767nutter From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13716 times:
Someone in another aviation forum is asking what the seating is like on a Corsair 747-400, unfortunately no one seems able to help, but i thought as A.net has more members just wondering if anyone on here knew??
Dreadful! Have had a look at one of their 747's when if visited my hometown, and except for the one seat that's all by it self in the nose, seat pitch is abysmal. Even their "business class" seat on the upper deck is a tight fit.
Would not fly with them at any cost as long as there is any other possibility.
True, for almost all of the plane. However, the A,B,C seats on the upper deck has got a lot more room than the rest. You can see it in the 360-movie in the link above. I've been on it for an ARN - HKT flight, and the pitch was actually better than an average regular airliner in Y.
Mind as well that there are quite a lot of infants on those flights, easily bringing the headcount above 600 pax. I took a look downstairs and they would have to pay me to sit there. The upper deck has an age limit of 12 years.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 10531 times:
Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 7): The Corsair 747s are known for their tight seating arrangements.
The 747-400D used on domestic routes in Japan has a comparable configuration. JL currently has 546 seats on their 744Ds and that's with an 80-seat business class cabin (2-2 in the nose and 2-4-2 in the second cabin). If those seats were replaced with Y class, total seating would be roughly the same as Corsair.