Hi Guest, join in the discussion on The fabulous bars, lounges and restaurants of the Boeing 747, Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). Other examples include Pan Am, the first operator of the 747, which used the upper deck for a restaurant for first class passengers. It's a silly one. Here are the best watches of the year: should you care? Good for short private talks or just simply to stretch out during a long flight. I feel sorry for the extroverts out there who can't contain themselves and feel the need to engage in what would be a blissful, disconnected, "me" time in the air. Although the C-141 Starlifterwas in the process of being introduced, they felt that a much larger and more capable aircraft was needed, especially the capability to carry "outsized" cargo that would not fit in any e… Yes, the lounge at the front area is probably residue space and the airlines make do with it as best as possible. Loved it. The British Airways First Class Lounge at Chicago has some great views across the apron where we were able to view the aircraft movements. Yesterday we published a brief history of the Boeing 747.Today, we want to focus on how the Boeing 747 helped shape the story of British Airways. How time has changed. Already have an ET account? While you are at 'it', any ideas about the Air India shot? THAI First Class routes as of 9 November 2017. Remember Qantas flew them to SFO and Panam had them also out of Sydney to LA. Today's flat bed business class (especially those of Singapore Airlines) beats the "first class" of the 1970-s. I've been trying to figure out for hours where I'd seen that before, quite disturbing. Only a swinging door separated the the cockpit to this lounge however I cant recall it having a lock, certainly nothing like today's security doors. Virgin Australia, Air Canada frequent flyer partnership, Singapore Airlines: new KrisFlyer 2022-2023 status extension, Apple's own cellular modem could finally launch 5G MacBooks, Apple's new $900 AirPods Max noise-cancelling headphones, Apple's next Mac M2 laptop chips could out-muscle Intel, The Executive Traveller 2020 Christmas Gift Guide, Australian approval of Pfizer vaccine expected in January. Log in below. These aircraft would be almost exclusively used on long-range routes to Europe, Asia, South America, and North America until the introduction of the Airbus A380. Seoul airport is not too busy and neither is the lounge. Not merely a recording of somebody playing an instrument on the ground, but a live piano bar in the air. I remember lufthansa had this upstairs lounge for a short time too and this seemed super glamourous.. now I think people want sleep and privacy most! Aircraft: Boeing B 747-400 Cabin: First Class Seat: 2K. Virgin Australia, Air Canada frequent flyer partnership, Singapore Airlines: new KrisFlyer 2022-2023 status extension, Apple's own cellular modem could finally launch 5G MacBooks, Apple's new $900 AirPods Max noise-cancelling headphones, Apple's next Mac M2 laptop chips could out-muscle Intel, The Executive Traveller 2020 Christmas Gift Guide, Australian approval of Pfizer vaccine expected in January. If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address The first version of the 747, the 747-100, was originally distinguished by an upper deck passenger lounge with just three windows. This service departs Seoul at 4pm and arrives in San Francisco at 9am. Who, other than cabin crew, is going up and down between Business and First during the flight? I was on board on one of these flights as an 11 year old. My wife, 3 young chioldren and I were the only FC passengers so had the run of the upper deck lounge to ourselves - the perfect way to travel with young children. Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox, Blast from the past: the Qantas Boeing 747 'Captain Cook lounge'. The world's first Boeing 747 set the trend for what was to come, with Pan Am turning the jumbo's entire upper deck into a 'restaurant in the sky' for its first class passengers: Travellers could share the experience with up to three companions... ... or could make new acquaintances and discuss the issues of the day. Lufthansa 747-8 First Class Seating. Already have an Executive Traveller account? My flight kangaroo-hopped via a "shocked at the humidity" Bangkok and Bahrain where the Petroleum Flare stacks lit up the night sky and where the tarmac walks of these cities made embarking and disembarking by Tullamarine's new aero-bridges look like 1st world luxury. There'll never be another Qantas plane that lasts so long. I had recently flown United on their Boeing 767 in first class but was excited to fly the ‘Queen of the Skies’ before her retirement from United back in November. A buggy service is provided to bring passengers to the Thai Airways First Lounge … Didn’t receive an activation email? My memory is that it was meant to be a regular return flight. Those ropes wrapped around the base of the swivel chairs and tables caught my eye back then as well as the back wall decor and wood turned pieces on the partitioning panels. Think maybe only 4 were allowed upstairs during landing and takeoff.. We too were dressed up with jacket etc.. great days. 