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Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental Interior

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Boeing 747 8 Cabin

On entering the new Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental, passengers will immediately know they are on a new aircraft. The interior concept is very much in line with the modern styles of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airy swept up Boeing Sky architecture gives a feeling of space.

The use of LED lighting, aside from the functional weight advantages as well as longevity, offers the ability to have smooth light transitions offering a more calm and soothing environment. The feeling is of being outdoors, the lighting and the sense of space.  The 747 8 Intercontinental takes the technology and designs that make the Boeing 787 Dreamliner the sought after aircraft of choice with passengers and runs with it.


A Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental flight deck. The modern computerised or glass cockpit has all but gotten rid of all analogue instruments. Notice that Boeing is still maintaining the yoke control method as opposed to Airbus who has gone with the side-stick control method.

747-8 Interior Upstair bubble

The upstairs bubble of the Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental. This is a business class layout which gives a much more intimate four seats abreast layout. The stretch of the upstairs bubble over the 747 400 makes this cabin as long as a Boeing 737.

The overhead luggage bins have been designed to be unobtrusive when closed to help add to the feel of space.  At the same time they have been made much deeper so that the average wheelie bag can be loaded end-on into the bin.  This has always been a point of stress with the travelling public, the race to get to their seat first so that they don’t miss out on getting space for their carry-on luggage.

Lufthansa 787-8I First class section

The first class section of the Lufthansa Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental. The new interior is all about curves and space.

Boeing 747-8 stair case

On entering the Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental the feeling is wow! The sense of space and lightness.

On entry to the vestibule at door two which is the standard entry point for boarding a 747, travellers will notice more space and the sweeping staircase leading to the upstairs bubble. There is more space in this area than previous Boeing 747s to enable a better flow of em-planing and deplaning passengers.

Watch this short video from Boeing for a great walk through and explanation of the Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental interior.

Boeing 747 8 Cabin Video

To further add to the concept of space, the windows on the Boeing 747 8 are larger than the Boeing 747 400 and more in line with the Boeing 777 at 38.8 centimeters tall by 27.3 centimeters wide(15.3 inches tall by 10.76 inches wide).

Boing 747-8 economy cabin

Even in economy class on board the Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental the feeling of space prevails.

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: Boeing 747 8 Home, Boeing 747 8 Specs, Boeing 747 8 Order Book, Boeing 747 8 History, and Boeing 747 8 Assembly,

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7 thoughts on “Boeing 747 8 Intercontinental Interior”

    1. Hi John,

      the windows on the 777 and 747 8i are actually one and the same being 38.8CM / 15.3 inches tall by 27.3 CM / 1.76 inches wide. Bringing the 747 8i windows to the same as the 787 would have required far too much change to the fuselage structure.

      Cheers Peter

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