ATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 19543 times:
Wow, although it looks really nice, I couldn't help but notice how bright it was. If the light levels aren't off in the photos, I would probably be wearing sunglasses the whole flight. Other than that, it looks really nice, I can't wait to see more pictures!
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Ardian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19231 times:
I guess it's just the 'demo' interior from Airbus (what Stitch already mentioned). Nice colors. The F-class seat looks like it's from the same manufacturer as the KE F-seat. I rather prefer these colors in an interior than the 'fake gold/wood' from EK.
Osiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3195 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 19175 times:
Quoting Ardian (Reply 6): I guess it's just the 'demo' interior from Airbus (what Stitch already mentioned). Nice colors. The F-class seat looks like it's from the same manufacturer as the KE F-seat. I rather prefer these colors in an interior than the 'fake gold/wood' from EK.
I guess this is where preference comes in.. I think the color for the F seating is horrible.. and I didn't much care for the coach seating look either.. What will be interesting to see how real airlines outfit these for real operation.
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JAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18482 times:
I am sure Airbus chose those unusual light interior colors to give the plane a feeling of open space. A selling point of the plane is its roomy interior. Darker colors may make the cabin look smaller and more cramped. Interesting to see that last shot of the economy cabin. Those seats don't look any wider than the current cattle class seats we poor folk in steerage are stuck with!
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 18181 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 1): Must be a "demo" interior as EY's latest First and Business Product are different.
what do you expect, EY might get a new bix or first class, so why would they put the current biz and first class on, even though the plane will go to them eventually? Even if they don't change their premium product, they wouldn't want the other airlines knowing this.
SparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 18044 times:
Golly, I thought the wave of the future would look like the future, but the A380 interior looks very present and almost retro with those weak pastel colors and such.
Those coach seats look smaller and more cramped than those in other airplane coach sections. They look quite mundane too. Even the Pan Am ads of the 747's coach class in 1970 still seem to hold their own against these photos.
Where are those lounges? Where are those cocktail bars? And the other photos showing the spaciousness? The mood lighting? Those pics make the super jumbo look very cramped.
I think the LH and Airbus marketing departments must have fallen asleep at the wheel.
I'm afraid the A380 is not getting all the attention she deserves. Tsk tsk.
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Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14511 times:
The caption of picture number eight calls economy/coach 'second class'... sounds more like a train there. Looks very similar to a 747's economy class - isn't the A380's main deck a bit wider than a 747's?
CPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14310 times:
Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 12): Where are those lounges? Where are those cocktail bars? And the other photos showing the spaciousness? The mood lighting? Those pics make the super jumbo look very cramped.
Take a look a the video posted in Civ Av recently, there you can see the bar and lounges. These photos are from a German newspaper, so don't blame LH and Airbus for what you see here
Anyway, there is room for all this stuff, but will the airlines order it? I doubt it. Rather put a couple of extra hi-yield seats in there.
Regarding the cramped Y seats; well, because the aircraft is larger, one should not expect the seats to we wider? The idea is to add more seats.
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31838 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11223 times:
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 20): It has been emphasised numerous times on here and by LH themselves that this is NOT an airline interior...simply what airbus put in for these route proving flights.
That was actually me, and I didn't intend it to be a complaint. I knew EY used color highlights in their current premium cabin seating so I thought at first look that perhaps it was fitted out with an EY interior. But looking at pictures of EY's current Pearl and Diamond Zone seating, it is different. First actually reminds me of AF in terms of the suite design (not materials).
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 20): I personally like the bright cabin, it looks very spacious too. I'd rather have that, than some dreary and faded 767!
I'd prefer the 2+3+2 seating of the 767, myself, but I do agree that I too find the higher ceilings and wider cabins of the 777 and A388 to be more relaxing thanks to the sense of spaciousness. Never did like the flatish ceiling of the 747 main deck, myself...
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10757 times:
How can there possibly be a jam-packed 'media' flight aboard the A380 this week and I can't find any 'media' about it ANYWHERE? Were the professional photographers, journalists, TV/print folks all too BUSY gorging their faces on free food to do their JOB?
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Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10616 times:
On WGN-TV in Chicago they had some video of the interior of the 380 that flew in. It was the same interior as is shown in the link on this thread. White walls with a kind of dark beige over light beige upholstery.
AirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10724 times:
Quoting ATCme (Reply 3): If the light levels aren't off in the photos, I would probably be wearing sunglasses the whole flight.
FAR's require lowering the cabin lighting during flight. In fact, lighting is lowered just prior to takeoff. You needn't worry about sunglasses. On FL's new 737-7NG's... we had a setting for night flights too. Just enough to see down the aisle without disturbing passengers at rest.
AirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10554 times:
All in all, I think the interior is nice. Everyone needs to keep in mind that this is the interior Airbus chose to for its unveiling and is not indicative of any one customer's particular taste or style. I have to agree, though, that the interior looks rather dated compared to the photos I have seen of the 747-800.
: Besides Airbus' questionable taste with regard to colors, I think the interior is attractive. Ceilings are high, its bright and airy, seems pleasant a
: the A380 was equipt with Airbus interiour on this flight that means the configuration and seat pitch and so on will vary from airline to airline. On t
: What about the comments of a journalist in a video I just saw that the aisles in economy class are wider than in other aircraft. From what I saw, with
: What so very many people fail to realize is that the maufacturer merely fits the aircaft to the requirements of its customer. The roominess or lack t
: it is indeed wider than any aircraft I flown on before. Just an example for you: as the FA stands in the aisle with her trolley and was serving it wa
: Those are nice pics! That plane looks incredible!!! Will that thing ever visit PHL? I know it will never come to PIT...
: I tihnk the interior is nice. I prefer lighter colors. Makes it seem more spacious.
: Funny, I must have missed the AVOD in the circa 1970 Pan Am a/c.
: Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful airplane! Great job Airbus...can't wait to fly on it!
: I'll withold my opinions on that until it's reliability can be proven in service. That thing, with over 500 pax inside, along with its sheer size, wi
: That seating was more comfortable than on any 777 or 747? I'm having a hard time believing that. I'm sure A380 can probably match 777's 18" wide seat
: All the discussions about the interior seems a bit premature for both the A380 and B787 since the interiors seen so far are only the manufactures idea
: believe it or not it was my personal view on the flight to and from JFK. It was a more comfortable, spacious and pleasurable feeling compared to any
: Well fly with a decent airline that doesn't cram them in so tight in coach. Oh that's right, the U.S. doesn't have one. As an aside, I find it intere
: Well fly with a decent airline that doesn't cram them in so tight in coach. Oh that's right, the U.S. doesn't have one. UA offers 34-36" in Economy P
: While I happen to agree with you, I'm merely stating that our opinions don't rate in the scheme of things. As an ex-airline employee AND a passenger,
: I don't recall anyone calling the A380 unsinkable... As for the pictures - I also prefer lighter colors (just as I prefer the brighter lighting in A'