With the upcoming release of the Thai Airways A380 the airline has released Thai Airways A380 interior cabin photos, which clearly shows a three class configuration The class and configuration details of the Thai Airways A380 is further backed up by a press release from the company last year that details 507 seats in total with 12 compartment style Seats in Royal First Class, 60 Seats in Royal Silk Business Class and 435 seats in Economy Class.
We have been able to obtain exclusive first photos of China Southern Airlines A380 Interior Cabin, which includes a picture of their new First Class Suite, Business Class Seat and one of the on-board Bars. China Southern Airlines First Class Platinum Suite China Southern Airlines refers to their First Class Suite as the Platinum Suite, design wise they are full private suites similar to what Singapore Airlines & Emirates have put in First Class on in their Airbus A380s. First Class suites are each equipped with a 23” LCD screen which will make good use of the aircrafts IFE Video on demand system which can provide up to 1,200 on demand entertainment options, or 600 hours of entertainment. China Southern Airlines Business Class Seat As revealed in our article on the China Southern Airlines A380 Seat Map Business Class has a total of 70 seat laid out in an alternating 1-2-1 seating configuration, in addition to this we can reveal Business Class seats are equipped with 15.4” LCD screens China Southern Airlines A380 Bar Below is a picture of one of the three on board first/business class bars, it looks more like a self service bar, however we are waiting on more photos to see if the aircraft is configured with a bar similar to that found behind Business Class on Emirates A380. Based on the information we have received from China Southern Airlines and with reference to the China Southern Airlines A380 Seat Map which we also published today, this bar is located at the front of business class. Also based on the seat map and information we have received from CSA this area in front of Business Class has another Bar as well as an entertainment area with video entertainment and video game options. As always we want to know what you think so what thoughts on these China Southern Airlines A380 Cabin Photos?
China Southern Airlines A380 Seat Map Diagram has been released by the airline and it reveals some interesting details about its internal cabin design and layout. The China Southern A380 Seat Map can be seen below (Click for a larger version) In First Class there are 8 private suites referred to as Platinum First Class Suites which are configured in a 1-2-1 seating configuration and are located at the front of the main deck. In our option the choice First Class Seats are either 1 A/K or 2 A/K because there is no suite next to them, this is if you are travelling on your own, however if you are travelling with a partner the middle 1 D/G or 2 D/G would be preferred. In Business Class there are 70 seats that are configured in an offset 1-2-1 seating configuration; Business Class is located at the front of the Aircraft. In Business Class the best seats are 11 A/K or 17 D/G however it should be noted 11 A/K is near what I suspect to be one of the bars, and 17 D/G is close to the galley. Will need to hear from some firsthand reports before There are 428 seats in China Southern Airlines Economy Class laid out in a 3-4-3 seating configuration. Economy is located both on the main deck (25 seats) behind First Class and also on the upper deck behind Business. The best seats in Economy Class look to be 31 A,C,H,K or failing these 32 A,B,C,H,J or K
The long awaited Korean Air A380 cabin photos have finally been released by Korean Air and they are available for viewing below. Korean Air A380 First Class Cabin Photos As first reported here at the Business Travel Guru the Korean Air A380 will feature 12 open open suites in First Class with an 83″ seat pitch and is located at the front of the main cabin. Korean Air A380 Prestige Class Business Class Cabin Photos Korean Airlines A380 Prestige Class or Business Class takes up the entire upper deck and features 94 seats with a 74 inch seat pitch prestige class also has two lounge/bar areas. The Prestige Class forward lounge on the Korean Air A380 The rear Prestige Class lounge on the Korean Air A380 Korean Air A380 Economy Class Cabin Photos Korean Air A380 Skyshop Photos As also revealed here for the first time the Korean Air A380 will feature the worlds first flying Duty Free shop aka the Korean Air A380 Skyshop, the skyshop is located on the lower deck behind economy class. Here is the Korean Air A380 Seat Map
