LBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 708 times:
Singapore Air - your presumption that charter airlines would have less pitch is not correct. If they can get away with it they do, in the UK Britannia 767s seat over 320, but in Germany their 767s are configured for about 270. This is because German passengers will not accept cramped conditions. Maybe a lesson we could all learn from?
Marcelduchamp From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 637 times:
I think the original post was questioning KLM's audacity at announcing a 31" pitch for their supposedly "improved" product. I think that measurement is still below average for your major long-haul carriers. Of course, every aircraft type within an airline can have different pitches.
Only the bigger ones such as BA, UA and NW use a 31" pitch. Also SR on their new A332s.
32" seems to be average.This would be QF, SQ, CX's Airbuses, LH, JL, EK, VS...
34" is the least common, I guess. It's found mainly on 747s only which have not been refitted with PTVs or new seats. NZ, TG. Not sure if CX has reduced it on their jumbos.
What other "biggies" are there? I'm not too sure about AF or the other American carriers.
BTW, I don't think that SQ has had the opportunity to reduce their seat pitch, even if they wanted to. The "Rainbow" upgrade in EY started as early as '96. There has been no re-configuration to add more seats since. Thus, I think it stays at 32".
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7137 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 615 times:
Ha-ha! Now I know...
Last week I had two Dutch colleagues visiting me, and I had to drive them around to company facilities in my car. I apologized in advance that they had to survive in my tiny little VW Golf and share the legroom - front and back - as if they were friends.
Ha, they said. It can't be worse than the KLM plane on which we arrived.
In my company we always make business trips on economy class when possible, independant on job level.
They said that my VW Golf actually had more legroom than KLM!
I said, okay - then I will charge you business class rate being passengers in my Golf.
Cheers, Preben Norholm
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