FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6809 times:
Quoting Final47 (Reply 4): love the pitures, i sure cant wait till it fly's, but i still will miss the production of the original 747-400. can airlines still order them after they start making the 748? hummmm......
Why would they want to?
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
Lhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6110 times:
Quoting RAPCON (Reply 6): There is no way that I will ever purchase a ticket on an A380 flight. It's already cramped enough on a 747 (which I avoid)!
Errrrrrr 840 seats is at maximum Y layout
Typical layout on a 38 will be 555 i think
Its not going to be any more cramped than a 747, the seat pitches will still be the same....
If its too cramped, go business or first!
EHHO From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4999 times:
Quoting AirplaneBoy (Reply 5): Thanks for sharing. The skyloft space seems to be a really great idea- a good use of otherwise unused space. The BBC says that it could be used for smoking rooms- that would be an interesting concept.
What is that skyloft actually? Is it a prolongued version of what is called the "crown" by many 747 operators (e.g. BA)? For as far as I've seen pictures of the crew rests in in the crown, the place seems pretty cramped. Also it has now windows, so I really doubt the "most expensive real estate in the world" classification.
Boeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4714 times:
Quoting EHHO (Reply 11): Also, where will the crew rests then be?
From my understanding, being that the 748 is stretched, as will the skyloft. It will be long enough to accomodate current crew rests while adding potentially more revenue sources like an "option" for economy class passengers to pay an extra 20 bucks to sleep flat, etc...