The 777 offers two principle seating arrangements for 9-abreast in Y. The most common being the 3-3-3 arrangement, touted by Boeing as allowing the aircraft to be 2/3 full before forcing anyone to sit next to anyone else (or in a middle seat). AA and UA, however, arranged their 777s much as the old DC-10s/L-1011s were, which is 2-5-2.
Which do you prefer.
While I take Boeing's point about 3-3-3, in 3-3-3, 2/9 of all the seats are more than one seat away from an aisle, whereas in 2-5-2, only 1/9 of all the seats are.
Personally, I prefer the 2-5-2 arrangement. what do you think?
anyone else prefer an alternative, perhaps like the 3-4-2 KLM uses on their MD-11s (which will soon be altered to 3-3-3 to match the 777s)?