New Airbus seating... I can see the GT threads now...

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  1. mhambi

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  2. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble FullClip CANT BREATHE!!!!!

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    With flying now being the unpleasant task it has become, I would gladly pay extra to be able to lay flat and comfortably and deeply sleep through a long flight.

    And yes, I will lay flat if given the option, even if that makes me a jerk!
     
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    Don't worry, that's not what makes you a jerk........


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    I like this idea. Looks like it would be more comfortable than cramming seats so close my 5'9" frame struggles to fit...
     
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    You can get that on long haul flights, but it'll cost you. I used airline miles to fly to Hong Kong first class with a lay flat seat and the cash price was ~14K.
     
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    They also released pix of their suggestion for filling Coach. 3 alternatives:

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    With all the obese, elderly, generally hobbled and smelling-like-pee people I see around airports, I have to imagine only a small percentage of the passengers would be able to climb into one of these contraptions.
     
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    I would absolutely love to see lay flat accommodation become a commonplace, affordable thing for flying. At least from an engineering standpoint, laying flat takes up less room than sitting...$14K just to lay flat for a few hours seems ludicrous, but it probably has a lot to do with what passengers are used to and thus the lack of economy of scale at present for it.
     
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    In other news, sodas and peanuts will no longer be offered as you will be placed in a coma before take off.
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  10. Khufu

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    The seats are not "lie flat" and stacked on top of each other like the bunk beds in a train.

    For take off and landing you must be seated in an upright position. This is because the seat belts work better on a person sitting. Also, the foot rests must be retracted so the egress in case of an accident occurs. the seats are also marginally (yet 3 inches is very noticable) wider. In general, I would estimate that the business class seat takes up about 2.5 economy seats. A "last minute" discounted economy ticket to Europe is around $2000. A non-discounted economy ticket is about $4000. A business class ticket is between $3800 (very cheap) and $1000 with a normal price around $7000.

    So if you think about it, the B/C is taking up about $5000 worth economy non-discounted space and being charged $7000 which includes drinks, actual food, and better entertainment.

    Now, you can get some ticket to Europe under $1000 but you need to be flexible in dates. If you need to be somewhere at a certain time, figure $2000 for a Y ticket.

    But it is not as easy as "just stack-em up". Laying down for 9 hours also sucks. The seats move.
     
  11. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    So, the airlines are going back to the beginning?
    In the early days of the Boeing 247 and the DC-2, they had sleeping berths like on trains.
    Wasn't cost effective at all.

    And, yes, they had stewardesses. :shocked:
    That was before wimmins roared in numbers too big to ignore.
     
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    I just flatly don't do Europe or Asia these days unless my client is willing to pay for first class. 10 hours in a small seat next to a stranger is no my idea of fun and I need to be making like professional athlete levels of cash to undergo that.
     
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    I would rather not have someone coughing and sneezing down on me. Dumb idea.
     
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    What about when they are darting above you?

    Next to me is bad enough...but with my face offset, under and near their butt...
     
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    I just flash a special passport and pick the seat I want.
     
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    And that's the issue - they want you sitting up for takeoff and landing.

    I would much prefer to lie down for nine hours on a plane, than be forced to sit up that long. You can always stand up and stretch in the aisle, but the other way around doesn't work. Obviously, that's a preference not likely shared by most.

    In any event, the issue I see at present is that passengers don't really have a choice in standard flights - I'd love to see some bunks, but again the issue is still they want you sitting up for landing. Flip-out jump seats, perhaps? A plane with more space dedicated to passengers and less for baggage?


    (I assume you mean ticket prices between $3800 and $10,000, rather than between $3800 and $1000, BTW.)
     
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    Lol. I had not thought of that so Gak. No thank you.
     
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    My God. Can you imagine how quickly Ebola will spread in that configuration?
     
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