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Lie-flat, Herringbone, First Class Sleeper Seats  
User currently offlineTheFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10901 times:

Does anyone have any information related to lie-flat seats (e.g., first class sleeper seats) arranged in a herringbone fashion, which were developed or in use prior to 2002? I’m conducting research related to the development of these seats and am looking for any information I might be able to get a hold of.

If possible, I’m looking for information related to a herringbone seat(s) that has extra room or a space around the headrest, which is usable to the passenger when the seat is in the reclined (i.e., lie-flat) position. Currently, I know of several herringbone seats developed or in use during the 90’s or early 2000’s (e.g., the British Airways first class seat shown here - http://www.google.com/patents?id=flw...4vYMajl0gG4zPGpAw&ved=0CDgQ6wEwAA; and Virgin Atlantic’s upper class seat shown here - http://www.google.com/patents?id=MLC...ymH6nB0QHwvYjrAw&ved=0CDYQ6wEwAA).
Any information about other seats of this type would be much appreciated.

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31096 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10782 times:
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The First Class center pair seats for airlines like BA, AF and UA don't really strike me as being "herringbone" in configuration.

When I think "herringbone", I think of the Business Class product of carriers like DL, VS and NZ.


User currently offlineTheFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10669 times:

I guess I should clarify, I am basically looking for any angled seats including herringbone.

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8419 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10445 times:
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The new Cathay Pacifc is another type of herringbone seat, forward facing.

User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9957 times:

Zone A - the nose section - of a 747 barely counts, I mean even early Pan Am 747-100s in 1970 of course had seats that faced slightly inward with the curvature of the cabin walls. The point of Herringbone layout is that it's an innovative way of making the most of the space, which the slightly inward-facing seats in Zone A of a jumbo isn't, it's just a natural response to the shape of the cabin. Btw - Corsair 747s have Y in the nose, and they curve inwards too.

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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9927 times:

PS don't forget, the staggered seating on Etihad, Swiss, Emirates and others is a form of Herringbone, except the seats themselves face forward. But it is undoubtedly an attempt to use the space as efficiently as possible, using the same theory.

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User currently offlinealaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6053 times:

hi,

here is a great article about different types of seats.
http://www.ausbt.com.au/airline-busi...-seats-and-cabin-layouts-explained

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~~Kyle



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User currently offlineTheFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Does anyone know when the first angled seats were used in airplanes (or have any examples of that)? I've seen some very early versions, but more information would help too for the project. That type of info and the development into modern day angled seating (of course) would be great. Thanks.

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