BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2933 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
BA's to Florida and the caribbean
10 seats across, ewwwwwwwwwwwww
Surprised people don't need a jemmy wrench to get out after 10 hours.
Some people jump to BA's defence saying these aren't operated by BA mainline, but the bottom line is that it's a BA aircraft inside and out; if they don't want bad press about them, they should re-fit them with the standard BA 9 seats across and also increase the pitch which is God-awful.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
The most comfortable one could be Lauda Air´s B777 but I admit that I haven´t flown on it yet but heard some interesting trip reports.
Most uncomfortable one? Hmmm, doesn´t Emirates also have 10 seats per row in their Triple-Seven´s?
4X-ELD From Israel, joined Dec 1999, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
I read somewhere that Lauda's 777 are 10 seats per row at the back while 9 seats at the front?
Are there 2 levels of econamy class?
How better is the front seats from the back?
Do people that got the 10 seats per row were very upset about this?
Airblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
I flew Lauda VIE-BKK-DPS-BKK-VIE on B772 and yes in the back of economy there are 10 seats, but there aren't two levels of economy class.
I tryed both the abreast and in fact I didn't find any difference in the seat comfort, but sure the aisle of the 9 seats sector is larger than the back.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Odd question, but how the hillside do you fit 10 seats into the rear of the supertube?
Oh, and am I the only person who find it impossible to sleep against the "wall" you're sitting in the window seat on the last row? It seems that there's some sort of gap that just throws the pillow from a to z.
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
I agree with BlueShamu330s on that one.
I flew to Jamaica this summer on one of those AML leased BA planes. 3-4-3 layout in Traveller was well tight. Very narrow seats. (I decided to go Club World as I knew that the seats in Traveller were a bit poxy).
Fortunately BA have seen the light and AML won't be around for much longer and we'll get those aircraft reconfigured to something more humane.
RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
Flew on the BA 777 with the 3-4-3 layout from Miami to London a couple of years ago, probably the most uncomfortable I have been in any aircraft (although tied with the 10 abreast seating on ATA's L1011's).
Hpa318 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1339 times:
AA's 777-200ER is quite nice even thought its 2-5-2
the more legroom makes a big difference plus the cabin feels very airy and clean...business is also nice but Flagship Suite product is veryyyyyyyy nice its 1-2-1 abreast and you have your own suite and the seat swivels all the way around...great!!!!
Sin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
The777man wrote a trip report about Aeroflot's 777s. He said they were very uncomfortable. I'm very interested th hear from him because he claims to have traveled with all airlines which operate 777s except Air Europa and El Al.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
UA, AA, DL and Aeroflot. I can't stand their damn 2x5x2 and 3x4x3! BA 777 with this is worse. Lauda and CO kicks ass!
I flew in the MIDDLE of an NWA DC-10 JFK-AMS-DEL and back! Such a horid expericience!!!!! Never again!!!!!!!!! I wonder what crack the CEOs of the first airlines I named we're smoking when they made this decision! Why the hell can't they go for a 3x3x3 or a 3x4x2! I would personally like a 2x3x2; but on a 777 that is a pipe dream.
FlyVS007 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 186 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
I've only flown on a Delta 777. I have no complaints about the 2-5-2 seating, in fact I prefer it to 3-3-3. I do have a very HUGE complaint about the seat pitch though.
With the recent downturn in the aviation industry, I hope that airlines figure out that a good way of getting passengers back on their aircraft is to give them a bit more room. My flight back to London with DL was half empty (late September) and I'm sure this trend hasn't improved. Why not just take a ew (it doesn't have to be many when you think about it) rows of (empty) seats out!? It makes so much sense!
Zauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1110 times:
A lot of airlines seem to have 10 seats abreast in the 777, for example Laudaair, Emirates etc.
I don´t like that.
From my experience, the 9 abreast configs are better. Space does matter here.
Air France has nice 777-200, and also Delta.
I liked them best. (both airlines use 9 abreast in economy)
Compare the following:
Laudaair has 344 seats in their 777-200:
Air France has 270 seats on their 777.
That does make a difference. Espescially in economy.
I had some 11 hr flights on them in economy, every inch counts there.
Chautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1072 times:
AA's 777 fleet must have the fewest seats on board of any of the major airlines, particularly in the Pacific configuration. The First cabin is large, the Business cabin is extended, and MRTC makes even Coach tolerable, if not downright pleasant. Fewer seats equals more comfort.
Vermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1064 times:
For me it is CO the most uncomfortable of all the 777's I tried ( which means not many...).
I quite liked the UA ( especially because I can have the economy plus seats which make a HUGE difference in coach)