LAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
Having never (unfortunately) been on board the great B747 jetliner, I was curious as to the upper-deck configurations of these Jumbos.
Do the new -400's still have the bar & lounge areas; or is it all just first-class seating?
Are the older -100 and -200s still in their original 1970's upper-deck configurations, with just a few seats in a lounge?
And: How's the ride when seated in an upper-deck seat? Pretty cool, I'll bet!
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
I was on a BA 747-400 in 1994. I was curious when I boarded the plane so I ran right up the spiral staircase (just to take a peek). When I got up there, I saw some leather seats and a galley. No lounge.
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
I had the pleasure of flying in the upper deck of a United 747-400 from Chicago to Tokyo a few years ago...it had 10 or 12 rows of 4 across biz class seating. Same with the British Airways -400 upper deck I've been in. Also been in a United 747-200 upper deck, if I recall correctly, it was 4 rows of 4 across (biz seating).
SIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
JAL has a 747 configuration so that the economy class is on the upper deck. On a flight a few years ago from LAX-KIX, I got to sit up there! No bar and no lounge, but it is really cool up there! It is a little quieter for me.
QANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1993 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
I know that the top deck of a 747-400 has 69 seats up there with a possible 3 x 3 configuration. It may be 2 x 2 but I think it's 3 x 3 when I was on the 747-400. And it's usually Business. The First Class is in the front behind the nose, and behind them is economy. Then up above is Business.
My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1006 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
I flew on a BA 742 from ORD-LHR two years ago, and was lucky enough to be seated on the upper deck. It was six abreast economy seating, but I can tell you it was much better than the economy section on the first floor, which I experienced LHR- ORD three weeks earlier.
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
I've been seated on the upper deck on VS's fondly-remembered "Spirit of Sir Freddie". The seating was 2-2, with either 8 or 12 total (I don't recall). My favorite recollection is that after the safety demonstration, the FA on the upper deck came and told each of us that since the upper deck only had one door, our second emergency exit was down a rope ladder from the cockpit window!
UnitedIAD From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2804 times:
United has a 2 x 2 business class configuration on top. Business is on the upper and lower levels, with the upper deck previously used as the smoking section. First Class is on the lower level.
An interesting feature is that there are no overhead bins up there. The bins are on the floor between the seats and the windows, thus the seats are further away from the windows.