Bacardi182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
i am an airbus fan and i like what i see, BUT, those are first class seats. If airlines wanted to they could have those same seats these days and up the price even more. If those seats become cheaper with the A3XX, then i will be happy. until then, i would like to see some pics of the buisness and first class.
also, i hope those seats dont get made because those arm rests look damn uncomfterble! Although everything else about the seat is awesome, the armrests will have to go....
RIX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
OK, here it is (thanks to Boeing727). For me the greatest thing is the walking area - you can spend time somewhere else besides your seat or aisle. But I have to agree with Bacardi182: we'll see all this flying only if it is economically viable. Otherwise something like this could be seen today on 747 that is only 17 inches less wide...
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
Well, as we all expected, the first class sections are going to be fantastic !!!
However, as Ilyushin 96M stated above, what's the Y section going to look like?
Hopefully, at least in the first few years of its operation, it will be a bit roomier than the 747. But I bet that once routes get more established and the A3XX proves itself, airlines will cram in as many pax as they can. The history of the 747 repeated !
Yet, I can't wait to fly on an A3XX. Even you Airbus haters have to admit that even if the A3XX isn't gonna be the STarship Enterprise, its going to debut a lot of cool features not featured on today's airliners as yet.
MD-90 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
I love the interior, but with something so spacious, and since the seats are so far away from the walls, I'd want the windows to be bigger. Something like the large round ones on a Gulfstream, and conveniently located, a.k.a. ERJ-145's window position, not the awful low CRJ's (and the windows are tiny!) .
Prebennorholm From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
Oh, beautiful!!! Does anybody know the URL of the web site where I can order my A3XX bizz jet? Hope that it isn't password protected too.
It seems to me that fasten-seat-belt-lights and even seat belts are extra. I just hope that these extras aren't too expensive because I am not a rich man.
I don't see the swimming pool either, but no problem, I can afford the water.
Prebennorholm From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
Sure Surf is right. Boeing would never make that on a 747X. Neither would Airbus on a 3XX.
But maybe some Boeing guy on a dark and rainy day would produce similar computer generated pictures and protect them with a password so nobody with the slightest knowledge of aviation will ever be able to see them - but he would never forget the seat belts!!!
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Hamlet69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
Excuse me if I being naive, but what exactly is the point of these pictures. No airline is going to install that in their A3XXs. The only thing that looks like it might make it into production would be the bar underneath the staircase. Now THAT would be cool!! I wouldn't want to be the bartender, though. You'd have to be like 5' 2" to serve the patron seated at the far left of the picture.
Hmmmm... From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
This signals a new era in air travel. The A3XX is surely to be the biggest, most sophisticated, and luxurious skyliner ever made. Unprecedented in comfort, size, and amenities. Elaborate decor in every seat and sumptious meals in every class. Even a full second deck accessed via a grand staircase on the main deck. First Class even boasts a smoking room and piano bar where the well-to-do will gather after dinner. Nothing is too good for the first class A3XX passenger. And personal TV screens in every seat, including steerage. In fact, I understand that accommodations in her steerage class will be the equivalent of business class on all other aircraft. The A3XX is the epitome of Man's creative genius.
Her first transatlantic journey will attract quite a manifest I'm sure. All the best people will be there. Media tycoons, wealthy industrialists, cyberspace barons. A veritable Whos-Who of the social elite. And I shall make it my occupation to see to it that I have a seat on her maiden voyage too, to join with them in ushering in this new age in air travel.
The A3XX will even offer the utmost in safety. On her main deck she will store parachutes in case of emergency. Merely I precaution you understand. All that is unneeded. It is my understanding that the A3XX is, in fact, uncrashable. Uncrashable I say, my good man! They say God, Himself, could not crash her. And I for one believe them. Would that be a real possibility, they would carry parachutes for all the passengers. As it is, there will be only enough for barely half the passengers. Yet still more than required by law. Surely, testimony to the infallibility of the A3XX, and to the confidence of the men who fly her!
-Sir Walter Worthington, A3XX passenger, First Class, quoted in an excerpt from the book A Flight to Remember by Hmmmm..., Random House Publishing, 2054, 3rd Edition.
