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WOW BA;10 Seats PER ROW IN 777?!  
User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3679 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 592 times:

                         

Check out the link http://www.british-airways.com/flights/factfile/seatplan/docs/boeing777.shtml

My god, this looks cramped enough. Anyone been on an aircraft configured like that? It's like being in a tuna can!!! I bet they are used for domestic routes but it is overcramped. Anyone knows where these fly to?I shure wouldn't like to be in there, would you? Share your opinion!

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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 495 times:

That's why I don't like to fly in a 777.


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User currently offlineJ. S. Pearson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 482 times:

Hmm I flew BA last January, routing LGW-ATL. I'm sure the seating was 2 either side and 5 in the middle, ie 9 seats per row. I'm guessing the 10 may be used for the scheduled charter flights, which BA carries out.

User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 470 times:

BA's normal configuration is 3-3-3 in coach on the 777. The high denisity configuration you see there is, I believe, used only on their tourist flights to the Carribean (notice it is "configuration 3") which are actually operated by another company using aircraft painted in BA livery. I do believe this is the case. I know there are people on this forum who know what I am talking about.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 458 times:

BA uses these aircraft on Carribean routes... so quite to the contrary of domestic hops, they are used on 10hr segments.

That said, Emirates also has a ten-abreast seating arrangement in Coach on it's 777s too. The 777s are only 7" narrower than a 747-400 so there is less than an inch difference in width per seat between the two types of airplane.

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 435 times:

It's no more cramped than any other Economy class-flown both types of configuration-trust me, you wouldn't notice the difference. If you don't like it, pay Business or First!

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 407 times:

What wrong with 10 abreasts per row....?? It carries more passengers that way.

baec777  


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 386 times:

BA's 10 abreast 777s also get routed to other cities - a couple of friends flew to Penang via Kuala Lumpur with BA last year and they were shocked to find the plane cramped and packed to the brim as it was the Easter holidays and BA swapped the aircraft to pack more on-board...strange though - according to BA - no-one flies with them to KL so they have decided to withdraw their service  

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 368 times:

As far as I know, 777 is no less wide (if not wider) than MD11. I flew on MD11 with 3-4-3 configuration (OH-LGA) and felt no difference from 2-5-2.

User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 363 times:

G'day

Sad to say, I had to fly in A300's configured 9 abreast which I guess is no better than 10 abreast in a 777. South African and Korean used to offer that kind of hospitality to their self loading cargo.

Cheers
Peter



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 304 times:

The seat width on the 777 configured with 10 abreast is the same as the A340/330.

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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6544 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 286 times:

Capt.Picard wrote:
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.... If you don't like it, pay Business or First!
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Nope! Fly with another company instead.
Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm