FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 00:18:53 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2151 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...
Ktliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 00:23:47 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2126 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.
Concentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 00:28:08 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
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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Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 00:32:37 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2071 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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Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 00:33:02 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2072 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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RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4462 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted
Thu Apr 21 2005 01:09:58 UTC (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
Interesting but I agree with ktliem@yvr. It's the timing, not the substance, that is important here.
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