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9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:47 am

I have never flown the 787, but according to what I saw, the 9-abreast config doesn't look too bad. I looks better than a 10-abreast config on the 777.

What do you think?
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RE: 9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:27 pm

I think that 8 abreast would look better than 9!
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RE: 9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:41 pm

I think that, as passengers, we lost out.

It's 'only' 7 inches wider than an a300 legacy wide body, but with one more seat and 29 inches wider than a 767 with 2 extra seats... We, as pax, keep losing shoulder space and aisle width.

And things aren't getting better with the A350 which will only be 6 inches wider than the 787 and will likely be used as a 10 abreast by many airlines.

No, things don't look that great to me. Give me an a340, 767, 747, 9 abreast 777 or a380 over these 2 new comers any day.
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RE: 9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:00 am

Quoting francoflier (Reply 2):
And things aren't getting better with the A350 which will only be 6 inches wider than the 787 and will likely be used as a 10 abreast by many airlines.

No it won't. Only LCC's will configure the A350 with 10 abreast, which is akin to 8 abreast in a 767 or 9 abreast in an A330 (ie 15" seat widths).
 
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RE: 9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:07 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 3):
Only LCC's will configure the A350 with 10 abreast,

I am sure some Legacy carriers will use a 10-abreast config on the A350. Who would have thought 10 years ago that AF, AA, NZ, KL... would use a 10-abreast config on their 777s?
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RE: 9-abreast 787 Looks Good

Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:02 pm

Quoting francoflier (Reply 2):
I think that, as passengers, we lost out.

In my opinion, the passenger won!

What the passenger wants is a cheap seat. And by cramming an many people into as tight a space as possible, allows the airline to give the passenger what he wants .... a cheap seat. No metric has ever been more important to a passenger choosing an airline, when paying for his own fare.

If any airline, was ever successful in charging more for more room in basic economy, then yes, I'd say there was hope for more room. But that will not change as long as passengers continue to choose .... a cheap seat.
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