We finally got some more details about the Emirates A380 yesterday, and my feelings are pretty mixed.
First, let’s get some links out of the way:
Great plane overview with pictures
Pictures of the long awaited showers in first class
More interior pictures
Hmmm, not sure what to think anymore. It certainly doesn’t seem to have the “wow!” factor that SQ did when they first unveiled their A380, but I guess that’s because the novelty of the A380 is starting to wear off.
Coach looks ok, nothing new there really. I think the interior color is a bit ugly, but most would say I have zero taste in this regard….
Business is interesting. The first link makes a very important point about the outer seats being better than the inner seats. What the heck is up with that? Something tells me that’ll cause some small problems for Emirates, at least in terms of customer satisfaction.
First looks really nice, but that’s not surprising. It’s great to finally see an airline with showers, it’s about time. I wonder about the practicality of it though, how many people will actually choose to shower in the air when they could just do so on the ground with much more spacious facilities. That definitely sets a new standard in the industry, one that should be interesting to watch.