Following on from the Korean Air A380 Seat Map Plans we exclusively revealed yesterday, we have now been able to obtain and publish Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos. Note the Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos have now been released the photo, this article contains pre-released promo photos from Korean Air which in the end were found not to be accurate of the final product. Please look here for the final Korean Air A380 Cabin Photos These photos are from the Korean Air website however we are certain that they are not actual Korean Air A380 Cabin photos, personally the team here at the Business Travel Guru can see that these shots from different aircraft as well as Airbus promotion shots, also for example look at photo 1 below it clearly shows seats in a 2-3-2 configuration compare this to the Korean Air A380 Seat Map Plan that we published yesterday none of the cabins have this seating configuration, from the below photo this look like J Premier Class (Business Class) but the seat map clearly shows this cabin is configured in a 2-2-2 seating configuration. Also from the seat map Premium Class (Business Class) is located on the upper deck. Photo 1: A photo claiming to be Korean Air A380 Premier Class (Business Class) It is however interesting to note that photo 2 of the staircase clearly shows a bar/lounge at the top of the stairs, as these photos are from the Korean Air website we are fairly certain the cabin product shown in these photos is fairly accurate (but not completely). Photo 2: Another photo claiming to be of Korean Air A380 Cabin and Stair Case (In reality it is an Airbus A380 Promo picture/Aircraft) Photo 3: Korean Air A380 First Class Suite These photos and yesteradys seat maps were found at the following URL http://a380.koreanair.com/ Take a look for your self! As with other Airlines Airbus A380 launches only time will tell how accurate the photos are as well as the final quality of the product, however as Korean Air’s A380 will only have 407 seats in total (12 First Class Seats, 94 Prestige Class (Business Class) and 301 Economy Class seats) we think Korean Air’s A380 will be a real treat something we cannot wait to taste for our self.
Korean Air has released seat maps for its Airbus A380 that it will start flying from May 2011, these Korean Air A380 seat map plans clearly show: 12 First Class Seats with an 83” seat pitch in front of lower deck 94 Premier Class (Business Class) with a 74” seat pitch taking up the entire upper deck 301 Economy Class seats with a 33” seat pitch on the lower deck Click Images below for larger versions of the image
Emirates were the second airline to receive and introduce the Airbus A380 into its network and is also the largest purchaser of this aircraft with a total order of 58 aircraft. Today Emirates operates 10 aircraft that service 10 Routes. Below are the Emirates A380 Routes and Destinations that can be used to determine the if Emirates are operating an A380 on the route of your next holiday or business trip. Dubai DXB – London Heathrow LHR (EK001) London Heathrow LHR – Dubai DXB (EK002) Dubai DXB – Sydney SYD (EK412) Sydney SYD – Dubai DXB (EK413) Sydney SYD – Auckland AKL (EK412) Auckland AKL – Sydney SYD (EK413) Dubai DXB – Bangkok BKK (EK372) Bangkok BKK – Dubai DXB (EK373) Dubai DXB – Toronto YYZ (EK241) Toronto YYZ – Dubai DXB (EK242) Dubai DXB – Paris CDG (EK073) Paris CDG – Dubai DXB (EK074) Dubai DXB – Seoul ICN (EK322) Seoul ICN – Dubai DXB (EK323) Dubai DXB – Jeddah JED (EK803) Jeddah JED – Dubai DXB (EK804) Dubai DXB – Beijing PEK (EK306) Beijing PEK – Dubai DXB (EK307) Dubai DXB – Manchester MAN (EK017) Manchester MAN – Dubai DXB (EK018)
Singapore Airlines first introduced the A380 into service on the Singapore to Sydney route on 25 October 2007 since this and now with 10 A380 aircraft Singapore Airlines A380 routes and destinations have been expanded to include the following: Singapore SIN – Sydney SYD (SQ221) Sydney SYD – Singapore SIN (SQ220) Singapore SIN – London LHR (SQ318/SQ322) London LHR – Singapore SIN (SQ317/SQ321) Singapore SIN – Hong Kong HKG (SQ856) Hong Kong HKG – Singapore SIN (SQ861) Singapore SIN – Melbourne MEL (SQ227) Melbourne MEL – Singapore SIN (SQ238) Singapore SIN – Zurich ZRH (SQ346) Zurich ZRH – Singapore SIN (SQ345) Singapore SIN – Paris CDG (SQ334) Paris CDG – Singapore SIN (SQ333) Singapore SIN – Tokyo NRT (SQ638) Tokyo NRT – Singapore SIN (SQ637)
