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QFA380 Interior Photos; Any1 Else Released Photos?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:04 pm

I did a search for a topic but couldn't find any, which really amazes me.

I just happened to stumble upon this while browsing through the QF site. It has photos (artist renderings; good ones) of the new first class, business class, premium economy class and economy class. Also there are artist renderings of the A380 with the NEW QF scheme.

http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/company/A380

IMO the first class seat looks very good, but I'm not going to say anything officially until I see the competition, come on SQ and EK ****AMAZE**** me. The new skybed does not amaze me, though the 2m long bed does sound good; but IMO the skybed is too similar to the one they have, so nothing special (even though the current one is still very good). I think it's good to see that they are introducing premium economy, it doesn't look as spectacular as VS premium economy, but it looks loads better than economy (which looks decent in my opionion as well). Their IFE AVOD sounds good as well, with a lot of choice.

Has any other A380 operators released PHOTOS or artist renderings of their new products (any class welcome), apart from the SQ biz class and economy class (which should be the same as the 77W; correct me please)

I'm sorry if this is a re-run and the topic has been discussed before, but just to make sure, I did use the search function for quite a while.

Thanks.

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Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:47 pm

Amazing! I think Quantas is the first airline to give such precise information about what inside the A380 will be like. Even Economy looks very comfortable, with really wide seats. Premium Economy looks great too, I cannot wait to get on that plane and to see what SQ will make available in two months, and then the rest of the competition...
 
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:52 pm

There are some links in this thread to photos from the launch: RE: QF New Scheme B763ER 2130Arr SYD ... (by FlyingKangaroo Jul 24 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:55 pm

does anyone notice that the plane in the background is flying from SYD to either LAX or SFO? Is this already planned?
 
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 3):
does anyone notice that the plane in the background is flying from SYD to either LAX or SFO? Is this already planned?

looks more like MEL-LAX to me
 
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 3):
does anyone notice that the plane in the background is flying from SYD to either LAX or SFO? Is this already planned?

Qantas has already announced that their first routes will be SYD-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-LHR and SYD-LHR, and if I'm not mistaken the FIRST route will be MEL-LAX

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:13 am

That animation in the background also shows SYD-LAX-JFK.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:04 am

you would think they would start syd-jfk nonstop or does the A380 not have the range for that?
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting Etops1 (Reply 7):
you would think they would start syd-jfk nonstop or does the A380 not have the range for that?

The A380 does not have the range to do SYD-JFK.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 1):
Quantas is the first airline

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ......

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:38 am

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 1):
Quantas

Qantas: Whoa, 46% Misspelled Quantas! (by Birdwatching Apr 13 2005 in Civil Aviation) Quantas..........why is it always spelled wrong? (by EMBQA Jan 28 2004 in Civil Aviation) QUantas.com (by Dtwclipper May 19 2005 in Civil Aviation)

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:47 am

Why do they have a VMU photo in the photo gallery? Would not the average traveller wonder why the rear of the aircraft is scraping the runway?
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:31 am

Enjoyed the qantas link thanks. Was interesting to note (unless i missed it) that the number of pax wasnt listed. I wonder if thats because they think it might put the more nervous flyers off?
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 1):
Quantas

Qantas. Not a word, but an acronym.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 13):
Qantas. Not a word, but an acronym.

Grrr, I cannot get used to that spelling... Qantas, Qantas, Qantas, Qantas, Qantas...

Anyway, any other carrier disclosed what the cabin will look like?
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:29 am

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
ut I'm not going to say anything officially until I see the competition, come on SQ

SQ's A380 product is flying around in their 777-300ER...plenty of pics on here if you have a look for them.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:04 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
FIRST route will be MEL-LAX

Thats correct

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 15):
Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
ut I'm not going to say anything officially until I see the competition, come on SQ

SQ's A380 product is flying around in their 777-300ER...plenty of pics on here if you have a look for them.

not quit... The "suites" on the SIA A380 as they are calling them are a bit different from the 777-300ER, the business class is pretty much identical tot he 777 and the economy Im not to sure about... but there will be little upodates made on the current 777-300ER products since SQ has found out what people like and dont like.

