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User currently offlineDL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Hey all you Airbus and Boeing fans!  
Based on your experiances in both Boeing and Airbus, which standards from each manufacturer do you prefer? I know it kinda depends on the airline, so tell me what airline it was. I hear Airbus has the most comfortable seats in the industry, but I imagine Boeing has some pretty comfortable ones too. On your flight(s), were there PTVs? How comfortable was it? How could it have been improved? What I want to know is what YOU, the flyer, prefers. Wide, comfrtable seats and huge seat pitch? Or can you do fine with a 17" wide seat and 31" seat pitch? For me, the only aircraft I've ever been on was a 763, and it was roomy enough.  

DL 604

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Every airline is free to choose interior components from different manufacturers.

This has nothing to do with Airbus or Boeing but whatever seats and interior appointments the carrier chooses.

User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 974 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

I tend to agree that the usual widebody configuration, in coach, onboard an airbus (2-4-2) is generally more comfortable than any widebody configuration in Boeing's widebodies (by this i mean a 767 with 2-3-2, or a 777 with 3-3-3/2-5-2 or a 747 with 3-4-3). . I also feel that the 3x3 seating on the 320/321 is a bit more more comfortable than the Boeing's 3x3 on its narow bodies ... Just my thoughts though.

I've flown on 9V-SPK.
User currently offlineBoeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Frankly, I find the A319/A320 WAY better than the 737-200s! And a bit better than 737-300s and -400s. Mainly because the seats are better, but also that the A319/A320 is quieter.

I've been in in 747-200s and -400s.(the -400s beat the 200s by a long shot.) But the only Airbus widebody I've flown in was an A300B4 on AF from LHR-CDG and back. The seats were OK, but the A300B4 is an older a/c, so I can't really make any unfounded comparisons regarding newer Boeing and Airbus a/c.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Jetpilot is right. The airlines have final say over seating configurations, pitch, and width. The last airliner I can think of which had seats designed by the manufacturer was the DC-8 (pre-Sixty Series).

User currently offlineZrh From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5601 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (16 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

It depends mostly on the airline and its standards. But it can also depend on the aircarft:
e.g the body width of an A-320 (319/321) is 3.70 meters (I don't know it in inches, but you can compare it), a B-737/757 has only 3.53 meters. In this case a 3-3 abreast is more confortable in an Airbus. In a widebody aircraft I prefere to have not more than 2-4-2 seats abreast, for example A-330/340 or B-767.

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