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How times have changed! Boozy places when returning from up north. As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia? We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. Pan Am, where did these photos come from? The International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) classifies variants using a shortened code formed by combining the model number and the variant designator (e.g… It was not just Qantas which provided a great lounge space on the early 747. Hanging out at a bar or mingling with other pax is the last thing I want to do on a flight. Bring   back  those  Golden  years! Had a fantastic flight in F on Thai late last year from Hong Kong to Bangkok (before heading back to Aus) when the whole cabin seemed to be in a big party mode as half the cabin was booked by a family on some anniversary treat. Now.... Just makes me want to dig up mum's short dresses, and get a beehive hairdo done for my SIN-MEL next week. Lufthansa’s first class product on the 747-400 is different than on the rest of the fleet, given that each seat features a seat and bed combo.Throughout the rest of the fleet they just have comfortable seats which turn into fully flat beds. I remember struggling up that spiral staircase, but when you got to the top - it was so comfortable and elegant. I dare you! It is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. The only First Class Lounge open at Frankfurt is currently the lounge in the A Pier. Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic. Closer to home, Virgin Australia has a popular bar on its Boeing 777s flying between Sydney, Melbouirne and Brisbane to Los Angeles. Ultimately, the 747-8 was announced in 2005. The 747’s upper-deck lounge was initially conceived of by Boeing as a rest area for flight crews. Photo: Qantas. On second thought. The elegant yet powerful 'Queen of the Skies' joined the Qantas fleet in 1971. In 1978 my wife and I headed to Hawaii for our honeymoon and upgraded each other to First as a wedding present on the 747. Sadly, I was still learning to walk when the Captain Cook Lounge made its splash on 'the scene, baby'. The 747-200 soon followed, with its launch in 1968. American Airlines offered a lounge with a bar and piano, on the main deck. I have the vaguest of vague memories of the Continental bar (as a child, through the haze of obligatory tobacco smoke) - it seemed to be quite the party in the sky, not that I imbibed (or inhaled), of course. American also had a small (4 person) First Class lounge in their B707-323C which served SYD during their initial Australian foray in the early 1970's. How things have changed. Read more: Creating Virgin Australia's swanky new Boeing 777 bar. Hear! Fly safely and with true elegance, one and only, Queen of the Sky. In consultation during development with Pan Am chairman Juan Trippe, it became the first-class passenger lounge that the aircraft was known for. 18th of Jan, 1975, It was my 18th birthday and my first ever flight with Qantas. The spiral staircase was quite a lot of fun if you happened to be on it when turbulence hit! Offer ends 31st March 2021. A short but memorable flight but nothing like it looked back in the 60s! The Seoul to San Francisco leg was on a new Boeing 747-8i aircraft (this aircraft will temporarily be serving Sydney in September-October 2017.) We have earphones for audio music only and movies (if available) were on a public screen. Aircraft: Boeing 747-400 Class of service: Royal First. The first-class lounge a Qantas Boeing 747, 1971. Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you Factually, Cook's Endeavour reached Australia in April 1770 and landed at Botany Bay. However, presented by the difficulties involved with tuning pianos and how easily a little turbulence or a bumpy landing could make a traditional piano change key in an instant, AA opted for electric Wurlitzer organs: Appreciated by passengers and cabin crew alike, the organs provided live inflight entertainment that was always in tune. Paul. But the stairs in the 747-200 were spiral, and at the FRONT of the upper deck. What at rotten shame that as Qantas's first commercial flight of a Boeing 747 was in August 1971, the last should fly out in the same month in 2021, fire engines spraying her, bands playing and the crowds cheering and/or crying? The QF A380 "lounge" is more a waste of space and certainly doesn't do the job it was intended to, not that I'm complaining as I have no interest in nor ever use the on-board lounges. The Captain Cook lounge, on the upper deck of the first Qantas Boeing 747s. A TWA 747, Boeing's first jumbo jet. A narrower staircase, like that on the B747, offset to one side could see that space used for a descent bar/lounge (though itd be better to have the lounge situated bewteen Business and Premium Economy. Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you Forget that pre-flight visit to the Qantas First Lounge – after take-off, you could instead enjoy an exclusive atmosphere in what was the Captain Cook Lounge on the Boeing 747's upper deck: Guests could simply grab a newspaper or magazine and make themselves comfortable... ... or ditch the reading material in favour of fine wines and a little conversation: While Qantas again provides a small inflight lounge and meeting area on today's Airbus A380s, it's not quite the upper deck of the '70s. or if taken from the other side where are the stairs ? Boeing designed the 747's hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or (as is the general rule today) extra seating, and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. It is available in passenger, freighter and other versions. The Lounge. I just want to avoid raising wrong expectations. While the Boeing 747 is often said to have democratised travel by enabling airlines to carry many more passengers at much lower prices, the Captain Cook lounge made the upper deck unapologetically upper class. Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747 with First Class lounge (1979) December 21, 2011 by Darren 6 Comments I should have asked for a time machine for Christmas because I really would like to fly on the aircraft featured in this edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps – a United Airlines Boeing 747 from 1979. Normal companies would never pay for this even for their CEOs on business trips. I was one of three young Aussies heading to the USA as an exchange student. The extremely wide staircase between the decks could be narrowed, with perhaps a relocation of the CSMs office on the other side, could result in a very usable space for a decent J/F lounge or bar. As a kid in the '70's I had the privilege of 1st class travel on QF B747 - this has brought back some great memories. First Class passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport have access to a special first class check-in. Now our minister's get savaged by media for even commuting to Canberra and every travel expense scrutinised, let alone a foreign diplomat deployed to the other side of the world! That Continental photo looks like a set from an Austin Powers movie. You wonder what someone was thinking to even put it in there. We don't really need a lounge in today's biz class seats with music, movies and even a minibar at arm length in the comfort of our seat whether upright during a meal, relaxing recline position or flat out sleeping. The Singapore A380 has been the benchmark in first class luxury over the last decade. Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge. Many friendships & laisons were developed! Dad's already taken the furs...... cheeky bugger. Remember this so well. American's Boeing 747s came with a fully-fledged piano bar on the lower deck. Step back in time to the early 1970s when the Boeing 747 first took to the skies, heralding a short-lived era of luxury air travel on board the Queen of the Skies. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link. However, I’d have to stay in the normal first-class lounge on the main terminal. It can carry people, cargo and many other things. There is a huge LUFTHANSA FIRST CLASS sign on the wall … The old First Class seat onboard Thai Airways’ Boeing 747 has a width of 23 inch (58 cm) and a pitch of 203 cm (80 inch). The 747-100 was the original variant launched in 1966. I've often thought that the grand staircase on the A380 is a stunning architectural feature that serves little purpose. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. My brother and I would fly that way to meet our parents where ever they were based, during our school holidays. The four-engine 747 uses a double deck configuration for part of its length. Campari, Vermouth and Johnnie Walker) have outlasted the likes of Pan Am, Ansett, Swissair, Compass, etc.. 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My  ,  how   things   change! It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to British Airways was a stalwart in the first class market, never more so than aboard the iconic Boeing 747. The Sydney to Seoul leg was on an Airbus A380, which was temporarily put on the route; normally, it’s an older Airbus A330 flying the daily morning service departing Sydney at 9am and arriving in Seoul at 5:30pm. Click Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Blast from the past: the Qantas Boeing 747 'Captain Cook lounge', Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). Also read: Emirates, Etihad and Qatar face off in A380 'bar wars'. British Airways did not exist in its current incarnation when the Boeing 747 was launched in 1970. So we are looking towards the back of the plane here. For the first class Trippe actually got some of his double-decker vision in the final 747, with its famous upper deck. Let's start a movement to "Banish The Bar" and have all that space given over to more spacious Business Class seating! Factually, Australia was founded in 1788, so adding 200 years means the date should be 1988, not 1970. New cards only. British Airways First Class Lounge. parties. It was born on that flight and Captain Cook's Lounge forever etched itself into my memory. That would give her her golden jubilee and the grandest hurrah. As a first class traveller I can use the Senator area. I can recall Qantas flying to Rome and Athens back then as well as other European cities and the 747 would sweep by both Melbourne and Sydney to pick