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Miscellaneous => Off-topic forum => Topic started by: Ilyushin on January 11, 2012, 05:10:55 PM

Title: Luggage & A380
Post by: Ilyushin on January 11, 2012, 05:10:55 PM
Normally when you fly, your flight has got 1 luggage belt assigned.

But what if a 380 landed with 853 people on board? I can't imagine them putting at least 853 suitcases on the same belt.

So how do you know to which belt your suitcase goes?
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: Dave4468 on January 11, 2012, 06:34:12 PM
I guess it still goes on one belt. Getting off an EK A380 at LHR, I know its not 800 odd pax but its still alot and everything was on one belt.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: Ilyushin on January 11, 2012, 07:00:28 PM
I guess it still goes on one belt. Getting off an EK A380 at LHR, I know its not 800 odd pax but its still alot and everything was on one belt.

Ouch.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: Tujue on January 12, 2012, 09:48:47 AM
A380 doesn't always mean 800 pax, just compare the configurations of Korean Air A380s with the two largest aircraft operated by KLM ;)

Korean Air: 407 (F12C94Y301)
KLM 744:   428 (C42Y386)
KLM 77W:  428 (C35Y393)

Beside that, if there where two belts, you have to watch both of them to get your luggage, extending the time waiting for your luggage.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: Dave4468 on January 12, 2012, 10:50:32 AM
But they can carry a lot more, EK are either 517 (Y427C76F14) or 489 (Y399C76Y14).

I'm not sure what layout the one I was on was (A6-EDH) but it seemed to work with one belt.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: swiftus27 on January 12, 2012, 12:21:19 PM

Beside that, if there where two belts, you have to watch both of them to get your luggage, extending the time waiting for your luggage.

Make a sign:

First, Business, Economy Plus on Belt 1
Economy on Belt 2
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: LemonButt on January 12, 2012, 01:31:50 PM
Make a sign:

First, Business, Economy Plus on Belt 1
Economy on Belt 2

Or better yet, upstairs pax and downstairs pax...would make it much easier to find your bags if it is 1 of 400 versus 1 in 800.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: NovemberCharlie on January 12, 2012, 03:53:55 PM
At the moment there are only two full economy A380s on order by Air Austral..

rgds,

Dutch
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: swiftus27 on January 12, 2012, 05:00:37 PM
At the moment there are only two full economy A380s on order by Air Austral..

rgds,

Dutch

And they feed the pax grass.
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: Bolier Dweller on January 15, 2012, 05:26:25 PM
I know in Dulles with the air France a380 they have two pallet loaders, one in the front and one in the back, 3 catering trucks, 2 jet bridges, and 1 bet loader in the back.
I guess they put most of the bags in the fright boxes?
Title: Re: Luggage & A380
Post by: knutm1980 on March 23, 2012, 12:16:48 PM
Implement Ryanair pay for suitcase mode..problem solved.