mspguy
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NW 787 Seat Layout

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:41 pm

Our local paper had this to say about Northwest's 787 seat count. So the question is, how many abreast in coach and what width?

Northwest will take delivery of the 18 twin-engine Boeing 787s over three years. The model that Northwest is getting will seat 36 passengers in business class and 185 customers in coach.

"The Boeing 787 will provide our customers with unmatched innovations in comfort, including a new interior environment with higher humidity, wider seats and aisles, larger windows and other conveniences," Northwest spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said.


full link to the article here, it talks about other aspects of the company also.

http://www.startribune.com/535/story/754589.html
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ikramerica
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:35 pm

That's an 8Y configuration, assuming that the newspaper is correct.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/787sec2.pdf

See page 11. There is a 36J configuration right there (though they mistakenly call it 60J, the total is 36J+191Y=227). For a longer range configuration, you'd need to take out 6 seats or so for more lav/galley space.

I hope CO does the same thing. 18.5" seats in Y with 22" aisles?
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:27 am

why does it shows some stair on the graphic , close to the flight deck ?

[Edited 2006-10-20 19:28:24]
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:42 am

Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 2):
why does it shows some stair on the graphic , close to the flight deck ?

Overhead crewrest access.
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
See page 11. There is a 36J configuration right there (though they mistakenly call it 60J, the total is 36J+191Y=227). For a longer range configuration, you'd need to take out 6 seats or so for more lav/galley space

But doesn't Boeing quote the J pitch as 38'' or something like that? I know NW will have a higher pitch than that. I hope you are right though. I'd love to see the US Carriers put 8-abreast in economy. It really would make a statement.
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:07 am

This sounds promising though from the Star Tribune:

"The Boeing 787 will provide our customers with unmatched innovations in comfort, including a new interior environment with higher humidity, wider seats and aisles, larger windows and other conveniences," Northwest spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said.
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 4):
But doesn't Boeing quote the J pitch as 38'' or something like that?

What part of see page 11 don't you understand?  Wink

Seriously, look at the page.
That is not 38"J. It is 60". The 788 will fit 4-5 rows of J at 55-60" between doors 1 and 2. This plan has 4 rows, plus 2 additional rows behind door 2.

Next to it is a 38" F domestic configuration. Notice the difference.

The 36J configuration shown is very close to what you will see on the NW plane if the numbers in the article are accurate. 2-2-2J at 60" and 21" wide seats, 2-4-2 Y at 32" and 18.5-19" wide seats.
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:17 am

If you want to see what AA's configuration will likely be similar to, look at the left image on page 10. 8F pods, 32J at 60", and Y seats at 32" (though I think they might go 9Y in 3 class). This assumes they do 3 class and not two like on the 763.

Quoting SkyTaxi (Reply 3):
Overhead crewrest access.

Actually, that is not a stair. That is how Boeing draws galley space. It's all over like that on the 787 and every other Boeing planning brochure, even tiny planes like the 737NG.

On page 10, you will see the overhead rests broken out on the side, and the tiny ladders that are included to reach the rests. They don't show them on page 11 because those are short-medium range configurations (no overhead rests). But two class carriers like NW, CO, DL etc would add the crew rests rather than give up revenue seats in J and Y.
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skytaxi
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
Actually, that is not a stair. That is how Boeing draws galley space. It's all over like that on the 787 and every other Boeing planning brochure, even tiny planes like the 737NG.

On page 10, you will see the overhead rests broken out on the side, and the tiny ladders that are included to reach the rests. They don't show them on page 11 because those are short-medium range configurations (no overhead rests). But two class carriers like NW, CO, DL etc would add the crew rests rather than give up revenue seats in J and Y.

Yes, the galleys are clearly marked with a "G", the crew rest stairs are noted with an arrow to the ladder, I thought Danimaroquin saw this also.
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:35 am

Moved post to a new thread.

[Edited 2006-10-20 21:36:37]
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
What part of see page 11 don't you understand?

Seriously, look at the page.
That is not 38"J. It is 60". The 788 will fit 4-5 rows of J at 55-60" between doors 1 and 2. This plan has 4 rows, plus 2 additional rows behind door 2.

Next to it is a 38" F domestic configuration. Notice the difference.

