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Originally Posted by vt01 Both actually. As QF is the preferred airline for business travel, I haven't had a chance to fly on the A380 as yet. This may change ...
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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    Quote Originally Posted by vt01 View Post
    Both actually. As QF is the preferred airline for business travel, I haven't had a chance to fly on the A380 as yet. This may change in November for a trip to Bangalore where the most direct flights from Sydney are on either SQ or MH. I will be taking SQ of course and ensuring I get on a A380 flight. It will be Y class.

    Once the 787 arrives, I'll probably travel to a Jetstar destination just to try it out. As others have said, the A380 is just a bigger version of the 747 albeit with new interiors and quieter etc, etc. Where as the 787 is a step forward in a brand new aircraft.
    I wouldnt class SYD-SIN-BLR as a "direct" flight...

    I am really looking forward to the A380 firstly as I will actually get a chance to try it before the 787. I am more keen on the product than the aircraft though.

    Mind you given we have another 4 years of product innovation before we get to sit in a 787 - I am expecting something special for that
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    Neither! I'd would have like to see each of them fly for a few years before getting on one.

    Sadly - not to be at this stage as Qantas changed a 744 flight I had booked (with an inflexible fare) to a 388. Even more sad is my exit row seat went from 4th row of WHY with 23/265 WHY seats in front to the 16th row of WHY with 135/332 WHY seats in front.

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    Quote Originally Posted by simongr View Post
    I wouldnt class SYD-SIN-BLR as a "direct" flight...
    But it can be the most direct option.

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    If in a premium cabin - I'd want to try the A380 first mainly because of the attention they are getting for their nice suites - large space - showers - and what not. Maybe an airline would consider placing a snooker table later down the track? or a mini 10 pin bowling alley? or a virtual golf area? or even better, a jacuzzi?!

    If in economy - I'm in no particular rush for any as I am not expecting a huge leap from the current economy products.

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    Neither! Not too keen about WHY on the A380 and I do not know much about the 787.

    Anyway I will wait until they have been in service for a few years before getting on one of them unless I have no choice in the matter....

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alanslegal View Post
    Maybe an airline would consider placing a snooker table later down the track? .
    Would be very interesting with turbulence

    "Airbus Snooker" - a new variation of the great game......

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    I thought I was going to get to fly the A380 - I'm moving back to the US from Sydney - but the times just don't work out. I have to fly on a Sunday, and 380 only goes ex-SYD on Fridays for now...

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Neither! Not too keen about WHY on the A380 and I do not know much about the 787.
    I am in the planning stages of a RTW trip with my father for travel in August/September 2009. If this trip goes ahead I was thinking of routing via MEL on QF93 so he gets the opportunity to experience the A380 even though it will be in WHY. He will be 71 and I am not sure he will get that many opportunities to try out the A380. Any RTW may be too difficult for him so I am limiting the stopovers to a couple of nights in New York, Rome, Paris and also 3 weeks in Greece.

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    Re: What airplane are you waiting to fly the A380 or 787 Dreamliner?

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    Trooper,

    That's interesting to note that that A380 is quieter.
    Compared to what? The 747 ER400's?
    Also, what is the air-quality/moisture like.

    NM is right. According to some authoritative sources:
    "The internal pressure will be increased to the equivalent of 6000 feet (1800 m) altitude instead of the 8000 feet (2400 m) on conventional aircraft. According to Boeing, in a joint study with Oklahoma State University, this will significantly improve passenger comfort.[89][90] Higher humidity in the passenger cabin is possible because of the use of composites (which do not corrode). Cabin air is provided by electrically driven compressors using no engine bleed air.[91] "

    I've also heard at that at 1800 metres the effects of jet lag are severely diminished.

    Cheers.

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