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Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:11 am

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Boeing has revealed the interior design of the recently-launched 747-8 Intercontinental in a newly-completed two-deck mock-up of the door two entryway area at the company’s Customer Experience Center in Renton, Washington...

...The centrepiece of the mock-up is the redesigned stairway which, although in approximately the same location by door two, now features a stylized spiral opening and open area at the aft part of the top deck...



http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...s-boeing-unveils-interiors-at.html

[Edited 2007-01-18 19:16:54]
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:35 am

I dont really understand the point of showing photos of the inside of new aircraft. Yes, it looks great inside, and I would love to fly in it. But every airline chooses their own layout. I would rather see pictures from the airlines directly about what they plan for the layout as that will be what you really get. As far as I know there is no boeing airlines  Wink .

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:36 am

the interior is really superb!!!I can't wait to fly on a 748I!!!
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:46 am

Quoting V1valarob (Reply 1):
I dont really understand the point of showing photos of the inside of new aircraft

It is rather pointless. At least Boeing is not claiming that they are going to but workout rooms, saunas, and other assorted nonsense into there aircraft. It reminds me of car manufactures and their prototypes.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:50 am

Quoting V1valarob (Reply 1):
I dont really understand the point of showing photos of the inside of new aircraft. Yes, it looks great inside, and I would love to fly in it. But every airline chooses their own layout. I would rather see pictures from the airlines directly about what they plan for the layout as that will be what you really get. As far as I know there is no boeing airlines Wink .

There are aspects that people want to see. With the 787, it was the larger windows, the wider cabin (due to thinner ribs), and the new lighting.

With the 747-8, it will be the larger (relative to the 747-400) windows, the 787 lighting, the new staircase, etc.

It is also important for to be able to show a customer the interior and have them imagine their particular interior fittings in place.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:55 am

What has happened to the loft idea? Was it ever serious?
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:56 am

The staircase is not a user definable option, at least in it's size and location. It must be certified in evacuation and structural tests. So this looks to be the real stair, and as a customer, that looks far more inviting than the narrow tunnel to nowhere the old stair was...
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
What has happened to the loft idea? Was it ever serious?

It is not going to be used as a public space. Boeing was serious, but no airline took it seriously.

The loft will now be used for galley and crew rest space, which frees up the equivalent of at least 2 rows of Y on the main deck, and possibly more depending on how much activity an airline transfers to the loft (cart storage only vs a working cooking galley, etc.)
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
The staircase is not a user definable option, at least in it's size and location. It must be certified in evacuation and structural tests. So this looks to be the real stair, and as a customer, that looks far more inviting than the narrow tunnel to nowhere the old stair was...

Ah, I did not think of this, or know this, but it makes sense. If it was up to airlines, they would make them tiny to fit more seats.

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:10 am

Quoting V1valarob (Reply 8):
Ah, I did not think of this, or know this, but it makes sense. If it was up to airlines, they would make them tiny to fit more seats

If it was up to the airlines it would just be a ladder.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:23 am

Leelaw, thank you for starting this thread. I am particularly impressed by the "blue pools of light" for the ceiling of the aircraft; they really do suggest the vast spaces of the open skies and have, paradoxically, both a calming and an exhilarating effect at the same time.

I recognize that Boeing can only suggest concepts for airlines to implement at their option, but the fact that the newest model of the 747 offers such a versatile canvas for interior design and passenger delight has great appeal to me. Let's hope that airlines that purchase what promises to be the best 747 of all find some way to bring some of these imaginative, yet practical, ideas to life.

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
If it was up to the airlines it would just be a ladder.

Or a knotted rope.  Smile


Also, some of these interior fittings will probably carry over to actual in-service 747-8's, even if items like seating are different. Kind of like the "Signature Series" interiors Boeing developed for their other widebody models/families in things like bins, lighting, and such.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
The staircase is not a user definable option, at least in it's size and location. It must be certified in evacuation and structural tests. So this looks to be the real stair, and as a customer, that looks far more inviting than the narrow tunnel to nowhere the old stair was...

