Motorhussy
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3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:36 pm

Is Emirates the only (supposed) premiere carrier that configures their Triple-Sevens in a no-frills cluster, or are there other ones? Yes I realsie that they have individual IFE etc, but compared to CX, SQ, BA and even the Americans, they do pack them in.

Actually, even in Business on their A332's they fit another seat abreast.

What's up with that?
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:57 pm

Lauda Air also have parts of the economy cabin in a 3-4-3 layout. BA also operates 3 or 4 of their 777s in a 3-4-3.

However Emirates actually offer 2-3 inches more space between the rows (34 inches in total) than most other operators of the 777. So I guess its been a choice - less space for the legs or less space for the shoulders. Personally I´d go for the Emirates layout as I prefer space for my legs. 3-3-3 with 34 inches would of course be perfect (as seen on Malaysia´s 777s).
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:02 pm

TG's 772 also has the 3-4-3 cramp layout.
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:09 pm

So Malaysian are the airline to fly in economy on a Triple-Seven? That's good for me as they frequent AKL daily direct to Kuala Lumpur and Europe. But that's with 744's. How's their seating on these?
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:31 pm

Hmmm do MAS' 777's really have a 3-3-3 layout with 34 inch pitch???  Wow!
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:57 pm

I have flown on EK in economy on the 777 no complaints

although the pitch could be better on their 332s
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:16 pm

Motorhussy: MAS 744s are in a 3-4-3 layout with 34 inch pitch.

Lauda777: Yes, MAS 777s have 3-3-3 seating and 34 inch pitch.
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:26 pm

Hey thanks TR

Have always flown SQ or CX in the past to Europe, but will try MH next. They always have comparable, if not better deals. And if it's not for work, price is king - if I can't use airpoints.

Any word on LAN Chile - I'm going on holiday to Sth America later this year? San Francisco first 'though (NZ - I know they're great). And Melbourne too (NZ again) - all for holidays, not for work. Life's good!

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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:44 pm

I believe BA has converted those with 3-4-3 to 3-3-3. TG is said to be converting from 3-4-3 to 3-3-3 on the -200s. There are two other airlines with 3-4-3, China Southern and Air Austral.
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:48 pm

I think MAS'777 has 2-5-2 lay-out like UA, not 3-3-3. please correct me if i'm wrong..
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:03 pm

This was the subject of my first a.net thread starter, years ago...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/666334



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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:18 pm

Malaysia Airlines 777's have 2-5-2 but in some aspects this seating makes more sense, as there only will ever be 1 person per row who will be stuck with 2 people to cross to get out, if it was 3-3-3 then people in either window seat would have to cross 2 people to get out if you know what I'm saying.
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:37 pm

BA does not have any 777s with a 3-4-3 layout. These were converted a few years back. All 777s are 3-3-3.
 
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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:15 am

China Southern also has a 3-4-3 layout on the 777. It looks pretty cramped if you ask me:

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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:53 am

I think I read somewhere on this forum a while back about several airlines going 7 abreast on Boeing narrow bodies...that I can't imagine.

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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:54 am

The Boeing 747 has an interior width of 20ft and the seating configuration is 3-4-3.

The Boeing 777 has an interior width of 19ft. 3in. and the seating configuration is 3-3-3, typically.

The difference in width of the cabins is so little, that Emirates and others have decided to cut back a little on the width of the seats and also the isles, and to add a 10th seat across.

Although it might look cramped, many who have flown Emirates claim to not have any complaints, as you do get the extra few inches in seat pitch.

Remember that the majority of passengers are not aviation enthusiasts and would not notice the difference between a 777 with 10 abreast seating and a 777 with 9 abreast seating.


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RE: 3-4-3 Onboard 777 Y Class?!

Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:57 am

Well, that still leaves the 9 abreast seating as the more comfortable version  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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