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2-Class 747-400s - Premium Economy Update

2-Class 747-400s - Premium Economy Update

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Old May 20, 09, 9:26 pm
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Exclamation 2-Class 747-400s - Premium Economy Update

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New configuration will be 42J/16W/356Y (currently it's 56J/356Y).

Row 23 & 24 Skybeds will be removed and replaced with the new Premium Economy seating, resulting in a reduced number of J seats and availability.

Unsure about the exact rollout date for the first 2-Class 747-400, however I imagine it will be before 06JUL.

BNE-LAX-BNE in Premium Y is ~ $3100 in Septemeber (random dates).

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Old May 20, 09, 9:41 pm
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Would there not be 16 Y+ seats in a 2x4x2 arrangement as is the 4 class 744's after reconfiguration.?
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Old May 20, 09, 10:21 pm
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Any idea on when these aircraft might be put on QF5/6?

Also, is it possible to contact Qantas and ask for a (paid) upgrade from Y to Y+?
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Old May 20, 09, 10:39 pm
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the map linked above would appear to be an interim view where the existing 2 rows of Skybeds are being sold as 14 x PE seats. When replaced with Y+ seats, I would expect it to change to 2x4x2 config making the 16W described.
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Old May 21, 09, 1:07 am
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I suspect we will also see the B744 pacific 14/66/40/187 config change with a reduced J class cabin and an increase in Y seats as stated by Alan Joyce.
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Old May 21, 09, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by QF NB View Post
ExpertFlyer Seatmap

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New configuration will be 42J/16W/356Y (currently it's 56J/356Y).

Row 23 & 24 Skybeds will be removed and replaced with the new Premium Economy seating, resulting in a reduced number of J seats and availability.

Unsure about the exact rollout date for the first 2-Class 747-400, however I imagine it will be before 06JUL.

BNE-LAX-BNE in Premium Y is ~ $3100 in Septemeber (random dates).

Cheers

Wouldn;t this be a 3 class 747 rather than 2 as referred to in the thread title?

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Old May 21, 09, 1:49 am
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Wouldn;t this be a 3 class 747 rather than 2 as referred to in the thread title?

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I believe the title referred to the 'from' config rather than the 'to' config.
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Old May 21, 09, 4:52 am
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If it is J being sold as W as it appears then technically isn't still a 2 class bird until W is fitted (if W is indeed fitted on the current 2 class birds and they are not the first to be retired and the current 4 class birds become 3 class).

Dave, while I am sure it is not your intention you can really come across as patronising in your posts. QF NB is generally a great source of information it would be a loss if he (?) and others stopped posting because they only get mauled by yourself in the process.
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Old May 21, 09, 5:03 am
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I think there is going to be an overlap when J seats are used for premium economy. I have been allocated 23F as an aisle seat on 11 July in premium economy from Melbourne to Hong Kong. F is not an aisle on a premium economy 2 4 2 configuration. Skybed for $650. Looks like a good outcome to me!

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Old May 21, 09, 7:59 pm
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I'm looking at QF93 on July 10 which shows a 4 class 744 config with rows 36-39 in a 2-4-2 config but marked as economy? All seats show as blocked apart from the seat I have been allocated as per CMT - 39B. Is this economy seating or PE? If its PE I'm pretty happy as I'm only booked in Y.
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