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A 380 Interior Pictures

Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:56 am

German newspaper "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" has a bunch of photos of the A380 from the inside on their website:

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaf...bildstrecke/794/106688/p0/?img=0.0

hope the link works...  Wink

pictures been taken on the flight from JFK to FRA according to the article...
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:00 am

Must be a "demo" interior as EY's latest First and Business Product are different.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:03 am

I guess so... they also write something about "Second Class" when showing the Y pics.... so I guess there is just Y and J installed....
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:26 am

Wow, although it looks really nice, I couldn't help but notice how bright it was. If the light levels aren't off in the photos, I would probably be wearing sunglasses the whole flight. Other than that, it looks really nice, I can't wait to see more pictures!
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:28 am

Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 2):
I guess so... they also write something about "Second Class" when showing the Y pics.... so I guess there is just Y and J installed....

There is an F. The purple-edged suites with the gentleman sipping Champers.  Smile
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:43 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
There is an F. The purple-edged suites with the gentleman sipping Champers

it's Bordeaux but apart from that you are of course right...  Smile got confused by the captions of the pics... bloody journalists  Wink
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:43 am

I guess it's just the 'demo' interior from Airbus (what Stitch already mentioned). Nice colors. The F-class seat looks like it's from the same manufacturer as the KE F-seat. I rather prefer these colors in an interior than the 'fake gold/wood' from EK.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:50 am

Quoting Ardian (Reply 6):
I guess it's just the 'demo' interior from Airbus (what Stitch already mentioned). Nice colors. The F-class seat looks like it's from the same manufacturer as the KE F-seat. I rather prefer these colors in an interior than the 'fake gold/wood' from EK.

I guess this is where preference comes in.. I think the color for the F seating is horrible.. and I didn't much care for the coach seating look either.. What will be interesting to see how real airlines outfit these for real operation.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:30 am

Pretty Sweet pictures. Thanks so much for posting this link. Interior looks nice.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:14 pm

I am sure Airbus chose those unusual light interior colors to give the plane a feeling of open space. A selling point of the plane is its roomy interior. Darker colors may make the cabin look smaller and more cramped. Interesting to see that last shot of the economy cabin. Those seats don't look any wider than the current cattle class seats we poor folk in steerage are stuck with!
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:32 pm

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
Must be a "demo" interior as EY's latest First and Business Product are different.

what do you expect, EY might get a new bix or first class, so why would they put the current biz and first class on, even though the plane will go to them eventually? Even if they don't change their premium product, they wouldn't want the other airlines knowing this.

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:10 pm

Golly, I thought the wave of the future would look like the future, but the A380 interior looks very present and almost retro with those weak pastel colors and such.

Those coach seats look smaller and more cramped than those in other airplane coach sections. They look quite mundane too. Even the Pan Am ads of the 747's coach class in 1970 still seem to hold their own against these photos.

Where are those lounges? Where are those cocktail bars? And the other photos showing the spaciousness? The mood lighting? Those pics make the super jumbo look very cramped.

I think the LH and Airbus marketing departments must have fallen asleep at the wheel.

I'm afraid the A380 is not getting all the attention she deserves. Tsk tsk.

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:41 pm

Boy those seats in steerage sure do look close together.  crowded   crowded   crowded  Hate to be stuck there for 16 hours.
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RE: A 380 Interior Pictures

Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:57 pm

As I can tell from the pictures, this is a 3-4-3 configuration. It already looks terribly tight. And to think that airlines are planning a 3-5-3..... Awful.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:25 pm

The caption of picture number eight calls economy/coach 'second class'... sounds more like a train there. Looks very similar to a 747's economy class - isn't the A380's main deck a bit wider than a 747's?
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:34 pm

Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 12):
Where are those lounges? Where are those cocktail bars? And the other photos showing the spaciousness? The mood lighting? Those pics make the super jumbo look very cramped.

Take a look a the video posted in Civ Av recently, there you can see the bar and lounges. These photos are from a German newspaper, so don't blame LH and Airbus for what you see here  Smile

Anyway, there is room for all this stuff, but will the airlines order it? I doubt it. Rather put a couple of extra hi-yield seats in there.

Regarding the cramped Y seats; well, because the aircraft is larger, one should not expect the seats to we wider? The idea is to add more seats.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:20 pm

The interior design looks an awful lot like the award-winning 777's.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:25 pm

The main stair case looks smaller than i thought ???
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:43 pm

Quoting Haggis79 (Thread starter):
Must be a "demo" interior as EY's latest First and Business Product are different

It has been emphasised numerous times on here and by LH themselves that this is NOT an airline interior...    simply what airbus put in for these route proving flights.

