Our review of this SkyMark Airlines A330-300 premium seat is just a little more than a day late…and the airline, several dollars short. SkyMark entered Japans version of Bankruptcy last week so while this piece may be less helpful in travel planning, it might lend an idea as to why the short haul premium-coach widebody idea didn’t work.
Seat(s): I had no experience flying in the previous generation of Lufthansa Business Class seats, but from what I’m told these are a huge improvement. In 14D that’s harder to believe after having flown in the much better bulkhead seats in row 3 on our outbound trip, but those old seats were just space-age barcalounger style loafs that don’t turn into beds. While they do appear to be better, they’re certainly not perfect…
Seat(s): They aren’t the much nicer lie-flat seats that you’ll find aboard the airline’s A380 or 777-300 but will do for a relatively quick intra-Asian flight. These angle-flat seats in …
Seat(s): Never fans of the name “slimline” we were a little anxious about sitting in what were newly-installed Economy Comfort seats aboard this Delta A330-300. It turns out we didn’t find them to be uncomfortable at all, although it could be imagined that someone “of size” might feel the mechanics of the seat a little more with the thinner (but more “advanced”) cushioning…
Aircraft: Airbus 330-300 (333) –
Seat: 5J & 1a
*Hawaii Service Note: (As of early 2012) It’ll be hard to find a Delta A330-300 flying on most (or all) flights to Hawaii. They appear to have been replaced by Boeing 757-300 and 767-300 aircraft.
*Delta has refitted this aircraft with “Economy Plus” seating and this review no longer applies. Both legroom and recline should be greatly improved but these seats now come with elite status or an additional fee. (3/6/13 ||JR)
Airline: Delta Aircraft: Airbus 330-300 (A330-300)