Scottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16320 times:
I received an e-mail the other day that had some shots of the interior of a plane. It said they were of the Sultan of Brunei's A340, but I have no way to confirm this. I figure I'd show them to y'all anyways because this is an incredible interior, plus maybe one of you can confirm that this really is the Sultan of Brunei's plane.
WorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16262 times:
That is the Sultan's A340! That's so sweet!
I have done extensive searches on the net for custom a/c interiors and this is in the top 3 for sure. There is one on that Lufthansa Technik did (747 I believe) that may top it. Not as much gold but classy.
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Quoting Joni (Reply 8): It's interesting to see, and highlights how different aesthetic tastes different cultures have.
Very true. I live in an area of Los Angeles populated by many Persian and many Russian immigrants with a good amount of money. If you aren't Persian or Russian and you are looking for a house, you can tell which houses were decorated by which nationalities. Just a different cultural aesthetic. Marble and gold are very big.
The pics also show the interior drawbacks of the A340 for personal jets. Those side walls slope dramatically compared to a 777 or 747.
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Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15072 times:
I don't think the Sultan of Brunei is "nouveau riche". Arab aesthetics puts more weight on decoration than Western people can often appreciate.
Even in Western culture you can see that e.g. Russians and Americans often prefer more decorative solutions than Europeans, and the Japanese are most minimalist. Even inside Europe, traditionally at least the Catholic nations go for more intricate and detailed decoration and we Scandinavians like to build white walls and plain wood surfaces.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14158 times:
Yes, I got this email before too, it reminds me very much of the SV Royal MD-11 jet that I have been onboard, its pretty much identical in the interior, except less pastel colors and of course an MD-11 is cooler than the A340.
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