Fanofjets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
These pictures remind me of pictures from a WWII advertisement from Martin Aircraft promoting a civilian version of its mighty Mars flying boat in which passengers would fly when the war ended. As with the Airbus, the Martin concept was spectacular. But alas, as much fun as it is to engage in fantasy, these ideas often remain firmly planted on terra firma.
It seems that the only thing that had changed over the last half century is the quality of the computer animation
Nevertheless, the pictures are cool and the A3XX will be a perfectly fine plane, even without the bowling alley, discotheque, and indoor plastic bird bath.
: FANTASTIC! hope it really is like that
: So fanojets are you saying that the A3xx will end up just like the Mars boats. Working at forest fire tankers in B.C.??? Come to think of it, that isn
27 We're Nuts
: Do you actually think any airlines are going to throw away money by making your ride more enjoyable? I said it once and I'll say it again, the A3XX wi
: Yep. It sure is an ugly bird !! But who cares ! I thought the 777 was ugly when I first saw it. Now I think it looks powerful and like an aerial shark
: Cathay's new First class features fewer seats than before. Why does Cathay not cram as many seats on their planes as possible? The point in First is
: Well, now THAT is interesting! Many people in this thread claim that "airlines will put as many seats into the A3XX as possible, no A3XX interior will
31 We're Nuts
: So you're saying airlines will ask for $2000 dollars coach class tickets? That does sounds like a great addition to the industry There is a market for
: Wow, what extremes we have here. I am not a fan of airbus, and I will be sad to see the 747 loose its reign as the flagship of the airlines, but at th
: The 747 is not losing its position, newer 747's are coming out, I don't care if Boeing prodcuced the 747 until the year 7000, sure, it's an old airfra
: I dont mean to act hatefully towards any of the airbus fans out there, but the A3XX is just a whole big joke. Its a major waste of money. It will be E
: Easy there, Trippleseven. Remember the concord was designed for a much different role than the A3XX. Sure, none of us know for sure if Airbus will be
: Ok, do you still have more shit to talk or is that all? 1. B747 remaining the queen of the skies. To ensure that, Boeing should get some orders for th
: Being Big doesn't mean that it is dangerous. " imagine the headlines '1000 people die in an A3XX crash" So? Is it more dangerous for 1000 people to di
: When the 747 was introduced, it was 150% larger than the next biggest plane, the 707. What the Airbus-haters say about the A3XX is the same as what wa
: Hmm.... you said it all. The sick thing is that these people will now be hoping for an A3XX-meets-A3XX accident a la Tenerife... Of course aircraft cr
: WorldTraveller, no contradiction at all. These are too different things: amount of superJumbo planes required and amount of seats in each plane. There
41 We're Nuts
: Udo, apparently you haven't been covering Airbuses promises about the A3XX, so I'll let you in on them. A. Airbus said tennis courts could be placed o
: Now where exactly did Airbus say that pools and tennis courts could be put on board? On their website? I dont' think so? Press releases? Again, I don'
: Hey We're Nuts, First of all please tell me the exact source (website or whatever) where Airbus talks about pools and so on. And second, if they reall
: Hey, people! Easy a little. I'd like to know where Airbus did promise swimming pools and crap like this, on in which magazine a "smart" journalist wro
: Turbulence, just a little correction here: The pics above are not computer created, but actual pics of the A3XX cabin mock up Airbus built in Toulouse
: Sorry for the mistake, WorldTraveller. But thank you for the back-up. Someone else above had also comented about computer image synthesizing. Neverthe
: Good posts, Turbulence, clear and well fitting here! I absolutely agree. Regards Udo
: Danke schön, Udo. It's easy: I just try always to argument my explanations, not just write short senseless silly sentences. Best turbulences
: So the Salmon get to travel more luxuriously than ever before, and what about us Sardines??? the least we can request are Business class seats in econ
: We can all probably hedge our bets on nothing else except seats being crammed on an airliner. The only things that matter in the airliner world are pr
: "And do not make a BvsA war about each thing you get the opportunity from, OK? We are supposed to talk about airplanes, not about 'Boeings' or 'Airbus
: why are you all saying that airlines are gonna put the maximum people in the airplane, if they would, they should already have do this. Look at BA fut
: i think it is funny how some people think that if an airline buys an A3XX, they will make coach class tickets cost $2000. I hate to say it but, airpla