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Boeing's Bunk Beds For All  
User currently offlineKurt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 430 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

This looks like an interesting idea. From "The Australian":

US plane-maker Boeing is striking a blow for the common air traveller with a novel proposal to introduce beds for economy-class passengers.

The aerospace giant is talking to airlines about a new version of its successful jumbo jet and a proposal for the installation of bunks in empty space above the passenger cabins.

The company's "sky suites" would offer up to 14 first-class, 24 business-class or 40 economy-class sleeping berths in the overhead space.

Full article here:

Boeing finds room to go flat-out

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

This is an interesting idea...and would make it that much more competitive with the A380 I suppose. But airlines might try to sell just the berths, which could become a problem...

User currently offlineKtliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

I remember Boeing proposed the same thing for their first version of the 747 advanced. Nothing new here.

I think the timing of the article is more important that the content. It has all to do with distracting the public from news about the A380.

User currently offlineConcentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

The original TU-104 had bunk beds instead of seats: 4 in the suite (kinda like on the train's sleeper cabin: 2 upper & 2 lower). Might be wrong, but I do recall seeing a picture somewhere and my father, who flew in one, telling me.

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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3831 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Can you say Boeing 377?

Why would First and Business need beds? The majority of seats if they don't already, will soon be flat beds..

I did once wonder why Y class seating wasn't replaced with Japanese style booths stacked floor to ceiling.....a lot of wasted air space in Y cabin.

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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Would these beds have seat belts or other restraints? Otherwise it would seem that it could potentially increase airline and manufacturer liability if a passenger gets injured during turbulance.

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User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4494 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Interesting but I agree with ktliem@yvr. It's the timing, not the substance, that is important here.

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