BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1291 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12048 times:
Emirates Airlines of Dubai (UAE) has announced a large order for Boeing 777s at the Dubai Air Show last weekend.
However, they are one of few airlines with Thai Airways to cramp people at the back of the tube in a 10-abreast economy seating layout.
Do you expect that to change with the extension of the Boeing 777-300ER fleet or not? I hopefully guess and assume the 777-200LRs may come to provide a more relaxing back-of-the-tube seating option than 10-abreast.
I guess passengers will hope more B777s will not mean more sardine cans!
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11627 times:
Quoting EI747SYDNEY (Reply 2): According to people that have actually flown the 300ER with Emirates, they say that there is plenty of legroom and you would hardly notice any difference except for the seat width.
It would depend on whether it's a high or low density configured aircraft as well. The HD configured ones pack them in like sardines and that does impact on overall comfort.
Pavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11375 times:
It actually isn't so tight 10 abreast. It is more than on regular buses. Why don't they have 1st class? It is because some people must have comfort and increase the CO2 emission sky high, only because their asses need more room to fart
UAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 11113 times:
Quoting Egghead (Reply 7): I have flown both EK777s and UA777. I'll take EK777's 10 seats any day over UA's 9. I don't know what UA was thinking when they put 5 seats in the center isle.
You have got to be kidding me!!.....10 abreast on a T7 is ridiculous. i am by no means big but having flown Thai DEL-BKK that was beyond a joke. UA chose that configeration as the considered thay on reflection more people travel in Two's or a family of four or maybe five.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9438 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 16): Quoting Jaysit (Reply 14):
The last airline that had a 9 abreast (or a 3-4-2) configuration in a 747 was Swissair, who finally went for the traditional 3-4-3 configuration in 1980.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9181 times:
The 747 has a 26cm wider cabin than a 777. With 10-abreast, that is one inch per seat wider.
As an example, one trip I flew AMS-SIN on a 777 and SIN-AMS on a 747 (both SQ). The 747's seats were way smaller and more uncomfortable than the 777's 3-3-3 seats. Also leg space in the 777 was more generous. Knowing an airline flies their 777's in a 10-abreast layout will make me buy a ticket on another airline. (similar like I would never fly Air Transat with 9 abreast Airbuses for example)