TheFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9983 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.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7803 posts, RR: 54 Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9039 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.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7803 posts, RR: 54 Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9009 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.
TheFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2042 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.