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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 857 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Dear friends:

I've noticed that in recent issues of Aviation Week & Space technology, Airbus has placed large, glossy ads for their new A3XX transport. In these ads, there are computer generated illustrations of a lounge, bed room, duty free shop, and cocktail bar. The aircraft is portrayed as a "hotel", or even like a cruise ship with a host! Isn't this a touch much? Will any of the perspective costumers configure the aircraft with these lavish amenities? I thought the whole idea was to make the aircraft as economical as possible. Can they do that with bed rooms and bar lounges? I personally thought that the advertisment was a bit out of proportion. Any thoughts?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

I fail to see what the big deal is....

If you want an airplane with a bed all you have to do is go down to California and hire that guy who runs "Mile High adventures"

He has an Aero comander, set up with a bed, bar and two seats that are seperate and private from the cockpit. He takes couples up on hour long flights so they can join a certain club.....

Anyway, if he can do that in a small Commander, why does Airbus think it is a big deal with something as large as an A3xx

User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1869 times:

.......Airbus advertisements are like that, cause they simply want to show what the aircraft is capable of......everybody knows you can fill it with hundreds of seats like any other aircraft, the simply are showing how it could be if developed to its full potential......no one is going to exercise all the amenities, though an airline might see one or two they like and adopt it for their particular aircraft......it was exactly the same for the 747 when it was first conceived......

.......as for the hype about beds, that's the way air travel is going..........I think Virgin have double beds on some of their aircraft, don't they?? Or at least they plan to.....

User currently offline340300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

I've some of those ads on the wall of my office
those computer images make the interior look really much bigger than it will be....

anyway A3XX will be a great aircraft !


User currently offlineMemos From Greece, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Yeh, you're right mate ! However, logic and advertising cannot stand next to each other ...

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Exactly what ive been thinking, infact i did start a topic here on the subject "A3XX commercials;exaggerated", but then its just advertising.

.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

In the end, if, and I say if, the A3XX goes into commercial service, the beds and duty-free shops will be scrapped. They just want to cram as many people as possible into the planes.

I saw something neat on the Boeing web site. It's a fly through of the 747X Stretch. It's a streaming video in real player format.

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