AFAIK no evacuation test has been done on the upper deck of a 747 for a long time, if I recall correctly when initially certified only a very small number of people (maybe about 15 or so on the 747-100) were evacuated in the spiral staircase in the actual certification test. I dont think the upper deck slides were actually tested via an evacuation test.

The stretched upper deck to my understanding has never been through a certification test, nor is it likely even going to need one if it continues with grandfather rights off the 747-100.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
If it was up to the airlines it would just be a ladder.

Someone beat me to the knotted rope answer.  Smile

Quoting Stitch (Reply 11):
Also, some of these interior fittings will probably carry over to actual in-service 747-8's, even if items like seating are different.

Actually, the pictures they show are all of the aspects that are not user definable and are value added UPGRADES to the 744:

-Larger 777/764 windows
-New 787 bins without modifying the 744 structure
-New wider open stair in traditional location

And so these pictures and the physical mockup are very important and aren't really fluff at all. The seats in the pictures are only representative of what you could do, but they show scale and headroom, both important to visualize.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
At least Boeing is not claiming that they are going to but workout rooms, saunas, and other assorted nonsense into there aircraft.


Boeing did propose the skyloft with a computer station and space for other things that can be seen in earlier proposals. Never heard of a sauna on a plane though!

Quote:
The new SkyLoft area on the upper deck of the 747-8 Intercontinental gives operators the choice between additional main-deck seats or the opportunity to create a unique passenger experience through personal suites, a lounge or a business center.

www.boeing.com

Earlier interior concepts can be seen here (page 23):

http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/f...tions/RT%20747-8%20Farnborough.pdf

Overall the the 748i interior looks good. Like a 777 with A380 style entrance area.

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 12):
AFAIK no evacuation test has been done on the upper deck of a 747 for a long time, if I recall correctly when initially certified only a very small number of people (maybe about 15 or so on the 747-100) were evacuated in the spiral staircase in the actual certification test. I dont think the upper deck slides were actually tested via an evacuation test.

Boeing would have had to certify a "maximum capacity" model, which I guess would have been something like a 747SR model used in the Japanese home markets.

Such a config would would have packed a good deal more people into it then even a 747-8I configured for 40" Business Class upper deck would hold and as such might mean that Boeing no longer needs to perform tests until the total capacity exceeds that original limit.

Just as a stretched A380-900 would probably not to have to run a new evac test unless an airline wished to install more then 853(?) seats.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:53 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 15):

Boeing would have had to certify a "maximum capacity" model, which I guess would have been something like a 747SR model used in the Japanese home markets.

Not to my knowledge, they got a letter from the FAA saying when installing an additional pair of a type of door (I think it was type A) an additional 110 pax can be carried.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:53 am

Boeing needs press like this to further associate 747-8i with being connected to 787 Dreamliner, to show that it is modern and innovative, as opposed to just being a worked over 747-400. They fight an uphill battle in that department.

Quoting EI321 (Reply 5):
What has happened to the loft idea? Was it ever serious?

The airlines rejected, not a good enough use of space, it appears.

At least 747-8i isn't pitching crazy ideas like Airbus did with A380... my two favorites I saw were that you could include a Casino and a small synagogue in the A380... pitched at different airlines, of course.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
Quoting V1valarob (Reply 8):
Ah, I did not think of this, or know this, but it makes sense. If it was up to airlines, they would make them tiny to fit more seats

If it was up to the airlines it would just be a ladder.

Hahaha, depending which airline.... if ryanair ever operated it.... it might be more like, a pole you slide down... or climb up.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 17):
if ryanair ever operated it.... it might be more like, a pole you slide down... or climb up.

next to the advertisement covered high-tech lightweight milk boxes with rope seatbelts

As for the loft.
As a space for pax...doomed to failure. Paxs sit in seats and then go up there to eat, have business meetings or rest in suites during the flight. In an emergency where you need to get people into regular seats again could be a nightmare. If 20 or 30 people are in that loft and you hit some good turbulence, they have to go back to regular seats. If their seats were on the main deck, that is 20 or 30 people going down the one stairs to the main deck. (or was there another set of stairs)

Put carts and crew up there.
Taking the crew rest out of the tail makes space for another lav in the back.
That would be a nice crew rest. No fighting over the limited bedding.
Use extra space for more C or Y.

