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  #1592329 14-Jul-2016 09:13
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Geektastic:

 

"Air NZ program director Kerry Reeves said the primary reason the new seats had been chosen rather than the Spaceseat was the routes being flown by the Dreamliner.

 

"This aircraft is replacing 767s on [trans-Tasman] and Asian flying," he said. "And premium economy is either a product that we don't sell on short haul or in the Asian market, it is a very emerging product. That market doesn't value the Spaceseat space and experience you get. So therefore we thought we needed to develop something more appropriate to that market."

 

But he also added the Spaceseat appeared to have been "ahead of its time" and many passengers had been confused about how to use it properly. He said an in-flight video would be introduced in addition to a card already in place."

 

 

 

More like we could not get enough in the cabin/there was not enough blue sky between Spaceseat and Business.

 

If their passengers were "confused about how to use it properly" then they need to stop selling tickets to idiots. It's a seat, not the cockpit of an F22!

 

 

The Spaceseat was originally designed for the Dreamliner, but due to the delays ended up on the 77W first.

 

Many people find the Spaceseat is difficult to operate as you have to use your bodyweight to move forward and back while holding the lever.




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  #1592341 14-Jul-2016 10:11
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sbiddle:

 

Geektastic:

 

"Air NZ program director Kerry Reeves said the primary reason the new seats had been chosen rather than the Spaceseat was the routes being flown by the Dreamliner.

 

"This aircraft is replacing 767s on [trans-Tasman] and Asian flying," he said. "And premium economy is either a product that we don't sell on short haul or in the Asian market, it is a very emerging product. That market doesn't value the Spaceseat space and experience you get. So therefore we thought we needed to develop something more appropriate to that market."

 

But he also added the Spaceseat appeared to have been "ahead of its time" and many passengers had been confused about how to use it properly. He said an in-flight video would be introduced in addition to a card already in place."

 

 

 

More like we could not get enough in the cabin/there was not enough blue sky between Spaceseat and Business.

 

If their passengers were "confused about how to use it properly" then they need to stop selling tickets to idiots. It's a seat, not the cockpit of an F22!

 

 

The Spaceseat was originally designed for the Dreamliner, but due to the delays ended up on the 77W first.

 

Many people find the Spaceseat is difficult to operate as you have to use your bodyweight to move forward and back while holding the lever.

 

 

 

 

Don't you do that with every airline seat other than motorised Business Class ones?






 
 
 
 




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  #1592342 14-Jul-2016 10:13
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Geektastic:

 

As a slight aside, I looked at some video of the Space Seat cabins (nice) and the new PE cabins on the Dreamliner. 

 

 

 

You'd expect the new ones to be better than the old ones, wouldn't you? 

 

 

Whether they're better depends entirely on your view. Many people don't like the Spaceseat, and that's part of the reason why they're being scrapped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odd. Everyone I have ever spoken to loved flying on them and all the reviews on the Dreamliner ones I could find were rather less than complimentary.






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