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Your Favorite 777 Seat Configuration  
User currently offlineNaimas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months ago) and read 2447 times:

If taking a 777 transcontinental would you like it to be the

2-5-2 seating configuration

Or the 3-3-3 seating set up.

Anybody figured out which US airlines that fly 777's give you the most space?

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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Depends how crowded the flight is and how many people I'm traveling with. Getting stuck in the middle seat of the "5" on a crowded flight would be the worst.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

I prefer 2-5-2 over 3-3-3. I´m always in the window seat, so the reason for my preference is obvious.
When I travel, it´s usually just me, me and a companion or my whole family of four. 2-5-2 is better for all these constellations as well.

About being stuck in the middle of the 5: this middle seat is the only "double excuse me seat"; on 3-3-3 you got the double amount: both window seats are "double excuse me".

I think the very best of all is 2-4-3 or 3-4-2, but unfortunately hardly any airline at all employs that  Sad

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I like an aisle seat and like to sit in the center of the aircraft, so 3-3-3, taking an aisle in the middle cluster, is my preferred approach.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

3-3-3!
3-4-2 is also good, but I think Egypt Air is the only airline to use it on their 777's. Is that right?


LY744.



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User currently offlineEnthusiast From France, joined Jun 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

I think some airlines (Emirates, I think) employ 3-4-3 seating on their 777s (like a 747; they're about the same width).

User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Yes, Emirates has 3-4-3 seating. But (they claim) their seat pitch is greater (34 inch) so that compensates!
I never noticed!

I like the 3-4-2 idea very much; a nice solution. That way groups of 2, 3, or 4 people travelling together can be accomodated. Swissair and KLM on their MD-11s have such an arrangement. Why don't airlines copy that for the 777?


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

What's wit the odd #'ed mid-seats?

Dude, it must god-awful nauseating to be sitting in the middle seat when the plane banks slightly during roll turns. I know it'd be hard to notice it, but I don't like turning on my stomach, I do that in a roller coaster that lasts only a few minutes, 10-Q very much!

(Understandable, coasters are more savage and airliners fly level most of the time.)

large planes should be either: 2-2-2, 2-4-2 / 3-4-3, or 3-3-3-3 / 4-4-4.

lehpron



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Here are some facts

For 3-3-3

- All passengers are no more than one seat from a window or aisle.

- 7/9 of passengers are no more than one seat from an aisle

For 2-5-2

- 8/9 passengers are no more than one seat from a window or aisle

- the same 8/9 are no more than one seat from an aisle.

Thus, from the point of view of not wanting to be too far from the aisle, 2-5-2 actually wins out. However, if windows are factored in as being as important as aisles, then 3-3-3 is better.

As for 2-4-3

- All passengers are no more than one seat from a window or aisle

- 8/9 passengers are no more than one seat from an aisle

this is definitely the best of both worlds. One wonders why it is not more widely used? Anyone have any ideas?



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Maybe 2-4-3 brings a large imbalance with the weight having the plane tilt to one side since there are more pax there...  Laugh out loud
Maybe airlines just don't like the looks of it.

regards,
Max
http://www.IntAviation.de.vu


User currently offlineN521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

3-3-3 since I have a family of 3 I would have a better chance to sit at a window seat than 2-5-2 seating.

Rgds,
N521NA


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

3*3*3 is better i guess..
first of all its more comfortable for the passengers.. and its more convinient and easier for the flight attendants to serve the passnegers. in addition, if an evacuation shall be necessary, it will be easier rather than passengers step on each other



User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

If 2-4-3 causes imbalance, then you would think the first half of the plane could be 2-4-3, and the second half 3-4-2. Simple solution. Even better, just have the first part of the cabin 2-5-2, second 3-3-3, 3rd 2-4-3! That way everyone is satisfied!

Lehpron:

No airline would have coach being 2-2-2 because that is the same number of seats abreast as a narrowbody 737/A320. I don't see how sitting in one of the middle seats of 2-4-2 is worse then being in the middle of 2-3-2 but you're entitled to that.

3-3-3-3?? Yeah a plane big enough for 3 aisles, that's pretty good. Is that a blended wing type thing?

4-4-4 is pretty good also, except for the poor soul sitting at the window! Even that would require another couple feet more width then the A380. In a charter layout, the A380 could support 3-5-3 which is only one more seat than 4-4-4. And imagine when serving food, the tray needs to be passed all the way down the row, or the FA could climb over everyone. Plus the pasenger would need to scream what they want so the FA could hear him/her since the he/she would be so far away.

3-6-3 has as many as 4-4-4 and may actually be possible because it is just as bad as the middle seat on 2-5-2, just another person with that dilemma in each row.

I myself prefer 2-5-2. I hate having a window and being 2 seats from the aisle. Atleast on 2-5-2 that only happens to one person, except he/she has no window. So I'll take my chances. Obviously 2-4-3 would be the best.

Checkout my website for more layouts and other cabin info:

http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/seatmaps/

Regards,
Matt



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Hi again, On my last post about 4-4-4 and 3-5-3, I meant 3-5-3 is one less than 4-4-4. Yes I can add, thanks!


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:


I think the 2-5-2 would be the best. I like sitting at a window so it'd be the best for me I think.


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

2-3-4 layout causes virtually no inbalance, but it would give pax and crews a feeling of inbalance only. (and that's why some airlines still use 2-3-4.) I personally prefer 3-3-3 instead of 2-5-2 since I don't wanna be thrown into the middle seat.

it would be great if there is 2-4-2 layout on 777.


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