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Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:34 pm

A random question that popped up in my head, will it be possible to put lie-flat seats in 737-700ERs or A319LRs? If not, is it because it will make the front section of the plane too heavy?
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:38 pm

Privatair has lie flat seats throughout their 737/A319 long haul fleet.

Air France has dedicated A319s with international standard business class seats in front.

Sol Air has business class with 50'' pitch seats in front.

Overall, no the weight isn't prohibitive, although the heavier seats can have an effect. Usually though they are counteracted by there being fewer seats, so there isn't a big shift in the center of gravity. The floor and tracks do have to be strengthened if you are using heavier seats though.
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:25 pm

Eurofly also have an aircraft in All Business Class configuration with lie flat including an AVOD IFE system at every seat. As far as I know they are the only airline offering this in the BBJ aircraft. Privatair only offers DVD / Digi players, something that I don't understand why they don't offer a fixed built in IFE system.
 
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:07 pm

IIRC, United did a study for their charter business in where they installed herring bone pattern first suites in the 757 and calculated that they could get 44 in them. No link though, sorry.
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:10 pm

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 3):
IIRC, United did a study for their charter business in where they installed herring bone pattern first suites in the 757 and calculated that they could get 44 in them. No link though, sorry.

EOS gets 48 lie-flat seats in their 757s.
 
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:24 pm

Will the SQ new business class fit though?
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting Analog (Reply 4):
Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 3):IIRC, United did a study for their charter business in where they installed herring bone pattern first suites in the 757 and calculated that they could get 44 in them. No link though, sorry.
EOS gets 48 lie-flat seats in their 757s.

Ah, very true. I was referring to the herringbone pattern which is a bit different from EOS' layout. Theirs is more of a staggered arrangement.
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:18 am

Quoting BRxxx (Reply 5):
Will the SQ new business class fit though?

Yes why not however only in a 2 - 1 configuration instead of a 2 - 2 configuration. Regarding the futher space it takes I gues you could not fit in ore than around 30 seats into an A320 eg.
 
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RE: Long-Haul Biz Class Seats On 737 Or A319LR

Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:31 am

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 7):
Yes why not however only in a 2 - 1 configuration instead of a 2 - 2 configuration. Regarding the futher space it takes I gues you could not fit in ore than around 30 seats into an A320 eg.

actually, it basically fits in a 1-1 configuration. But could be more "angled" during sleep, needing at most a 50" pitch. But you'd still only fit about 30 in a BBJ. Not really efficient. A more traditional herringbone would fit far more seats.
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