New WBC seat in A330-200 & 300

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Current status of KL's new WBC cabin refurbishment:

A330-300 fleet ( 5 of 5 confirmed)
PH-AKA done
PH-AKB done
PH-AKD done
PH-AKE done
PH-AKF done

A330-200 fleet ( 8 of 8 confirmed )
PH-AOA done
PH-AOB done
PH-AOC done
PH-AOD done
PH-AOE done
PH-AOF done
PH-AOM done
PH-AON done


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Old Nov 23, 18, 8:36 am
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KLM has confirmed to InsideFlyer the PH-AKD is indeed the last A330-300 to be retrofitted and all flying A333's have the full-flat WBC. https://insideflyer.nl/klm-a330-300-...st-nieuwe-wbc/
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Old Nov 25, 18, 3:11 pm
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As I have an A330-300 flight AMS-MIA on Tues, this announcement is not a moment too soon.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:52 pm
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PH-AKD is scheduled for KL539 today, so it should be retrofitted! Only 2 to go...
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Old Dec 6, 18, 4:24 am
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What I am wondering is, why did they choose for at 2-2-2 configuration rather than a 1-2-1 like in the 789's?

QR is retrofitting their A330's with a 2-2-2 to a 1-2-1, and KLM is installing their old product. Awkward.

Also, why not retrofit Y because the IFE system is really outdated, so it looks the same or similar to their 772's, 77W's and 789's?

I don't understand the logic
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Old Dec 6, 18, 5:11 am
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I flew on a retrofitted A330-200 last month and the economy was also retrofitted to match the B777. Don’t recall which aircraft registration it was though.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:40 am
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They are retrofitting the Y cabin of the A330-200 only, the Y on the A330-300 remains the same.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 6:48 am
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They are retrofitting the Y cabin of the A330-200 only, the Y on the A330-300 remains the same.
Why is that?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by BobTL View Post

Why is that?
Because the A330-300 are more recent (delivered between 2012 and 2014) and it seems that they've judged that the Y seats aren't at the end of their life cycle compared the A330-200 which were mostly delivered in 2005/2006.
Although 2 A330-200 (AOM/AON) were delivered later (in 2010 and 2013) so I dunno what will happen to them.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:30 am
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12-13 years old is not the end of their life cycle ? KLM retrofitted B744’s when they were older than 13 years so that can not be an argument ?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by BobTL View Post
What I am wondering is, why did they choose for at 2-2-2 configuration rather than a 1-2-1 like in the 789's?

QR is retrofitting their A330's with a 2-2-2 to a 1-2-1, and KLM is installing their old product. Awkward.
I don't understand the logic
Maybe because the 1-2-1 seat in the current 787-9 isn't that great and seems to have a lot of malfunctions in my experience. (There must be a reason they're switching to JAMCO in the 787-10 I suppose?)
I personally prefer the 2-2-2 Diamond seats over the current 787-9 ones.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:56 am
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Maybe because the 1-2-1 seat in the current 787-9 isn't that great and seems to have a lot of malfunctions in my experience. (There must be a reason they're switching to JAMCO in the 787-10 I suppose?)
I personally prefer the 2-2-2 Diamond seats over the current 787-9 ones.
Yes that might be but why wouldn’t they install the JAMCO seats in the A330’s?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 11:35 am
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Yes that might be but why wouldn’t they install the JAMCO seats in the A330’s?
This retrofit was started long before they got involved with the JAMCO seats. I guess their planning and contracting requires stability, you can't just change your mind every time something new comes along (which in any case would have resulted in a mixed seat A330 fleet as some were already completed).
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Old Dec 6, 18, 1:13 pm
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AF is also starting the retrofit of the A332 with 2-2-2 in J. The economics of the plane guided this choice. So I suppose it is the same for KL.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 1:43 am
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PH-AOE seems to have stopped flying two days ago, leaving only PH-AOF flying with the old seats.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by ThePlaneThePlane View Post
PH-AOE seems to have stopped flying two days ago, leaving only PH-AOF flying with the old seats.
The following article confirms this and mentions that PH-AOF will be retrofitted in January: https://www.upinthesky.nl/2018/12/06/klm-bouwt-laatste-a330-300-om/
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