Fiji airways biz class seats

Nov 16th, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Fiji airways biz class seats

I am getting good prices on this airline for ORD-SYD and am wondering if the biz class seats fully recline. I am not fussy about IFE but do care if we can lay flat and of course want good service and food. Any comments?
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I posted this in the airline forum too BTW.
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Nov 17th, 2013, 01:30 AM
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It's a tiny airline, newly renamed, broken its ties with QANTAS, and serving a 'rogue' country - butbr />
Here's a recent Skytrax review:

The business class cabin on the almost brand-new A330 was very attractive, in an ivory/white layout, and with modern type ‘cocoon’ seats that would extend to a flat but sloped semi-bed. The problem with sloped rather than true horizontal seat/beds is that you tend to slip down the slope during any attempt at sleeping, and regularly have to uncomfortably push yourself back up again.

Lovely big 15.4″ video monitors were handicapped by inexplicably not having the moving map flight detail display working (perhaps such accurate/exact things are anathema to the fullest expression of ‘Fiji time’), and the movie selection was limited to only 12 titles, including ‘popular Hindi favorites’ – a nod to the 37.5% of the Fijian population of Indian descent, further restricting the number of movies of potential interest to me. (From the mid 1940s until the late 1990s, there were more Indians than native Fijians in the country, but after the country’s series of coups, designed to give more favorable treatment to native Fijians and less favorable treatment to others and in particular to the industrious Indians who ended up controlling much of the country’s commerce, many Indians have left Fiji, while the population of native Fijians – and other Pacific islanders – has increased at a prodigious rate).

The flight to Nadi was uneventful, and the business class cabin only about half-full, although coach class seemed much more filled with passengers. It was interesting to note (and tiresome) that the slightest hint of imperceptible turbulence would see the ‘Fasten Seatbelt’ sign activated – the pilots were even more anxious about such things than American pilots, and I’d always thought US pilots to be the biggest ‘nervous nellies’ of any country in the world.

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Nov 17th, 2013, 01:42 AM
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I thought I'd better send you the url for the review I quoted - so you can read the entire review - it may help you decide better whether to fly with them or not:

http://blog.thetravelinsider.info/20...-paid-for.html

Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth. It is - in fact - now a military dictatorship. Google about a bit!!

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Nov 17th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Thanks!
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Nov 18th, 2013, 01:48 AM
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I just answered on another post you had about Fiji Airways.

Quick summary. We fly from Sydney to Nadi in business class and the service and staff have been great. My next trip is in January so not yet gone on their new A330.

The A330's have ANGLED flat beds. Makes a huge difference as they are so uncomfortable. Of course keeping in mind that ANY business class seat surely has to be better than an economy one on a decent airline.

Not sure what is meant by this statement from another poster "It's a tiny airline, newly renamed, broken its ties with QANTAS, and serving a 'rogue' country -

Qantas and Fiji Airways have a codeshare arrangement. Book with Qantas from Melbourne to Sydney and you'll be on a Fiji Airways plane. You also get to use the Qantas Business Lounge at Sydney airport.
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Nov 18th, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Fiji Airways used to be Air Pacific, I flew it a bunch when it had specials like freebie Nandi overnights en route from Honolulu to Sydney and such, and it was tied into the Qantas reservation system. Maybe not so much any more?

Fiji is the "rogue" country - not exactly a model of democracy...
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Nov 19th, 2013, 01:51 AM
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Fiji was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2006. Why all the comments now about the "rogue" country.
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