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User currently offlineContinentalGuy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

I was recently on ATA from EWR-FLL and the seats were very spacious. Is there a reason why ATA has wider economy seats than CO or DL.

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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3425 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2905 times:
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It would be a choice made by ATA's management... But wider seats means a narrower aslieway .. A bit more comfy seat but a tad harder to get to ..  crowded 


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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Quoting ContinentalGuy (Thread starter):
I was recently on ATA from EWR-FLL and the seats were very spacious. Is there a reason why ATA has wider economy seats than CO or DL.

Are you sure it was ATA? We no longer fly to EWR or FLL. I do not know the exact dates, but EWR was dropped last year and FLL was dropped several months ago at least. Could you be thinking of AirTran since they get confused often?



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User currently offlineContinentalGuy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

It was ATA operating for USA 3000

User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 972 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.

FL does as well IIRC


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25179 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2759 times:
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Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers.

That's confusing. Seatguru says 17".  confused 

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/ATA...es/ATA_Airlines_Boeing_737-800.php

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20563 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Quoting Mariner (Reply 6):
That's confusing. Seatguru says 17".

Seatguru says 18" for AirTran.  Wink

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air...AirTran_Airways_Boeing_737-700.php



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25179 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Seatguru says 18" for AirTran.  

And also says 18" for Frontier:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Fro.../Frontier_Airlines_Airbus_A319.php

So I am confused as to how ATA - at 17" - has wider seats.

Is Seatguru wrong?

mariner



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Quoting Mariner (Reply 8):
Is Seatguru wrong?

How dare you speak such a travesty to a guru...  Wink



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 2):
Are you sure it was ATA? We no longer fly to EWR or FLL. I do not know the exact dates, but EWR was dropped last year and FLL was dropped several months ago at least. Could you be thinking of AirTran since they get confused often?

It was probably a charter a/c.


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 5):
Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.

FL does as well IIRC

I hope so, since both of above mentioned are the same carrier!



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5157 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 10):
It was probably a charter a/c.

Well, yes it was since he said it was ATA operating for USA3000. I have seen at least one other post recently about ATA doing some subservice for them.


User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

ATA had alot of things better than most airlines. We truly did have legacy service at low fare prices. Too bad we had bad upper management and 9/11 and fuel prices. We would be golden today if things were different. Heck, we overtook the friggin southwest crowd as busiest airline at midway for a few months in 2001-2002.

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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3303 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
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I think a bunch of people are getting confused. ATA is "American Trans Air". AirTran's abbreviation is FL. The thread-starter is talking about ATA, not AirTran.

Just clearing things up.


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

How is it possible that ATA has 18" seats while everyone else has 17" seats? Granted, I've only flown on CO 737's before, but I know that all of the cabin widths are the same, regardless of carrier. As it is, the aisles in the CO aircraft are narrow; where the heck would they get an extra six inches from so that the six seats across could be 1" wider? Do you have to hop down the aisle on one foot to get to your seat?

User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting ContinentalGuy (Reply 3):
It was ATA operating for USA 3000



Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 12):
Well, yes it was since he said it was ATA operating for USA3000. I have seen at least one other post recently about ATA doing some subservice for them.

Great! Glad to see us grabbing some of that sub-service revenue again that we gave up years ago. Management has a renewed focus on charter revenue as a growing concern.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 14):
I think a bunch of people are getting confused. ATA is "American Trans Air". AirTran's abbreviation is FL. The thread-starter is talking about ATA, not AirTran.

To be correct, American Trans Air no longer exists. We are now ATA Airlines.

Speaking of seat width, the Boeing standard is 17.5" for narrowbody economy and cannot vary much except to about 18" in order to maintain the mandatory minimum 20" aisle. The exceptions are Douglas and Airbus. The A320 series has a wider cabin so an airline can either offer wider seats or a wider aisle. It is the same for the DC9/MD80/717 series. Eventhough the cabin is narrower, there is extra room as there is only 5 abreast seating.



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