Lufthansa recently unveiled details of its new Business Class cabin and seats aboard its new Airbus A380 Superjumbo, and like any new aircraft and cabin product launch plenty of details to share with you. However before I get into the details of Lufthansa A380 Business Class cabin and seat need to point out one of the stand out features that is available in all classes (not just Business and First Class) and that is the world air humidification system which increases air humidity from the normal aircraft average of 5% humidity up to 25%. This is sure to be a great feature, which will ensure passengers feel better on-board and also arrive at their destination more refreshed than ever before. Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seat Located on the upper deck behind first class the new business class cabin features 98 business class seats configured in a 2-2-2 seating arrangement, each seat measures 67 cm (26.3 inch) wide and 145-152cm long (57-59.8 inch) long (Seat and Bed configuration). These numbers look great but there is one catch, the Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seat does not convert into a true lie-flat bed, in fact the maxim inclination is only 168° rather than the 180° you get on a lie flat bed. In-flight Entertainment & Communication Options All Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seats are equipped with the following entertainment options: 10.6 inch LCD Screen that has programming in 10 different languages, and includes In-Seat USB Port for charging USB devices such as iPods In-flight power compatible with all international 30 Current Feature Films 20 Video Channels 75 TV Series/Documentaries 30 Radio Channels 200 on-demand music CDs 10 multi-player Games Niceview Moving Map/Airshow that includes flight information and video from the aircrafts 3 external cameras Satellite Phone in each seat Armed with only the above details one cannot get the full feel of how good Business Class on Lufthansa’s A380 is going to be, however going by the details we have the experience should be very good, especially with the new air humidification system. This page will be updated as more information comes to hand, also expect a flight review very soon. If you would like to know the second this page is updated or we publish more Lufthansa A380 articles, you can subscribe to the Business Travel Email List and Business Travel RSS Feed. What do you think about Business Class on Lufthansa’s Airbus A380? Also if you have flown on this aircraft how good is it? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Details of the Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin and seats were recently unveiled during the aircraft’s handover ceremony at the Airbus plant in Hamburg Germany. Picture 1: The Lufthansa A380 First Class Seats In the long list of features of noticeable absence were suites in first class, this decision to opt for a traditional open seat plan was made after close consultation its First Class passengers; however Lufthansa has addressed the privacy debate by implementing adjustable privacy screens which raised and lowered depending on the level of privacy the passenger wanted. So let’s delve more deeply into the features in the Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin: First Class passengers enter the Lufthansa A380 directly from the First Class lounge and into upper deck cabin which features 8 first class seats/lie-flat beds configured in a 1-2-1 seating arrangement. One of the stand-out features is the air humidification system which will raise the air humidity in the cabin from the current average of 5% up to 15 to 25%, which will go a long way to making good at the other end. Lufthansa A380 First Class Seat / Lie Flat Bed Photo 2: The Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin and Seat Measures 80cm (2.6 feet) width X 207cm (6.8 feet) length, when in Bed configuration Patented Shape System allowing seat or lie-flat position of your choice Mattress designed by Paradies Germany’s luxury bedding experts 100% cotton Perkal Sheets by Fleuresse Individual adjustable privacy Screens Arm rests which lowers when it lie-flat position to increase surface area Turn-down service provided by flight attendants Lufthansa A380 First Class Bathroom Picture 3: Lufthansa A380 First Class Bathroom The Lufthansa A380 features two extremely large bathrooms in first class which according to Lufthansa are three times the size of an average first class bathroom; despite the size of notable absence is a shower such as what Emirates run in their A380. The two first class bathrooms feature separate changing and lavatory areas, along with personal storage space options. Additional amenities such as combs, shaving and dental sets are also available Lufthansa A380 First Class In-flight Entertainment Options In-flight entertainment wise first class features the following options: 17 Inch LCD Screen with programming in 10 Languages Over 150 Entertainment on demand options including: 30 Current Feature Films 20 Video Channels 75 TV Series/Documentaries 30 Radio Channels 200 CDs on demand 10 multi-player games In-Seat USB Port for the Charging of USB devices such as iPods and other devices Niceview in-flight moving map/Airshow and 3 External video cameras International In-flight Power points allowing you to power laptops and other electronic accessories.
