A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
I very much like the Boeing 767 seat configuration of 2-3-2...This way, there are 2 aisles and also, few seats per row, which means that people have an easier time getting in/out and do not feel so cramped. In the B747 and MD11, where the seating is 3-4-3 and 2-5-2 respectively, it's a little more cramped and thus less spacious and more work to get in / out of your seat, etc.
Aq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
Actually, the 777's basic configuration is 2-2-2 for FIRST class and business is 2-3-2. Many airlines these days have 2-2-2 FC for their regional and short-range routes and 1-2-1F, 2-3-2C, and 3-3-3Y.
However, I like the 767 the best because it is perfectly symmetrical. 2-1-2 in First, 2-2-2 in Biz and 2-3-2 in Y. The only problem is there is no config if you wanted a premium Y. I don't like the 330 because F and C is the same 2-2-2 configuration. The 777 is cool because the cabin allows for 18.5+" seats rather than the regular 17".
Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
I like any aircraft with only two seats near the window. If you want the window, then you only have to bother one person to get up. And with the aisle seat, there's only person who could bother you during the flight. I just find the set up easier on long-haul flights, there isn't a cramped feeling and it's easier to get luggage out from the overhead bins.
Widebodies flown on: A330-300,A340-300,A380-800,747-400,767-200ER,767-300ER,777-200A,777-200ER,777-200LR,777-300ER
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1820 times:
Any J class config which has a single seat by the window - QF's long-haul 763's had this, and SAA's 747-200 (seat 22K was my favourite - J class single seat in the exit row, right next to the galley - you could just peer round the curtain and ask for things. Also on night stops in wierd and wonderful places like MRU or SID, you could stand on the top of the boarding stairs and get a breath of fresh air)
Kempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
I can't believe that there are people who like a 2-5-2... I guess they have never been in that middle seat. Two people to each side, and no window. Argh! Even a 3-3-3 would probably be better than a 2-5-2.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 18 Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
I would go for the 2-seat side in order to get a chance to get a damn-good-looking chick beside me.
But seriously, I also really like the 767 2+3+2 and the Airbus widebody 2+4+2 layout. If on an empty flight I would of course go for the 777 with a 2+5+2 layout so I could strech out and sleep. But since I never was on an empty longhaul flight yet I can't speak out of experience here though...
Thadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
For a 9-across cabin, Swissair had the best on their MD-11's - 2-4-3 - gets around the dreaded middle seat in the centre bank, seems to solve ALL of the aforementioned problems whilst keeping all of the good points. Don't know why more carriers don't use it.
Cx251 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
I was on a Finnair MD-11 last x'mas and the middle cabin was configured as 2-4-3 too. Only the back cabin was configured as 2-5-2. Although I was in 2-5-2 cabin but I found it quite comfortable with reasonable amount of legroom.
EALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
Just had my 1st flight on an ERJ-135. SURPRISINGLY I didn't care for the single seat. I usually carry my laptop and the case does not fit under the seat. Otherwise, it's fine. I do like the 777's 2-5-2 if you're lucky enough to fly by the windows. As a window seat guy, it's nice to know I'm only bugging one person if I get up and if I'm with my wife, it's perfect.