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why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:33 pm

Beside the airline brand and the customer need, what make airlines chosse different interior, sometimes between aircraft? I'll use SAS boeing 747 200 as example since I'm tempted by the revell cutaway. The upper deck lounge would be a good example since compare to the revell model, both lounge are diffrent yet the revell kit is suppose to show a 200 (I think that's because at first it was released as a untited 747 cutaway and revell didn't bother to change the interior much).
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From https://www.ultraswank.net/travel/scand ... the-1970s/ Odd that some of SAS 200 had 3 windows when other had the normal set.
The revell kit, united and SAS edition
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From scalemates https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell- ... et--104527
The interior is different in the boeing brochure as well since it present a optional stateroom with a optional lower lobe galley (I wonder if any airline took that since none took the tiger lounge)
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from this amazing section of theairchives website http://theairchive.net/boeing-memorabilia/

Thanks for your answers!
 
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Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:35 pm

on the upper deck, another brochure clearly show that airlines can go ham on its design since boeing developed a lot of design, wich mean my SAS 747 200 upper deck lounge can be what if, so it's not much of an issue if it's innacurate (the interior will be based on the general description brochure from http://theairchive.net/boeing-memorabilia/ )
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Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:09 am

Different airlines fly different routes, have different customer demographics, and customers from different cultures.

If you fly your 777 over the Atlantic mostly, that's a shorter average flight than if you fly it from Western Europe to East Asia. That can make a difference in optimum layout.

A Japanese customer may appreciate a Japanese toilet, hence why ANA and JAL have them. An Indonesian customer is probably more receptive to a bright colour palette than a Norwegian one.

Passengers flying for business are probably more keen on easily accessible powerpoints, larger tables in Premium Economy and Business, and inflight Internet. Leisure travellers won't care as much about those things.

Of not is that in the past few decades, manufacturers have cut down significantly on customisation possibilities in order to make manufacturing simpler. So while the Zodiac business class seats have different colour fabric between different A350 customers, they're still the same seats.
 
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Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:06 am

American -123s and United -122s both had dual lower lobe galleys. Qantas’ -238 had a single lower lobe galley.

This video shows the loading of galley modules onboard an AA 747.

http://youtu.be/o_cNefEnJXs
 
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Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:23 pm

DL_Mech wrote:
American -123s and United -122s both had dual lower lobe galleys. Qantas’ -238 had a single lower lobe galley.

This video shows the loading of galley modules onboard an AA 747.

http://youtu.be/o_cNefEnJXs


When I first hired in at AA many moons ago, no longer work for them, their DC-10-10 still had the lower lobe galley along with the elevator. Very old school.
 
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Re: why are interior so different between aircraft and airlines?

Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:24 pm

So the lower lobe galley was a thing for other aircraft than the 747, I understand the culture influence interior design as well, like with air india first 747
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