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Extra Space Utilization On The 787

Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:09 pm

with the 767-300 seating 269 and the 787-8/787-3 seating 296 (in a two class according to Boeing) airlines looking to replace their 767's have a decision.
in the case of DL they use 767's on domestic routes and would probably replace those with a 787-3, but what would they do with the extra capacity if they didn't need the extra 30 seats? I personally think it would be cool if they kept the same amount of seats and increased legroom, but I have a feeling the airlines wouldn't do that. So if the airline doesn't need the extra capacity then what will they do with the extra space?
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RE: Extra Space Utilization On The 787

Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:33 am

any answers will help
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RE: Extra Space Utilization On The 787

Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:36 am

They may very well increase legroom and reduce seating densities (sticking to 8-abreast) if they need revenue cargo payload, since the 787-3's range suffers as you fill it with payload and have to reduce the fuel carried.

This assumes, of course, that US airlines purchase the 787-3 or Boeing doesn't fit the blended winglets from the 787-3 to the 787-8, allowing it to fit in smaller gates while allowing them to fill the cabin with seats and the belly with cargo.

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