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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2670 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15179 times:

Is it me, or the A380 windows are bigger than the rather small standard Airbus windows on A32X/A330/340?
I saw that when I read this excellent trip report:
On My Way To Sydney And SQ380 Trip Report - Part 3 (by MadameConcorde Nov 15 2007 in Trip Reports)


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User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15039 times:

Yes, they are slightly bigger.
Normal Airbuses has a window pitch of 21", while the A380 has a window pitch of 25".
However, the frame on the interior side of the window is even larger, which exaggerates the perception of the size even greater.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10884 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15007 times:

Didn't we say Airbii?  laughing 

Quoting Oxygen (Reply 1):
Airbuses




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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2670 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14677 times:

What is the size of Boeing airplanes?


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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2857 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 14627 times:

Madame Concorde......


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LOL

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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14417 times:



Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
What is the size of Boeing airplanes?

The windows on the 777, which has the biggest windows among the Boeing jets in service, are 10x15 inches. The windows on the 787 are 10,7x18,4 inches.


User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14252 times:
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Quoting Brendows (Reply 5):
he Boeing jets in service, are 10x15 inches



Quoting Oxygen (Reply 1):
Normal Airbuses has a window pitch of 21",

Whow so you get 6 inches more on the A380? That is unreal? I would much rather fly on the A380 (forgive my European allegiances) but that is another huge tick box in my 'not really liking flying in a tin can' book.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14211 times:



Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 6):
Whow so you get 6 inches more on the A380?

pitch is spacing from window center to the next window center. A380 windows are not 6" wider.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24817 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14181 times:

Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 6):
Quoting Brendows (Reply 5):
he Boeing jets in service, are 10x15 inches



Quoting Oxygen (Reply 1):
Normal Airbuses has a window pitch of 21",

Whow so you get 6 inches more on the A380? That is unreal? I would much rather fly on the A380 (forgive my European allegiances) but that is another huge tick box in my 'not really liking flying in a tin can' book.

Window pitch and the size of the window are two completely different things. The pitch is the distance between windows (like seat pitch). The A380 windows definitely aren't 21 inches in any dimension.

[Edited 2007-11-17 16:03:01]

User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14180 times:
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Sorry, did seem remarkable!


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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 11706 times:

I can tell you first hand the windows are larger on the A380. I noticed that immediatly after looking thorugh one.


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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1425 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11298 times:

Just for perspective here is a pic i took of the upper deck windows! The inside plastic sheet is much much larger than the actual window.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/deaphen/A380windows.jpg

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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11015 times:



Quoting Brendows (Reply 5):
The windows on the 777, which has the biggest windows among the Boeing jets in service, are 10x15 inches.

I believe the 777 windows are actually 10.7" x 15.3"


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 10479 times:



Quoting Oxygen (Reply 1):
However, the frame on the interior side of the window is even larger, which exaggerates the perception of the size even greater.

A good example of creating a bigger picture! Quite an upgrade on cabin interior from it's grandaddy DC-9!


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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 10287 times:

I thought the windows were smaller than usual. I also thought that the larger "window" is an optical illusion over the actual window. This is a huge problem at night because all you see is a reflection of youself

Regards
Ag92


User currently offlineKdeg00 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6310 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):
Didn't we say Airbii?   

Only as often as we say schoolbii  Wink


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

This was discussed not too long ago so if you search for it there will be a thread. There was a photo that showed a mock-up that compared the window sizes. The A380's were smaller than the 777 and 747. The 787's will be the largest in the industry but someone has said the A350 will match that. If you bounce back and forth on AC's flights from Airbus to Boeing you can notice the difference in the current fleet.

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