BKK-AKL moves to 77W from 01 Sep 17

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Old Jul 22, 17, 10:02 pm
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Hopefully sometime in the next few months Thai's 772ER will be refurbished with lie-flat J seats. I believe this has been approved by the board, along with refurbishment of three A330.
such Things take a good while...
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Old Jul 22, 17, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
such Things take a good while...
Sadly, I agree. I hold a faint hope of the 359/77W running BKK-AKL-BKK over the Dec/Jan period given that sleep is my priority for the sector BKK-AKL (Dep 1845, Arr 1045).

But 12 hours in Y is a long time, I am unlikely to to go in Y since I seem to get an adequate sleep even on the angled/flat seats in 'lazy-boy-recliner' mode. Luckily I am a 'back-sleeper'... The 772ER seats are actually quite spacious compared to the 359/77W - just not truly flat.
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Old Jul 22, 17, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
The 772ER seats are actually quite spacious compared to the 359/77W - just not truly flat.
in Y?
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Old Jul 23, 17, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
in Y?
In J! I should have been clearer:

The 772ER J seats are actually quite spacious compared to the 359/77W - just not truly flat.
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you are the first I know of who prefer the angle flat J seats over the full flat...
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Old Jul 23, 17, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
you are the first I know of who prefer the angle flat J seats over the full flat...
I never said that! - please re-read my comments.

But in short; lie flat J is preferred for overnight flights, angled J for days flights is accpetable and provides a more spacious environment, and either J seat is better than Y.

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Thai-Kiwi A check on EF shows the 359 operating BKK-AKL from 26 Mar 2018. Pity as Jan 18 would have been much preferred by me...

Maybe there will be a 77W on the day I am flying
Thai-Kiwi Just to correct, in Nov it is the 777-200ER with angled lie flat biz seats returning, not the 777-300.

I am truly hoping this is just a 'placeholder' and the 359 or even 788 is scheduled from upcoming Nov/Dec
Thai-Kiwi Sadly, I agree. I hold a faint hope of the 359/77W running BKK-AKL-BKK over the Dec/Jan period given that sleep is my priority for the sector BKK-AKL (Dep 1845, Arr 1045).
Thai-Kiwi But 12 hours in Y is a long time, I am unlikely to to go in Y since I seem to get an adequate sleep even on the angled/flat seats in 'lazy-boy-recliner' mode. Luckily I am a 'back-sleeper'... The 772ER J seats are actually quite spacious compared to the 359/77W - just not truly flat.
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
I never said that! - please re-read my comments.

But in short; lie flat J is preferred for overnight flights, angled J for days flights is accpetable and provides a more spacious environment, and either J seat is better than Y.

Cheers, TK
ok sorry! now it is clear!
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My BKK-AKL-BKK flights in November just changed from 777-200ER to 787-9 with 1-2-1 seating Keep my fingers crossed that this wont change anymore...
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Old Aug 8, 17, 6:41 am
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My BKK-AKL-BKK flights in November just changed from 777-200ER to 787-9 with 1-2-1 seating Keep my fingers crossed that this wont change anymore...
Snap for my January flights (ICN)-BKK-AKL. Inwas just about to cancel and go via NRT in PE and save quite a bit if $$$$. Maybe I will now keep my options open.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 7:00 am
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screenshot THAI 787-9 Business seat map

My BKK-AKL flight has changed from777-200ER to 787-9:

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Old Aug 29, 17, 1:27 pm
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Just booked business class AKL to LHR via BKK return in June/July 2018 and equipment is A350/A380 and A350/A350.
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Old Aug 29, 17, 1:31 pm
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My November flights changed from 772 to 789 back to 772 to 77W within the last three weeks.
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Old Aug 29, 17, 9:22 pm
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My November flights changed from 772 to 789 back to 772 to 77W within the last three weeks.
I changed my Jan flights from TG J to NZ PE.

Saves me $2000 between the two of us travelling, avoids uncertainty on which type TG would use, and there is the possibilty of a gifted recongnition upgrade for HND-AKL.
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Old Aug 31, 17, 9:27 pm
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at least there is fair warning from TG
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...as-of-30aug17/
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