|Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 29):|
Since when was the manufacturers capacity on 787-8 quoted as 250?
Boeing state that the 787s typical 3 class capacity is 210-250, which as you say ranges across different seat options, ie 8 abreast and 9 abreast. The difference of 40 seats (210-250) is explained if you consider the approxomite number of seat rows in a 787.
I quoted 250 since the figures I used (figures that are closer to reality) specify 9 abreast seating, the most common and most likely configuration option. Thinking that many airlines will specify 18.5'' economy seats on an aircraft that has three classes and just 210 seats is just not real world economics when they can easily get away with 17.2'' economy seats, hense very few will do it. As I stated above, the majority of airlines will be comparing a 9 abreast 787 with a 9 abreast A350 in their RFPs, and in that case the seating capacity figures that I stated above are realistic for QR
. Airlines like to make profits from time to time. Its not like many airlines have put 9 abreast economy seats on their 747s despite the width and size of the 747 deeming it more able to absorb the reduction in revenue capacity than an 8 abreast 787 ever could.
|Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 31):|
The better cargo caoacity of the 787-9 will do for it what it did for the A-330 to the 767; this is a clear cut advantage, plus 20 more pax = more revenue
Both of which will put the 787-9 further ahead of the A358 in terms of revenue capacity, which, as I stated above, implys that airlines will be comparing both the 787-8 and
787-9 to the A350-800.