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 1):
Amazing! I think Quantas is the first airline to give such precise information about what inside the A380 will be like. Even Economy looks very comfortable, with really wide seats. Premium Economy looks great too, I cannot wait to get on that plane and to see what SQ will make available in two months, and then the rest of the competition...

I am actually really disapointed in QF. They made what could have been a big deal into nothing at all. they posted the pictures in a place out of the way with no advertising on their website about it and they only provided one picture per class. Maybe they are going to have a grand introduction with the actual seats sometime but I would rather have waited for that then get these little pictures that dont show the elements about the seats. Although all the classes do look really nice if you ask me!
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EDIT: here is a link I found on the other thread that has more pictures... why aren't these easier to locate?

[Edited 2007-08-25 02:17:44]
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:52 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 16):
EDIT: here is a link I found on the other thread that has more pictures... why aren't these easier to locate?

link please

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 16):
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
FIRST route will be MEL-LAX

Thats correct

Not from what I have been told. SYD-LAX I believe will be the first [long haul] route. Reason being that SYD will be a A380 mx base. I have also been told that the A 380 will be making another visit to SYD in a few months...[November/December]

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:40 am

Quoting NEMA (Reply 12):
Was interesting to note (unless i missed it) that the number of pax wasnt listed. I wonder if thats because they think it might put the more nervous flyers off?

Yeah you missed it, it states that the Airbus configuration is 555 but Qantas config is 501. I'm not sure about nervous flyers and the size of the aircraft, Sure it's bigger and therefore heavier with more people so a nervous person may perceive it's harder to get off the ground or stay in the air, but the alternative might be a "smaller" or "older" aircraft which might be more frightening to those concerned.
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:23 pm

This is what got my attention

"Stay in touch when you’re in the air with internet and e-mail access on your
seatback or on your own laptop. The Qantas A380 also has SMS and telephone
connectivity."

Looking forward to internet on planes again. I hope SQ do the same. I wonder what system they are using?
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:31 pm

Quoting Kdm (Reply 20):
Looking forward to internet on planes again. I hope SQ do the same.

So do I, nothing beats surfing airliners.net in the air Big grin

Quoting Kdm (Reply 20):
The Qantas A380 also has SMS and telephone
connectivity."

Hope this doesn't mean cellphones, just SMSing from the IFE, which could be a very good system if it doesn't become too expensive.

-CXfirst
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:45 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 21):
Hope this doesn't mean cellphones, just SMSing from the IFE, which could be a very good system if it doesn't become too expensive.

I agree. I sat opposite to someone in first class from Singapore to London who spoke for no less than 4 hours on one of those in seat telephones. Although he was not very loud it was still back ground noise I could have done without as it was a night flight. He clearly had lots of money.

Cell phones would make it worse.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:00 pm

pardon my ignorance, but what is the reasoning of putting MEL-LAX before SYD-LAX? I am assuming that the SYD route is more of a flagship route than the MEL one, no? Wouldn't putting your brand spankin new plane type on your flagship route make sense? Is this one of those frequency vs. capacity things?
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:52 pm

Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 23):
pardon my ignorance, but what is the reasoning of putting MEL-LAX before SYD-LAX? I am assuming that the SYD route is more of a flagship route than the MEL one, no? Wouldn't putting your brand spankin new plane type on your flagship route make sense? Is this one of those frequency vs. capacity things?

MEL is strained at the moment...and desperately needs the capacity and range of this aircraft...thus the reasoning behind it being the first route. (I have been told that it will operate on certain days between SYD-LAX and MEL-LAX...ie the routing will be MEL-LAX-SYD-LAX-MEL..etc....until they have more than 4 aircrafts.)