Would leaving much of the loft empty be better economically? (lighter)
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:18 am

I don't understand the thinking behind the open space next to the stairs. That is now valuable closet space. The only thing it would seem to be good for is emergency evacuation of other peoples' screaming babies.  Wink
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:19 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 11):
Or a knotted rope.

If you left off the knots, you could save a little weight.  Wink
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:22 am

Deja vú exept the stairs are wider in another a/c I´ve seen on pics for a while now.

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 21):
Deja vú exept the stairs are wider in another a/c I´ve seen on pics for a while now.

Well I'd hope that be the case since that other a/c holds a good deal more people upstairs.  Wink
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:11 am

I can't wait to fly the 747-8!
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 22):
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 21):
Deja vú exept the stairs are wider in another a/c I´ve seen on pics for a while now.

Well I'd hope that be the case since that other a/c holds a good deal more people upstairs. Wink

Why even put stairs on the A380? Upstairs is premium, has its own boarding area, own jet bridge, etc. downstairs is steerage, just heard all the nice people on through the 'other' jet bridge... it's like too separate airplanes. Heck, you could put two airlines on one plane... upstairs is Privatair, downstairs is Southwest!

Quoting Centrair (Reply 18):
Put carts and crew up there.
Taking the crew rest out of the tail makes space for another lav in the back.
That would be a nice crew rest. No fighting over the limited bedding.
Use extra space for more C or Y.

perhaps it would be more convenient to put the crew rest up in there, but it seems to work well enough in the tail, and you could probably at least put galley space upstairs, make more room on the main deck, or us the space upstairs for more C/J seating, like you said.

Quoting Centrair (Reply 18):

Would leaving much of the loft empty be better economically? (lighter)

My guess is putting additional seats up there, if possible, if not, move as much of the galley type stuff up there as possible would clear more space for seating, lavs, and closet space on the main deck. The goal is use as much space on the plane for seating and pax related paraphernalia as is possible.

Why not put in a bowling alley upstairs, or maybe a big hot tub, maybe a bocce ball court, hahaha.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:25 am

Thse models need help! In the pic posted in this thread I think the conversation between the two people goes something like

Old Man "I have never seen such a sophisticated woman as you...how about having dinner with me in Frankfurt" (Because we know LH is buying the 748!)
Woman "No thanks, I don't dine with those in the Riff Raff Class"
Man " But you don't understand, I am an A.nutter"
Woman " well in that case, wanna join me in my sky suite"

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:25 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 24):
Why even put stairs on the A380? Upstairs is premium, has its own boarding area, own jet bridge, etc. downstairs is steerage, just heard all the nice people on through the 'other' jet bridge... it's like too separate airplanes. Heck, you could put two airlines on one plane... upstairs is Privatair, downstairs is Southwest!

 Smile

The real answer as to why they have a staircase is, I imagine, evacuation issues.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 24):
Why even put stairs on the A380? Upstairs is premium, has its own boarding area, own jet bridge, etc.

Most gates from which WhaleJets will operate will not have a jetbridge for upstairs.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:12 am

I dunno...I still like regular flying on regular 'ol planes like the dc-9. Flying itself is luxury enough.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:36 am

Great to see this!

Quoting V1valarob (Reply 1):
As far as I know there is no boeing airlines

there use to be... then a few airlines merged and the result is now called United Airlines.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
It reminds me of car manufactures and their prototypes.

hehe, I always thought that the way the A380 was telling you all of these things that could be used in their aircrafts, that would never really even be in them, was kind of like a used car sells man.

