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ALL QF's 330's to get lay flight Business seating - Including Domestic

ALL QF's 330's to get lay flight Business seating - Including Domestic

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Old Feb 14, 17, 1:16 pm
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I flew back from SIN this week on an EK A388 after my QF A333 flight was delayed over twelve hours.

Chalk and cheese, I'd do EK A388 metal any time over any QF, cost permitting.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 1:37 pm
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The QF SIN-SYD A332 flights have recently appeared on one particular OLTA site when searching for the cheapest Biz class Europe-SYD flights (eg AMS-ZRH-SIN-SYD). So QF might be pricing the sector to reflect the quality.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 7:37 pm
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SIN-MEL on this coming Sunday night still showing as 1-2-1
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Old Feb 15, 17, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by bhoyinoz View Post
In another FT thread there appears to be speculation that two A330-200s may not be refurbished for some time and left on the SYD-HNL run with Skybeds...

Can anyone deny / confirm ?

My booking in Feb still showing older cabin.
As of January 25th HNL is now being operated by the A330-300 which will have the new J class cabin interior. This is due to the A330-200 being deployed to PEK.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by matthewth View Post
I booked on QF5 from SYD-SIN in J for this May... and now it is showing the 2-2-2. Are they moving the old configuration to this route
It fits in nicely with QF127/128 flights, so it appears on some, not all, days that the old 332s are being rotated thru SIN.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 3:28 pm
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I flew on a converted A332 yesterday in J . ( only SYD-MEL) and I was impressed. Nice finish and everything where it is needed. I would like to try it out on a night flight sometime. I'm a regular in the J cabin on the EK A380 and the QF A332 is a big improvement. Hope they refit the QF A380s soon. Well done QF.
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Old Feb 18, 17, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
It fits in nicely with QF127/128 flights, so it appears on some, not all, days that the old 332s are being rotated thru SIN.
Thanks moa999, I called Qantas and they told me that it was likely my original plan had an engine problem, had no idea that they could predict these things 3 months out! They weren't the most helpful, looks like I need to find another route
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Haven't seen one of these configurations in a while (international flight).
Thought all birds had been refurbished?
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Either VH-EBG or EBL, the two remaining of the initial international 332 fleet.

Typically used on the SYD-PEK run as the only 332 with crew rests, but also can fit in QF5/6 SYD-SIN in between PEK flights,

But do occasionally end up elsewhere when a 333 goes to Beijing.

Been reported that they will now get refurbed alongside the additionally refurb to sooner of the 332s
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Originally Posted by moa999 View Post
Either VH-EBG or EBL, the two remaining of the initial international 332 fleet.

Typically used on the SYD-PEK run as the only 332 with crew rests, but also can fit in QF5/6 SYD-SIN in between PEK flights,

But do occasionally end up elsewhere when a 333 goes to Beijing.

Been reported that they will now get refurbed alongside the additionally refurb to sooner of the 332s
The refurb of a group of the 332's was reportedly going to commence this month; has anyone seen/heard any news concerning this?
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Was VH-EBG. Reminds you how nice the refurb is.
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Originally Posted by whughes3 View Post
The refurb of a group of the 332's was reportedly going to commence this month; has anyone seen/heard any news concerning this?
VH-EBN landed in BNE this morning as QF6013 havig just been repainted into the new livery in SIN.

If I was a betting man I'd say it will be the first one refurbed. (Albeit not in the 6th newest 332s)

Assume this was the reference to the May start date
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-revamps-airbus-a330s-with-an-extra-business-class-loo

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Actually, I would have thought EBG/L will have to wait until at least a few of the others have been done? The reason they are still in their present state is that that are required for some longer-haul Asian routes, and QF cannot afford for either of them to be unavailable for 3-4 weeks until there are suitable substitutes.
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Woops. Post edited. Was EBN that was repainted -
agree they need at least two 332s for the PEK route before they can refurb G/L.

However EBN back into service today.

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Old May 22, 18, 5:01 pm
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EBL has annoyingly been going to HKG these last few days. I got caught out.
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