Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12166 posts, RR: 35 Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2834 times:
Among current civil airliners, the smallest widebody is probably the 767-200 (I don't know exactly how it compares to the A310 - not much difference, I suspect). However, in a three class layout, United configures it for 164. (Britannia would squeeze 270 into the same aircraft!)
The largest narrowbody would surely be the 757-300, which has a maximum pax configuration of 256, which is probably just slightly ahead of the stretched DC8.
Jtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2824 times:
Yeah, my first thought was 753, but I checked the ATA order posting which listed, I think, 146. I assumed that ATA used the max capacity, but I may have assumed wrong. Does anyone know offhand the longer of the two? I thought I read that the DC-8 was, but perhaps the 2 man cockpit allows another few rows in the 753.
Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
In todays Boeing Newsletter, there is an article on the AA 757 order, Belyamani is quoted that the 757 is the biggest single aisle "twinjet" ever made (757-300 up to 289 pax). That should beat the four engine DC-8.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2776 posts, RR: 16 Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
This can't be right. 146 is about as many as a good 737 800 could hold, and the -900 more. The 757-200 can hold well over 200, and the -300 can hold as many people a a 767-300 and almost as many as a 767-400 in 3 classes if the 757 is in 2. 146 on a 757-300 would be like 36" seat pitches, which is unheard of, especially for ATA.
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Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2769 times:
The 757-300 seats up to 289, the -200 up to 239.
Boeing are always careful to say the 757-300 is the worlds longest single-aisle twin-jet, leading me to believe that the DC-8-71 is longer.
I'd say the A310 is smaller than the 767-200. Although they both seat about the same, the A310 can go up to 9 abreast, while the 767 only goes up to 8 abreast - same amount of people in a shorter length on the A310!