I personally like the bright cabin, it looks very spacious too. I'd rather have that, than some dreary and faded 767!

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:09 pm

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 20):
It has been emphasised numerous times on here and by LH themselves that this is NOT an airline interior...simply what airbus put in for these route proving flights.

That was actually me, and I didn't intend it to be a complaint. I knew EY used color highlights in their current premium cabin seating so I thought at first look that perhaps it was fitted out with an EY interior. But looking at pictures of EY's current Pearl and Diamond Zone seating, it is different. First actually reminds me of AF in terms of the suite design (not materials).

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 20):
I personally like the bright cabin, it looks very spacious too. I'd rather have that, than some dreary and faded 767!

I'd prefer the 2+3+2 seating of the 767, myself, but I do agree that I too find the higher ceilings and wider cabins of the 777 and A388 to be more relaxing thanks to the sense of spaciousness. Never did like the flatish ceiling of the 747 main deck, myself...
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:26 pm

It looks like the upper deck's width is in-between a 767 and a 777. Am I right?

Basing that off of the Bix seat layout of 2+2+2 compared to 767 (2+1+2) and 777 (2+3+2), in general, of course.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:29 pm

How can there possibly be a jam-packed 'media' flight aboard the A380 this week and I can't find any 'media' about it ANYWHERE? Were the professional photographers, journalists, TV/print folks all too BUSY gorging their faces on free food to do their JOB?
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:35 pm

On WGN-TV in Chicago they had some video of the interior of the 380 that flew in. It was the same interior as is shown in the link on this thread. White walls with a kind of dark beige over light beige upholstery.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:38 pm

Quoting ATCme (Reply 3):
If the light levels aren't off in the photos, I would probably be wearing sunglasses the whole flight.

FAR's require lowering the cabin lighting during flight. In fact, lighting is lowered just prior to takeoff. You needn't worry about sunglasses. On FL's new 737-7NG's... we had a setting for night flights too. Just enough to see down the aisle without disturbing passengers at rest.

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:44 pm

All in all, I think the interior is nice. Everyone needs to keep in mind that this is the interior Airbus chose to for its unveiling and is not indicative of any one customer's particular taste or style. I have to agree, though, that the interior looks rather dated compared to the photos I have seen of the 747-800.

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:54 pm

Besides Airbus' questionable taste with regard to colors, I think the interior is attractive. Ceilings are high, its bright and airy, seems pleasant and modern enough... i'm really not impressed however, with how not- innovative it is. It looks just like a bigger A340 in my opinion. The bins still look less impressive than those on 777, the lighting looks fairly conventional. I guess I just expected something more modern.

Oh well

Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 5):
Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
There is an F. The purple-edged suites with the gentleman sipping Champers

it's Bordeaux but apart from that you are of course right... Smile got confused by the captions of the pics... bloody journalists Wink

All those German classes finally came in handy... I could read the photo caption......

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 8):
Looks to me like a 3-4?-(3???). Not exactly comfortable, and worse, there are 554 people checking in in front of you, and 1108 pieces of luggage (yours got lost,of course) waiting at the other end. Not to mention the 500 souls deplaning before you.

The most endearing quality of Airbus widebodies has been their quiet ride and attractive seating arrangements. If I'm flying Y, I'll avoid A380 for the same reason I avoid 747, and try to fly on 767, A330/340, or 777 (w/2-5-2).

Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 12):
Those coach seats look smaller and more cramped than those in other airplane coach sections. They look quite mundane too. Even the Pan Am ads of the 747's coach class in 1970 still seem to hold their own against these photos.

Yeah... that Y section looked like EK gone wrong, narrow seats, except now packed with minimal pitch.

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 13):
Why? If I fly Lufthansa from FRA, I can choose almost every Lufthanse check-in-desk. Then I'm in line with passengers for all flights of Lufthansa, not only mine. Other airlines have this as well, they will adapt their check-in-desks to accommodate the number of people checking in.

And when you have to check in at JFK for your flight back to FRA on the A380, and you don't have 100 check in desks to chose from, and you are standing in an ugly line, what then?

Quoting TeamREGAL (Reply 18):
The interior design looks an awful lot like the award-winning 777's.