Lufthansa A380 Routes With the first commercial flight of the Lufthansa A380 just around the corner Lufthansa has recently announced the first routes and schedule for the Lufthansa A380 fleet. Note the below Lufthansa A380 Routes will begin operation from dates listed below but will be operated progressively as they receive their next 4 Airbus A380 Aircraft. Route Flight Departure Arrival Days of operation Date of first flight Frankfurt – Tokyo LH710 13:35 07:30 +1 Tu, Fr, Su 11 June 2010 Tokyo – Frankfurt LH711 09:35 14:15 We, Sa, Mo 12 June 2010 Frankfurt –Beijing LH720 17:20 08:30 +1 Mo, We, Fr 25 August 2010 Beijing – Frankfurt LH721 10:30 14:30 Tu, We, Fr 26 August 2010 Frankfurt – Johannesburg LH572 22:35 08:50 +1 Mo, We, Sa 25 October 2010 Johannesburg – Frankfurt LH573 18:55 05:20 +1 Tu, Th, Su 26 October 2010 Table 1: Lufthansa A380 Routes & Schedule Lufthansa have 15 A380s on order and possible future routes include New York’s JFK from November 2010.
The Lufthansa A380 Interior Cabin has finally been revealed with the release of the below Lufthansa A380 Cabin Photos. These pictures closely follow hot on the heel just the other week of the Lufthansa A380 Seat Map so analyzing both of these together we now have a better idea of what the latest A380 to fly the skies, will be like. Lufthansa A380 First Class As I revealed with release of the seat map, Lufthansa A380 First class is located on the forward upper deck will feature 8 seats in a 1-2-1 seating configuration. Unlike Singapore Airlines, Emirates & Qantas, the Lufthansa A380 First Class is a seat rather than a suite. Despite the absence of suites in first class, the cabin looks very nice indeed designed to make clever use of the available space. One of the nice touche to come out of the Lufthansa A380 First Class cabin is the two restrooms, which from the picture below look huge, perhaps as big as the Emirates A380 First Class restroom, however with the absence of the shower. Lufthansa A380 Business Class The Lufthansa A380 Business Class cabin located on the rear upper deck and features 98 seats that are set out in a 2-2-2 seating configuration. From what I have seen of these cabin photos both the Business Class and Economy Class cabin and seats looks a little dated in design, however not having the full specifications of both the Business and Economy Class cabin and seats I will need to reserve my final judgment until I have all of the details. One note from watching the Lufthansa A380 Cabin Video the business class seat is not a true lie flat seat, which is a very big disappointment. Perhaps Lufthansa thought a lie flat seat in Business would encroach too much into their First Class product. I for one think it’s crazy for an A380 Business Class not to feature a lie flat seat. Lufthansa A380 Economy Class Lufthansa A380 Economy Class cabin features 420 seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, apart from the in-seat in flight entertainment unit (IFE) the cabin and seats look older in design. In terms of seat and in-flight entertainment options again I will provide another update when more information is released from Lufthansa
The Lufthansa A380 Seat Map Seat Plan has just been released by Lufthansa ahead of its first flight from Frankfurt to Tokyo on the 11 June 2010. The seat map shows Economy Class on the lower deck and Business Class and First Class on the Upper deck and a total of 526 seats in these three classes. Seat numbers in each class is as follows: First Class 8 Seats Business Class 98 Seats Economy Class 420 Seats Lufthansa A380 Cabin Interior Photos have not yet been released but expect something very soon
Since the first Qantas A380 was put into operation on 20 October 2008 flying the Melbourne to Los Angeles & Sydney to Los Angeles routes the Qantas A380 fleet has expanded to 6 aircraft operating from Melbourne & Sydney to Los Angeles & London (via Singapore) The table below contains detailed Qantas A380 Schedule and route information. To find and book a flight on Qantas Airbus A380 service use the below table to first select a Qantas A380 Route & flight number then ensure you select one of the associated days of operation as some service are in operation with both Qantas Boeing 747-400 and also Qantas A380 Aircraft. Flight No Route Days of Operation Depart Arrive QF93 Melbourne to Los Angeles Wed, Fri