Motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
Is Emirates the only (supposed) premiere carrier that configures their Triple-Sevens in a no-frills cluster, or are there other ones? Yes I realsie that they have individual IFE etc, but compared to CX, SQ, BA and even the Americans, they do pack them in.
Actually, even in Business on their A332's they fit another seat abreast.
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
Lauda Air also have parts of the economy cabin in a 3-4-3 layout. BA also operates 3 or 4 of their 777s in a 3-4-3.
However Emirates actually offer 2-3 inches more space between the rows (34 inches in total) than most other operators of the 777. So I guess its been a choice - less space for the legs or less space for the shoulders. Personally I´d go for the Emirates layout as I prefer space for my legs. 3-3-3 with 34 inches would of course be perfect (as seen on Malaysia´s 777s).
Motorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
Hey thanks TR
Have always flown SQ or CX in the past to Europe, but will try MH next. They always have comparable, if not better deals. And if it's not for work, price is king - if I can't use airpoints.
Any word on LAN Chile - I'm going on holiday to Sth America later this year? San Francisco first 'though (NZ - I know they're great). And Melbourne too (NZ again) - all for holidays, not for work. Life's good!
Chrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1054 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
Malaysia Airlines 777's have 2-5-2 but in some aspects this seating makes more sense, as there only will ever be 1 person per row who will be stuck with 2 people to cross to get out, if it was 3-3-3 then people in either window seat would have to cross 2 people to get out if you know what I'm saying.
Malaysia Airlines 777's have generally more seat width than their 747's, and leg room is great on all their aircraft.
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