ExPedia From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3565 times:
I am unaware of any carrier with other than 2-3-2 at the back. And as a sidebar, the 1-2-2 in J on a 767 is not uncommon. For instance, AC uses that config in overseas service, as did CP before AC bought them.
ExPedia From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3455 times:
The "A" or "K" seat (the single one depending on the aircraft seating config) on an AC 767 is simply the best J seat offered by a carrier based in N. America, IMO. Sure, they don't lie flat etc. but for pure space and privacy, it can't be beat.
I flew SYD-YVR in that seat (in addition to many LHR-YYZ and LHR-YHZ flights) and always enjoyed it. Of course, a last minute equipment change can mean that your single "A" has become a double "A-B" (if they switch and use the other 767 where the single is the "K") which is a nasty surprise when you walk aboard.
As has been discussed here (although A330/340) the A300 narrows at the back and has 2-3-2 as opposed to 3-3-3
I was wondering if anyone knew or could guess at whether the 2-3-2 area would be nicer to sit in that the 3-3-3, 2 less seats wide and it looks like it would be better but the cabin narrows so would it feel a little cramped?
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7 Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
This is the difference - on 747s, a seat disappears next to each window, leaving the aisle boundaries unchanged, whereas on Airbus widebodies and 777s, a seat disappears from the centre section, giving an irregular aisle. Presumably the 747's fuselage tapers more at the rear than the others' (necessitating the removal of two seats from each row rather than one).
The exception to this seems to be on 3-3-3-configured 777s (possibly the most common 777 economy layout?), where the rearmost rows are 2-3-2 rather than 3-2-3 (which incidentally I believe the Il-86 and Il-96 feature).
ZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1392 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Quoting Afay1 (Reply 21): The moral of the story is, avoid those rear seats at all costs as they are cramped and uncomfortable.
I deliberately chose seat 51K last summer flying SEA -> LHR because you only have to get past one other person. It was great - there was even enough extra room to stuff my bag down by the side of my seat. Definitely not worse than a normal seat!
25 ExPedia: Slightly off topic, but does anyone remember the seating on the old A300s? They not only tapered (I can't remember to what seat config in the last row
26 RedDragon: This is true of all Airbus widebodies - the angled flooring providing a little more room in the rear hold underneath. I believe it's only something li