I was just looking at United's website and examining the different seating layouts of F and C class in the international 777s. I was curious about the differing numbers of seats in each class, and have a couple of questions:
I assume that with arrangements 1 and 3, the space beyond the cockpit on the port side is the crew rest area. Do they have many aircraft in the number 2 layout? If so, are these used on the shorter east coast (JFK and IAD) to Europe routes that are under 8 hours (LHR and CDG)?
Second, are they in the process of transitioning from layout 1 to 3, or are both commonly used? If so, is there some reason to use number 1 instead of number 3 (and give up to C class seats)? I understand that number 3 does not have E-Plus seating, but I am wondering about the business class seat difference.
Finally, is United looking to phase out E-Plus seating as in layout 3, or do they have certain routes that they prefer not to have E-plus seating in.
I appreciate any answers and help with these questions. Thanks.