The 36J configuration shown is very close to what you will see on the NW plane if the numbers in the article are accurate. 2-2-2J at 60" and 21" wide seats, 2-4-2 Y at 32" and 18.5-19" wide seats.

Well great..then we will see NW with an eight-abreast economy class!
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:02 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 10):
Well great..then we will see NW with an eight-abreast economy class!

This is great news. 75% of the economy seats will be preffered seats. Excellent! Only bettered by the 767. King of the "preffered" seats!
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:04 am

Is the 787 just a glorified, up to date 767?
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:10 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 4):
But doesn't Boeing quote the J pitch as 38'' or something like that? I know NW will have a higher pitch than that. I hope you are right though. I'd love to see the US Carriers put 8-abreast in economy. It really would make a statement.

NW is using these jets on its Asian routes. The people at NW aren't dumb, they know what their competition is like. They have to offer a first rate product, and NW has not recently had huge loads on many of their expansion routes in the pacific - good, but not out of control loads. The 8 abreast Y fits the bill here. They'd rather put fewer, better seats, and fill them all, than put more seats and have them go empty. Plus, 787 range varies pretty largely based on load.

Good for NW.
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 12):
Is the 787 just a glorified, up to date 767?

Pretty much.

It's a 767 with:

New wings
New fuselage
New avionics
New engines
New materials
Wider cabin
More seats per row
Wider seats (on standard configuration)
Bigger windows
Overhead crew rests
Large cargo hold
Higher humidity
Lower cabin altitude
Greater range

I mean, why did Boeing even bother? It's basically the same plane!  Smile
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:17 am

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 12):
Is the 787 just a glorified, up to date 767?

Actually, the 787 is the latest update of the 707-120. You are kidding, arent you?
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:52 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
New wings
New fuselage
New avionics
New engines
New materials
Wider cabin
More seats per row
Wider seats (on standard configuration)
Bigger windows
Overhead crew rests
Large cargo hold
Higher humidity
Lower cabin altitude
Greater range

30% fuel savings is a new gimmick that Boeing is also farting around with on the 787.
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
It's a 767 with:

New wings
New fuselage
New avionics
New engines
New materials
Wider cabin
More seats per row
Wider seats (on standard configuration)
Bigger windows
Overhead crew rests
Large cargo hold
Higher humidity
Lower cabin altitude
Greater range

Right... It's another 21st century version of the 767, just with a new design of... pretty much everything.

Since people like to link aviation developments with automotive, I suppose we'll start to see people say that the Chevy Cobalt is just another glorified Cavalier...

The Cobalt and Cavalier are different, as are the 767 and 787 IMO...
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:06 am

Where will the 787s fly? Of course MSP, DTW, NRT, AMS and possibly MEM.
My guesses from MSP and DTW:
MSP-CDG
DTW-Osaka
MSP-HKG
DTW-HKG

Any suggestions?
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:34 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 18):
Any suggestions?

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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:37 am

MEM-EZE and MEM-GRU? Why would there be these routes?
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:20 am

I just realized, only overhead bins on the side, not in the middle area, is there going to be any ability for an operaotr to make it so that there are 4 bins with wide rather than just 2?
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting SkyvanMan (Reply 21):
I just realized, only overhead bins on the side, not in the middle area,

What gives you this impression? Are you looking at 2.5.1 on page 9 of the .pdf? If so, on closer inspection you may notice that the overheads to port and starboard are illustrated in their open position. The central ones are closed and are therefore less obvious. In fact, they tidy away very nicely don't you think?

I hope the premiere airlines that use them for long-haul all choose eight abreast configs in economy I.E. SQ, NZ, AC, QF etc

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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:45 pm

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 12):
Is the 787 just a glorified, up to date 767?

Yes, and better in almost every way. And folks LOVE the 767. Now you get a 'dream' 767. Much greater range, comfort, etc., etc., etc. Kind of like the 747 is a glorified Wright Flyer.
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:32 pm

Well if NW is offering 8-abreast economy, then I can't see Continental even considering 9-abreast...they will never let NW outdo them! I am sure they will introduce a new BusinessFirst Seat as well...
 
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RE: NW 787 Seat Layout

Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:43 pm

Doesn't Minneapolis/St.Paul have a big Irish population? Every St.Patricks day theres a big celebration. If MSP (the city not the airport) has a lot of Irish then could there be non stop 787 service from MSP-Dublin?
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