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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8219 times:

Anyone out there know which airlines have coach seating on the upper decks of their 747s?

Just curious.

If this has been asked before, excuse me, and please give me a link to the appropriate thread, as my search function isn't working for some reason.

Cheers,
VS346


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8197 times:

TWA, for a short time, had a coach section in the upper deck of its 747SP fleet.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8183 times:

What about Peoples Express?


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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5828 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8175 times:

JAL has economy seating on the upper deck on their B743 aircraft.

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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8117 times:

Well, this post covers more older airlines: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1239764, and even then, some information is incorrect, such as VS having Economy seating.

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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8108 times:

Does AC still have economy on the upper deck of their 744's? Or have they changed that now?

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8107 times:

BA used to have it on their 747s to the caribbean. But with the change to 777s that's no longer the case.

User currently offlineGlorydaysSR From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8106 times:

SR used to have economy on the upper deck on their 747-300s back in the 80s. I don't know if when they updated the a/c if they changed that but I remember as a kid riding up there.

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8102 times:

Iran Air does.

have a look at the trip report by AirDolomiti about Iran Air 747SP CGN-CGN for a look at the picture he took.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8012 times:

Corsair probably has Monkey Class on the upper deck Big grin


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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7937 times:

I also remember flying Swissair 747-300s with 69 coach seats in the upper deck. I don't know if that changed in later years.


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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2980 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7925 times:

Y-class in a short upper-deck 747 must have been like sitting in a cage.
Yuck!

JL's & NH's 744Ds have 3-3 economy seating in the upper deck. There are even two or three seat at the top of the staircase. Once I sat in one of those seats. There is a closet right in front and the aforementioned stair leading down. Good news is lots of leg room!

Some of JL's 743s on int'l high-density configs have economy in upper deck too. Don't know exact aircraft numbers but at least JA8186 & JA8187 because they are Jalways aircraft.


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2000 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7924 times:

Ansett Australia used to have economy class on the upper deck (Both B743 and B744). I think Ansett Australia was the first airlines to have new PTVs for economy class on the B744 upper deck. Sadly, Ansett Australia has gone loong time ago!!


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

QF did...I rode on a 742 Combi on 12/18/87, LAX-HNL upstairs...first time ever flying in the upper deck. It was pretty spacious and comfortable, I thought...nice not having hordes of people all around you like on the main deck.

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7854 times:

So for airlines that do use the upper deck for economy seating, are upper tier elites usually given priority to these seats?


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User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

Last I checked, Air Pacific has upper deck Y


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7756 times:

Starlionblue,

The Upper Deck of Corsair's B743 is devided into two classes : "Grand Large" at the front (25 seats) and "Economy" at the rear. The main deck is all "Y" sardines class.

Air France has 60 Y seats at the upper of its 4 B743 serving PTP & FDF.
The 4 remaining B742 have 27 "Y" seats at the Upper Deck also.



User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2475 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7730 times:


Hi, came across this picture:


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Q: You can clearly see the overhead projector/beamer for the video right in the MIDDLE of the aisle! Where is the screen?? It can't be hanging in the aisle (no one will get to the lav.), can it??

@FLYSSC: so how many seats in total are in the upper deck of Corsair??


User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 723 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7711 times:


a few years back (11 to be precise) I took a QF 747SP from SYD to BNE and was in the upper deck - that was economy.

It was considered the best econ seating on that particular plane - a friend who was a senior manager at QF moved me to sit there from bog standard seats downstairs. He said they were the best econ seats, though I was more excited about being on a SP than the seats!


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7594 times:

Q: You can clearly see the overhead projector/beamer for the video right in the MIDDLE of the aisle! Where is the screen?? It can't be hanging in the aisle (no one will get to the lav.), can it??

It's probably hanging behind the cockpit door.



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User currently offlineIDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7581 times:

All Nippon Airways has economy class seats in the upper deck of its 747-481Ds, while normal 747-481s have normal configuration with business class both upstairs and in the nose section.

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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7580 times:
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South African Airways have Y-class on the UD.


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7522 times:

Q: You can clearly see the overhead projector/beamer for the video right in the MIDDLE of the aisle! Where is the screen?? It can't be hanging in the aisle (no one will get to the lav.), can it??

It's probably hanging behind the cockpit door.


The screen hangs down from just before the entrance to the walkway leading to the toilets and cockpit. And yes, passengers would have to duck beneath the screens to access the toilets.



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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7459 times:

SAA does indeed have Y class on the upper deck (which I am booked on in October Big grin). The Y class SAA seating on the upper deck actually offers two inches extra legroom (33" as opposed to 31" on the main deck) and it is no more expensive then any other part of economy.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8469 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7325 times:
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SAA's upper deck economy are the best Y seats in the airline, extra pitch, small cabin and good service, the aisle seats are the best of all!


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25 Jamotcx : Air Atlanta does on TF-ARG, and the two on loan to Travel City do. Altho they are sold as a premium ecoomy product, but are far from premium economy s
26 THY747 : I flew coach on the upperdeck of a Swissair 747 in 1991 from ZRH-JFK. Wow 13 years already.
27 GlorydaysSR : Im glad to hear others remember the SR upper deck- Citation even knows the amount of seats that were up there- lol. Awesome. I remember they were that
28 Post contains links and images Airzim : Thai has Econ on the Upper Deck of their 744's and 743's. Oh sorry that is what they call their poor excuse for Business Class. View Large View Medium
29 PIA747SV747 : PIA and SV on some of there 747's
30 SunbrellaPat : Yep, JAL packs 'em in. I mean, what is it on some of their SR's - 550 people?!?
31 Havik747 : SAA has Y class (upper deck) on the following aircraft: B743 - ZS-SAC, SAJ, SAT, SAU B744 - ZS-SAV, SAW, SAX, SAY, SAK, SAZ, SBK, SBS
32 ZK-NBT : SAA no longer operates 743's. Air Pacific have Y class on the upper deck of their 744's! QF did I believe on their 742's and 74L's atleast in the latt
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