be a dark red.
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Old Sep 5, 19, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by peaches070 View Post
Any pics?
Sorry no pics.

Originally Posted by RS250Racer View Post
Would like to see pics as well.
Sorry I'm getting lazy in my old age.

How many aircraft have been refreshed?
Two aircraft so far according to the CA.

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Carpets used to be a dark red.
Then they've been replaced.
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Old Sep 5, 19, 11:52 am
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Link to the video of the first refurbished aircraft is below courtesy of aviationwire.jp

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Old Sep 5, 19, 1:30 pm
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That new color scheme actually looks great.
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Old Sep 6, 19, 3:01 pm
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JAL has a website with befores and afters: https://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/service/newsky/w84/
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Old Sep 9, 19, 10:09 am
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Anyone know the registration of the aircraft which have been refurbed? Flying in F LHR-HND on 26 Sept - would be nice if in the refreshed cabin.

The link above does not reference First getting any treatment?
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I'm guessing it's the JL41/42 running JA837J and JA840J.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by lokisnake View Post
I'm guessing it's the JL41/42 running JA837J and JA840J.
Those are 787s
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
Those are 787s
Yeah, not so many F seats on JL41/42.
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Oof yeah, not sure how missed that.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 7:51 pm
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Slight redemption arc: I think the first one that got the refurb is JA738J
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Had JA738J on JL44 (LHR-HND) yesterday (11. Sep). As infrequent traveller I'm not sure if i would have noticed the difference in the first cabin. Only the dark color inside the toilet was an unusual choice that I immedialy noticed. Considering it's been only around for a month the amount of scratched/blemishes on the surface was a bit of a surprise to me (plus what seems like a blue ballpen gone wild).
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