What Airbus is trying to do is show airlines how much room there actually is on board...which is a very large amount. You gotta figure the A380 is actually a bit wider than the 747, so if you take a chunk of cabin and put in a sofa here, a coffee table there, a bar over there. . .while utilizing "empty" space, it is going to look like a mansion, which in return impresses and excites potential owners and pax alike. . .and airlines want pax to be impressed with their equipment!
So, yes, it is marketing 101. Same as when Boeing "wowed" everybody with the 747. The only thing is, this is not the 1970's.
What I'm trying to say is that I think that with the loads of pax now, plus with airlines like Singapore, Virgin...and similar; there are absolutly going to be areas on the A380 that are used for pax entertainment or comfort other than just more seats.
There are way to many people flying Business and First Class now-a-days for an airline like Virgin not to offer an absolutly perfect service to win over their business. Virgin has a loyal following, especially in their upper-classes. It is because of Virgin's way of business. . .go above and beyond what is normally expected from an airline, and then you will absolutley have return business. That is precisely how Virgin grew into the worldy airline they now are.
Yes Airic, there is a Santa Claus, and he's on his way in the form of a big 'ole jolly A380!
Whew. . .DIA
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