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Air Canada's New A320's, Narrow Aisles, Etc  
User currently offlineMSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Ok, this may have been discussed before, so if it has please let me have the link to the thread. (I did a quick search and didn't find anything.)

On Friday I was traveling from ORD-YYZ on AC. The aircraft that was supposed to do the run, never came from YYZ, as the inbound was cancelled. So AC used the A320 that arrived from YUL to do this run. (on a side note, the AC gate agent told me they oversold the YYZ flight by 62! How do you oversell an A319 by 62!) When I boarded the 320 (sorry didn't get the reg) I noticed it looked a lot newer that the 320's I was used to. The next thing I noticed was that the Coach Aisle was extremely narrow. I couldn't even get my AirCanada approved roll aboard down the Aisle. It really felt like the Aisle was only 16 or 17 inches wide, but the seats didn't seem any wider than normal. The seats had a definite newer look, similar to UA's A320s, but in a lighter green than the usual AC seats. When I got to my seat I noticed that the seat had a laptop power port, but it wasn't the type that uses the Xtend power cord, but uses a standard US/Canada plug.

My next flight YYZ-YUL was an older A320, and the aisle seemed much wider, and of course had the older seats, and no laptop power. So does anyone here know when these seats came into the fleet, and also why is the aisle so narrow, or seem so? Also is the laptop power in coach going to be installed on all of AC's aircraft?

Thanks for helping me out with these questions.

MSY-MSP

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User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Hmmm
Must have taken some pointers from SkyService when they were in talks with them last year. 5G's asiles are very narrow. On all the C-FT-- and C-FR-- series Aircraft. The newer to the fleet C-FJ-- series are much wider as they are still fitted with the Canada 3000 seats. Not sure as to what the plans are for the retrofit but hopefully we will be keeping the wider asiles as passengers and us Flight Attendants have voiced our opinions on them.

Airman99o



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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

You might be right but as far as I know, all of our 320's aisles are the same width. I know as a fact that the 321's that we have a slightly narrower aisle than the "older" 320.

1. Are you sure it was a 320?
2. What colour were the seats... the recent lime green or the older pine green?

Cheers!
Grégoire


User currently offlineMSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1466 times:

Grégoire

Yes I am sure it was an A320. It had two overwing exits, on set of doors forward of the wing, and the safety card said it was an A320. I know that originally the flight was supposed to be an A319. As for the seats they were the newer lime green seats, and are much taller than the pine green seats. However, you may have answered the question. If the 321 has a slightly narrower aisle, and the lime green seats installed, then my bet is that AC is putting the same seats in the 320's resulting in a narrower aisle on the 320 as well. Thanks for the info.

MSY-MSP


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1459 times:

Those new seats are supposed to be fitted fleet wide, so it maybe that you got a plane off a D check, that had the new seats installed...


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