Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 750 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
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?
Widebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1497 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.....