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Article: How classy will the A380 be?

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  1. needaholiday

    needaholiday Intern

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    Article in the Sydney Morning Herald, says Qantas will be opting fro a 'sub-500' layout in their A380's, with onboard lounge access for WHY pax.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/how-classy-will-the-a380-be/2005/11/18/1132016935933.html


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  2. aus_flyer

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    A fantastic article.

    That snippet posted above is only a fraction of the full article - well worth a read of the full article.

    It's time to get excited. :D
     


  3. QF WP

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    Airbus says a trial evacuation of its A380 plane was a success despite 33 volunteers suffering injuries...

     
  4. oz_mark

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    Interesting that they say it will be less than 500 seats, given their proclamations that it would set a record for the longest 500 seat service. They may need to rework that!
     
  5. jasonja3

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    What I find interesting is the concept of economy lounges. Not sure of exact figures but assume 350-400 Y PAX, the lounges wont be very big, how will they govern their use? Will there be a mad rush as soon as the seat belt sign is off?

    Also which such a large aircraft, and so many PAX, people will be free to move around between common area's, am I being paranoid or does that represent greater ability or opportunity for security breaches? :shock:

    JJ
     


  6. markis10

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    The lounges could well be turned into Qantas Clubs with access the same as for land based lounges, would make a perfect venue for a FF event :eek:
     
  7. Jobu

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    Hopefully, WPs will be able to access to the First Class lounges...

    :eek:)

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  8. duffshot

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    Not too bad given this is an emergency evacuation test in the dark. I'd be happy to get away with a broken leg if I am out quick enough to avoid the fire...

    BTW and slightly OT- As a WP I think the airlines need to find a way so that status can be taken into account for any evacuations. You need to make sure the best customers survive to fly another day :)
     
  9. Bob

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    The most practical way would be to have swipe card access to the best escape slides. Alternatively, a smartgate facility. Of course, in the event of a technical malfunction, there would need to be a backup Slide Dragon at each exit. But on the whole, I see no reason why your idea would not fly. :twisted:
     
  10. straitman

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    Are you familiar with the term "The peasants are revolting!"

    Well I'm pretty sure they would be :!: 8) :roll:
     
  11. bfmi

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    Well I'm stuffed, my QF Plat card nevers swipes! Up to the third card now. No other cards failing in wallet.
     
  12. JohnK

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    Whatever happens let's hope it goes in nose first and the only exits usable are the rear exits! :) Save the people worthy of being saved first!
     
  13. duffshot

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    I was thinking the top floor should be for WPs with interlocks on the bottom floor exits so they don't open until all the WPs have been safely evacuated and seted in a safe area with an HP
     
  14. NM

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    Not all are revolting. Some of them pretty nice chaps :lol: .
     
  15. thadocta

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    Now come on, they aren't that bad - unpleasant and unattractive maybe, but revolting is a bit strong.

    Dave
     
  16. thadocta

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    I should have read the whole threadd before I replied!

    Dave
     
  17. NM

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    Yes, an old Goon Show gag from the 50's. And probably goes back way before that as well.
     
  18. straitman

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    Oops :!:

    Forgot that I'm going to be one of them this weekend. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    My first real back of the bus (ie Y) trip in a 747 since 1982 :!:

    :roll: :? :( :cry: :evil: :twisted:
     
  19. duffshot

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    We'll be thinking of you in your struggle straitman
     
  20. Bob

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    And that would be the struggle to get past the Slide Dragon to the swipe card reader that will give you access to the escape slide after the interlocks have released - only when the last of the WPs has leisurely decamped from the sinking plane...
     
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