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MAB Orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10 with Lie-Flat Business Class Seats


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#1 RaymondT

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:26 AM

https://twitter.com/...516631756476416

And these will have 16 lie flat seats in J.



#2 David.W

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

same biz class as A330? 



#3 Chris Tan

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:54 AM

same biz class as A330? 

Doubt so, as the seats take up too much real estate. It might be the same product as what AA and QR have on some of their narrowbody planes (2-2 lie flat)

Edited by Chris Tan, 22 June 2017 - 11:55 AM.


#4 David.W

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

Doubt so, as the seats take up too much real estate. It might be the same product as what AA and QR have on some of their narrowbody planes (2-2 lie flat)

then it could be this

 

Qatar-Airways-A320-First-Class-1.jpg



#5 Yang Zulhilmi

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

same biz class as A330? 


I'm hoping for something like Jetblue Mint.more suitable for longer range MAX 10.

#6 Chris Tan

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:18 PM

I'm hoping for something like Jetblue Mint.more suitable for longer range MAX 10.

If MH can command super premium yields like JFK-LAX then sure, it'll work.

#7 RaymondT

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:18 PM

I'm hoping for something like Jetblue Mint.more suitable for longer range MAX 10.

 

Could actually be the case. At 16 seats, the mats works out.

2-2
1-1
2-2
1-1
2-2

 

 

Bellew cites @jetblue as example of premium midhaul narrowbody that @MAS is hoping to emulate with #737MAX10. #PAS17

https://twitter.com/...516848958500866


Edited by RaymondT, 22 June 2017 - 01:20 PM.


#8 Mr.Bandit

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:12 AM

He's comparing with Qatar and Jetblue which are using A320/321 for that kind of product. Smaller cabin width on B737 around 0.2m difference shouldn't make aisle tight, huh? Overall, it was a step up for narrowbody J class. Hoping for MAB to offer better legroom at least 32' seat pitch in economy class

Edited by Mr.Bandit, 23 June 2017 - 06:12 AM.


#9 Mushrif A

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:32 AM

Or look at Aer Lingus 757. Uses Vantage seats like those on MH 330s
Or Gulfair 320s used on the longer sectors like to European cities.

#10 nrazmoor

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:32 PM

Where will they fly MAX 10?

#11 RaymondT

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

https://runwaygirlne...s-seat-for-737/

 

MAS CEO: Thompson developing new direct aisle access seat for 737



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:21 AM

https://runwaygirlne...s-seat-for-737/

 

MAS CEO: Thompson developing new direct aisle access seat for 737

Direct aisle access?



#13 Josh T

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:26 AM

Seriously though, direct aisle access for flatbeds on a 737 that won't be flying more than 6 hours is a little over the top.

#14 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:24 AM

Seriously though, direct aisle access for flatbeds on a 737 that won't be flying more than 6 hours is a little over the top.

 

Maybe that is needed for the 5-star skytrax ranking?  :nea:



#15 RaymondT

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

Yeah, considering that their A330 does not have 100% direct aisle access either!



#16 flee

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

Seriously though, direct aisle access for flatbeds on a 737 that won't be flying more than 6 hours is a little over the top.

Yes, it would be way too luxurious for a B737.

 

Besides, MH intends to use B737s on the thinner routes that will not support wide body flights. I am not sure if these thin routes will have a lot of premium pax. 



#17 Roy Chin

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:22 AM

Yeah, considering that their A330 does not have 100% direct aisle access either!

 

a narrow body product that is much more premium than the wide body product  :rofl:



#18 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

Yes, it would be way too luxurious for a B737.
 
Besides, MH intends to use B737s on the thinner routes that will not support wide body flights. I am not sure if these thin routes will have a lot of premium pax. 


According to the article the MAX 10 will be used on premium regional routes so it does make sense to have a more well equipped J.

#19 Craig

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

I am confused - what are your expectations?

 

Current 333 with ~90% with direct aisle access - not premium/revolutionary enough and should have direct aisle access for all J pax and it's not good enough compared to SQ

Future 737-Max10  with 100% direct aisle access - too revolutionary/over the top and who is going to fly MH on regional routes?

Fares too expensive - can't compete with AK/OD

Fares too cheap - can't compete with SQ service


Edited by Craig, 13 July 2017 - 12:17 PM.


#20 KK Lee

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:38 PM

I am confused - what are your expectations?
 
Current 333 with ~90% with direct aisle access - not premium/revolutionary enough and should have direct aisle access for all J pax and it's not good enough compared to SQ
Future 737-Max10  with 100% direct aisle access - too revolutionary/over the top and who is going to fly MH on regional routes?
Fares too expensive - can't compete with AK/OD
Fares too cheap - can't compete with SQ service

Mh has a history of promise "beyond expectations" but deliver well below expectations. Until it happen, should take with a pinch of salt.

Edited by KK Lee, 13 July 2017 - 12:39 PM.





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