There was obviously some confusion regarding the passenger numbers on last night's crash. We now know there to have been 297 and thankfully they and the 12 crew all survived.
My question is this. The confusion arose presumably because some people, such as myself, believed the seating capacity for this particular aircraft in question to be 252 (6/42/204 F/B/E). What determines the maximum additional seating that can be applied to the initial spec?
btw was this the aircraft advertised as "four engines good, two engines bad?"