1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6696 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
This thread is to discuss the possible seating arrangements for the 737RS.
There have been many discussions on the different possible seating arrangements for the 737RS/Y1. Some want a wider narrowbody, while others want a stubby widebody.
Possible seating arrangements:
3-3: This is the standard seating arrangements for most narrowbodies. However, many Airbus fans brag about how the A320 is wider than the 737. Some Boeing supporters want the 737RS to be wider than the A320, but still retain 3-3 seating. A 1.5/2x width aisle has been suggested.
2-2-2: This seating arrangement has been rumored, and was going to be the seating arrangement for the now cancelled 7J7. Some claim that this seating arrangement would be the best choice. If this seating arrangement is used, the 737RS can carry single-file LD3s.
2-3-2: I do believe that this is what the Boeing patent is going for. This is as wide as a 767, and is able to carry side-by-side LD2s.
2-3: There are some people who prefer the 2-3 seating arrangement of the MD-80/MD-90/717. However, if this seating arrangement is used, cargo is likely to be restricted.
3-4: No aircraft has ever used a 3-4 seating arrangement. Can the 737RS be the first?
Any thoughts on this?
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31642 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
I agree 3+3 with a very wide (24" or greater) aisle makes the most sense.
If you can kill the bottleneck in the aisle, you can load and unload faster because people will be able to get around the ones standing to put stuff in the overhead or those who bring aboard their own bodyweight in carryons can maneuver their trolley down the aisle easier.
The next thing Boeing needs to do is make very deep and tall overhead bins that can take up to a 25" deep and 18" tall rollaboard nose or wheels-in. That way, even the "super-sized" rollaboards people bring aboard can fit nose/wheel-in and people don't have to waste time and block the aisles hunting for overhead space. They will also be able to put smaller bags/coats on top of their main bag, leaving the seat underneath open which helps in comfort in short-pitch configs.
Two aisles helps, but they still bottleneck, and if you have to make them smaller (to the regulatory minimums) to keep the fuselage width manageable, you risk increasing the chances of a bottleneck because people can't maneuver.
OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2762 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
I have suggested two fuselage width. One 5 abreast for 75-150 seating and one 7 abreast for 150-250 seating. This combined with different wing options but width the exact same architecture and cockpit commonality would make the most suitable option in my opinion. And both the 5 and 7 abreast planes would offer better comfort than a 3+3 seat option. No one tend to agree with my opinion in this regard.
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SR100 From UK - England, joined Dec 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2117 times:
Quoting Johnny (Reply 6): i remember at least one a/c with 3-4 config.i think it was here on a.net. But i am not really sure if it was a Trident or VC10.
Channel Airways used to fly two Trident 1Es in a 4-3 abreast configuration.
There were seven rows of seven abreast seating in the forward cabin between doors 1L and 2L. The aft cabin had the regular six abreast cabin. Channel Airways managed to squeeze 139 passengers into the Trident 1E. When BEA took over one of the two Tridents from Channel Airways - the other went to BKS - they reduced the cabin configuration to 123 seats in a tourist class configuration. BEA's same size Trident 1C had a two class layout with 80 seats, the regular single class layout was 93 - with some rows of aft facing seats...