“It’s like the Porsche 911 - there’s such equity in the name and that’s the spirit in which we’re approaching this,” adds Brauer."
Wonder how much Boeing got paid to say that  Wink

"the change to the more open architecture is possible because of the increased bin storage space in the -8 design."
hmmm sounds like a good idea to me.. I always hit my head on the overhead bins on the 747 upperdeck, so more room is always welcomed!

I can't wait for more airlines to look into this plane!
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:46 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 12):
AFAIK no evacuation test has been done on the upper deck of a 747 for a long time, if I recall correctly when initially certified only a very small number of people (maybe about 15 or so on the 747-100) were evacuated in the spiral staircase in the actual certification test. I dont think the upper deck slides were actually tested via an evacuation test.

I may be missing something, or the test was recently modified not to long ago: on the 777-200 (basic model), the aircraft was certified to carry [I can't remember the exact numbers-so please forgive me] 249 passengers. The airplane was originally designed to carry 250, but one passenger was injured in the initial test, thus the reduction in the initial certification. I remember the documentary said that if an airline ever wanted 250 or more seats, another round of tests must occur in order to be re-certified for more capacity.

That being said, why would the 747 be exempt?
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:54 am

So... do they plan to put galleys up in the loft??
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:54 am

Nice pic, but would be interesting to see what the cabin is actually like when it enteres commercial service. My bet is for rows and rows of seats as oppoesd to what looks like a lounging 'meet and greet' area  Wink
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:10 am

Lets face it, the 747 has been the world flying QE2 for 36 years. The most luxurious airplanes have been the 744 in each airline having them. Who would have thought of First Class suits and lie-flat business seats 15 years ago. The new Singapore airlines premuim classes have changed it again, what will they do with the A380.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:31 am

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 32):
My bet is for rows and rows of seats as oppoesd to what looks like a lounging 'meet and greet' area

That lounging area you speak of is not really at all, as that's a very wide angle lens they are using. It's the door 2 entrance and crossover. Some airlines already do put a bar there on the 744 like VS, others put a little table where midflight snacks and drinks are kept out for J pax, etc., but otherwise there were be a galley or something similar.

Now, the 3 abreast leather seats in the pic showing the windows looks interesting. The seats look wider than 17.2" between armrests, so is that part of a 3-3-3 layout in Y+ or something? The world may never know...
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:04 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 34):
Now, the 3 abreast leather seats in the pic showing the windows looks interesting. The seats look wider than 17.2" between armrests, so is that part of a 3-3-3 layout in Y+ or something? The world may never know...

I'm offering 10 to 1 odds that they used small models to make the seats look larger.
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:13 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 35):
I'm offering 10 to 1 odds that they used small models to make the seats look larger.

I've got a pretty good eye for dimensions, and those seats just don't look like the 17.2" wide seats I'm used to seeing on CO narrowbodies. I at first thought they used skinny models, but looking again, I really think it's a combination of both things. After all, Y+ is becoming common on the 747 and it is usually 3-3-3 or 2-4-2.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:18 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 30):
I may be missing something, or the test was recently modified not to long ago: on the 777-200 (basic model), the aircraft was certified to carry [I can't remember the exact numbers-so please forgive me] 249 passengers. The airplane was originally designed to carry 250, but one passenger was injured in the initial test, thus the reduction in the initial certification. I remember the documentary said that if an airline ever wanted 250 or more seats, another round of tests must occur in order to be re-certified for more capacity.

250 passengers is far too low for an evacuation limit test for a 777-200.

The actual figure is 440 for the 777-200 family and 550 for the 777-300 family.

(See Page 7 and 12, respectively, of http://www.easa.eu.int/doc/Certifica...03%20Boeing%20777%20Issue%204.pdf)
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:11 pm

Is there an internal cabin layout showing seating and galleys, exits etc (as for the 787) available anywhere?
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:17 pm

Quoting ZKNBX (Reply 38):
Is there an internal cabin layout showing seating and galleys, exits etc (as for the 787) available anywhere?

