|Quoting SKAirbus (Thread starter):|
Also in the link is a further link to the proposed seat map for the BA A380. Seems a bit messy if you ask me with J and Y split across two decks.
I quite agree - but I think the reason is width of the upper deck. In J, they are showing only 7 seats abreast, with only one rearward-facing seat in the middle of each row. The paired rearward-facing centre seats in the 8 seat abreast layout is very popular with couples. I suspect that by splitting the Y and J cabins, BA
are trying to not lose the rearward facing seat pairs.
Personally, I'd hate the centre single seat on the upper deck - it would be very claustrophobic with the sliding partitions up.
I can see this arrangement being a mess at boarding - if you were in J or Y, how do you know which air bridge to use?
Interestingly they have put loos in the dead space on the front upper deck where other carriers put wasteful "lounges" which, in my experience, no one ever seems to use. I'd prefer a spacious loo over a cold and clinical lounge any day (are you listening, Qantas, Air France and Korean?)
|Quoting LH422 (Reply 2):|
I don't think any airline will put less seats on the main deck than on the upper deck. The jet bridge distribution being one good reason for this.
I should think evacuation certification as well has an impact on how passenger numbers are spread over the decks.