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The Least Comfortable Seats  
User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3802 times:

Which seat configuration is the least comfortable, 8-abreast in a 767, 9-abreast in an A330, or 10-abreast in a 777 (assuming the seat cushions are similar and the seat-pitches are the same)?

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

I've never experienced any of the configurations you mentioned, but how about 6 wide in a BAe-146/Avroliner? Not fun at all, even with an empty middle seat.


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User currently offlinehoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3078 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
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I've flown on an A310 with a 3-3-3 configuration. Brutal to say the least, even if it was only a 3 hour flight. Airline was Air Transat.


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User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Ten-abreast in a 777 may not be the one because the configuration is used by major airlines like Emirates, KLM, and Air France. On the other hand, the others are only used by charter airlines and LCCs (like AirAsia X).

User currently onlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Of those the only I've had the pleasure of experiencing is 8 in the 767, and that was not much fun.


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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

I'm guessing the 2-5-2 seating in a 777. Just thinking of it makes me feel claustrophobic.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Thomsonfly's 767-200s in 2-4-2 configuration and a 30 inch pitch were not nice.

SATA's A310-300 in 9 abreast config was also a bit claustrophobic if you had the window seat.

The Kavminvodyavia Tu-154 I flew recently had the tightest legroom ever. My legs were jammed against the seat infront, not much more than the minimum 26 inch legroom. 3-3 configuration, but something like 32 rows, or maybe more in the Tupolev.

J31/J32s are also a bit tight on the legs.



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User currently offlineMorcegoA330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Quoting afterburner (Reply 3):
Ten-abreast in a 777 may not be the one because the configuration is used by major airlines like Emirates, KLM, and Air France.

Just because major airlines use such config doesn't mean it's not comfortable. 10 abreast on a 777 is dreadful anyway.



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User currently offlineweb500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
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Quoting Initious (Reply 5):

I'm guessing the 2-5-2 seating in a 777. Just thinking of it makes me feel claustrophobic.


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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Least comfortable for me have been charter airlines (Airtours, Air 2000, Thomas Cook and First Choice). 28" seat pitch - I'm only 5'10 and I can't sit with my legs in front of me. Physically impossible. Probably just as well I can't afford to go abroad this year  

User currently offlineflybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Least comfortable is the stationary jumpseat behind the captain in a 737


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Just about any seat on a CRJ.


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User currently offlineweb500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
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The absolute worst seat I have been in is the front row of JL Y+, that seat was plain uncamfotable.


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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
I've never experienced any of the configurations you mentioned, but how about 6 wide in a BAe-146/Avroliner? Not fun at all, even with an empty middle seat.


I had the unfortunate experience of having to sit in a middle seat of a 6 abreast RJ85 between two strangers on a 2+ hour flight once. Needless to say I couldn't get off that plane fast enough. I try to avoid these aircraft from now on, they make FR's 738's seem spacious and roomy.


User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3301 times:
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Mesa/USExpress CR9......at my age I appreciate anything HARD except those seats.


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

For me, it would be NW's A319/320 and DC-9 seats. Those seats were hard as a rock w/very little padding especially towards the top.

Close second... CO's seats on the 737. It was a little too firm for me.

The seats IMHO almost mandate me to bring a supplemental pillow along.



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Quoting afterburner (Thread starter):
The Least Comfortable Seats

Anything that's not Y+ or F on United...   

But seriously, 2-5-2 on anything is awful.



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User currently offlineweb500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
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Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 16):
Quoting afterburner (Thread starter):
The Least Comfortable Seats

Anything that's not Y+ or F on United...   

But seriously, 2-5-2 on anything is awful.

2-5-2 is fine if your an isle or window, otherwise I would agree. Had my best TATL on a AA 777, ihad an isle by a window seat, perks of an isle and I could see out the window.



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User currently offlineGrinddalCPH From Denmark, joined Sep 2009, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):

Just about any seat on a CRJ.

Ill second that, flew the CRJ 200 with SAS and I couldn't beleive how cramped it was, and im only 185CM

Also Corsair 747-400 Had VERY tight seating (28"), WOW that was the worst 13 hours of flying EVER!!!

Last one was City Jet (AF) Avro Bae 146 3+3, Wow I was so PISSED As I payed for the 2 exit seats on the last row for me and my Fiance, and Online it showed a 3+2 with an exit row in the back config, but it was the 3+3 when we got onboard and NO exit! Man I was pissed off!

Most generous in Y, were SQ 777-200ER 3+3+3 Config and Also SAS A321 and I also Like the seat pitch on SAS mad dogs  Smile

[Edited 2010-05-05 09:17:40]


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