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Old Dec 10, 12, 5:47 pm   #1
 
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CONFIRMED: BA B787 & A380 layouts

After much speculation, conjecture, debate and the rest, it appears BA have finally confirmed.

B787
214 passengers.
CW: 35 seats in configuration of 2:3:2
WT+: 25 seats in a configruation of 2:3:2
WT: 154 seats in a configuration of 3:3:3

A380
469 passengers.
Lower Deck
F: 14 seats in configuration of 1:2:1
CW: 44 seats in configuration of 2:4:2
WT: 199 seats in a configuration of 3:4:3

Upper Deck
CW: 53 seats in configuration of 2:3:2
WT+: 55 seats in a configruation of 2:3:2
WT: 104 seats in a configuration of 2:4:2

Fuller details, chat from Willie Walsh, low res seat maps and the rest available at: http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...yout-confirmed


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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:02 pm   #2
 
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Interesting!

But having First on the lower deck means flight/ground crew walking though to the cockpit I guess? Not a big deal I suppose... but I see Lufty put theirs on the top deck...
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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:25 pm   #3
 
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WT: 104 seats in a configuration of 3:3:3
Looking at the image of the layout, WT looks like 2-4-2 on the upper deck?

If so, i'd be interested to see if they charge extra for them.
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Looking at the image of the layout, WT looks like 2-4-2 on the upper deck?

If so, i'd be interested to see if they charge extra for them.
Indeed it is 2:4:2. Helps if I can type correctly - original post corrected.

Definitely be interested in the pair of seats there, against the 2 from 3 on the lower deck.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:36 pm   #5
 
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CONFIRMED: BA B787 & A380 layouts

2-4-2 is standard for economy on the upper deck. They do have side bins a la 747 upper deck otherwise it's no different to downstairs. Possibly more cramped as there are gates to close off the stairs in flight.
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Pretty much exactly as speculated, I think.
No surprises here, though the 3-3-3 in the 787...
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Pretty much exactly as speculated, I think.
No surprises here, though the 3-3-3 in the 787...
Agreed!

I have a hunch (read: very very educated guess/insinuated by people in the know) as to what (one of the first) routes the dreamliner will fly... Let's just say I'm looking forward to it (in Club or WT+)
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Agreed!

I have a hunch (read: very very educated guess/insinuated by people in the know) as to what (one of the first) routes the dreamliner will fly... Let's just say I'm looking forward to it (in Club or WT+)
I'm waiting for the inaugural to CTU (Chengdu)
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Old Dec 10, 12, 7:56 pm   #9
 
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2-4-2 is standard for economy on the upper deck. They do have side bins a la 747 upper deck otherwise it's no different to downstairs. Possibly more cramped as there are gates to close off the stairs in flight.
Wouldn't it be less cramped if it's 2-3-2 upper deck then for WT? And a 2 is nearly always more comfortable than a 3 or 4.

Don't like the sound of 3-3-3 on the 787.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 8:22 pm   #10
 
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A bit strange to split CW onto two decks. Assuming a large traveling party is split between cabins, that's a long trek aft, down and forward to hook up (bypassing F).

OTOH, it does allow WT+ pax a decent chance at disembarking quickly and being in front of Y pax into immigration lines.
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CW split over two decks, isn't that just how the 744 currently is ?


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Old Dec 10, 12, 8:39 pm   #12
 
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CW split over two decks, isn't that just how the 744 currently is ?


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But at least the staircase is CW to CW and you don't have to pass through F or WT/WT+

I wonder if that means there will be two club kitchens.

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Old Dec 10, 12, 8:48 pm   #13
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according to the picture i count 56 CW seats on the UD of the 380, 8 rows of 7

to no F on the 787's
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The A380 seat plan seems particularly underwhelming, I have to say. Would it not have made much more sense to the keep the upper deck 'premium only', ala EK or QF?
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Old Dec 10, 12, 9:54 pm   #15
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Interesting ratios of premium (F/J) seats to total capacity.

The 388 at 24% is somewhere in the middle of the 47A (28%), 77F (27%), 77N (24%) and 74C (20%) configurations.

The 787 at 16% (and no F) is only comparable to the 77S (17% and also no F) configuration.
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