rw774477
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Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 8:57 am

afaik the KL 747-200SUD have a straight staircase climbng forward to the rear of the upper deck

what other configurations are there ?

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Monocleman
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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 8:58 am

I've never actually been on one unfortunately but I know a lot are spiral staircases.

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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 9:07 am

Tomorrow is my first 747 flight with British Airways, it's BOS-LHR on a 742 Smile/happy/getting dizzy. Most 742s and 741s have spiral stair cases, but there are some exceptions. All 744s have the straight staircase. But I'm not sure about 743s.

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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:31 pm

There is that and the curling staircase. The curline stair case is found on the regular -200 and the -100.

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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:36 pm

All B747-300s have straight staircases.

The spiral staircase on a -200 is replaced as part of the conversion to SUD.
 
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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 2:44 pm

There is a third option for the -100, -200, and -SP models...an "L" shaped staircase located in the same spot as the circular staircase. Displaced one (or sometimes two) First Class seats, therefore considered un-economical (albeit it was the safest of the "classic" staircases).

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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Mon Jul 02, 2001 11:56 pm

Classics have spiral- new 747's however, have straight staircases that climb aft.
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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Tue Jul 03, 2001 12:48 am

We had a similar topic a couple of weeks ago.
There's 2 different staircases on a Classic 100/200/sp :
spiral or straight 'L' shaped, while the last one is quite rare (Braniff had them and seems that Iran Air as well).
I guess that KLM's 200s SUD were retrofitted with a straight staircase when converted to SUD.
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tupolev154b2
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RE: Upper Deck Stairs - 747

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:00 am

Where can I get pictures of what each staircase looks like on the inside?

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