China Southern 330-300 config

By aussiflyer | Jan 03, 2019, 07:58 PM
Does anyone know if any of the China Southern 330-300's have just a business and economy config. Seat guru and their website don't show this config anywhere and seat assignment lets me book what looks like it could be PE for $20 a sector.
Interestingly too, their J class config shows direct isle access for every seat which also differs to their own website.
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By djtech | Jan 03, 2019, 10:06 PM
On their website, they show a 4 class configuration for their a330s including premium economy and first class. However, their so called premium economy on the a330 is more like a Economy Plus product offering. It has more pitch, better blanket and pillows with the seat and meals staying the same. So it isn't a different hard product or seat like on their 777s, that will probably explain the $20 a sector price.

China Southern's a330 business class definitely does not have direct aisle access at every seat. They are in a 2-2-2 layout with a similar seat to LATAM business class and LOT Polish. Although, first class is in a 1-2-1 layout so if you want direct aisle access at every seat, that would be the way to go.
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By aussiflyer | Jan 03, 2019, 11:03 PM
On their website, they show a 4 class configuration for their a330s including premium economy and first class. However, their so called premium economy on the a330 is more like a Economy Plus product offering. It has more pitch, better blanket and pillows with the seat and meals staying the same. So it isn't a different hard product or seat like on their 777s, that will probably explain the $20 a sector price.

China Southern's a330 business class definitely does not have direct aisle access at every seat. They are in a 2-2-2 layout with a similar seat to LATAM business class and LOT Polish. Although, first class is in a 1-2-1 layout so if you want direct aisle access at every seat, that would be the way to go.

This is how the seat map looks. My dad is also on a 330 the same day from Melbourne and his has the 2-2-2.


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By djtech | Jan 04, 2019, 07:07 PM
On their website, they show a 4 class configuration for their a330s including premium economy and first class. However, their so called premium economy on the a330 is more like a Economy Plus product offering. It has more pitch, better blanket and pillows with the seat and meals staying the same. So it isn't a different hard product or seat like on their 777s, that will probably explain the $20 a sector price.

China Southern's a330 business class definitely does not have direct aisle access at every seat. They are in a 2-2-2 layout with a similar seat to LATAM business class and LOT Polish. Although, first class is in a 1-2-1 layout so if you want direct aisle access at every seat, that would be the way to go.

This is how the seat map looks. My dad is also on a 330 the same day from Melbourne and his has the 2-2-2.


Couldn't see your seat map photo but on SeatGuru there are 2 types of config present including a 3 class config with business, premium and economy and a 4 class config.

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By kimshep | Jan 05, 2019, 03:41 AM

@aussiflyer - Best to check on China Southern's actual webpage. This can be found at http://www.csair.com/au/en/tourguide/flight_service/cabin_layout/kongke/index.shtml where, depending n routes, there are actually four (4) configurations of A330 frames:


A330-300 - Two intercontinental configurations -

- 8 frames - 284 seats : 4 F, 24 J, 48 W, 208 Y - Layout A (4 class), or

275 seats : 30 J, 48 W, 197 Y - Layout B (3 class) same as A33A format

- Regional international formats -
A33A - 6 frames - 275 seats : 30 J, 48 W, 197 Y

A33B - 8 frames - 259 seats : 30 J, 42 W, 187 Y

A33G - 4 frames - 278 seats : 12 J, 24 W, 242 Y

Note : the above does not include the A330-200's of which there are 2 configurations (4 class & 3 class).


Illustrated seating charts are available for each of the above configurations. From my own previous experience it is best, once your booking has been made, to directly request actual seat locations by contacting CZ by phone - since all 4 of these configurations have been cycled through Australian ports according to port / demand / seasonal variations. As @djtech states, J class is 2-2-2 layout .. with the centre pair only offering direct aisle access.

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