Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
Tomorrow is my first 747 flight with British Airways, it's BOS-LHR on a 742 . Most 742s and 741s have spiral stair cases, but there are some exceptions. All 744s have the straight staircase. But I'm not sure about 743s.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
There is a third option for the -100, -200, and -SP models...an "L" shaped staircase located in the same spot as the circular staircase. Displaced one (or sometimes two) First Class seats, therefore considered un-economical (albeit it was the safest of the "classic" staircases).
OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
We had a similar topic a couple of weeks ago.
There's 2 different staircases on a Classic 100/200/sp :
spiral or straight 'L' shaped, while the last one is quite rare (Braniff had them and seems that Iran Air as well).
I guess that KLM's 200s SUD were retrofitted with a straight staircase when converted to SUD.