and Sun 10:10 07:30 QF94 Los Angeles to Melbourne Wed, Fri and Sun 23:20 07:55 +2 days QF11 Sydney to Los Angeles Daily 13:05 09:45 QF12 Los Angeles to Sydney Daily 22:30 06:30 +2 days QF31 Sydney to Singapore Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 16:15 22:30 QF32 Singapore to Sydney Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri 09:40 19:15 QF31 Sydney to London Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 16:15 06:35 +1 day QF32 London to Sydney Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 12:05 19:15 +1 day QF9 Melbourne to London Mon and Sun 15:30 05:40 +1 day QF10 London to Melbourne Fri and Sat 22:05 04:50 +1 day QF9 Melbourne to Singapore Mon and Sun 15:30 21:15 QF10 Singapore to Melbourne Sat and Sun 19:45 04:50 +1 day QF31 Singapore to London Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 23:59 06:30 +1 day QF9 Singapore to London Mon and Sun 23:05 05:40 +1 day QF32 London to Singapore Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 12:05 08:00 +1 day QF10 London to Singapore Fri and Sat 22:05 18:00 +1 day Table 1: Qantas A380 Routes & Schedule Note: We will endeavour to keep the above table as update as possible but please note Qantas at times does at times make aircraft, date and time changes due to scheduling, load & technical reasons.
After the launch of Singapore Airlines A380 in October 2007, Emirates were the second Airline put into service an Airbus A380, and since my first Singapore Airlines A380 review and subsequent Qantas A380 Premium economy flight review you can imagine my eagerness to experience the Emirates A380 first hand. 21 May 2009 was the date for my Emirates A380 Business Class flight, and having flowing Emirates business class in the past (not the A380) and having read most of what other sites have had to say about their A380 I kind of half knew the treat I would be in for! Limo Pickup from home When you fly Business or First Class on Emirates the experience doesn’t begin when you arrive at the airport it begins at your house, with a Limo pickup at your current location (home, office, and hotel) the same goes after landing at your destination. With my Limo pickup booked in several days prior to departure, I received a follow up call, the morning prior to my flight and again the night before from my Chauffer confirming my pickup address and pickup time. My flight EK 412 was scheduled to depart at 7:50am so I booking in a 5:15am pickup. Spot on 5:15am I had a call from my Emirates chauffer Stephen saying he was waiting downstairs, ready to take me to the airport. I have to say the whole experience with Emirates Chauffer Company Brunel Worldwide Chauffer Drive was exceptional, making the lead up to my flight both worry and hassle free. Emirates Check-in Just less than 30 minutes after leaving home on Sydney’s north shore I arrive at Kingsford Smith International Airport (Terminal 1) and make my way to the check-in counter. Using the Business Class checking lane I am checked in within no time at all, and given an eExpress ticket that allowed me to beat the crowds and utilize the eExpress customs queue. The Emirates Lounge The Emirates Lounge in Sydney is located on the arrivals level (level 1) near the transfer security check point, Note you need follow the signs to the lounge then come down an elevator to level 1 Picture 1: The Emirates Lounge in Sydney The first thing I noted when entering was how quite and spacious the lounge was! Being an early morning flight the lounge catered a full breakfast, with the food you would expect from a good quality hotel, which beats many other airlines airline lounges I have been in over the past few years. The Emirates Lounge at Sydney is a combined First Class, Business Class and elite Skywards members lounge, which is great for those travelling Business as The Emirates Lounge is a true First Class lounge in every aspect. Boarding Emirates A380 At the Emirates gate, as you would normally expect there was a dedicated lane for Business, First Class and Skyward elite members, so we cleared the boarding gate fairly quickly and routed to an aerobridge that took us to first and business class on the upper deck. Emirates A380 Business Class Cabin & Seat For this flight I was allocated seat 23K which is a window seat in the last business section before the end of the aircraft and the Business […]