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China Southern Airlines A380 Internal Cabin Photos  
User currently offlineexchangeis From Australia, joined Jan 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 27570 times:

Hi all

The first Interior Cabin Photos of China Southern Airlines A380 have been made available via the Business Travel Guru website, the photographs show the aircrafts first class platinum suite, business class seat as well as one of the aircraft 3 on board bars.

China Southern Airlines A380 Interior Cabin Photos

Quality wise the interior cabin does not look to be in the league of SIA, Qantas, Korean Air or Air France's implementation of the A380.

In addition the site has also published a quality version of the aircrafts seat map, better quality than the photo of the seat map which FlightGlobal published back in March year. Can anyone that knows mandarin, translate the text?

China Southern Airlines A380 Seat Map Diagram

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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15794 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 27530 times:

Quoting exchangeis (Thread starter):
Quality wise the interior cabin does not look to be in the league of SIA, Qantas, Korean Air or Air France's implementation of the A380.

The materials do not look as rich, but the seats themselves are quite nice. The first class isn't quite seats, but would compare favorably with many airlines. The business class seats look very nice and are comparable to what one would find on Emirates' A380s or Etihad.



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2990 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 27145 times:

Looks a bit bare at the moment, but once there are pillows on those seats and maybe some mood lighting (assuming CZ has/uses it) I think it could look really warm and welcoming...

User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 27032 times:

It´s the chinese copy of SIA.... heheheheh

Business looks very standard like all the other airlines.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6859 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 26890 times:

F Class doesn't look impressive, but good to see Y Class seats on the upper deck.


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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 26810 times:

Why are there coffee/tea cups on the seat map?

//Mike  

[Edited 2011-10-21 01:12:30]


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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 26747 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 3):
It´s the chinese copy of SIA.... heheheheh

The upstairs Y cabin looks nice, especially as SQ are abolishing their's with new deliveries!



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User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 26727 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
F Class doesn't look impressive,

But seems to sell well:

First-class seats of Airbus A380 sold out

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-10/20/content_13944362.htm


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27166 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 26703 times:

I like it but the F Class looks very clinical. I like clinical but it needs something more.

Its great to see a new A380 operator though .


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 26658 times:

^ Yes I think a few high quality fake potted plants here and there might do the job, airlines should consider this.

[Edited 2011-10-21 01:35:09]

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10908 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 26390 times:

Quoting exchangeis (Thread starter):
Quality wise the interior cabin does not look to be in the league of SIA, Qantas, Korean Air or Air France's implementation of the A380.

and Emirates with all the gold and glitz!

I saw the live delivery ceremony broadcast on the Airbus dedicated web page. The whole VVIP group toured the aircraft and we could watch them going through the aircraft cabins.

I did not think much of the First or Business product I saw but I guess it will be fine as long as their clients are happy with it. They also have the possibility to fly with the competition for different products.

I still like the SQ 380 Suite best.

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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 26368 times:

That's a bare cabin at the moment. Once they get the plastic off the floor and some cushions scattered here and there it will look lovely. Surprised they don't have lace curtains on the window? They love lace in China.

Quoting robffm2 (Reply 7):
First-class seats of Airbus A380 sold out

Fantastic news. An internal hop in First is probably a lot cheaper than an international flight so well worth the money.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8564 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 25755 times:
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F and J look pretty sterile, not impressed but then I don't think I was going to be.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
good to see Y Class seats on the upper deck

- Agreed!



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2990 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 23724 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
I like it but the F Class looks very clinical. I like clinical but it needs something more.
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 12):
F and J look pretty sterile, not impressed but then I don't think I was going to be.

This is the sort of style that many Asian people like -- the very clean, no fuss and non-offensive style. I daresay that most of the Asian carriers will have this sort of product (TG is planning white Suites for F too from the CGI). SQ is far more westernised compared with CZ, KE etc hence their more Western-style styling.


User currently offlineJA8119 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2011, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23648 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 5):
Why are there coffee/tea cups on the seat map?

It refers to the galley.

Quoting exchangeis (Thread starter):
In addition the site has also published a quality version of the aircrafts seat map, better quality than the photo of the seat map which FlightGlobal published back in March year. Can anyone that knows mandarin, translate the text?

