Timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 989 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6530 times:
Why are the manufacturer's demo seat maps so behind on the times? They all show very basic first and business class seating configurations including 39 inch pitch in Business, which sounds more like Premium Economy by today's standards. No airline would ever configure their international aircraft like these show. It's also disappointing that 3-3-3 appears to be considered the standard configuration on the 787 and not just a dense configuration.
Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 78
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6477 times:
Quoting Timf (Reply 8): Why are the manufacturer's demo seat maps so behind on the times?
They're not behind the times, they're the industry standard layouts so that the LOPA, capacity charts, range curves, etc. all line up. Those standards happen to be really old, but that's not the OEM's fault. It's what lets you do apples-to-apples on the specifications.