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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Check out
http://www.egyptvoyager.com/egyptair/virtual_tour.html#
Look at the Y Class congiguration of 3-4-2. What does it feel like to travel in this? Off-balance or awkward or good? I'm sure its good for different group sizes...

Aq737

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Swiss (and earlier Swissair) MD11 also have a 3/4/2 configuration in Y class.

I don't know if there is really an off-balance since it also depends on cargo load and other factors as well.

Guess we are talking about Egypt Air's Boeing 777-200, isn't it?



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Hi ! It does feel a bit strange at first when you enter the cabin but when you sit down you don't notice it as much. It worked out well for me; sat on the two seat side with nobody next to me between BKK and MNL. MNL-NRT the flight was almost full so had a person next me then.

Take Care

The777Man



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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

I think 3-4-2 is the best answer to a "2-5-2 or 3-3-3" question. As well as to "2-4-2 or 2-5-2/3-3-3" one. If three people (a family, ...) want sit together near the window, they can't do so in 2-4-2 or 2-5-2 but it is apparently not necessary to have 3 seats near windows on both sides. As for "off-balance feeling" - no more (actually, even less) than in DC9/MD80 or F100 or Il18...

User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

//Guess we are talking about Egypt Air's Boeing 777-200, isn't it?//
Yes that's egyptair's 777. No flight entertainment though if any body noticed. But I like the configuration. It would suit different types of couple like the "just married" couple can get the two seats,"just married with their first child" can use the three seats and a family of four would use the four seat in the middle Big grin



Please excuse my English!
User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2131 times:

Best configuration ever.
You can please couples and families this way.

Why some carriers are opting for the 2-5-2 version?
Do they listen to their customer?



Ben  Smokin cool


User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

But wasn't the 3-3-3 offered because it was the best because on a 60% filled plane, you could have 6 people in each row who would not have to sit next to someone else:

3-3-3 - 6 people
[X][_][X]...[X][_][X]...[X][_][X]

2-5-2 - only 5 people
[X][_]...[X][_][X][_][X]...[_][X]

3-4-2 - still only 5 people
[X][_][X]...[X][_][_][X]...[_][X]

Oh well, I agree, the 3-4-2 would suit the most people, however to me, it seems off-balanced in terms of just looking around the cabin...How come no PTVs?

Aq737


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Most early 747-100s/200s had 3-4-2 seating, until the airlines started packing more seats in. I think Aer Lingus was the first to introduce 3-4-3 on a 747.

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Yes the 3-4-2 is the best .
Nice comment Korg747 .
Regards .



Without mistakes we will never learn
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

I agree that 3-4-2 is the best layout for 9 abreast seating.

I totally loathe 3-3-3 seating on the few occassions when I was on economy class in a B777 of SQ. Even though the flight was not very long, I still didnt like the idea of having 2 ppl next to you (assuming you are on window seat) when that you need to get past 2 ppl should u want to leave ur seat.

2-5-2 is acceptable as then I can go on the 2 side, ppl in the middle may not be that pleased but overall it is fine.

2-4-2 on Airbus widebodies are perfect 9 abreast layouts. While I wouldn't mind a 3-4-2 on a B777.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

I sure love the 763 2-3-2
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
PS: The A310 has 4 down the middle, I consider it a big fat A320.



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