Old Aug 11, 2017, 11:04 am
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Ethiopian Long-Haul Aircraft with Flat Bed Seats
(UPDATED 05NOV23)

TOTAL : 59 aircraft - 49 with fully flat beds, 10 with 160-angled flat

At least 50+ aircraft with WiFi. WiFi has now been installed on almost all 787s in addition to the 777/350 fleet.

Boeing 777-200LRs
(Total 6 - with WiFi)

ET-ANN - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANO - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANP - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANQ - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ANR - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-AQL - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite

Boeing 777-300ERs
(Total 4 - with WiFi)

ET-APX - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-APY - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ASK - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite
ET-ASL - Yes - Zodiac Aura Lite

Boeing 787-8s
(Total 19 - most - if not all - now fitted with WiFi)

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ET-AOO - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOP - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOQ - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOR - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOS - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOT - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOU - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-AOV - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ARE - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ARF - No - Zodiac Aura Lite (angled)
ET-ASG - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ASH - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ASI - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATG - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATH - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATI - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATJ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATK - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATL - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel

NOTE : All B787-8 flights are loaded with the flat bed seatmap until between 48-72 hours prior to the flight. Check back within 48 hours when the actual aircraft is allocated and the seatmap may change. If row 11 shows seats ABC-DEF-JKL, then you have the old configuration. If it shows only seats JKL for row 11, then it is the new configuration.

Boeing 787-9s
(Total 10 - all equipped with WiFi)

ET-AUO - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUP - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUQ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUR - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXK - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXL - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AXS - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AYD - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)
ET-AXT - Yes - Collins Aerospace Super Diamond (Reverse Herringbone)

Airbus 350-900s
(Total 20 - all equipped with Wifi)

ET-ATQ - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATR - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-ATY - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUA - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUB - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AUC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVB - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVC - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVD - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AVE - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWM - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWN - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWO - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AWP - Yes - Collins Aerospace Diamond Parallel
ET-AYA - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYB - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYM - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AYN - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AZI - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)
ET-AZN - Yes - Safran Optima (New config)








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Old Apr 7, 2017, 6:03 am
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ET claims that all 787s are now fitted with flat seats, although this is obviously not the case as per passenger reports. As far as I am aware, there is no ongoing program to change the seats on those aircraft which are not already configured since ET's official line is that this work is already done.

ET-ASG/H/I/TH/J/K/L are definitely fitted with the new seats however and ET-ATI will also have those when delivered shortly. So there will be at least 8 787s with the new seats. All 10 777s (-200LRs and -300ERs) and the 3 A350s (soon 4) also have flat seats, but none of the 5 active 767-300ERs do.

Therefore, of the 36 aircraft in the long-haul fleet, at least 22 definitely have flat bed seats.
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Old May 7, 2017, 2:11 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B
Allegedly the retro-fit of the flat beds has now been completed on all 15 aircraft.

I flew on ET-ATL this morning and she had flat beds, but the new generation B/E seats with the slight offset (same as on the A350s).

Keep in mind that ET-ASG/ASH/ASI/ATK/ATL have a different LOPA to the others with the galley, etc... locations as well. Notably in Economy Class, the extra legroom seats are 11JKL/13ABC/15DFH (rather than row 11 on the original config) and then row 30 for the exit row (rather than row 29 on the original config).

I flew ET-ASG last week, and ET-AOS today. ASG had flat beds and center overhead bins, AOS had angled beds and no center overhead bins. Angled beds have more space for your feet - and a divider between seats. Flat beds have cramped foot space and no divider.
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Old Jul 14, 2017, 11:50 am
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Can somebody confirm that by now all 788's have lie flat seats?

I have a long itinerary from South America to Asia on ET and wanted to confirm I'll have lie flats.

Thanks.
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Old Jul 16, 2017, 2:19 am
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Originally Posted by ckn2
Can somebody confirm that by now all 788's have lie flat seats?
They don't, although ET officially claims they do.
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Old Aug 11, 2017, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B
none of the 5 active 767-300ERs do.
The first of the 767-300ERs (ET-ALP) has now been reconfigured with flat beds.

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Old Nov 4, 2017, 9:27 pm
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Just flew OSL-ARN-ADD on ET-AOO, and definitely not flatbed. They're OK, a bit of a challenge if you're tall.
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Old Nov 8, 2017, 2:17 am
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Flew ET-ARE today (unfortunately), but slept much better than on AOO. Not sure if that was just my mood, but I found the slanted-flat rather comfortable on this flight, though it helped that I didn't have a seat mate (it always does).
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Old Dec 6, 2017, 3:15 am
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The flat beds are now available on 31/42 long haul aircraft in the fleet (as of December 2017).

The outliers are the original 10 787-800s (which have the 160-angled seats) and a single 767 which has the old recliners and should be due for refurbishment next.
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Old Dec 19, 2017, 4:40 am
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I flew on ET-ALO yesterday and it does not have flat beds, rather very knackered old recliner seats. Luckily it wasn't a long flight.
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Old Dec 19, 2017, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by imarks
I flew on ET-ALO yesterday and it does not have flat beds, rather very knackered old recliner seats. Luckily it wasn't a long flight.
Thanks. I've updated the Wikipost accordingly with that data point. ALO was supposed to have been reconfigured during her maintenance at end-November but I guess that didn't happen.
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 5:58 am
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Just a quick question for those in the know. On flights to and from EZE and ADD, is there more of a chance of having a 180 flat bed due to the flight being some 15 hours including the stop in Sao Paulo? Or do they often use their 787s that have the 160 angle beds? Thanks.

Edit: I just saw the other thread and my questions might well be answered by that. But, might those AT* planes get refigured any time soon? Thanks.

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Old Jan 8, 2018, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by hastuk
Just a quick question for those in the know. On flights to and from EZE and ADD, is there more of a chance of having a 180 flat bed due to the flight being some 15 hours including the stop in Sao Paulo? Or do they often use their 787s that have the 160 angle beds? Thanks.

Edit: I just saw the other thread and my questions might well be answered by that. But, might those AT* planes get refigured any time soon? Thanks.
The ET-AT* aircraft all have the flat beds installed since delivery, but they will not be utilised on the GRU/EZE route.

The GRU/EZE route will use the ET-AO*/AR*/AS* aircraft of which only ASG/H/I are configured with flat beds. The AO*/AR* aircraft have the 160-angled seats. Therefore the chances of getting flat beds on that route are 3/13 = 23% approx.
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Old Jan 10, 2018, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B
The ET-AT* aircraft all have the flat beds installed since delivery, but they will not be utilised on the GRU/EZE route.

The GRU/EZE route will use the ET-AO*/AR*/AS* aircraft of which only ASG/H/I are configured with flat beds. The AO*/AR* aircraft have the 160-angled seats. Therefore the chances of getting flat beds on that route are 3/13 = 23% approx.
Thanks very much for the clarification. Much appreciated.
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Old Feb 5, 2018, 3:10 pm
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The ADD-CDG route will have the 787-9 starting sometime in summer. Google flights says that it is lie-flat seat. What's the chance that it will indeed be the case ?
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The ADD-CDG route will have the 787-9 starting sometime in summer. Google flights says that it is lie-flat seat. What's the chance that it will indeed be the case ?
The chance that the 787-9 will have the flat beds is 100% as that is the only seat installed on those frames.

The chance that the 787-9 will actually operate the flight on a given day is substantially less than 100% however as ET is well known for aircraft substitutions within the 777/787 fleets at short notice.
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