Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Airbus Delivers The First A380, With Double Beds

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Nearly two years late, Airbus finally delivered its first A380 superjumbo on Monday, a revolutionary behemoth that includes luxury suites equipped with comfy double beds (pictured above).

Singapore Airlines fitted its jet with 471 seats configured in three classes: 399 economy class seats on both decks, 60 business class seats on the upper deck and 12 luxury suites on the main deck (two with double beds).

A standard return fare for a suite, created by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, will cost around $7,160 on the inaugural Singapore-Sydney route. That's about 20-35% more than the current top-class fare. Each suite comes with sliding doors and self-adjustable roller blinds for privacy — with only a small fabric screen at the bottom to allow cabin crew to check on passengers.

Question: Will this have any effect the "
Mile High Club?" New rules? Increased membership?


At 10/18/2007 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice! always wanted to travel to France. A little pricey for the mile high club though, when the seats and restrooms are included in the fare.


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