Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5291 times:
No i dont think that is to make it more comfy.
As far as i know, all 747 has 2-4-2 config on the last 5-8 rows. This is because the body is a little more narow in the back and a 3-4-3 config woud therefore be impossible in the back of an 747. In the rest of the QF 744 i think the seats are 3-4-3 in economy, just like all other airlines.
Mikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
TG, your absolutely right....your standard 747 will have a 3-4-3 config up until the fuselage of the aircraft starts to taper back (or non-constant section), then you must go to a 2-4-2 configuration to satisfy certification requirements such as the mandatory 20" aisle regulation!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (16 years 23 hours ago) and read 5221 times:
The two seat section of a 747 is the best, because the cabin gets wider and wider so there is space on the outside of the seat in the gap. The aisles remain straight and there is progressively more space between the outside seat and wall, until the cabin fully widens out and a third seat can fit into the section. I know that sound incoherent but it is a difficult concept to explain. Basically the forwardmost row of 2-4-2 has nearly a full seat width of space next to it for handluggage and stretching out. I always try and get that seat. (PS Qantas economy class is crap, hasn't changed since the late 80s - "I want my PTV...".)
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