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2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:58 am

I have flown on United/Continental and American Airlines 777's and have expeirianced both types of config! Personnally i prefer the 3-3-3 seating plan as i think it gives you much more freedom if you are stuck in the middle row, however if there are 2 of us travelling i prefer the 2-5-2 config as we can both get an aisle/window seat!!!

What do you guys prefer and why???

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:15 am

For my first 777 trip last week, 3 seats on the outside. I was able to
wangle a row to myself EGKK-KIAH on Sunday. It was great to lay
almost flat and sleep across the pond. Could not do that with two
seats on the outside.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:18 am

As a rule of thumb, I always say no to the middle seat. That being said, I liked DL's 2x5x2 configuration over 3x3x3. Big grin
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya F

Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:31 am

The 2-5-2 configuration is way better! On United's international 777s at least, the economy cabin needs to be 93% full before they need to use the "E" seats. It is also more pleasant when travelling in pairs to have 2 seats, and not have some drooling stranger between you two.(or around one of you) Once I was flying a UA 757 flight from ORD to LAS and it was miserable! I was between two Chinese people who kept leaning over me and talking loudly to each other. I offered for them to sit together, but they did not want to! Let me tell you, it was completely miserable! Probably the only flight I ever wanted to end!

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:39 am

Depends on where your seat is. If in one of the two outer seats on 2x5x2 then its better. If you get the middle seat of 5 then you'll be wishing it were 3x3x3
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:16 pm

2-5-2 It makes me feel like Im really on a widebody.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya F

Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:31 pm

2-5-2 honestly speaking as long as I am not sitting in the middle, that's pretty alright. I always choose the window seat.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:25 pm

Absolutely agree with FlyLondon. It all depends on where your seat is. I have always felt pity for the passenger seating in the middle seat of a 2-5-2 config with two passengers seating on his/her each side. From his/her point of view 3-3-3 is of course better. But when travelling in pair or have a window or aisle seat in the side of a 2-5-2 configuration then you can't help thinking "this is the best configuration."

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:28 pm

I perfer a 2-4-3 seating arrangement...
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:42 pm

Since I travel alone I prefer the 2-5-2.

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:15 pm

i like 2-3-2 in BUsiness  Big thumbs up

 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:59 pm

I prefer to fly on the 767 and get 2-3-2 seating giving a whopping 4 beautiful aisle seats
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:04 pm

Don't forget, some airlines have 3-4-3 seating on their B772s! Pretty tight I must say!

I prefer 3-3-3 because it is more spread out. 2-5-2 is good for the window seat, but imagine how bad it would be sitting right smack in the middle of the 2-5-2 seating!
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:07 pm

How about a 2-4-2 with some wider seats. I'm a stick and the current seats are uncomfortable. Couldn't imagine if I put on a couple.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya F

Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:03 pm

EK and TG have 3-4-3 seating configuration on the 777s , which other 777 operator also has this configuration?
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:36 pm

I prefer the 2-5-2 layout. I don't like to have two people next to me on a long-haul flight when I am at the window. That is why I'd also prefer ANY Airbus and the 767 over a 747.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:38 pm

According to TG's own seat map they only have 3-4-3 on the 777-200 including 2-4-2 in business class so I'd guess that it is mainly used on short haul routes.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:40 pm

2-2-2-2

But nobody does that in Economy, yet AFAIK.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:58 pm

Only flown 777 twice, American LHR-ORD-LHR and it was 2-5-2, I think if the load is light then this config is okay, but I'd hate being stuck in the middle of 5 on a full flight, on the return leg I had 5 to myself which was great.

What's with paying $4 or 3 GBP for a beer though??? Too used to free drinks on the routes to and from JNB I guess....
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:02 pm

First Alcoholic drink on AA should be free, then charge for it.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:04 pm

Since I tend to travel along or with one other person and always book early and reserve my seat in advance then a 2-5-2 without a doubt. I used to be a fan of the 3-3-3 but travelling alone on a crowded plane with a window seat climbing over two people during a night flight when they are asleep. Terrible.

