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653 Passengers In An Emirates A380  
User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

Hi there.....

In the official EK press release at http://www.emirates.com/ekbilliondeal/EK_Press_pack.doc, the company mentions 3 A380 configurations:

533 seats, F/J/Y
653 seats, either F/Y or J/Y (going by usual EK standards).
500 seats, for non-stop services to Oz from Dubai (more luxury?)

Is the A380-800 certified for 653 seats?

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User currently offlineMit From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Dubai to SYD is no longer than LAX-SYD. Why the payload restriction?

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Perhaps it's not due to payload restrictions, but rather to increase comfort? If you are going to be in a seat for 14-15-16 hours, you ought to be seated a bit more comfortable than during a 10-hour flight.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Since when did Emirates care about your comfort and space in coach ? Unlike virtually every other airline with 9 across in coach of a 777, they cram in 10 across.

Jeremy


User currently offlineMongu From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

10 across does seem a little tight. What is the legroom like though?

I know BA have 31 or 32" and I'm sure Emirates has something more generous.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

I read a very very recent article.

Emirates said that there "will be no bars and gymnasiums" and that these "planes are designed to carry passengers" which they will do.

Maybe that's a good summary of the mentality.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Well, I don't think the A380-800 is certified for any amount of seats yet. I don't believe the evacuation tests have been done. (This is the determining factor, correct?) Can these be done on a mock-up, or do they have to wait until they have a 'real' plane?


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Emirates said that there "will be no bars and gymnasiums" and that these "planes are designed to carry passengers" which they will do.
***************

This will be the same for every carrier, bums on seats and cargo pay the bills. Gyms and Swimming pools do not. Besides, could you imagine being in the pool during turbulence when half the pool empties down the aisle putting the aircraft in a dive.... get real.

With yields what they are, people will need the 600 odd bums in order to make it pay.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

"Since when did Emirates care about your comfort and space in coach ? Unlike virtually every other airline with 9 across in coach of a 777, they cram in 10 across."

And they give you loads of legroom. At 6ft 1, I found Emirates Economy class seating to be very comfortable; the 10-abreast seating on a 777 was tight, but not obnoxiously so. And the seats are very well crafted, so they are quite comfortable.


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

I remember being quite shocked once being able to look at a EK 773 seating chart at work and seeing it was 3-4-3. I couldn't figure out if I was looking at it right, because I had never seen such a config before. That's gotta be tight.

LH423



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Its the same config in BA 777's configured for flights to the Caribbean

User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Hi all,

the maximum allowed passengers on an aircraft is calculated so that all passengers can evacuate the aircraft in 90 seconds with only half of the floor-levels (big doors with double evacuation slide) available. My guess is that Airbus allready calculated to 653 (full economy-class) seats.

Of course other airlines will install business-class and first-class seats so that the amount of passengers will drop to approx. 533 seats.

ciao,

luchtzak
www.luchtzak.be


User currently offlinePlane Holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Let's hope one will never crash. getting 653 people out of an A380 despite calculations will only become a big mess.

I'm not thrilled travelling on the titanic of the sky...

rgds. PH


User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Well no!

on the aircraft there will be at least 12 flight attendants! Almost one on each door... For commercial reasons they will uplift to approx. 17 my guess!

ciao,

luchtzak


User currently offlineTkcom From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

653 pax A380 for Hadj service? make sense!

TK

[Edited 2003-06-20 23:23:56]

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