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Singapore A380 To LHR: Onboard Video  
User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 715 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17064 times:

Ive just watched a great onboard BBC video of this 1st passenger flight into LHR today.

It shows a good look round each section with chats to the Captain, passengers etc. It really puts you on the flight with those lucky enough to actually be there.

Heres the link...



http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...m?bw=bb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&bbcws=1


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User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16984 times:

Very nice indeed. Hopefully one day will see a scheduled A380 into Vancouver from either Singapore or Frankfurt or both  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16937 times:

Thanks for posting the link. There are some luck people on that flight!! Wish I was one of them.  Wink


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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10008 posts, RR: 96
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16929 times:
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Quoting NEMA (Thread starter):

Great link, NEMA.  thumbsup 
Many thanks.


User currently offlineAC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16937 times:

Good stuff. Thanks for the link.

There's also a video of the arrival/taxi in the same link, but too bad it stops short of showing the plane park/jetway operations.


User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16562 times:

It's ok I guess but as he says the loos are still very small.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16437 times:

He said that the seat is wider and there is more pitch by a couple inches compared to "conventional" jumbos....heu, I think yes the seats could be wider, but is that exact what he said about SQ having more pitch in Y seats on these planes ? I doubt it, having read the trip reports from earlier flights (SYD)...

User currently offlineSh0rtybr0wn From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16414 times:

Very nice A380 clip.... I love that unmarried guy who admits he enjoys blowing al his hard earned cash on a "Luxury hobby" . He will have the same 1F seat for the first Tokyo trip.
Why cant any American carriers order that plane? For the love of God! The USA has 300 million people, some airline should be able use it on their best routes. How could UA or Northwest not make more money on their 747 routes with 20% more business seats while using 20% less fuel? Shouldn't UA and NW phase out sell their 747s to be converted into freighters and get new more efficient planes?


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16374 times:



Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 7):
guy who admits he enjoys blowing al his hard earned cash on a "Luxury hobby"

He must be a member here at Airliners.net I'd assume?

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16287 times:

Hi lads! Can you help a poor French struggling to understand Shakespeare's language? I just did not understand his last sentence: "why in such a huge airplane does the ... have to be so small?".

Thanks for your help!  Smile



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineWorkflyer From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 16262 times:



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 9):
Hi lads! Can you help a poor French struggling to understand Shakespeare's language? I just did not understand his last sentence: "why in such a huge airplane does the ... have to be so small?".

Loo = toilet

Further to the comment on the USA having 300 million people - How many hold passports and travel longhaul? That may be the determinant as to why no US carriers have picked up the A380.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16192 times:



Quoting Workflyer (Reply 10):

Thanks a lot Workflyer!



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16125 times:

Great link and nice video. I was trying to get something like this all day

Thanks


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16057 times:

Now that guy in 1F is a REAL A380 fan. Been on the first flight of each A380 route, paying for R class!

Man has his priorities right!!!

Though the report is pretty good, there is minor misinformation:

-There are not 2" more seat width nor 2" more legroom in the A380 Y section v. on a "conventional" jumbo. Compared to the 744 SQ flies, the seat pitch is the same and the width is 1.5" wider. Compared to the 77W (which as big as the "original" jumbo), the seats are the same. And seat pitch is a product of the airline, not the plane. NZ has 2" more seat pitch on their 744 than SQ has on their A380, for example. But seat width IS the product of the plane, and there, there is no doubt that the A380 wins against a 744, and has the potential for 2" more room. Just SQ chose to only give 1.5" to match the 77W so they have a consistent product on their new long haul fleet.

-The roominess of J has nothing to do with the plane, but the seat, available on the 77W as well. Now, if they had placed the J cabin on the super wide main deck, then yes, you could put the widest J seats in history. But they have it on the upper deck, a deck narrower than a 747 or a 777, with lower ceilings.

-The "loos" don't HAVE to be so small. That's SQ's choice. If QF, for example, chooses, they can make their A380 have very large loos. I enjoyed the large toilet on the QF 744ER. I also like the large toilets on the CO777, at least the larger ones (they have smaller ones and larger ones). Makes changing your clothes much easier.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 15969 times:

Unfortunately bigger toilets would often mean less space for seats or less space for galley placement resulting again in less seats. Less seats= less revenue. If this wasn't the case i'm sure there'd be wierd and wonderful wonders like a dog grooming parlour onboard but sadly that is not the case.


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14860 times:



Quoting Workflyer (Reply 10):
How many hold passports and travel longhaul? That may be the determinant as to why no US carriers have picked up the A380.

Fortunately/unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, only about 15-20% of U.S. residents hold a passport. Do I want Bubba from rural Alabama to make an ass of our country in Berlin? No...some people really shouldn't travel overseas....Given the exchange rate against the (enter currency here) these days, those that DO travel, probably will put off a trip overseas. Myself included. I had hoped to go to Italy or Germany this year, now I'm hoping for next year.

