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jdl xstar
01-27-2010, 09:59 AM
I just burned some (a lot) sky miles and booked a flight for my gf and me to go to Europe this summer and we are going business class on the new air france A380 to paris. Anyone been on this plane? Its going to be an amazing experience since this plane is so huge and its construction makes it considerably quieter during liftoff and flight. I've always been a big fan of flying large commercial jets but I have a feeling that flying the A380 will be in a class of its own.

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TMCNo1
01-27-2010, 11:07 AM
I bet Gene hates you!:rolleyes::D

shepherd
01-27-2010, 11:35 AM
The plane may be big, but I bet the seats aren't any bigger. :cool: IMO, anything good for the airlines, i.e., make them more profitable, is probably bad for the passengers...

But you're flying business class so, yeah, Gene hates you. I'm just jealous. Are those planes flying into MCO now? It's a shame they closed down that unofficial observation parking area at the end of the runway on McCoy Rd. It is cool to see the big ones flying in. I still think the 747-400 is one of the coolest passenger jets ever.

jdl xstar
01-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Connecting at JFK to get on the Air france flight. MCO only has a handful of overseas flights and they are mostly to the UK via Virgin and Frankfurt via Luftansa.

From what I've read, the AF business class seats on their A380 are true lie flat, horizontal beds which will be nice. Supposedly though the interior isn't as elaborate as what other airlines have done to their A380s.

I agree that the 747-400 is still the best looking. Always a head turner. 777 is pretty sweet too.

Maristar210
01-27-2010, 02:10 PM
Jd - I got these in an e-mail when the aircraft was first debued.

I have lots more if you want them I can e-mail...

A380 Business Class:

Maristar210
01-27-2010, 02:15 PM
a few more......

shepherd
01-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Very nice. If that's business class I can imagine what first class is like. That bathroom looks big enough for a mile high club.

mpm32
01-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Is that the interior that Air France had configured? I thought that the early pics were just examples of what could be done?

Maristar210
01-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Is that the interior that Air France had configured? I thought that the early pics were just examples of what could be done?



Seatguru.com has the answer for his aircraft. Looks like a similar layout in business class.

CHECK http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_France/Air_France_Airbus_A380.php

64A would be my choice in business class

M-Funf
01-27-2010, 04:56 PM
Is that the interior that Air France had configured? I thought that the early pics were just examples of what could be done?

I think that's the Emirates Airlines config.

M-Funf
01-27-2010, 05:03 PM
I traveled a TON for about 4 years while working at another company. 500k miles with United alone. The company never paid for anything other than coach, but after the first year, I was upgrading almost every trans-atlantic flight to Business or better.

I would love to fly the 380, but I think I'd be in coach now...

Skipper
01-27-2010, 06:48 PM
I just burned some (a lot) sky miles and booked a flight for my gf and me to go to Europe this summer and we are going business class on the new air france A380 to paris. Anyone been on this plane? Its going to be an amazing experience since this plane is so huge and its construction makes it considerably quieter during liftoff and flight. I've always been a big fan of flying large commercial jets but I have a feeling that flying the A380 will be in a class of its own.

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Never jumped out of a 380 before?:confused:

americanskierJim
01-27-2010, 07:17 PM
I am a PVT.Pilot Looks like I need to get my commercial ticket to take the left seat. Now that would be a blast. That is one cool air bus.

SunCoast 83
01-27-2010, 09:49 PM
The plane may be big, but I bet the seats aren't any bigger. :cool: IMO, anything good for the airlines, i.e., make them more profitable, is probably bad for the passengers...

But you're flying business class so, yeah, Gene hates you. I'm just jealous. Are those planes flying into MCO now? It's a shame they closed down that unofficial observation parking area at the end of the runway on McCoy Rd. It is cool to see the big ones flying in. I still think the 747-400 is one of the coolest passenger jets ever.

No A380's at MCO. Our biggest is the 747-400 (Virgin Atlantic) and Aer Lingus A340. The McCoy Rd. lot was pretty cool...all the things that changed post 9/11

SunCoast 83
01-27-2010, 09:53 PM
Also never a shortage of AirTran and Jet Blue......they all line up for final over the house if they are using the new eastermost runway.

Willski
01-28-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm jealous. I just went to Australia and logged 19000 miles in coach. Brutal, but going to Sydney and Perth in December was worth it.

jdl xstar
01-29-2010, 01:32 PM
Seatguru.com has the answer for his aircraft. Looks like a similar layout in business class.

CHECK http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_France/Air_France_Airbus_A380.php

64A would be my choice in business class

I reserved 61AB. I didn't want the wing to obstruct the view.

jdl xstar
01-29-2010, 01:37 PM
No A380's at MCO. Our biggest is the 747-400 (Virgin Atlantic) and Aer Lingus A340. The McCoy Rd. lot was pretty cool...all the things that changed post 9/11


Splitting hairs, but the Aer Lingus they fly to MCO is an A330. Not sure that A Lingus even has an A340. Luftansa does fly the A340-600 to MCO during the winter and then switch to the A330 during the summer. That A340 is looong. Sweet plane.

SunCoast 83
01-31-2010, 11:40 PM
TAM Brazil also runs a A330 into MCO as well. I thought that Aer Lingus ran a seasonal run from Dublin using both the 330 and 340? It is a sweet plane. Its a treat to get any widebodies now. I remember Delta TriStars, United and NW DC-10. Everything now is 73's, 320's, and Rj's it seems

jdl xstar
02-02-2010, 03:36 PM
Seatguru.com has the answer for his aircraft. Looks like a similar layout in business class.

CHECK http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_France/Air_France_Airbus_A380.php

64A would be my choice in business class

Layout may be the same as far as the 2 2 2 config, but the seats on AF aren't as luxurious. But they are still lie flat. Emerites is known to spare no expense for their planes. Air France on the other hand takes the minimalist approach but it'll still be a nice ride compared to coach thats for sure.