So many seats!


I know that it is big. Really big. It is called the “whale” for a reason. And yet still, on seeing the seat map for the new A380 that goes in to service this week for Singapore Air, I still can’t quite get over how big it is. There are 467 seats on the plane, including 12 First Class Suites. Four of those suites are situated such that pairs of them can be combined into double beds for couples traveling together. There are another 60 Business class seats and 399 coach seats.

It is just huge.

I probably won’t get to fly on one for a while – heck, I still haven’t flown on an A330 or A340 either – but I’m hopeful that I will get on one eventually, preferably in one of the F Suites.

Of course, Air France operates a 747-300 with 510 seats on it in an all Y configuration and a 777-300 with 472 seats in an almost all Y configuration, so this A380 isn’t the highest capacity bird out there, though it certainly carries ~70 of its passengers in much greater style than the AF 743.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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