CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6257 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4732 times:
Perhaps it's not due to payload restrictions, but rather to increase comfort? If you are going to be in a seat for 14-15-16 hours, you ought to be seated a bit more comfortable than during a 10-hour flight.
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4643 times:
Well, I don't think the A380-800 is certified for any amount of seats yet. I don't believe the evacuation tests have been done. (This is the determining factor, correct?) Can these be done on a mock-up, or do they have to wait until they have a 'real' plane?
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4624 times:
Emirates said that there "will be no bars and gymnasiums" and that these "planes are designed to carry passengers" which they will do.
This will be the same for every carrier, bums on seats and cargo pay the bills. Gyms and Swimming pools do not. Besides, could you imagine being in the pool during turbulence when half the pool empties down the aisle putting the aircraft in a dive.... get real.
With yields what they are, people will need the 600 odd bums in order to make it pay.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4253 times:
"Since when did Emirates care about your comfort and space in coach ? Unlike virtually every other airline with 9 across in coach of a 777, they cram in 10 across."
And they give you loads of legroom. At 6ft 1, I found Emirates Economy class seating to be very comfortable; the 10-abreast seating on a 777 was tight, but not obnoxiously so. And the seats are very well crafted, so they are quite comfortable.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4022 times:
I remember being quite shocked once being able to look at a EK 773 seating chart at work and seeing it was 3-4-3. I couldn't figure out if I was looking at it right, because I had never seen such a config before. That's gotta be tight.
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Luchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 470 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
the maximum allowed passengers on an aircraft is calculated so that all passengers can evacuate the aircraft in 90 seconds with only half of the floor-levels (big doors with double evacuation slide) available. My guess is that Airbus allready calculated to 653 (full economy-class) seats.
Of course other airlines will install business-class and first-class seats so that the amount of passengers will drop to approx. 533 seats.