Cactuscmh From United States of America, joined May 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
I know many airlines config their 777 with 9 seats in a row. However, I know a couple airlines, Emirate and Thai, config their 777 with 10 seats in a row. How can they do that? The seat must be super narrow to accomodate 10 seats in a row.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
You can't really tell the difference between 10 or 9 abreast, in EK's 777's, the seats are literally 'stuck' together, as in there are no gaps between the seats which creates a few inches of space for the aisle's. Personally, i like 9 abreast seating, with the 3x3 configuration.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
The cabin is only a few inches narrower than that of a 747.
It isnt half as bad as squeezing nine across in a A330 or A340 (or any of the Airbus wides).
BA did have Three aircraft for a 'paper' airline which operated flights to some places like Barbados or something from Gatwick. These aircaft tho are being refitted [or i think they have been] into 3-3-3 [from 3-4-3] as the 'paper' airline [cant think of the name any more...] was terminated, and the aircraft are being fitted in a more typical BA fit, without First class i think.
I dont know of any airlines with 10 as standard, but it is interesting to that Emirates and Thai do it... strange.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8390 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
Honestly, who gives a flying shit? I'm not fat so maybe that's it but BA have had such a lot of stick for flying 10-abreast 777s on leisure routes (Havana, Barbados) while Emirates have the same configuration and win every award known to man. I think their wine list won an Oscar. Finnair have 3-4-3 on their MD11s and they're perfectly comfortable.
Some airlines have flown 3-5-3 on 747s as well, apparently.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Cactuscmh From United States of America, joined May 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
Thanks for all the responses. If you have to choose between more leg room or wider seat, what would you choose? Personally, I would rather have more leg room than wider seat because I have an average built body.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
I would choose wider seats AND more legroom . I am 180cm (about 6 feet) and have wide shoulders. It is difficult for me to decide. I hate to touch always the shoulders and arms of the neighbor-passengers (unless it is the girl-friend ) That is why I find ALL economy seats fare to narrow.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2376 times:
As previously stated, the 777 cabin is only a few inches narrower than that of a 747. The 747 cabin is 20' wide, the 777 cabin is 19'3" wide, only 9" less than the 747. So 10 abreast in a 777 actually isn't that bad, and 9 abreast is even better.
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
If you all want to sit in a small seat, sit in the window seat in an A330 with 9-abreast, that seat is SO small, but other than that, the seats in a 9-abreast A330 aren't that bad, and I'm a big guy too, the same goes for 767s and DC-10s with high density seating, so I'd imagine a 777 with 10-abreast is adequate.
Does anyone know which operator has the most seats in a 777 or 747?
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
CBA: 10 abreast in a 777 IS very bad. In this case every single inch is very important. 9 abreast in a 330/340 is not bearable, I don't know if there are airlines with this inhuman seating. I would never ever fly an airline with 10 in 777 or 9 in a 330/340. I am looking back to the good old times when Swissair only had 8 abreast in their DC 10.
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
I have seen seatmaps of SAS 747s with only 9 abreast seating in Economy. I think it was in a 2+4+3 layout as seen nowadays on MD-11s and 777s. Those were the days for comfortable economy travel. Today that kind of economy seating is called 'premium', 'plus', 'extra' and cost lots of extra money.
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 724 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
I travelled on one of the said 777's last year. Was a BA flight operated by AML who operated 3 777's in the 3-4-3 config, with a small club world cabin (which I was in fortunately). The seats looked so narrow it was unbelievable that anyone could fly to the Caribbean for 9 hours in that.
I've booked the same flights again for this year (Club World again ) the reservations agent said the planes had been reconfigured already as they wanted shot of the 3-4-3 interior, and there is a slightly larger biz class, but no first.
Can anyone confirm the reconfig of the planes? What it is going to be now?
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
Thai is switching to 9 abreast seating. China Southern is another airline with 10 abreast seating, including their long-haul ones to Europe, Australia and the US. The seats in a 10 abreast configuration on the B777 and in a 8 abreast configuration on the B767 have the same width as the seats in Boeing's narrowbody planes. The seats in a 9 abreast configuration on the B777 is 1.5 inch wider than the narrowbody ones. For the standard B767, they are one inch wider than the narrowbody ones. The seats in a 9 abreast configuration on an Airbus widebody are at least one inch narrower than those on a Boeing narrowbody planes.