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User currently offlineSimplikate From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 50 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14004 times:

Long time reader, finally found something worth contributing to post. This LA Times photo essay is an excellent visual comparison of all 4 A380 cabin variants from SQ, EK,AF and QF.

Please enjoy!

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-a380-pg,0,4538781.photogallery

PS. Pleased to see the main stream press actually got it right for a change  Wink

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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 952 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13882 times:

Thanks for the link! That's a very useful comparison.

Quoting Simplikate (Thread starter):
PS. Pleased to see the main stream press actually got it right for a change

Ahem yes almost... QF economy class cabin (7) ?  Wink I do like the AF F Class changing room (20) though... very chic, in an old world sort of way.


User currently offlineSimplikate From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13847 times:

Ahhh. You are correct. I have lower standards for the media than you. I was simply pleased to see they had the right pictures of actual 380s with the corresponding liveries  Smile

I dare not dream they would have the actual "facts".

Cheers.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13271 posts, RR: 100
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13415 times:
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Quoting Simplikate (Thread starter):
Please enjoy!

I did. Thank you for the link.

My only 'nitpick' is that I wish they had done a table to compare the seat profiles or even side by side seating charts. Sigh... But I'm happy with what they did!  hyper 

I like the fact the Los Angeles media seems to be excited by the A380. Perhaps it has something to do with these airlines' marketing budgets?  Wink

I do wonder how much of the 'added features' will disapear for more seats in the future (a la 747 piano lounges).

Lightsaber



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31126 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13319 times:
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Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 3):
I do wonder how much of the 'added features' will disapear for more seats in the future (a la 747 piano lounges).

These might actually stay, due to their location.

The AF Gallery, for example, is next to the galley. Would you really want to be seated there? I would think they would need to reposition the galley to the aft of the cabin if they wish to place seats around the staircase (ala SQ's and EK's configurations).

And EK's bar appears to be at the back of Business Class between the aft exit doors, so at best they could only put in a partial row of four seats where the bar is. Might not be worth it.


User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12815 times:

Nice comparison, we can do better looking at A.net cabin shots and seatmaps though.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
The AF Gallery, for example, is next to the galley. Would you really want to be seated there? I would think they would need to reposition the galley to the aft of the cabin if they wish to place seats around the staircase (ala SQ's and EK's configurations).

The gallery is directly adjacent to the fore staircase, and no operator places seats here AFAIK. There are no windows here. This is the same location where the EK F shower is located. QF puts a small bit of lounge seating and a small self-service bar here.

http://corporate.airfrance.com/uploads/tx_templavoila/Air_France_MSN033_0182bis_01.jpg

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
And EK's bar appears to be at the back of Business Class between the aft exit doors, so at best they could only put in a partial row of four seats where the bar is. Might not be worth it.

Could fit 4 more seats here and 2 smallish closets (am assuming more closet space is not needed, but it's too small for anything else). Not worth losing the F/J full-service bar amenity.

I think we'll see an operator have 3-5-3 in Y before F/J amenities are cut back on the more luxurious airlines. Considering main deck width of 6.5-6.58m...it's very doable with 17.something inch seats. Of course the operator who has 3-5-3 in Y probably won't have such luxuries in their premium class in the first place.



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