MEL only has 2 direct flights.

QF93/94...744
QF25/26...744/743 (soon to be A332) with a stop in AKL.

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Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:23 pm

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 24):

MEL only has 2 direct flights.

QF93/94...744
QF25/26...744/743 (soon to be A332) with a stop in AKL.

Air New Zealand,

Are they really looking at this? Would it be better to stop in HNL? I know that JQ is doing the same route, but would it not decrease the leg distance between the US and the stops?

Just a query.

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Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:01 am

Quoting ERJ135 (Reply 19):
Yeah you missed it, it states that the Airbus configuration is 555 but Qantas config is 501.

How about researching before you spout wrong information?

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn.../details?ArticleID=2007/jul07/3618

14 First, 72 Business, 32 Premium Economy, 332 Economy.

450 seats in the Qantas A380.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:38 am

not a photo of the interior but a least a photo: I just saw that photo in the database where you can see MSN 026 in the background.


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Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:35 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 17):
Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 16):
EDIT: here is a link I found on the other thread that has more pictures... why aren't these easier to locate?

link please

I'm sorry I must not have prorerly press down cntrl-P
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=716912
(its on "the other site" but the pictures are from Sam Chui!!)
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:06 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 28):
(its on "the other site" but the pictures are from Sam Chui!!)

big deal...
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:24 pm

Looks quite nice - I think I'll consider that premium economy if I ever have enough time again to fly to Australia...

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 26):
How about researching before you spout wrong information?

How about looking at the website before attacking someone? If you click on "Key Statistics", "Specifications" and click on to the second page, they provide exactly the information that ERJ135 "spouted" in his post...

If airlines cannot make up their minds, or actually have decent quality control of the information they put out then that's one thing, but attacking a fellow member on here because he quoted misinformation provided by an airline? Please...
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:31 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 30):
If airlines cannot make up their minds, or actually have decent quality control of the information they put out then that's one thing, but attacking a fellow member on here because he quoted misinformation provided by an airline? Please...

I'd hardly call it "attacking" another member. The config was announced when the pictures came out, enough said. Either way, the correct information is in here now and that's the main thing.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:49 pm

One thing I love about the new first class is how the seats are facing inwards towards the windows. That means no awkward staring at other passengers (or stares towards you), however not so great for couples.

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Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 32):
One thing I love about the new first class is how the seats are facing inwards towards the windows. That means no awkward staring at other passengers (or stares towards you), however not so great for couples

Hey CX first...they actually pivot...Wait for the little features to be released. You haven't seen what all cabins offer just yet. Especially Premium and First class.


They haven't changed Skybed much as flyers were telling Qantas they are still fine...the design and functions on them...thus the reason behind QF just making them "flat"... DO note though, the study is still on going whether to put them on the 747 or not.

We are currently trailing one extra crew member on SIN bound and originated flights due to less than satisfactory comments from passengers. Looks promising. Im glad they are finally listening to the crew and passengers.

Quoting VHECA (Reply 25):
Air New Zealand,

Are they really looking at this? Would it be better to stop in HNL? I know that JQ is doing the same route, but would it not decrease the leg distance between the US and the stops?

Hey there....

JQ are actually ceasing operations to HNL from MEL soon. (Dont have the exact date im afraid)... and QF makes quite a nice profit off its AKL-LAX routing. So i dont see them changing it any time soon.

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Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:03 am

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 33):
QF just making them "flat"... DO note though, the study is still on going whether to put them on the 747 or not.

oh I would hope so, Although I love Qantas and the Skybed on the AKL-LAX route its hard to fly it when NZ offers a fully-flat business class seat. I also hope that the seat makes less noise as it moves (the mechanics were really loud so was the massage function... that didn't really do much atall)

here is a link to a video about the Qantas A380. You get to see some of the features in use on the different seats
http://s60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/eoinnz/?action=view¤t=1234.flv (including the pivoting first class seat for you CXfirst!)
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