zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted
Wed Oct 24 2012 15:27:16 UTC (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
I think that 8 abreast would look better than 9!
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francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3761 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted
Thu Oct 25 2012 12:41:11 UTC (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I think that, as passengers, we lost out.
It's 'only' 7 inches wider than an a300 legacy wide body, but with one more seat and 29 inches wider than a 767 with 2 extra seats... We, as pax, keep losing shoulder space and aisle width.
And things aren't getting better with the A350 which will only be 6 inches wider than the 787 and will likely be used as a 10 abreast by many airlines.
No, things don't look that great to me. Give me an a340, 767, 747, 9 abreast 777 or a380 over these 2 new comers any day.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted
Thu Oct 25 2012 20:00:50 UTC (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
Quoting francoflier ( Reply 2): And things aren't getting better with the A350 which will only be 6 inches wider than the 787 and will likely be used as a 10 abreast by many airlines.
No it won't. Only LCC's will configure the A350 with 10 abreast, which is akin to 8 abreast in a 767 or 9 abreast in an A330 (ie 15" seat widths).
LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted
Sun Oct 28 2012 12:07:36 UTC (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
Quoting qf002 ( Reply 3): Only LCC's will configure the A350 with 10 abreast,
I am sure some Legacy carriers will use a 10-abreast config on the A350. Who would have thought 10 years ago that AF, AA, NZ, KL... would use a 10-abreast config on their 777s?
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longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4979 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted
Sun Oct 28 2012 16:02:49 UTC (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
In my opinion, the passenger won!
What the passenger wants is a cheap seat. And by cramming an many people into as tight a space as possible, allows the airline to give the passenger what he wants .... a cheap seat. No metric has ever been more important to a passenger choosing an airline, when paying for his own fare.
If any airline, was ever successful in charging more for more room in basic economy, then yes, I'd say there was hope for more room. But that will not change as long as passengers continue to choose .... a cheap seat.
Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night