up passengers on certain long haul flights to fill the plane. There was a toilet on the starboard side directly behind the cockpit for the flight crew. August 17, 2020 Sam Chui. A great compilation, Chris. I recall 4 flight crew on my flight ( 2 pilots in the seat, 1 to rotate and a navigator/flight engineer sitting directly behind the first officer's seat in the cockpit with many dials and switches along the wall. The ultimate flight experience though was told to me by my then MD who flew the Pan Am flight between JFK - LON where there was a piano in the upstairs bar for 1st class passengers. At no time were we ever questioned nor asked to leave. The Captain Cook lounge, on the upper deck of the first Qantas Boeing 747s. The flight deck was accessed through door in the same place as in the later 747s. third ... On the Boeing 747-400s, British Airways First Class crams in 14 open seats into the nose of the plane. If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. Hear! Boeing designed the 747's hump-like upper deck to serve as a first class lounge or (as is the general rule today) extra seating, and to allow the aircraft to be easily converted to a cargo carrier by removing seats and installing a front cargo door. The choice was as varied in Asia with Japan Airlines opting for something simple yet social... ... Air India for something eye-catching and with uniforms to match... ... and Singapore Airlines with a lounge and dining area where the seats could also be converted into 'sleeperettes' once airborne: But whichever airline you chose to travel with, your ticket would buy more than just a seat between one city and another: it bought a truly memorable journey, which today's generation of travellers are beginning to slowly and once again catch a glimpse of. Hard to top that I would think! The spacxe could also be used for an extra 1-2 rows of seats. All of these photos are taken from the top of the spiral staircase (near the cockpit door), looking back towards the aft of the aircraft. How was the flight deck accessed on these earlier 747's? Boeing designed the 747's upper deck to be a first class lounge or just extra seats. At door 2L we took the stairs to the upper deck, where the first class cabin is located. Great pix. It truly was the golden era of international travel. here to apply. Do remember the spiral staircase and lounge upstairs. Its predecessor, the British Overseas Airways Corporation – or BOAC – introduced its first 747 in 1971, initially flying the type to New York. Several versions of each variant have been produced, and many of the early variants were in production simultaneously. Looking at the pictures I was wondering the exact same thing - looked like a chair in front of the cockpit door! I have used it when wanting to talk to a collegue, but the seating is not very suitable for that purpose. If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address But the bloke in the suit with the fat blue tie reminds me greatly of that crook Christopher Skase! Those lounges in Emirates or Qatar I would call a waste of premium space. But then again, that is really too expensive and only the hyper-rich sheikh tycoons can afford this indulgence. I will definitely be sharing your story with him. Virgin Atlantic no longer flies to Australia, but the cosy cocktail bars on its Boeing 747s and Airbus A340s sport an undeniably 'cool Britannia' vibe. The four-engine 747 uses a double deck configuration for part of its length. Reminds me of travelling from MEL to SIN in the mid 1970s on a QF 747-200 in first class - Commonwealth Pubilc Servants and their families went overseas on long term asignment in First then! interact with our community. 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We’ll send you an email containing the activation link. Picture this: an exclusive inflight lounge with its own tended cocktail bar, where well-heeled flyers can relax in a private club-like space with plush seating and contemporary finishes. below, then click 'Submit'. The flight deck is on the same level directly behind the photographers taking most of these shots. Thus, the configuration is 1-1, 1-1, and 1-2-1. 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So an inflight lounge in those days make sense. But with the last of the 747’s retired, British Airways overall seat count for first class has been reduced dramatically too. Lots of amazing stories shared. Re   the   comment   about   Public   servants  and    First     class  travel,  we  know   that  their    Junkets    cost  the  taxpayers  a  lot  of   money   and   should  be   controlled. Of an age when flying on a 747 was just short of a miracle. 45 years later, only a handful of airlines still boast a proper inflight cocktail bar, foremost among them being Emirates' Airbus A380... ... while Qatar Airways' superjumbo also does a classy number. But unlike those aircraft which have a 1-2-1 configuration over two rows, the 747-8 is located in the nose of the lower deck. Wow what wonderful photos! Sometimes, Brisbane also has First Class. Somehow we all ended up in the Capt Cook Lounge not knowing it was for the elite. Nix the idea. 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