China Southern A380 interior leaked!

Old Mar 31, 11, 8:41 am
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China Southern A380 interior leaked!

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http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/as...seat-a380.html

What is the business seat like - staggered like Emirates, diagonal like Singapore, or something new again?
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Old Oct 27, 11, 9:33 am
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They just unveiled the interior shots, very minimalist looking and rather generic compared to the other A380 operators.

The Platinum First Suites look a lot like Emirates, but it doesn't really say luxury though.

For their Business Class seats, a lot like the Emirates' A380.

No Snack, Beverage or Larder bar in Economy, come on this is so 1998 by Economy Class standards. They got to step into the 21st Century here for the non-premium travelers, especially on a long haul flight.

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The China Southern A380s have 8 F seats and 352 economy (3-5-3) seats on the lower deck, and 70 business (2-4-2) and 76 economy seats on the upper deck. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery this month (December 2011) and this will expand routing from the current Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Shangai. according to Airways. A total of five A380s will be delivered.


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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
The China Southern A380s have 8 F seats and 352 economy (3-5-3) seats on the lower deck, and 70 business (2-4-2) and 76 economy seats on the upper deck. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery this month (December 2011) and this will expand routing from the current Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Shangai. according to Airways. A total of five A380s will be delivered.


Business class seating

Other photos here on Business Travel Guru.
Did you perhaps mean that economy on the upper deck is 2-4-2? The photos of business sure like they are 1-2-1 to me. If it is 2-4-2 for business, who do they think they are, United?

If the down stairs Y cabin truly is 3-5-3, that's a big ouch! and
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I want to be on hand to witness the sight of 506 passengers stampeding for the jetway in the usual Chinese boarding frenzy. From a safe distance away, of course.

And 3-5-3 definitely sounds "ouch!" even with skinny passengers.
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
The China Southern A380s have 8 F seats and 352 economy (3-5-3) seats on the lower deck, and 70 business (2-4-2) and 76 economy seats on the upper deck. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery this month (December 2011) and this will expand routing from the current Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Shangai. according to Airways. A total of five A380s will be delivered.


Business class seating

Other photos here on Business Travel Guru.
Don't you mean that the Lower Deck Economy Class seats have a 3-4-3 configuration and the Upper Deck is 2-4-2 for Economy Class. Cause even 3-5-3 is a painfully narrow seating already, even for the smaller framed Asians, including the Chinese and boy are the Chinese themselves getting wider too.
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
The China Southern A380s have 8 F seats and 352 economy (3-5-3) seats on the lower deck, and 70 business (2-4-2) and 76 economy seats on the upper deck. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery this month (December 2011) and this will expand routing from the current Beijing-Guangzhou and Beijing-Shangai. according to Airways. A total of five A380s will be delivered.

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That's not correct, it is 3-4-3 in economy (a mistake several papers made) and 2-2-2 in business.
Offiicial seatmap http://www.csair.com/en/travel_guide.../target11.html

Had a very great experience in their suites. Whilst the photos look a bit sterile, it's actually a pretty calm and nice cabin.

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Did you perhaps mean that economy on the upper deck is 2-4-2? The photos of business sure like they are 1-2-1 to me. If it is 2-4-2 for business, who do they think they are, United?
This is a matter of definition. Note that these "1-2-1" seats have the footholes of seats stuck under the table - next to these seats.

If the seats with feet next to your seat are counted into the same row, and the seats directly behind you is where the next row begins, you do indeed get to call it 2-4-2. Similar staggered layout is used by Emirates A380 and Etihad Airbuses. What it certainly is not is 2-2-2.

How does China Southern A380 Business feel, for those who have flown and who also have flown Emirates A380 Business?
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Originally Posted by chornedsnorkack View Post
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How does China Southern A380 Business feel, for those who have flown and who also have flown Emirates A380 Business?
Meant to say 1-2-1. Never flown Emirates, but it I thought it was just like staggered AZ (the only other staggered C I've been on before), and for sleeping way better than lie-flats like on LH or AFKL.
Those single seats with the table next to the aisle are ideal for travelling alone on flights - nobody next to you, no bumping into your seat.

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