Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
To be completely honest all of the stuff that airbus has to say is great but currently it would seem stupid for any airline to invest so much $$. Bars, shops, places to eat.... Great or you can cram seats wall to wall (floor to floor) and get a bigger profit. I think this is like the 747 where it was all the hot stuff but if any airline wanted to make $$ off of this they won't do such things.
To me it is like the Concord, great a/c runs great, gets there quick, and only a few accidents. But it only holds 100 or so pax yet will cost them what 8 flights will earn to maintain. If this is how airbus is going to offer the 380 than I would only see these in Asian carriers and FEW to none EU carriers. NO US Carrier can afford this, they can't even get themselves whats already in production....
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5482 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Is the cockpit located on a sort of half deck between the upper deck and the main deck, as it appears in most pictures I've seen? If so, it's probably that Airbus could fit multiple cockpit doors with redundant safety features...
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Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
I remember hearing that the cockpit door would be bullet-proof, this was already before 2001. Other ideas would be to make it possible to isolate the two decks from each other, or have a bulletproof door to the crew rest area too.