Bruneiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
When the A380 goes into service it is meant to have heaps of room between seats and shops malls etc. What are SQ, QF and so on going to do with the 747s, they will still be used on the same routes as the A380 ie. SIN-LHR SYD-LAX wont they.
Will the airlines make the interior similar to the a380 or will they charge less for these seats? I know that if i was paying for a flight to LHR-SIN and was put on a 747 instead of an A380 i would be pretty Annoyed (if the seats were different
CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2479 times:
hen the 747 was first introduced they had lounges, pianos, bars, etc on board. Soon though airlines realized they had to pay for them so you have todays seats. I seriously doubt those will last long, if at all, on board the 380s. As for UAL they are looking at replacing 747s with 777s cause they are too big, not with even bigger aircraft.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
According to the Airbus website from awhile back, the seats may be a bit wider given the standard 10-abreast seating to be retained on the lower deck of the A380 and its wider cabin. So perhaps, you may get your own armrest. SQ has also commissioned a long range plan on aircraft interior design that looks at new designs for seats, so you may see some new innovations there. No malls on board, I'm afraid. The A380 is only 8 feet longer than the 744 and about 2.5 feet wider...that doesnt leave any room for a Macys or Neiman Marcus, but it does leave room for a seat that is 3 inches wider than the current coach 744 seats. Consider that a big plus given the sardine can environment we fly in nowadays.
Also, currently seats vary between airliners in terms of pitch, width, presence of PTVs, etc. For instance, if you're on an international UA 777 in coach, you will have a marginally wider seat than on a UA 744 - and you will have PTVs. This does not entitle you to a discount on the 744 flight on the same sector.
Catpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
You claim that A 380 is only 8 feet longer than a B747, well it depends which A380 you are talking about, I know that the longer version of the A380 is almost 10m (33feet) longer than than the B747 and I think this is the one that SIA has ordered, the A380-800.
The Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Don't give us your crap about showers on board the aircraft. You have no sources for that, and it's not economically viable to waste space like that. Your post is BS.
You're caught up in your own dream world of how air travel should be like. Your post on your topic of SQ to receive the first 388 is an example. You said that the A380 WILL HAVE showers and other stuff.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
I'm sure SQ will have their Y class at 10 across downstairs and 8 across upstairs--same as VS and QF.
I can't imagine them using something other than the 18" seat width with the standard aisle width (20"). Were talking about seat WIDTH...not PITCH.
Can't wait to see those showers (yeah, right!)
AA767Boy From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
You will tell no difference between a 744 and A388. Boeing 747-311 is right. airlines will stuff as many people onto those planes as they can. It really woulnt suprise me if the A380 is worse then the 747. and dont tell me im wrong about this because the seat it wider. it is less then a inch wider. big whoop. UAL will NOT order the A380. they will take order on more 777 and i would think they would by 777-300. When ( thats right i said WHEN not IF ) the SC comes out UAL will purchase and along with the rest of the US airlines and BA.
Bruneiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Well, i am reading the Jan/Feb Australian Aviation and it says that QFs A380s are going to seat 524 passengers, Airbus's standard config seats 555. I wonder what QF is going to do with the space. The magazine says that the space will be used for expta space between seats.
That stuff about the showers might be true it says in here that QF are looking at puttin in showers, creches, or a small gym.
Widebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
Depends on the airline, some would put seats on the roof if they could, some will use the space effectively......there will be more space in a 3 class layout, it's just a case of what the airlines decide to do with it......some may concentrate this space in one area, some may distribute it amongst seats......airlines like Corsair and JAL will simply jam the seats in..... in a single class layout....don't expect defined layouts for a number of years to come though.....
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1460 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
A passenger won't feel a difference. Each Airline will decide individually how many seats their A380 will have.
The same like with every other plane in the world.
Do you have the same space in a Iberia A340 like in a Singapore A340??