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Old Sep 5, 17, 4:25 am #256
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Did they at least block the middle seat in that "Business" cabin?!
no clue....i was the only passenger in the 'business' cabin....
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Old Sep 6, 17, 2:41 am #257

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no clue....i was the only passenger in the 'business' cabin....
Saw this on the A321 on my GOI-BOM flight on Monday night as well. The blue "biz" seats looked like they were newly refitted. Another cost saving measure?
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Old Sep 6, 17, 3:16 am #258
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Saw this on the A321 on my GOI-BOM flight on Monday night as well. The blue "biz" seats looked like they were newly refitted. Another cost saving measure?
hope this doesn't become the norm....in my opinion its a poor move on ai's part....
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Old Sep 6, 17, 5:44 am #259
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Looks like they are now offering C 'service' in the A320 that are configured with an all-Y cabin. Earlier this year I opted for 9W instead of AI on the CCU-BOM feeder to my LH flight because the AI flight was all Y.
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Old Sep 8, 17, 1:16 am #260

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no clue....i was the only passenger in the 'business' cabin....
Was it the one in *A colors (VT-ESF) - 2 aircrafts have similar J seats - ESF/EPJ - the last ones to roll out of the old A320s stock (>20 years old)

Or was it a newer a/c?
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Old Sep 8, 17, 2:01 am #261
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Was it the one in *A colors (VT-ESF) - 2 aircrafts have similar J seats - ESF/EPJ - the last ones to roll out of the old A320s stock (>20 years old)

Or was it a newer a/c?
it was definitely one of the older aircrafts....i'm taking the same flight again next week so i'll check....
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Old Oct 30, 17, 4:48 am #262
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Based on my two recent flights, it looks like AI is increasing the number of flights that have European-style business class rather than true business class. I experienced the following two aircraft configurations, neither of which are on SeatGuru (although the first one matches the SeatGuru economy-only A320 configuration).

AI417 DEL-IXR
-32A on ExpertFlyer, seatmap showed 3 rows business/row 28 is last row (same number of seats as economy-only A320 V1 on SeatGuru)
-onboard product was European-style business class with non-slimline seats
-middle seats were blocked
-when we took this flight in February 2016, it had true business class seating.

AI263 DEL-TRV-MLE
-32A on ExpertFlyer, seatmap showed 3 rows business/row 30 is last row
-onboard product was European-style business class with more slimline seats (it seems that they squeezed in 2 more rows of economy into the A320 by using slimline seats)
-middle seats were blocked
-aircraft tail number was VT-EXA

Attached is a photo of the slimline seats on row 1 on VT-EXA for AI263. The seats on AI417 were the same as those posted earlier in this thread by Keyser.

Last edited by makavel; Oct 30, 17 at 8:33 am Reason: Clarification
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Old Oct 30, 17, 6:06 am #263
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VT-EXA is one of the all Y cabin aircraft, which were previously only used for all Y flights.
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BOM-SIN-BOM flights on AI

Hi there,

Just flew BOM-SIN and SIN-BOM on AI in J class. Outbound was very good
experience. The purser was genuinely interested in offering good service.
Made sure everyone was called by their name and provided real
good service.

Return crew was total garbage ! No amenity kit provided (is that normal
for a 7:30 PM departure ?), Was incorrectly explaining the menu (No
menu cards ?), Skipped many customers for hot towels including me etc. etc.
No finesse in their service..

Hard product is nice with full flat seats...Entertainment was not that
great.. Price was much better compared to SQ..

F.A.
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Old Oct 30, 17, 8:38 am #265
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VT-EXA is one of the all Y cabin aircraft, which were previously only used for all Y flights.
I figured someone would have good info like this if I provided the tail number. Thank you! I guess they're experimenting with increasing their return on the same number of seats.

The flight attendant on our DEL-TRV-MLE flight did say something about AI trying these seats "for now" but it wasn't really clear what he meant.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 8:11 am #266

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I figured someone would have good info like this if I provided the tail number. Thank you! I guess they're experimenting with increasing their return on the same number of seats.

The flight attendant on our DEL-TRV-MLE flight did say something about AI trying these seats "for now" but it wasn't really clear what he meant.
I will fly MLE-TRV-DEL in May 2018 - hopefully things change by then and we get a real business class seat for such a long flight.
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@Keyser, @makavel, your pictures and trip reports made it to Boardingarea.com. See here: http://livefromalounge.boardingarea....386.1503505595
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@Keyser, @makavel, your pictures and trip reports made it to Boardingarea.com. See here: http://livefromalounge.boardingarea....386.1503505595
Thanks for the heads-up, jasdou!
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@Keyser, @makavel, your pictures and trip reports made it to Boardingarea.com. See here: http://livefromalounge.boardingarea....386.1503505595
DEL-MCT is on the list too. That doesn't seem very competitive.
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@Keyser, @makavel, your pictures and trip reports made it to Boardingarea.com. See here: http://livefromalounge.boardingarea....386.1503505595
with attribution, no less
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