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Air Transat To Increase Seat Pitch  
User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

hey, just read that air Transat will be increasing their seat pitch in both the a310 and a330's next may. It is going to be increased to 32". This should be good for passengers especially travelling across the Atlantic.

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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

Quoting BWIA330 (Thread starter):
It is going to be increased to 32".

What's the actual seat pitch already ?


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 1):
What's the actual seat pitch already ?

I think it's about 29 inches or around there, or so they claim. Feels more like 19 inches if you ask me.

[Edited 2007-10-29 14:15:19]


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Quoting BWIA330 (Thread starter):

That can only be a good thing!


User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 2):
I think it's about 29 inches around there, or so they claim. Feels more like 19 inches if you ask me.

Thanks for that. Any particular reason why TS is doing this ? Too many complaints ?


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

Great news!!
After flying YYZ-AMS last winter, I promised myself that I would never fly long-haul on TS again due to the extremely uncomfortable seating. A 3 or 4 hour flight is bearable but anything over that is pure torture for someone who is not use to charter carriers. I would imagine that this move is in partly due to the direct competition TS faces from AC, Zoom and others on flights to London and other trans-atlantic flights.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

I know there is only a small chance, and maybe expecting too much!

But is there any chance of them reducing the number of seats accross from 9 to 8 on the Airbus widebodies?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 2):
Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 1):
What's the actual seat pitch already ?

I think it's about 29 inches or around there, or so they claim. Feels more like 19 inches if you ask me.

Another item said the change was from 30 to 32 inches, with A310s going from 259 to 249 seats, and A330s from 362 to 342. Both types have cramped 9-abreast seating which isn't changing.


User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):

Another item said the change was from 30 to 32 inches, with A310s going from 259 to 249 seats, and A330s from 362 to 342. Both types have cramped 9-abreast seating which isn't changing.

That is true of every plane but the Airbus A330-342 C-GKTS which seats 2-4-2



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User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2241 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

They have gotten a horrible rap from everyone I know who flew them long distances and have all vowed never again. There is still the segment of the population who will fly whatever is cheapest. However I only think this will help them get travelers who wouldn't fly them otherwise. Air Transat still is doing quite well and I believe will continue to do so.

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Both types have cramped 9-abreast seating which isn't changing.

Thats the problem for me - Im only 5'7" so 32" pitch doesnt bother me, its the width of the seats thats the problem, I couldnt get my shoulders straight, and Im by no means large. I only used them because they fly to EDI and thats where I needed to be, but I guess thats how they can offer the fares they do.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
Another item said the change was from 30 to 32 inches, with A310s going from 259 to 249 seats, and A330s from 362 to 342. Both types have cramped 9-abreast seating which isn't changing.

The articles I've read mentioned 29-30 inches depending on aircraft, however, I can't figure for the life of me which one already has 30 inches, certainly not the knee crunching A330's so must be the A310's with the current 30 inch. Don't know, don't care, not flying them again, twice was enough for my lifetime  Wink



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