Ever wondered what it’s like to fly at the pointy end of the plane in first class on an Airbus A380 and how first class differs between each carrier? If the answer is yes we have put together this quick A380 First Class Comparison to give you a look. I have also written an article comparing Business Class on the Airbus A380 click on the following link to read it will open in another window that you can read later. Airbus A380 Business Class Comparison Below we look at the stats for first class on each A380 carriers, as this article is very big you can click on the airline names below to forward to the relevant section. Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Singapore Airlines set the standard for first class when it became the first Airbus A380 operator in October 2007, along with the A380 SIA launched the ground breaking Singapore Suites class, this new standard featured 12 private suites with a real bed in its suites, each suite features a bed that folds down from the back of the suite prior to this passengers had to settle for seats that converted into a bed. Singapore Airlines list of new wow features did not end there passengers travelling with partners booking adjoining center seats can convert their separate suites into a double including double bed. Singapore Airlines First Class Suites are located on the lower deck and laid out in a 1-2-1 seating configuration are 35 in (88.9 cm) wide and have a seat pitch of 81 in (205.74 cm) and that bed when fold out is 79 in (200.66 cm) long. Other features include Internet provided by OnAir as well as a 23 inch LCD screen standard features (for premium classes) include in seat/suite power, USB ports as well as noise cancelling head phones. USB Ports allow passengers to play music and video from personal iOS devise via the IFE system and screen. Checkout the video below that we recorded in SIA First Class Suite during the Sydney media event after the maiden A380 flight from Singapore to Sydney on 25 October 2007. Emirates A380 First Class Emirates was the second carrier to take delivery and put into operation the A380 they also went with the suite option, however these suites are more open than the ones SIA put into its aircraft. Emirates took first class further by introducing the world’s first in-flight spa/shower, due to limited water on board and timing factors the airline limits the use of the shower to 5 minutes per passenger however, in cases of longer flights or less passengers’ flight attendants can override this setting. All of its 14 Suites are located on the upper deck in front of Business Class and are laid out in a 1-2-1 seating configuration. Each seat is 23 in (58.42 cm) wide, has a pitch of 86 in (218.44 cm) and its bed extends to a length of 78 in (198.12 cm) but unlike SIA the […]
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.