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A380 Upper Deck= A300/A332?  
User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8936 times:

Hello

Am off soon on SIA A380 and was wondering about the upper deck. What aircraft is it roughly comparable to in length?

A300, A332 or A333?

I looked around Airbus site but couldn't find dimensions for upstairs.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8575 times:
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In area, the A380's cabin is roughly 550m2, which, if the seat proportions are anything to go by, is split roughly 310m2 lower deck, and 240m2 upper deck.
That's pretty similar to an A340-600 lower deck, and an A330-300 upper deck (I think)
Of course, the lower deck seating area is much wider, but shorter than the A346

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8861 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8425 times:

Upper deck of the A380-800 is 47.9m, about the same as an A340-200 (and about the same width as an A330/A340), lower deck is 49.7m, about the same length as the A340-300 (but wider than a 747)


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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8297 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 1):
In area, the A380's cabin is roughly 550m2, which, if the seat proportions are anything to go by, is split roughly 310m2 lower deck, and 240m2 upper deck.
That's pretty similar to an A340-600 lower deck, and an A330-300 upper deck (I think)
Of course, the lower deck seating area is much wider, but shorter than the A346

When you describe the A380's total area in a such a way as you have, it really becomes that much more impressive just how large of an aircraft it really is, and even much more impressive when looking at the numbers for efficiency. Airbus nailed the A380 once the problems were sorted out.



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8129 times:

when I flew with the A380 and switched the levels onboard I felt like going from a 773 to a 346

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8058 times:

The A380 is an A332 stacked on top of a 747 main deck (but with the front section eaten by a cockpit). Yes the seats are wider on both decks than the planes I am referring to, but basically that's what we are talking about.

The sense of spaciousness is more or less lost on the upper deck due to the sloped walls and cabin dividers, but on the main deck, there is no doubt it feels BIG.

I can't wait to fly in one, and would like to find a way to fly one deck on the way out and another on the way back, to compare the sensation.



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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8017 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
The sense of spaciousness is more or less lost on the upper deck due to the sloped walls and cabin dividers

The human mind's a strange thing, isn't it?
I still thought the upper deck felt spacious too, but then I only saw it from the top of the rear stairs, and was conscious of the large cabin below.
Funnily enough, although the walls on the upper deck DO slope, I think the fact that you can clearly see that they continue to slope outwards as they go downwards sort of reiterates the size of the plane you're on.
There's no sense of the hull curve tucking back in underneath the seats as there is on most aircraft.

Whatever the commercial merits or otherwise, I pray that Steve Udvar-Hazy gets his way, and we get to see an 85m-86m long A380 one day, just to experience such a huge cabin   
(somewhere between a 744 and a 748i on maindeck, with a 773ER on top  Wow! )

Regards

[Edited 2008-04-23 09:22:30]

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8861 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7992 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
The A380 is an A332 stacked on top of a 747 main deck (but with the front section eaten by a cockpit).

It is a couple of meters longer than a 332, and I did not notice the sloping walls on the 380, well not as much as on the 744 or on narrow bodies.



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User currently offlineKaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 739 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7809 times:

As many people have pointed out, the upper deck of the A380 is around A330-200 length and just a bit wider.

[Edited 2008-04-23 11:02:42]


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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7763 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 4):
when I flew with the A380 and switched the levels onboard I felt like going from a 773 to a 346

Thats not much diffrent, is it?



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User currently offlineEA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 6174 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 6):
The human mind's a strange thing, isn't it?
I still thought the upper deck felt spacious too, but then I only saw it from the top of the rear stairs, and was conscious of the large cabin below.

You've been inside the 380 Astuteman??



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5263 times:



Quoting A380US (Reply 9):
Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 4):
when I flew with the A380 and switched the levels onboard I felt like going from a 773 to a 346

Thats not much diffrent, is it?

Maximum cabin widths according to Airbus and Boeing websites:

A380 -
main deck - 21 ft. 7 in.
upper deck - 19 ft. 5 in.

777 - 19 ft. 3 in. (actually narrower than A380 upper deck but I assume A380 maximum width is at floor level and with sloping fuselage sides less of that width is usable for seating than on the 777 and other types where maximum width is usually closer to shoulder level)

747 - 20 ft.

A340/330 - 17 ft. 4 in.


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4174 times:
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Quoting EA772LR (Reply 10):
You've been inside the 380 Astuteman??

SYD-SIN on SQ220, Dec 17th (2007 obviously  Smile )

As I posted in another thread, the smoothness and quietness were such that my 4 year old daughter looked up from her Nintendo at one stage and said
"Why have we stopped?" - At 560 mph and 42 000 ft...  bigthumbsup 

Regards


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3865 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 12):
my 4 year old daughter

lucky girl.....


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

The A346 is still the longest plane in the world though as the A380 is a bit shorter?

User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2176 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2572 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
The sense of spaciousness is more or less lost on the upper deck due to the sloped walls and cabin dividers, but on the main deck, there is no doubt it feels BIG.



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
I can't wait to fly in one, and would like to find a way to fly one deck on the way out and another on the way back, to compare the sensation.

Funny how one can have feelings before having been on board. I'm sure online seat selection would let you travel on each deck each way, at least for the not-cheapest fares, and assuming bookings aren't too many when you book...
By the way i'm sure the walls slope more on a RJ  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24796 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2562 times:



Quoting LXA340 (Reply 14):
The A346 is still the longest plane in the world though as the A380 is a bit shorter?

A380 is 3rd longest after A346 and 773 (4th longest when 747-8 arrives on the scene).

346 - 247 ft. 1 in.
773 - 242 ft. 4 in.
380 - 239 ft. 9 in.

For comparison:
747-8 - 250 ft. 8 in.
741/742/743/744 - 231 ft.10 in.


User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

In answering your original question about the length of the upper deck of the A380, its true that is about the length of an A330-200, however as the deck is divided into separate cabins you don't get a real sense of its overall length. I found it a little unusual to look down at the wings as they seemed to be suspended below the aircraft, and as mentioned the cabin wall upstairs does not curve back in at floor level so there is a lot more foot room if you have a window seat. I don't think the main deck cabin is all that much wider than a 747 but it certainly feels a lot wider despite having 10 seats abreast just like a 747.
Singapore was excellent but looking forward to an LAX flight on a QF A380 in November.



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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 2366 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 16):
A380 is 3rd longest after A346 and 773 (4th longest when 747-8 arrives on the scene).

Which clearly underscores how stretchable the A388 is...  Big grin

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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9976 posts, RR: 96
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2288 times:
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Quoting LXA340 (Reply 14):
The A346 is still the longest plane in the world though as the A380 is a bit shorter?

The current version is.........  Smile
Check out WingedMigrator's chart in the post above....  biggrin 

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