RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
I'm sure (unless I see the exact numbers) DC10/MD11 is wider than Il86/96. I flew in 3-4-3 MD11 (OH-LGA, the first one in airline service), and it was all right, hardly different from 2-5-2 OH-LGB. But from my Il86 experience (4 flights, all 3-3-3) it seemed to be no space for 10th seat. Again, it may be subjective, so may be somebody provides with the numbers...
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1107 times:
Contrary to popular belief, the A380 does not have the widest fuselage. The A380 will be in a 2-4-2 Y class configuration. The 747, 777, DC-10, MD-11, IL86, L1011, and the IL96 are all wider than the A380.
QuadstarA343E! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
Cba, your tottally wrong...the a380 will be same or slitly wider then the 747 or other widebodies outhere and it's seating plane is 3-4-3. you where probably thinking about the upper deck class which it will be 2-4-2 in Y class. unlike like the 747 which is 2-2 or 3-3 ..........
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
Well, Cba, you are half-right.
The UPPER deck of the A380 will have the classic Airbus 2-4-2 layout in economy, but on the main deck, an accomodation of 3-4-3 will be fitted. I saw a cutaway drawing of this jet at Paris Airport in Air France livery and saw these configurations. I'm sure they're somewhere at airbus.com as well.