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748i Upper Deck Galley Option 479 Pax.  
User currently offlineSCAT15F From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 402 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11417 times:

Does anyone know if Lufthansa or any other airlines have opted for the upper deck galley stowage option? This was supposed to free up 12 seats resulting in 479 passengers in a Boeing configuration. Granted, no one is using that particular seating configuration, but the extra floor space should be worth at least 8 seats in a Lufthansa config.

Seems like a rather simple way to improve CASM.

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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31237 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10438 times:
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I don't believe they have, based on looking at the galley positions on their seat maps.

User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10221 times:

I have a "related" question... Wouldn't it be more efficient if Boeing installed the stairs to the upper deck the other way around (walking up the stairs from the back to the front of the aircraft)? This way the slope of the rear of the upper deck would not be wasted and would free up more space for seats.


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User currently offlineseachaz From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 221 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6877 times:

Quoting BigMac (Reply 2):
Wouldn't it be more efficient if Boeing installed the stairs to the upper deck the other way around (walking up the stairs from the back to the front of the aircraft)?

From a space efficiency standpoint you're probably correct, however that puts the bottom of the stairs away from any exits. As it is now the bottom of the stairs are aligned with Exit 2 I making for more efficient boarding.


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

Quoting seachaz (Reply 3):

From a space efficiency standpoint you're probably correct, however that puts the bottom of the stairs away from any exits. As it is now the bottom of the stairs are aligned with Exit 2 I making for more efficient boarding.

Not to mention that they need to be by doors in a ditching situation as the UD doors are not sliderafts.



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