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A380 Upper Deck - Not Much Of A View?  
User currently offlineAnts From New Zealand, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

I saw this photo of the upper deck of the A380 fuselage today, and I know this has been mentioned before, but the angle on those windows sure looks high.

It just seem like it won't be much of a view for anyone with window seats compared to being on the middle deck (where those with window seats should get a great view).

I know it's not a big deal, but I for one like to have a good view when taking off & coming into land.



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User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Is this much different to the upper deck of a 747?


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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4016 times:


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There isn't much in it I don't think..

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8188 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

The view from the upper deck of the 747-300 and -400 is fine. I'm sure the A380 will the same.


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Best views from the upper deck of a 747. The A380 should do just fine.

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

hmm, looking at the 380 against the 747 pics posted above--the upper deck of the 747 is not as rounded as the 380 is, so yes, the view will not be quite the same, and the angle of the 380 windows is many more degrees past 90 than the 747 upper deck.

but i dont think the angle of incidence on the 380 will really make much of a difference for people sitting up there.


User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3171 times:

How is the view from the upper deck of a 744? I have never been up there. Is it any different from the lower deck?  Wow!





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User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3094 times:

Up in the sky, it won't make much difference.

User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 3002 times:

Fuffla - I thought it was quite a bit different. When sitting at the tarmac the closest thing you could see on the ground was about 10 feet from the plane. The other thing is because of the curvature, I thought that the gap between the two window panes was quite a bit larger, maybe 2-3 inches. This made the angle a little worse. Still well worth the experience though.

Regards,
F9W



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