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Interior Pictures: Sultan Of Brunei's A340?  
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15122 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.

1) One of the lounges in the plane:
http://img76.echo.cx/img76/965/lounge4ur.jpg

2) One of the desks in the plane:
http://img76.echo.cx/img76/7205/desk2wg.jpg

3) Some of the communications aboard:


4) One of the bedrooms:
http://img76.echo.cx/img76/5169/bedroom5ff.jpg

5) Another bedroom:
http://img76.echo.cx/img76/343/bedroom24uw.jpg

6) The bathroom:


7) A look down the hall:


This has to be nicer than Air Force One...  Smile

-Mic

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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15064 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.

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15063 times:

Looks like some luxury Vegas suite from 1984...

Mirrors on the bedroom ceiling??



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14994 times:

Whats with the Mirrors everywhere.
Looks great the Interiors......And the colour scheme too.
Lucky Guy.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14958 times:

eeew............tacky. reminds me of the interior of one of those huge American holiday cruise ships for retirees.

Would you like an 80's porn star with that awful gold chrome and faux wood panelled bedroom??


User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14949 times:

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 2):
Mirrors on the bedroom ceiling??

Definetly a nice thing to have over the bed... if you know what i mean  Smile


User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14940 times:

impressively tasteless!










but thrére is no point in discussing taste...., r.


User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14860 times:
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I highly doubt if that's gold chrome. At least the sink could be real gold. I know a particular Saudi Prince who's 727 he parked in LAS quite a bit was real gold.


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User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14578 times:

It's interesting to see, and highlights how different aesthetic tastes different cultures have.

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14546 times:

Pretty nice... but its just another case of "mine's bigger than your's"... he really doesn't need that, does he. haha...


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14176 times:

Quoting Braniff Place (Reply 4):
huge American holiday cruise ships

Carnival cruise lines - tackiest thing on the water. Popular with college kids too because it's so cheap.

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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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14110 times:

Nouveau riche.

Or: taste is a matter of luck. Even if the Sultan has tons of money, in that respect he is damn´ unlucky.

The fresher the money and the lower your education, the more gold you need to hide it. And Gold can look really cheap. Thanks for showing an example. There are worse around, though.


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13874 times:

NA,

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.

Nowadays, however, things are getting more mixed.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17450 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13856 times:

"Looks like some luxury Vegas suite from 1984... "

Arab "royalty" and pro sports players (especially NBA) are not known for their tasteful interior decorating choices.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17036 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13564 times:

As has been said, yech... For good taste you can always look at a BA or SK lounge. Understated is the way to go.


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User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13429 times:

I'm sure it's all really expensive, but also really tacky. Sort of a "Pimp My Ride" does an Airbus widebody deal. Hideous.


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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13292 times:
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Is really really bad taste. the idea is good, but all that gold is really too much kitsch. How's the plane going to takeoff with all that weight? Big grin Naah I love the 340 but he could've ha better taste!!

Oh how I'd love to make one for myself! But as said, it's all a question of tastes!



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13222 times:
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Right, that's my birthday present sorted...........


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User currently offlineJrosa From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 367 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13128 times:

If money could choose its owner, it would never choose the Sultan of Brunei. This particular aircraft has one of the most horrible and tasteless interiors I have ever seen.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12960 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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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12831 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
"Looks like some luxury Vegas suite from 1984... "

Arab "royalty" and pro sports players (especially NBA) are not known for their tasteful interior decorating choices.

and The Donald...... I've seen pictures of the Trump mansion in Palm Beach, just horrible interior decoration. Somebody should tell these guys what happened to Louis XIV......



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User currently offlineDagell From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12794 times:

Don't you just love the mirror on the ceiling above the bed!!!! ha ha ha!!!

Sick


User currently offlineGmidy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12739 times:

Doubt its real gold imagine how much all that would weigh, would put the ZFW up a bit.  Wink


Lawrence
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12682 times:

Quoting Dagell (Reply 21):
Don't you just love the mirror on the ceiling above the bed!!!! ha ha ha!!!

Sick

Well sure, I guess nobody expected the Sultan to be a missionary....

 Cool



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User currently offlineCWUPilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 12580 times:

Speaking of The Donald (I can't stand that guy), his 727 is worse than this aircraft. Too much gold! It's sad that he ruined such a classic trijet.


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25 Steve7E7 : With only a few passengers, few bags and no freight, I don't think the ZFW ever comes into any equation.
26 Ardian : Can you provide me any links? Can't find something about that and I'm quite curious about any other custom interiors. It's extremely decadent, but it
27 Post contains links and images WorldXplorer : Sure Here are a few selected pics from the site: Here is the link to Lufthansa-Technik site Other completion centers: Associated Air Center DeCrane A
28 Johnboy : As far as tasteless goes, weren't the Sultan of Brunei and his brother accused of luring beauty queens to the sultanate and essentially holding them c
29 Post contains images AirPacific747 : cant see the pics!!!
30 FRAspotter : That happened to me too. It just says that the pictures take up to much bandwidth to be shown on my screen... Is this happening to anyone else?
31 WorldXplorer : I have the pics on my HD, if someone wants a copy, let me know and I will email them to you. Just contact me via email. WorldXplorer
32 Post contains links and images Scottieprecord : For those of you who didn't get the chance to see the pics, here are some clickable links to the full-size pics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. On a side note,
33 Trident2e : So when you're in bed, how do you secure yourself against turbulence?
34 AirPacific747 : Thankyou for your help, WorldXplorer! Well I gotta say that the blue couch in the bedroom doesnt fit into the rest of the colors, and it is kinda tast
35 Starlionblue : I've seen beds with belts.
36 Arsenal@LHR : I assume the beds and seats are bolted down onto the floor beams, otherwise wouldn't they be bouncing against the cabin walls during heavy turbulence?
37 Ardian : WorldXplorer, thanks for the photo's!
38 WorldXplorer : No problem. I have a bunch more if interested (737's, 757's, 767's, etc.) They range from tasteful to tacky - Let me know... WorldXplorer
39 Malaysia : He is a Sultan and has his own Harem, so therefore tacky But Id rather have an L-1011-500 or a A340-500, If I sure had the money, Id soup up a 767-400
40 B707Stu : I'd take it, tacky and all.
41 GMUAirbusA320 : To quote Paris Hilton...."That's Hot!" It's almost trashy, but still something money about it. I'd take it over my 2002 Honda Civic to go to work ever
42 Post contains images Leon8828 : Where are the automatic butt wipers?
43 Post contains images Espion007 : I would give anything to have a bed that could have turbulance unless im eating in it Honestly that is one kick ass interior. I want that plane so bad
44 C172 : Any pics of the cockpit? Solid gold yoke maybe?
45 Ikramerica : Well for anyone wondering why the carpets all have ugly and ornate custom patterns in them that fit the exact space they are in, this is rich people's
46 Post contains images Espion007 : Actually the hallway carpet is kinda cool. Plus you dont need good carpeting in you own damn plane to tell people how rich you are
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