JAL to roll out new seats on long-haul 773/763 from Jan 2013

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  1. JALPak
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    Official Press Release in Japanese: http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/bw_uploads/JGN12087.pdf
    My Blog Post: http://jal-pak.blogspot.com/2012/08/jal-announce-new-seats-for-long-haul.html

    - 777-300ER rollout in Jan 2013. Launch route is NRT-LHR
    - new long-haul seats on 767-300ER to be rolled out in 2nd half of 2013
    - New config: 232 seats (8F, 49C, 40PY, 135Y). Big reduction in Executive Class capacity (current generation with NEO seats has 246 seats - 8F 77C 46PY 115Y and previous generation currently used on LHR route has 272 seats - 9F 63C 44PY 156Y)
    - F seats will have new design which will be an improvement over current JAL Suite and it comes with a bigger 23" screen
    - C seats will be truly lie-flat with aisle access in every seat. Privacy will be improved and come close to those in F. Also 23" screen
    - PY seats will have 12.1" screen and 42" pitch and a fixed back design
    - Y seats will be 2cm wider and pitch increases to 33-34"

    More details (including new catering and services) will be announced in Sep
     
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    Finally changing skyrockers!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    Wow very exciting changes except the reduction in C . Finally JAL is getting lie-flat!
     
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    English press release is now available: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201208/002217.html

    767-300ER will also get full-flat seats!!

    The Eng PR also states

    So I wonder what layout it is :p
     
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    well only long-haul ones according to Japanese press release :p
     
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    Skyrockers forever for Fumio!
     
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    I wonder how wide would the new C seats be? Like this wide? :p This might even be the new C seats designed by JPA :p

    From: http://www.jpadesign.com/

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    Well YVR is the only long haul on 767

    HNL med
    BKK med
    SIN going 787
    KUL med
    HAN med

    Etccc so I guess they are going to refit only two aircraft?
     
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    I have a feeling HNL might get it too...the part that's confusing to me is the press release says


    I don't know what they meant by every other class of travel...did they mean regional seats too or just Y on long-haul 763?
     
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    Flight global has provided more info on the new seat manufacturers. Also new Y seats on 763 will be installed from Oct 2013

    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...revamp-777-300er-and-767-300er-cabins-375557/


    Below are links to the manufacturers' websites and their *current* product offering (which might not be the one JAL picked as those could be unannounced products)



    First Class: Contour Aerospace, Venus (current JAL Suite?)
    Executive Class: B/E Aerospace, Business Class Seat (JAL Shell Flat and NEO) and they also offer something called Super First Class Seat which potentially could be modified to become a C seat (hopeful thinking :p)
    Premium Economy Class: Sicma Aero, Airgo "FX Premium"
    Economy Class: Zim Flugsitz, ECO-01
     
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    Wow packster you know everything about jals seats.
     
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    I really wish JAL's new business seats will be similar to a new one on Cathey or Delta.
    (I belive Cathey's seat is made by BE Aeros)
    I personally think those are the best layout, particually because window seats face toward windows and center seats face inward.
    [​IMG]

    While Virgin or the old Cathey one is I have to stare feet of other passengers across the aisle, instead of windows when I drink and eat.
    , [​IMG]
     
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    CX's cirus seats are made by weber and designed by JPA
     
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    Good choice on the design team, they have been involved with many of the most iconic seat designs.
     
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    yea like the JAL Suite :p

    FYI JAL has picked a F seat from B/E to be used as the new C seat
     
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    Cool, I love most of JPA's work!

    Can't wait to see the JAL new seats and cabin interior.
     
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    Things are looking up! No wonder upgrade points had to go!
     
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    Many of the new seats won't begin to appear until late 2013.....:D
     
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    That`s not long to wait!
     

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