SQ Confirms All C Cabin In A380 Upper Deck

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    For once, maybe 96k won't be a terrible seat on a flight!
     
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    Bad news for us Y-flyers who enjoyed a bit of exclusivity in rows 71-82 on the A380 :(

    Though I don't expect the existing A380s to get modified any time soon.
     
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    Agreed. Yes, the smaller cabin for Y in upper deck is a great place to be.

    I heard the new all C upper deck will be for the routes which have more demands for C.
     
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    I'm sure they'll somehow still get us to walk through C on our way in and out to make us feel puny as they do now. Nothing quite like that feeling at the end of an arduous LHR-SIN as you walk through and see what some lucky jokers had for the last 13 hours!
     
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    True! Upper deck is the place to be if you have to be stuck in Y.

    I heard the existing A380s will not get modified. Hope it's true. At lease there's a chance to still sit in the Upper Deck and not paying an arm and a leg for it.
     
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    I wonder why the jump from 27 to 91 :confused:
     
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    I guess that way there isn't confusion about row numbers between different A380s?
     
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    Smart! I didn't think of that!
     
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    Row 96 looks strange, with the partition in front and the lavatories behind. I'm guessing that people will want the forward cabin.
     
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    I am just coming back from A YUL-CDG-YUL trip in Y on the upper deck. I agree it might be the place to be, but the seats are so uncomfortable I will avoid this plane in Y from now on. I don't understand why they could not succeed in designing something better than these church benches.
     
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    But you are on A380 Air France right? Not SQ, since SQ doesn't fly from CDG to YUL.
    Anyhow, of course if we all can afford premium class, then we don't need to talk about which is the best option in Y.
    :)
     
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    You're right: I was on Air France. The seats are the same, I've been told. So I did a search and found this thread to share what seems important to me about the A380. Sorry about the intrusion.
     
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    No need to apologize. We Canadians like to say sorry. :D Thank you for stopping by in this forum! :)

    Are you sure the seats are exactly the same? I know the configuration is slightly different. From SeatGuru.com, AF put more seats on upperdeck Y cabin.

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    You're so right about our excuse habit (!) My flights were AF 346 and 347. Strangely, the seats configuration in Y on the upper deck was 2-4-2. I was on a 2 seats row (86L) on the back of the deck. It didn't look like your picture from SQ, where the combination is 3-4-3, while the whole place appears to be wider... Regarding the comfort of the seats, I cannot compare, I thought the seats were the same, but now I doubt it.
     
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    Oops I posted the wrong picture.. 3-4-3 is downstairs.
    Upstairs is 2-4-2
     
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    Here is the upper deck on 9V-SKG:

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    Or here another part of the upper deck Y:

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    The sides' overhead bins on older A380s seem to have a different design than the ones on newer A380s.

    I was on 9V-SKJ and found the overhead bins seemed to be roomier compared to 9V-SKD which I took on the outbound flight. I didn't know the design was different though.
     
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    Was that on the same deck? I know the bins on the upper deck sides are definitely smaller than those on the lower deck.
     
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    Yes it was on the same deck. My last 4 flights on the A380 I had 71A, I had no problem storing my carry-on onboard SKH, SKK, and SKJ. But I had problem on SKD.

    Judging from SQ LPP's pics, it is indeed a different design. The first pic (SKG), the overhead bins seem to open upwards, while the second pic the bins seem to open downwards. And judging from the LS's uniform, it must have been an older A380 (SKA to SKE).
     
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    Interesting. All the ones I've been on (to LHR) have been the older type.

    And how did I not know that the aircraft reg is available inside? I've always wondered how to get it if it's not visible from the departure lounge. Is it displayed anywhere else? On other planes too?
     
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    It's quite difficult to spot the rego on an A380 as it is quite small compared to the size of the aircraft. The one on the landing gear is usually visible as you walk to the jetway.

    Inside the aircraft, I know there are at least a couple of places where it is displayed:
    1). On the upper deck, as you turn right from door U1L, the rego is displayed on the galley unit to your right as you enter the Business class cabin.

    2). On the upper deck, it is also displayed on the galley unit behind the Economy class lavatory on the starboard side.

    I don't know about the main deck as I've never stepped foot in there :)
     
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    Yes, there is a modification of the over head bins. But I am not sure exactly how... :oops: :)
     
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    Cennas is correct. The older SQ A380s has side bins that comes downward like what SQLPP posted above in his thread.

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    The newer SQ A380s have side bins that opens upwards.

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    Pic of 9V-SKJ UD
     
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    Thank you for reminding us how the modification is. :) They are for the bins by the window right?
     
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