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What Is The Best Configuration?  
User currently offlineVkstealth From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

What is the best ever configuration? or the best to a certain aircraft type???

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User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I like the 777.

2x5x2--in coach
2x2x2--in business
Any first class is great.


User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3483 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.

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineVkstealth From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

What about qantas' 747-400 configuration?

User currently offlineCx251 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

I agree with A330Fan1. 2-3-2 on 767 is quite a nice configuration. But generally 2-4-2 in Economy class on A330/340 is quite nice too. Also 2-2 in Upper Deck Business Class on B747 are nice too.

User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 835 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

I like the 2-3 of the DC-9/M-8x
And also i like 3-3 of 727-737
I don't know A32x yet.



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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

"What about qantas' 747-400 configuration?"

What about it?

Dave


User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

I'm quite partial to the 1-2 configuration on an RJ 145.

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath


User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3266 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".

Aq737


User currently offlinePhfev03 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

I just love the CRJ-700 with 2x2 and the extra legroom in row 13/14 depending on the carrier

User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3216 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
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3160 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)

User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Also would like to know what's so special on qf 747-400. I think it's 3-4-3 like in most of other planes.
I love the QF 767-300 busi-class. It's great: 1-2-2 (usually 2-2-2).


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

There is nothing "special" about QF's 744's - they have the bog-standard 3-4-3 in steerage.

Dave


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3028 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.

User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Kempa - I loved the DC 10 - 2-5-2-configuration. sitting in the middle of the plane is not nice, that's true. but they are 2 seats away from the aisle, same as window-seat in a 777

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

I actually like 2-3 configuration on smaller aircrafts, it feels more spacious and it give a nice asymmetric touch to the aircraft.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

I really like the 1-2 configuration on the Embraer Jets, I always take a single seat to avoid an unpleasant seat neighbor.

Patrick


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Patrick,
I would go for the 2-seat side in order to get a chance to get a damn-good-looking chick beside me. Laugh out loud

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...

Max


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2851 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.

Dave


User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2807 times:

I like the 2-3-2 configuration in 767's. Boeing designed it with this configuration so that 80% of the seats were either window or aisle seats. Smart move...not so many of the dreaded middle seats.  Big grin


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User currently offlineCx251 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2003, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Thadocta,

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.


User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2766 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.

Sam


User currently offlineAirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Depends on which class you're traveling...
For First Class, I would go for the 777 usually with a very roomy 1-2-1.

For Business Class, I would go for the A330 because it avoids the 2-3-2 of the 777 and the narrow (19 inch) 2-2-2 of the 767. Also, I like the upperdeck 2-2 of the Boeing 747.

For Economy Class, I like the 767. Even if the flight is empty, there is still sufficient room for me at least to stretch out and sleep, and there is only 1 middle seat.

AirVB


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