ContinentalGuy
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ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 9:12 am

I was recently on ATA from EWR-FLL and the seats were very spacious. Is there a reason why ATA has wider economy seats than CO or DL.
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 9:43 am

It would be a choice made by ATA's management... But wider seats means a narrower aslieway .. A bit more comfy seat but a tad harder to get to ..  crowded 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 10:01 am

Quoting ContinentalGuy (Thread starter):
I was recently on ATA from EWR-FLL and the seats were very spacious. Is there a reason why ATA has wider economy seats than CO or DL.

Are you sure it was ATA? We no longer fly to EWR or FLL. I do not know the exact dates, but EWR was dropped last year and FLL was dropped several months ago at least. Could you be thinking of AirTran since they get confused often?
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 10:30 am

It was ATA operating for USA 3000
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 10:36 am

AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 10:50 am

Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.

FL does as well IIRC
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 10:56 am

Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers.

That's confusing. Seatguru says 17".  confused 

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/ATA...es/ATA_Airlines_Boeing_737-800.php

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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 6):
That's confusing. Seatguru says 17".

Seatguru says 18" for AirTran.  Wink

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air...AirTran_Airways_Boeing_737-700.php
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 7):
Seatguru says 18" for AirTran.  

And also says 18" for Frontier:

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Fro.../Frontier_Airlines_Airbus_A319.php

So I am confused as to how ATA - at 17" - has wider seats.

Is Seatguru wrong?

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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 11:31 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 8):
Is Seatguru wrong?

How dare you speak such a travesty to a guru...  Wink
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 11:38 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 2):
Are you sure it was ATA? We no longer fly to EWR or FLL. I do not know the exact dates, but EWR was dropped last year and FLL was dropped several months ago at least. Could you be thinking of AirTran since they get confused often?

It was probably a charter a/c.
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 5):
Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 4):
AirTran does have wider seats (18" vs. 17") on the 737s than most carriers. This means the aisle is noticeably narrower.

FL does as well IIRC

I hope so, since both of above mentioned are the same carrier!
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Mon May 29, 2006 2:36 pm

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 10):
It was probably a charter a/c.

Well, yes it was since he said it was ATA operating for USA3000. I have seen at least one other post recently about ATA doing some subservice for them.
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Tue May 30, 2006 6:16 am

ATA had alot of things better than most airlines. We truly did have legacy service at low fare prices. Too bad we had bad upper management and 9/11 and fuel prices. We would be golden today if things were different. Heck, we overtook the friggin southwest crowd as busiest airline at midway for a few months in 2001-2002.

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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Tue May 30, 2006 6:43 am

I think a bunch of people are getting confused. ATA is "American Trans Air". AirTran's abbreviation is FL. The thread-starter is talking about ATA, not AirTran.

Just clearing things up.


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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Tue May 30, 2006 10:40 am

How is it possible that ATA has 18" seats while everyone else has 17" seats? Granted, I've only flown on CO 737's before, but I know that all of the cabin widths are the same, regardless of carrier. As it is, the aisles in the CO aircraft are narrow; where the heck would they get an extra six inches from so that the six seats across could be 1" wider? Do you have to hop down the aisle on one foot to get to your seat?
 
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RE: ATA Has Wide Seats

Tue May 30, 2006 11:32 am

Quoting ContinentalGuy (Reply 3):
It was ATA operating for USA 3000



Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 12):
Well, yes it was since he said it was ATA operating for USA3000. I have seen at least one other post recently about ATA doing some subservice for them.

Great! Glad to see us grabbing some of that sub-service revenue again that we gave up years ago. Management has a renewed focus on charter revenue as a growing concern.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 14):
I think a bunch of people are getting confused. ATA is "American Trans Air". AirTran's abbreviation is FL. The thread-starter is talking about ATA, not AirTran.

To be correct, American Trans Air no longer exists. We are now ATA Airlines.

Speaking of seat width, the Boeing standard is 17.5" for narrowbody economy and cannot vary much except to about 18" in order to maintain the mandatory minimum 20" aisle. The exceptions are Douglas and Airbus. The A320 series has a wider cabin so an airline can either offer wider seats or a wider aisle. It is the same for the DC9/MD80/717 series. Eventhough the cabin is narrower, there is extra room as there is only 5 abreast seating.
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