While I agree with you 100%, the other answer is the alliances U.S. carriers have with foreign airlines. For example, if I fly UA all the time, I could ride on an A380 with partner LH or SQ. Same with an AA loyal flier using QF to SYD. So from that perspective, a U.S. carrier could avoid the cost of owning/leasing the A380, yet still sell tickets on it and earn codeshare revenue through it's partner airlines that do operate it.


User currently offlineA3 From Greece, joined Oct 2006, 262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13761 times:



Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 7):
Why cant any American carriers order that plane? For the love of God! The USA has 300 million people, some airline should be able use it on their best routes.

I guess it's called politics  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13517 times:

Well, if this video proves one thing, it must be that it's ok to use your camera during take-off and landing!  Wink


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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13207 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 13):
Compared to the 744 SQ flies, the seat pitch is the same and the width is 1.5" wider.

Close sources actually tell me, and also having flown on both the aircraft with Singapore Airlines, I must say that the seat pitch is actually larger and you can tell the difference. The seat width is also larger, no doubt about that. Close sources state that the seat pitch on the Boeing 747 is 32inches and Airbus 380 is 34 inches similar to the rest of the 777 fleet (or at least the 300ER version anyway). All 777 have at least 33 inches of seat pitch

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 13):
NZ has 2" more seat pitch on their 744 than SQ has on their A380

I don't know about this, so NZ has 36 inches of seat-pitch?

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 13):
The roominess of J has nothing to do with the plane, but the seat, available on the 77W as well.

Hmmm, on the first flight in October, I asked a person who was sitting in Business Class and he said that the Airbus 380 seat is actually wider than the 300ER of Singapore Airlines


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12957 times:

Quoting comment : Airbus 380 is 34 inches similar to the rest of the 777 fleet

hm I don't believe this is the case. If it is, SQ would have marketed it loudly I am sure. MH has 34 inches ((777 and 747) but SQ is standard 32 inches (still other have standard of 31 even longhaul .....). But I guess the newer seat design should make a difference too despite the same pitch ?


User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12104 times:



Quoting NEMA (Thread starter):
NEMA

Thank for that! What a great aircraft!



Who says airports are boring places?!
User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11939 times:



Quoting Sh0rtybr0wn (Reply 7):
Shouldn't UA and NW phase out sell their 747s to be converted into freighters and get new more efficient planes?

Certainly those two don't have a lot of cash at the moment - I woudl expect a drying up of orders from many parts of the world as the credit crunch will prevent financing of many new planes.


User currently onlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11548 times:

Having flown on the SQ744; SQ777; SQA380; MH747; MH777; NZ744;


SQ 744 = 32inch seat pitch
SQ 777 = 33inch seat pitch
SQ A380 = 32inch seat pitch
MH 747 = 34inch seat pitch
MH 777 = 34inch seat pitch
NZ 744 = 34inch seat pitch
QF 744 = 31inch seat pitch used as a comparison, I haven't travelled in a Qantas 747 for 5 years because the seat pitch is so tight.

The A380 didn't have any more seat pitch than that of the SQ 744. The SQ A380 is wider so it feels roomier.

Malaysia Airlines probably has the best economy seat pitch of any airline I have travelled with in the last 5 years.

www.seatguru.com is a good reference tool.

I can't get the original linked video to work, the other associated videos seem to work fine.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8317 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10224 times:



Quoting N174UA (Reply 15):
Fortunately/unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, only about 15-20% of U.S. residents hold a passport.

Not any more. Remember that as of this year the US has made it mandatory to have a passport to travel anywhere outside of the country. That means all those people who previously didn't need a passport to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean, will now need one. But, I know what you meant  Smile


User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9466 times:

Super brilliant! Nice one. Thanks for the share. Myhttp://forum.battle.no/index.php?showtopic=20811 goodness, it just seems so quiet in there.

25 Ag92 : I would like to make an apology before people start to think I am an armchair CEO. My information given above was from a person who I trust, and I ap
26 Braybuddy : Anyone know if an A380 connects with the LHR-SIN onward leg to Sydney?
27 OldAeroGuy : Why pick on Bubba? Wasn't Archie Bunker from Queens?
28 YULWinterSkies : I would disagree. The US airlines DO buy Airbus, some the world's largest fleets of Airbus (eg A320, A330) are owned by US airlines. Just take a map
29 DocLightning : Well I landed at LHR this morning and behind the terminal there was one enormous SIA tail sticking up above all the 747 tails. At first I thought we w
30 Post contains images Fsnuffer : They can't even afford to put peanuts and pretzels on the current planes the own
31 Post contains images BNE : Sorry I sounded so harsh; No apology required; finally got the video to work and it mentioned that the economy class seats had 2 inches more leg room
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