It does have the same high cieling, airy quality the 777 has, but the overhead bins for instance still felt more reminiscent of those on A340 than the ones that disappear into the ceiling on 777.

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 17):
Regarding the cramped Y seats; well, because the aircraft is larger, one should not expect the seats to we wider? The idea is to add more seats.

I don't know, I would think to offset the inconvenience of being shoehorned into a plane with 550 other people, the boarding, de-planing, all of the various downsides to flying with so many, you'd want to offer an incentive... the A380 should be an advancement for the passengers too, not just the airline, so if the A380's innovation is its mammoth size, i think that should allow for more roominess, at least Y seats that are wide like those on 777, and impressive pitch.
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:00 am

the A380 was equipt with Airbus interiour on this flight that means the configuration and seat pitch and so on will vary from airline to airline.

On the maindeck there was the First Class section in the front and the Eco Class section in the back beginning over the wing with a 3-4-3 configuration.
On the upperdeck they installed the Businnes Class section to the front and the Eco Class in the back with a 2-4-2 configuration.
Eventhough the configuration on the maindeck was 3-4-3 the comfort is still very high and was more comfortable than in any B777 or B747.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:43 am

What about the comments of a journalist in a video I just saw that the aisles in economy class are wider than in other aircraft. From what I saw, with the 3-4-3 configuration, the aisles look just as narrow as on the 767 or 777. Does anyone has actual measurements to compare? Thanks.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:33 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 28):
so if the A380's innovation is its mammoth size, i think that should allow for more roominess, at least Y seats that are wide like those on 777, and impressive pitch


What so very many people fail to realize is that the maufacturer merely fits the aircaft to the requirements of its customer. The roominess or lack thereof has nothing to do with its innovativeness, or lack thereof. The driving force is the desire to fit as many seats in as small a space as possible. As with anything else, it's about the almighty dollar. You wanna gripe? Go to the airlines. They are the ones who determine the pitch and room and such, not the manufacturer. Sheesh.

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Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 30):
What about the comments of a journalist in a video I just saw that the aisles in economy class are wider than in other aircraft. From what I saw, with the 3-4-3 configuration, the aisles look just as narrow as on the 767 or 777. Does anyone has actual measurements to compare? Thanks.

it is indeed wider than any aircraft I flown on before. Just an example for you: as the FA stands in the aisle with her trolley and was serving it was still possible get thru the aisle sidewise without waiting for the FA to clear the aisle. Everybody of you know how complicated it is normally to get through the aisle while service! And the FA's on the flight also said that it is more comfortable for them while serving the passangers. They don't have to care of other passengers who wants to pass by.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:46 am

Those are nice pics! That plane looks incredible!!! Will that thing ever visit PHL? I know it will never come to PIT...
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RE: A 380 Interior Pictures

Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:52 am

I tihnk the interior is nice. I prefer lighter colors. Makes it seem more spacious.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 12):
Those coach seats look smaller and more cramped than those in other airplane coach sections. They look quite mundane too. Even the Pan Am ads of the 747's coach class in 1970 still seem to hold their own against these photos.

Funny, I must have missed the AVOD in the circa 1970 Pan Am a/c.  sarcastic 
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:24 am

Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful airplane! Great job Airbus...can't wait to fly on it!
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:18 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 36):
can't wait to fly on it!

I'll withold my opinions on that until it's reliability can be proven in service. That thing, with over 500 pax inside, along with its sheer size, will take out the population of an entire town if it ever goes down. Remember what they said about Titanic? We shall see...

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Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:42 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 29):
Eventhough the configuration on the maindeck was 3-4-3 the comfort is still very high and was more comfortable than in any B777 or B747.

That seating was more comfortable than on any 777 or 747? I'm having a hard time believing that. I'm sure A380 can probably match 777's 18" wide seats in Y, and the pitch is entirely up to the airline, but given it will likely have the same seat pitch (within any given airline) and same seat width as a 777, and a 777 offers either 3-3-3 or 2-5-2 seating, and this is 3-4-3, I find your claim dubious, at best. It would be accurate to say it offers more room than a 747 in 3-4-3 seating, as A380 has a wider hull.

Quoting AirTran717 (Reply 31):
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 28):
so if the A380's innovation is its mammoth size, i think that should allow for more roominess, at least Y seats that are wide like those on 777, and impressive pitch


What so very many people fail to realize is that the maufacturer merely fits the aircaft to the requirements of its customer. The roominess or lack thereof has nothing to do with its innovativeness, or lack thereof. The driving force is the desire to fit as many seats in as small a space as possible. As with anything else, it's about the almighty dollar. You wanna gripe? Go to the airlines. They are the ones who determine the pitch and room and such, not the manufacturer. Sheesh.

