Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3856 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 39975 times:
I've followed the link, but I'm not sure how to interpret it. Are we just looking at the specific dates in the left hand column ?
To start with just LAX and HGK doesn't seem quite right to me. Both are routes long enough to result in very poor utilisation. LHR - LAX & return is just about 24 hours, resulting in the aircraft being about 2 hours short of being able to go straight back to LAX, if however combined with an East coast route where the plane is away for 15 hours or so, it can do nearly double the work in the same time. Likewise HGK has a 9 hour layover at the far end.
someone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3620 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 39712 times:
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 11): Both are routes long enough to result in very poor utilisation. LHR - LAX & return is just about 24 hours, resulting in the aircraft being about 2 hours short of being able to go straight back to LAX, if however combined with an East coast route where the plane is away for 15 hours or so, it can do nearly double the work in the same time. Likewise HGK has a 9 hour layover at the far end.
Expect the aircraft coming from LAX continuing to HKG, so the time table isn't that weird.
And yes, the utilization is low, but this has been the case for all new A380 operators, where utilization has been low in the first few months.
motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 39364 times:
Quoting motorhussy (Reply 7): Off topic but interesting that they're splitting their business class between decks...
[Edited 2013-03-05 03:28:57]
Is it possible there's going to be a passenger elevator between decks? Looks like one possibly marked on the map in the galley.
Somehow my addition turned into miniature script above, but does anyone else think it's possible that BA could have a pax elevator planned to link the two business class cabins? On the main deck of the Biz cabin, to the starboard side of the central aft galley, there looks to be an elevator which lines up with that of the upper deck in the forward starboard section of the galley area. It would be pretty cool to have a small hotel-like lift.
Looks like lavatories to me. I really don't see the point of having an elevator between the two Business Class cabins. It would be very heavy and it is not like there is any need for most passengers to move between the two. If for some reason they have to they can take the stairs.
ThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 800 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 39100 times:
From my experience of working on the A380, I feel splitting J between 2 decks will make it messy. This may work on the B747 but not on the A380. Splitting J catering and stores between decks is the main issue. The galleys also look very small. On another note, it is quite disappointing that BA haven't used this opportunity to reinvented their product. It is typical British conservatism...scared to push the envelope. I doubt passenger love the current product as BA say they do. If their passengers had a choice between a First Class Suite or BAs 'refreshed' old generation First seat, I think it is easy to figure out who'd they go for! Watching the promo video on YouTube, for a second though they'd posted Qantas' when they swept up the stairs as they have seemingly copied QFs logo concept. Only, it doesn't quite give the same effect.
Quoting motorhussy (Reply 7): Is it possible there's going to be a passenger elevator between decks? Looks like one possibly marked on the map in the galley.
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3092 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 38858 times:
The J seats themselves actually look quite different (ie the actual thing you sit on, not the surround). Will they actually have that more defined headrest and vertical contrasting stitching, or is that just an error by the graphic designer who created the renders? Looks quite nice to me, and will break up the blocks of blue and white up quite nicely.
Quoting PHLwok (Reply 19): Why would they want to do that? Does BA even have the rights to carry passengers between the US and HKG?
Reread the quote. The timetables suggest that the aircraft that comes from LAX (ie inbound to LHR) will continue onto HKG later the same day.