Richie72 From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 107 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
My first time here on the forum -great to be onboard at last!
I have a question for those of you familiar with the seating configuration of SK's Avro Rj85 on the ARN -LCY route .
I will be flying on SK517 next week and understand that on this aircraft type it is best to sit in a window seat as far back as possible to avoid view obstruction from the overhead wing?!
Is there anybody out there who can advise me which row/seat number is best on this aircraft type so I can check in online and grab the best seat ......
SK736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Yes, towards the rear brings an unobstructed view, but visibility is only really an issue on the ground. If the aircraft is configured 3-3 then you have to be careful not to sit too far back as the fuselage tapers and the seats feel even narrower than they do in the middle of the cabin! If it's 2-3 then you're laughing.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29477 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
Quoting SK736 (Reply 2): Yes, towards the rear brings an unobstructed view, but visibility is only really an issue on the ground. If the aircraft is configured 3-3 then you have to be careful not to sit too far back as the fuselage tapers and the seats feel even narrower than they do in the middle of the cabin! If it's 2-3 then you're laughing.
The best seats on any Avro for an unobstructed view are first 4 or 5 rows. From the middle of the cabin there is no view except the engine cowlings.
Also, even on Avros with 2-3 seating it's best to avoid the last one or two rows (especially the very last row). On LX Avros, which are otherwise very comfortable with 2-3 seating through the cabin, the last 2 rows of seats with their old seats were very cramped and the last row had zero recline as there was no space between the seat back and the wall. This may have been improved with the new lightweight Recaro seats now being installed on the LX Avros. I have travelled on a few with the new seats but I always try to sit as far forward as possible. Also makes boarding/deplaning quicker.
I do my best to avoid Avros with 6-abreast seating as they are extremely uncomfortable. In contrast, those with 5-abreast like LX's are among the best of all narrowbodies.
Horus380 From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
I was on this flight back in june, it was actually flown by Transwede and was an RJ70. I had seat 8F and had the engines next to me, so you may want to be a bit further back. I have had 45 flights since then so I don't remember if it was a 2-3 or 3-3 seating arrangement.