Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
CO and AF were smart to configure their 777's in a 3-3-3 configuration. Although there are 2 seats in every row that are more than 1 seat away from an aisle opposed to one, being in that middle seat in the 5 seat row is pure hell. Trust me, I spent 10 hours in that seat.
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
if its 2-5-2 then your no more than 1 seat away except if your right in the middly where your 2 seats away, thats 1 person per row that is 2 seats away from the aisle. If its 3-3-3 configeration the window seat passengers are 2 away from the aisle so 2 people per row are 2 seats away from the aisle.
An the A340, there is no problem because the configuration is 2-4-2 and your never anymore than a seat away from the aisle.
People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
Raggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1008 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
BA`s 777 also have 3-3-3 economy class layout. Although I haven`t flown on a 777, I think the 2-5-2 is a better solution, because it`s only if the flight is very full that you have to use the middle seat. And in that configuration, only one seat is two seats away from the aisle. But I do understand that it`s not so cool to be stuck in the center seat, but as a whole, to me the 2-5-2 configuration makes more sense. But I think that the majority of airlines operating the 777 use the 3-3-3 layout. What`s even worse, Thai have a ten- abreast 3-4-3 layout..
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2279 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2911 times:
All of DL's new generation seats (777,737NG,764) are pretty miserable as far as comfort goes, but relief is not far away. We will be replacing all of these seatbacks with a slimmer unit along with new slimmer armrests (with the telephone mounted on the side) and new IFE underseat mounts. Engineering is currently working on the problem and the modifications should begin shortly. Hopefully, all of the planes will be modified within a year.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
Yes I agree, the A340 is free of these double-excuse-me problems. It is the best seating arrangement...........
well, maybe not, the first class seating on 747s on airlines such as BA, SQ, CX, QF is the best- all aisle seats, no excuse-me-s at all.
Amir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
Actually, Cathay Pacific conducted a survey when they deceided on their first 777
by simulating and calculating how many pax will get a prisoner seat at diffrent seat load factors. They did actually found out that the 2-5-2- configuration was the best it is only beaten by others when having full coach load.
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2707 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
I beg to differ... the BusinessFirst product is the best biz product in the industry, hands down, bar none, that's it. The 767 is where it is really evident. Continental offers a 2-1-2 arrangement, maximizing space and comfort. Delta has it 2-2-2, which compromises the size of the seat.
OlympicComet4b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2747 times:
I do really detest the 5 across seating. It seems to be an American (the country not the airline) thing which started with the old DC-10-10's then caught on with the L-1011's. It just seems stupid to cram all those people in the center. It is also ugly, frightening and overwhelming visually and psychologically. Especially for claustophobics.
I also feel (not proven but just my own opinion) that it is more difficult to evacuate from a 5 seat center than a 4 seat center. I recall the survivors of the United
DC-10 Sioux City crash landing complained about the tightness of the rows, which I must assume was a reference to the center 5 seat consoles.
In any case, it would seem to me to be just as easy to create a 3-4-2 configuration, which, if you all recall, was the original Y class configuration Boeing suggested and offered on the B747 when it was introduced as a "luxury Jetliner".
Why do they still use 5 abreast seating???
AA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
How do you all feel about AA's coach/business/first seats? they are the "new generation" seats --- somewhat similar to Delta's seats. Are AA's better tahn Deltas? I have not heard much about AA's seats.
Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
I dont find DL seats uncomfortable. I have only experienced the old seats (the ones without adjustable headrests) on the MD-88, 727-200, 767 & 757. All of them were very comfortable except for the 727 which was alittle cramped.
: I love the posters that say, "I hate the center seat in the row of five... I was stuck xx hours in that middle seat..." Stuck? What? Was there a bear
: I requested Delta's reservation department for a seat assignment 10 days before the departure of my flight and they told me that they couldn't assign
: Well, you were very unlucky, because if you knew the percentage of people that don't show up for their flight (in other words, you could have had thei
: Fanoftristars: I did that trip on August and the flight was oversold. At least I could make the journey. The good thing happend on my return trip, I d