For the symbols from left to right:
1st row: Luxury First, First, Economy, Exit, Emergency exit, Crew bunk
2nd row: Galley, Lavatory, Baby bassinets, Bar, Staircase, Staircase

[Edited 2011-10-21 06:19:03]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23352 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 13):
This is the sort of style that many Asian people like -- the very clean, no fuss and non-offensive style. I daresay that most of the Asian carriers will have this sort of product (TG is planning white Suites for F too from the CGI). SQ is far more westernised compared with CZ, KE etc hence their more Western-style styling.

I dont recall seeing this clinical look in any Asian airline ads dating back 20-30 years, its not Asian at all, this trend may be more Korean and Japanese since they became ultra-tech savvy.


User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4203 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22412 times:

The seats look nice, but the colour palette is a little bit dull and austere.


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User currently offlineChicagoflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20091 times:

Really cold sterile bare plastic-like industrial with no sense of luxury. I guess we are talking about a communist state's national airline here so I would say not to expect much.

User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 19641 times:

I couldn't help but notice there were only white businessmen in photo # 4 being served by the 2 apparently Chinese flight attendants. Hmmmmmm.


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15794 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 18337 times:

Quoting solnabo (Reply 5):
Why are there coffee/tea cups on the seat map?

That might be how they denote a galley.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
I like it but the F Class looks very clinical. I like clinical but it needs something more.

I like it. Clean and spacious with no nonsense.

Quoting Chicagoflight (Reply 17):
Really cold sterile bare plastic-like industrial with no sense of luxury. I guess we are talking about a communist state's national airline here so I would say not to expect much.

But how many people deride the loud, gold and wood grain wrapped styles of Middle Eastern carriers? I don't find either offensive, but I think the Middle Eastern style might have more bells and whistles of questionable use. After all, who really needs flowers at their seat?



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User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 18293 times:

I don't mean to sound pretentious but looking at the pictures, I find it both F and J most uninviting. Its clinical and looks cheap. Not what I'd want to see when I step into a medium/long flight. I'd go with SQ or EK's A380s.. but then again, I could be wrong.. Maybe those seats really are really comfortable.



*edit: Okay, cheap is too strong a word for a cabin product I've only seen in pictures. Shamrock604's description of "dull and austere" better describes my impression.

[Edited 2011-10-21 11:38:01]

User currently offlineSirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 17734 times:

I hate these sterile First class/business class cabins... Just not relaxing enough.
Way too sterile and the seats look like they've been pulled from my dentists surgery 

Too much white!

Tom



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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 17557 times:

Quoting exchangeis (Thread starter):
Quality wise the interior cabin does not look to be in the league of SIA, Qantas, Korean Air or Air France's implementation of the A380.

even AirFrance's is all that... i still think SQ has the best product (if not for the hideous shade of beige) among A380 operators


User currently offlineMoltenRock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 17154 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 20):
I don't mean to sound pretentious but looking at the pictures, I find it both F and J most uninviting. Its clinical and looks cheap. Not what I'd want to see when I step into a medium/long flight. I'd go with SQ or EK's A380s.. but then again, I could be wrong.. Maybe those seats really are really comfortable.

I agree! It's just too stark, too bare, too minimalist, too something...... blech!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 17154 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 19):
But how many people deride the loud, gold and wood grain wrapped styles of Middle Eastern carriers? I don't find either offensive, but I think the Middle Eastern style might have more bells and whistles of questionable use. After all, who really needs flowers at their seat?

LH has flowers, so does TG and EK is the only middle east carrier one with wood and gold, none of the others have it.


