RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
The most comfotable widebody that I have been on has to be the 767. The 2-3-2 seating is the perfect setup for passengers. Its not so wide that you feel like your stuffed in a moving full movie theater. But its big enough to still enjoy two isles. I don't care what plane it is, nothings worse then having 5 seats wide in the middle. Thats the most uncomfortable arrangement ever created. I got stuck in a 5 abreast center section one time on an L1011 and I will never do it again. As for the single isle aircraft, it would be the A319/20. They are just the perfect size and are so quiet and modern.
Vctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
Just to change the pace here I would have to say that the most comfortable aircraft is an American Airlines MD-80 with the More Room throughout Coach. The legroom on these aircraft is great and you can't beat the 2x3 seating arrangement.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5581 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
This is absolutly the wrong question. All airliners (from any manufacturer) are only tubes of metal. Whether an aircraft is comfortable or not, ONLY depends on the airline. You can put (too) many and uncomfortable seats into any aircraft.
Perhaps the 767 and Airbuses have a little advantage over the 777 and 747 because no airline puts more than 2-3-2 seating into an 767 and a 2-4-2 into an Airbus, but legroom and kind of seats are other questions.
The most important fact of discomfort in economy classes is lack of legroom and the width of the seats. This definitly does not depend on the aircraft.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2806 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2734 times:
For narrowbody the 757... don't ask why, it just flows.
For widebody the A340 in 2-4-2... how can anyone stand 3-3-3 seating on a 777? That way you've got two seats that are two away from an aisle, more crowding than 2-5-2 where there's only one that's two away from an aisle.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1630 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
Hey 747-600x, Sorry to tell you but the majority of airplanes in the world have 2 people that are two away from the isle; they are called 737s and A320s, plus the 747s are the exact same way--3-4-3 so there are two people two away from the isle. Since I don't have to go to the bathroom every five min, the most important thing to me is the "feeling" of spaciousness--wide body, high celings etc. That is why the 777 is preferred for comfort in wide body class (did you see the poll in this forum.) Even with the 3-3-3 or 2-5-2 it beats other wide body aircraft because of its feeling of spaciousness with the sculpted, higher celings and wider fuselage.