DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44497 times:
Now that you look at it there just doesn't seem to be that much to it. Not as much First and Raffles Class seating as I expected. I suppose they understand yield management more than I do though it must be a good mix if it sticks.
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EI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44497 times:
I cant help but think they should have out in more seats in the first class cabin. 4 abreast on an A380! Seems to be a big gap between the outer first class seats and the interior walls. A waste of Space? If they rotated the outer first seats 45degrees there would be room for maybe 4 more.
I like the stairs at the rear. The economy section looks no different to that on a 744 really.
Looking at this closely, there seems to be no interior features that are not already on 747/A340/777. I was expecting at least a bar at the front of the plane. I have to say im a bit dissapointed. It also makes me wonder about realistic 748 seating arrangements and seat miles 450? Dont think so.
Are we absolutely sure this is the configuration selected by SQ?
I had the impression this was an experimental cabin to test the aircraft systems and furnishings, not an airline selected cabin. I didn't see anything in the article that hinted this was specifically for SQ.
Perhaps they are installing several different service levels to they can simultaneously test as many cabin items as possible. The aircraft also appears to have a premium economy cabin, and I wasn't under the impression that SQ would be installing Y+
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44414 times:
Folks I realized this can´t be the SQ. It´s the #2 aircraft.. that´s why it has 2 different F classes, a relatively small business class & an seemingly enormous amount of galleys.. I still had time to correct the start of the thread.
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 65 Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44371 times:
Keesje, thanks for posting this.
Let's all keep in mind that this may not be the configuration that SQ fit for operational use. Then again, it may be. I do think it's odd that F, C, and Y are each found on both decks. I would have put F followed by Y on the maindeck and C followed by XY on the upper deck.
Another possibility is that SQ are still testing different seats, though I doubt this is the case. I would have expected that seats would already have been chosen and contracts let.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44333 times:
Looks like the seating plan for the virtual flight Airbus will be taking the A380 on next week - every type of seat a customer has requested and every galley and restroom layout.
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6): So maybe the A388 really isn't a realistic 555-seat aircraft after all?
I know you were probably joking, but at what point does Airbus stop being responsible for the number of seats an airline places onboard the A380? There have been comments made on this forum deriding the A380 for the 555 seat layout as not being a huge jump over the 747-400s typical seating numbers, and remarks were made when it became known that some airlines were looking at a 474 seat layout, but Airbus has all along provided an aircraft capable of 873 pax at the extreme and probably more than 650 at a suitable comfort level.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 59 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 44303 times:
Just a test interior - nothing to do with Singapore Airlines.
Given how secretive airlines are being about their real plans for the A380's interior, SQ wouldn't ever give permssion for Airbus to use their actual planned layout and publish it for their competitors to see...
Same goes for any other A380 customer with the possible exceptions of UPS and FedEx!
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 44151 times:
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6): I had the impression this was an experimental cabin to test the aircraft systems and furnishings, not an airline selected cabin.
If you look carefully at the layout diagram, you'll find that on the main deck, right after the cluster of galleys, there is a Flight Engineer Station, including some rest seats for the engineers who will monitor the 5hr test from inside...
If you would care to read the article, you would see that this is the Airbus interior, not the SQ interior. This is the interior which Airbus will use for their virtual and real test flights on MSN002, which is going to Etihad, IIRC. I don't believe that SQ would allow Airbus to reveal the secrets of their A380 interior on their test flights. SQ will probably keep that under wraps until the appropriate time.
The article claims that this is a three-class layout, though to me it looks more like a four-class, with first, business and economy on the top deck, and first, economy plus and economy on the lower deck.