Hey buddy, go read it in context. I was replying to someone who said "a bigger plane doesn't mean bigger seats" I'm just saying, that shouldn't have to be the case, if the A380 is the breakthrough its been trumped up as, I think it should offer additional passenger comfort and roominess. I was NOT commenting on those photos (though why Airbus decided to fit the A380 demo aircraft w/ Ryanair roominess in coach, I don't understand).
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:43 am

All the discussions about the interior seems a bit premature for both the A380 and B787 since the interiors seen so far are only the manufactures ideas. Once the airlines, especially on the B787, start craming in the seats in it won't be any better then whats out there now.

I remember flying on DL's first B777 flight to LGW and the pilot was saying how technically advanced the plane was. That made no difference to me stuck in pleb class with my knees up around my ears!!  Yeah sure
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:05 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 38):
That seating was more comfortable than on any 777 or 747? I'm having a hard time believing that. I'm sure A380 can probably match 777's 18" wide seats in Y, and the pitch is entirely up to the airline, but given it will likely have the same seat pitch (within any given airline) and same seat width as a 777, and a 777 offers either 3-3-3 or 2-5-2 seating, and this is 3-4-3, I find your claim dubious, at best. It would be accurate to say it offers more room than a 747 in 3-4-3 seating, as A380 has a wider hull.



Quoting Petera380 (Reply 39):
All the discussions about the interior seems a bit premature for both the A380 and B787 since the interiors seen so far are only the manufactures ideas. Once the airlines, especially on the B787, start craming in the seats in it won't be any better then whats out there now.

believe it or not it was my personal view on the flight to and from JFK. It was a more comfortable, spacious and pleasurable feeling compared to any B777 flight.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:06 am

Quoting AirTran717 (Reply 31):
The driving force is the desire to fit as many seats in as small a space as possible.

Well fly with a decent airline that doesn't cram them in so tight in coach. Oh that's right, the U.S. doesn't have one.

As an aside, I find it interesting that as people in wealthier nations are getting progressively more obese, the availability of personal space in public areas is declining.

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Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:33 am

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 41):


Quoting AirTran717 ,reply=31:

The driving force is the desire to fit as many seats in as small a space as possible.

Well fly with a decent airline that doesn't cram them in so tight in coach. Oh that's right, the U.S. doesn't have one.

UA offers 34-36" in Economy Plus, though it's only free to UAMP elites. And B6 offers 34" aft of the wings.
 
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:35 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 38):
Hey buddy, go read it in context. I was replying to someone who said "a bigger plane doesn't mean bigger seats" I'm just saying, that shouldn't have to be the case, if the A380 is the breakthrough its been trumped up as, I think it should offer additional passenger comfort and roominess. I was NOT commenting on those photos (though why Airbus decided to fit the A380 demo aircraft w/ Ryanair roominess in coach, I don't understand).

While I happen to agree with you, I'm merely stating that our opinions don't rate in the scheme of things. As an ex-airline employee AND a passenger, I see it from both sides. It's just that if they can fit an extra row somewhere and fill those seats, they aren't that concerned with your leg room, or hip room, or ability to walk down the aisle without side-stepping it. It's driven by profit, not neceesarily comfort. You're preaching to the choir here. I know it SHOULDN'T be this way. But it IS this way. The most uncomfortable I've even been was in a United 757 from HNL to SFO. I have never had to shoe-horn myself into a seat on ANY plane before. That was a first. And the guy next to me was body builder so his arms were hlfway into MY space. Been there, seen it, done it. But imagine if someone bought a 380 in all one-class config... it's nuts how they'd be stuffed in there. Anyway... And as far as what Airbus outfitted their showcase with? Who knows. But why give a false illusion of what really will be? Show the reality of what your customers will actually get.

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RE: A 380 Interior Pictures

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:43 am

Quoting AirTran717 (Reply 37):
Remember what they said about Titanic? We shall see...

I don't recall anyone calling the A380 unsinkable...  Wink

As for the pictures - I also prefer lighter colors (just as I prefer the brighter lighting in A's aircraft compared to B's aircraft)... I think it looks quite nice, except for those F-class seats.
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:48 am

The only LH flight with PTV's in Y.

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