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What to expect?

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What to expect?

Besides the aircraft, what should we expect on the A380 LHR-KUL product that's different from before? Just booked my July trip.

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1. Re: What to expect?

u dont say which airline but in generla nothing much will be too different.

seat pitch will most likely be the same.

boarding lounges possibly more crowded.

more time taken boarding and getting off.

oh, the engine noise will be less.

all in all, just another plane getting u from A to B.

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2. Re: What to expect?

Food the same.

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3. Re: What to expect?

Assuming you're flying Malaysia ...

1) 2 inches LESS legroom in economy!! The 747/777 have a 34" seat pitch, the A380 has 32".

2) a 2-4-2 configuration in economy on the upper deck, compared to 3-4-3 on the lower.

malaysiaairlines.com/my/…airbus-a380.html

malaysiaairlines.com/content/…A380_lo.pdf

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4. Re: What to expect?

Just a slight clarification on what Lien has said here:

“more time taken boarding and getting off.”

At KL as will be found at many other airports, where the A380 operates, (from 1 July for MAS) the Jet Bridge or boarding ramp will be the double ramped therefore separate entrances for lower and upper decks - in theory speeding up the boarding and exiting of the craft. But the fact that these aircraft hold more passengers (508), well you can’t get away from the crowds.

Another feature of the A380 and the air filtration system, supposed to be the most efficient in the market today (I believe the 787 has a similar system) the benefit is it does not to dry you out as much, and in theory you feel somewhat better (than your standard flight), now whether the flight crew will turn it on or up is another matter.

If you are flying first class, good news (or maybe bad for some parents), because it’s a baby free zone.

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5. Re: What to expect?

<<If you are flying first class, good news (or maybe bad for some parents), because it’s a baby free zone.>>

No, it's only the upper deck economy and only on the LHR-KUL route that is child free.

<<When the airline’s first Airbus A380-800 takes to the skies on July 1, flying the Kuala Lumpur–London route, families with children won’t be welcome in the airplane’s upper deck, which will have 70 economy and 66 business class seats.

Instead, those passengers will be asked to book in the 350-seat economy class zone on the main deck, which the airline has designated as its child-friendly zone.>>

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6. Re: What to expect?

evamelb,

According to a statement made by the Managing Director First Class is be child free.

ausbt.com.au/malaysia-airlines-defends-baby-…

I am not sure why it would only apply to the LHR-KUL route don’t babies travel on other routes?

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And yet according to Malaysia Airlines executive vice president of customer experience Dato' Mohd Salleh babies and children will still be welcome in 1st and business class - just no bassinets!

…businessinsider.com/2012-04-11/news/3132382…

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