|Quoting Stitch (Reply 42):
I would hope - heck, I would expect - SQ and any other carrier with a true First Class product in the front of the main deck will have the stairs to the second deck aft of Door 2, regardless of what Airbus shows on their seating diagrams.
I just had a look on some photos of the first class cabin taken during LH
's test flights on MSN007. It is easy to separate the cabin between door 1 and 2 on the main deck with a curtain such that passengers boarding for the upper deck through door 1 and using the stairs cannot look into this cabin. Thus, SQ
can use door 1 for First and Business class passengers, and door 2 for Y class passengers on the main deck. The upper deck door is then used for Y class passengers on the upper deck (if they have such seats there).
|Quoting Ikarus2006 (Reply 36):
16 F/C sounds a lot... I mean, you have still the huge volume of the stairs right in the middle of that area...
I do agree though we will see something unusual.
Is the number 16 confirmed? From the interior pictures of MSN007 I would guess that the stairs would occupy the space of two middle seats, thus bringing the number down to 14 (assuming that all toilets are located in the area without windows behind door 2).
Edit: Just have a look at ?! The First A380 Floor Plan! Find The Details! (by Keesje May 9 2006 in Civil Aviation)
and make it 4 seats at the windows. I guess that will be a layout we could expect...
[Edited 2007-05-11 01:00:31]