The best would be a 2-4-3 arrangement which caters for most party sizes and would keep the most people happy. Finnair I think it is has a similar config on their MD-11, so why does nobody give it a go on the 777 - is it just because it looks too messy???
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:39 am

I prefer the 2-5-2 layout, but I can see both have their advantages. A plane on 3-3-3 can be a little fuller before the airline has to start sitting strangers next to each other, while the window seat on 2-5-2 is less cramped.

On the 2-5-2 layout only the 'E' seats are 'double excuse me' seats where on the 3-3-3 it is the A and J seats. Coupled with the two directions from an E-seat this theoretically means about 1/4 as many passengers need to be disturbed when the occupants of these seats need to take a dump or whatever (in E row one can alternate sides).

Just my 2p.

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:51 am

I loved the LH DC 10-configuration 2-5-2. But wasn't nice to have the middle-seat in the middle  Wink/being sarcastic
EK's seat configuration 3-4-3 is also cool: EK has a great image and it seams that the 10th seat doesn't care anybody.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:58 am

I loved the LH DC 10-configuration 2-5-2. But wasn't nice to have the middle-seat in the middle  Wink/being sarcastic
EK's seat configuration 3-4-3 is also cool: EK has a great image and it seams that the 10th seat doesn't care anybody.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:07 am

Andz, Fly BA then the drink is still free!

Personally prefer 3-3-3, but as UniTED said flight needs to be 93% full before the E seat is used on 2-5-2. Having suffered that E seat LHR-ORD I hate it!

Can't find the thread but sure there was one a couple of weeks back about United having 3-4-2 on some 777s. New layout coming?
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:04 am

1-2-1 on 777 first class gets my vote!
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:00 am

2-5-2. Agree that 2-4-3 would be better.

But 2-4-2 in BA WTP+ was the best...  Smile
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya F

Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:46 am

Yeah NZ (Air New Zealand) used to have the 2-4-3 configuration on its old DC-10-30's. Great for the travelling public who'd have the best seating options for their flying contingent and even better for the airline who can seat people more happily.

Be great on a triple-seven too!

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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:53 am

2-4-3 all the way, baby.

Although actually 2-4-2 and 2-3-2 is even better!

I've never had to sit in the middle of a 5-abreast, but my mother did on a flight on a Delta L-1011 and she absolutely hated it.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:41 am

I always prefer 2-5-2.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:14 pm

Do any airlines have 2-4-3 on a 777?? I've only flown 3-4-3 on EK 773s. It was pretty good I thought, but am looking forward to SQ 772s to compare.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya F

Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:24 pm

one of the chinese carriers has a 3-4-3 configuration - must be China Eastern?
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:51 pm

Delta and another American airline have 2-4-3. Either CO, UA, or AA. I forgot. A similar topic was posted on another thread in the past.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:20 pm

To be honest I think both configurations are terrible, that is why I don't like the 747 as well, I will always prefer the 767 or the A330/A340 family.
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:21 pm

2-5-2, in coach gets my vote, especially if your in the 3rd seat in the middle of the middle in between 2 massive people who seep onto your personal space.
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:28 pm

we have 3-3-3 on BA, which seems to work well.

the 2-5-2 config on Malaysian reminds me of the tristars I used to work on with the awful E seat in the middle.

I don't know how EK gets away with 3-4-3. We had that on some of our caribbean routes that were flown by contract crew from another airline, but they were reconfigured back to 3-3-3 a couple of years ago.

I used to fly charter flight on 767-300ERs with 2-4-2 configs. I used to have to walk sideways down the aisle!
 
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RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:33 pm

Another thing, why exactly do they have 1-2-1 in F class?


Why not 2-1-2 or 1-2-2, it just seems better if your traveling with someone, and you want a window seat.
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