25 777STL : Agreed on both accounts. It looks very industrial and utilitarian, almost like a dentist's office. It's worse than AA, no thanks.
26 ghifty : I don't think the pictures do the cabin much justice. It looks way too bright and white.. like they're all slightly over-exposed.
27 Post contains images mdavies06 : ...Don't be so critical about the colour scheme If you check out the cabin pictures of KE with their A380, or JL and NH F/C you will see that this kin
28 Post contains images Akiestar : Saw pictures of the new cabin in several places and at least Y on the A380 looks even better than what's on CZ's A330s. The AVOD system looks very sim
29 ATLflyer : What is the Y seat pitch?
30 Warszawa : Terrible colors in my opinion. First class seats from Soul Plane, Business Class seats from the dentists office. Great combo. For me, I prefer warm-co
31 MarcoPoloWorld : Business class here is implemented the right way - no angled seats, and a great choice to make for either the business man traveling solo, or a couple
32 Post contains links Markam : More pictures courtesy of USA Today, including some cabin ones: http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/Fir...ese-airline-gets-A380/G2863,A10457
33 FoxTwo : IMO , it looks like it was made in China . Chairs look like something you would see in a dental office.
34 rwy04lga : Mandarin is but one of many spoken dialects, Chinese is the one written language. All of the dialects read the same characters but sound different.
35 Post contains images BOACCunard : Man, you guys are tough! I'm not a fan of the color scheme but the seats themselves, in both F and J, actually look pretty state-of-the-art. Certainly
36 infinit : Really? I might be wrong but I always thought Mandarin is what their main language is called? So Mandarin is a spoken dialect?[Edited 2011-10-21 22:3
37 qf002 : I also don't recall seeing any fully flat beds back in ads then. Times change. You just have to look at the products that the Asian airlines are comi
38 EK413 : That is a awful looking interior... First Class and Business Class colors what are they thinking... EK413
39 Post contains links and images Akiestar : After a brief search on Baidu, I came to this, which said that Y seat pitch is 81 cm (32 in). Nice seats, but tight pitch, as always with most CZ pla
40 777way : It could be called a global trend with its Asian roots developing from Japan or North East Asia now sadly tricling down Southeast, however its odd th
41 type-rated : To me it has a public restroom vibe going....
42 777way : I dont Suite concept anymore, tear down the walls.
43 Vasu : What is the Y cabin like? No photos available?
44 Post contains links and images Akiestar : FlyerTalk has a thread on it.
45 Post contains images TreeHillRavens : Definitely more superior than AF and LH but i don't think it is more superior than QF or KE. As a matter of fact, the J seats QF and KE have on their
46 Post contains images Akiestar : I must have gotten used to 34" pitch.
47 BOACCunard : The problem with the layout on QF and KE is that the window seats don't have direct aisle access.
48 ardian : It gets the job done. I wasn't expecting flashy, elegant, state-of-the-art premium cabins with CZ. It's very bland, boring, sterile and cheap, but I g
49 Post contains links and images spacecadet : I wouldn't blame this on the Japanese at all. Especially not if you're comparing it to things "on land" there. This is the country that still has thi
50 infinit : Well said, spacecadet!
51 Post contains links PlaneHunter : You only get 31" on LH's and QF's A380. And in LH's case, the seat design isn't great either. Imperfect Giant: CPT-JNB-FRA On SA A332 & LH A380 (
52 777way : Havent those seats been replaced by a coldish grey suite?
53 qf002 : OT I know, but I'm wondering how AF fits 32" pitch? They have 11 more seats than QF on the lower deck in the same space...
54 BMI727 : I've not spent time in economy on either, but QF has some self service bars on the main deck. That plus different arrangements of galleys and lavs co
55 abrelosojos : = I am sorry - the J class product with a full flat bed is FAR superior to the crappy 1990's Air France or Lufthansa 380 out there. = Seriously? In t
56 mindscape : Can't believe all you guys bashing CZ for making such a leap forward in cabin interior comfort. Agree colour choice could have been better if we keep
57 Post contains links and images spacecadet : Some routes have the suite, some have the skysleeper. I obviously showed the skysleeper for a reason But this is what their suite looks like. I dunno
58 777way : Its grey, the ones at JL webpage have been deliberately given that warmish tone, to match the page.
59 Superfly : My dentist office looks more warm & cozy than this interior. I've seen more inviting post offices and department of motor vehicle registration cen
60 astuteman : And at 19" seat width too (like SQ's) , just showing that the A380 DOES have more space available. I find it curious when some carriers elect not to
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