For the 748i, take a look in the Airport Compatibility Brochure here:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/7478brochure.pdf
and for the 788, here:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/787sec2.pdf
 
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:24 pm

In the following, the main entrance area looks almost like a hotel lobby; the perspective taken makes it look enormous.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...007/photorelease/q1/070118a_lg.jpg
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:30 pm

Some extra shots of the interior can be seen here:
http://boeingmedia.com/
 
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Boeing Press Release:

SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today unveiled a life-size sales display of the interior for the new 747-8 Intercontinental. The two-story display showcases the dramatic interior architecture of the 747-8.

The 747-8 applies interior features from the 787 Dreamliner that includes a new curved, upswept architecture giving passengers a greater feeling of space and comfort, while adding more room for personal belongings. The interior architecture is accentuated by new lighting technology that creates a perception of airy brightness and provides smooth lighting transitions to offer a more restful environment.

In addition, the 747-8 integrates features from the 777, including windows that equal those on the 777 (15.3 inches/38.8 centimeters tall and 10.76 inches/27.3 centimeters wide), and are larger than those on the 747-400.

"The 747 family's unique interior and structural design have provided passengers with memorable flying experiences for decades," said Dan Mooney, vice president, 747/747-8 Program. "By incorporating 787-style interior features, the new 747-8 Intercontinental will provide a significantly enhanced passenger experience. Passengers will know they are on a brand new airplane the moment they step on board the 747-8, and will experience a whole new way to fly."

Door two, where passengers normally enter a 747, represents the most noticeable change from the 747-400. The welcoming entryway features a dramatic sweeping staircase leading to the upper deck.

"The new entryway will greatly enhance the passenger appeal and create a strong first impression," said Doug Ackerman, engineering interior team leader for the 747-8. "However, the entryway provides more than just aesthetic appeal. It also was designed to facilitate improved passenger flow during boarding and deplaning."

The 1,750-square-foot (533-square-meter) sales display, located at the Boeing Customer Experience Center in Renton, Wash., focuses on the airplane's door-two entryway, staircase and upper deck. It also highlights the business-class section forward of the entryway and economy class aft of the entryway.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2007/q1/070118a_nr.html

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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:37 pm

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 20):
Quoting Stitch (Reply 11):
Or a knotted rope.

If you left off the knots, you could save a little weight.

Oh you are being ridiculous, everyone knows you can just have a short rope or no rope at all, if you cant jump up and reach the rope or the floor of the upper level you can't sit up there  Smile

Alternately, i hear there are a few pogo sticks looking for a new home  Smile Smile
 
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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:17 pm

Where's the Jacuzzi and Bowling Alley then?
 
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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:55 pm

Quoting V1valarob (Reply 1):

I agree with you. I wish they would show LH's plan for their 748I.

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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:32 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 10):
I am particularly impressed by the "blue pools of light" for the ceiling of the aircraft; they really do suggest the vast spaces of the open skies and have, paradoxically, both a calming and an exhilarating effect at the same time.

However, for the vast majority of travelers the 747-8i will feel nothing short of tight sardine can. I am a fan of Boeing but these interior studies are just BS.
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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:46 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 27):
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 24):
Why even put stairs on the A380? Upstairs is premium, has its own boarding area, own jet bridge, etc.

Most gates from which WhaleJets will operate will not have a jetbridge for upstairs.

perhaps this is just me, but that would make boarding and deplaning terrible. Think of how long it would take to get roughly 200 people potentially up the stairs! God know, some people bring carryons they have great difficulty getting in/out of the overhead bins, and now you want to move 200 people upstairs? Sounds like it would move very slowly.
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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:49 am

The only place to be on the 747 is the upper deck, peace and quiet. Far too cramped in economy.

The 380 promises to change that when it enters service.
 
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RE: Pictures: First Look Inside The 747-8I

Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting EbbUK (Reply 48):
The only place to be on the 747 is the upper deck, peace and quiet.

I agree. I prefer the LH practice of putting F upstairs to the SQ practice of putting F in the nose -- except that I more often fly in C.  Smile

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