|Quoting AA767400 (Reply 11):|
I rest my case. I never spun anything. I however knew you would bring something up. 10 across is the new norm. It's not comfortable. It's tight. It sucks. But guess what? It's the new normal. I never said it was peaches and cream. If said passenger wants 9 across, then they'll opt for whatever carrier has it. At the end of the day, it's about the numbers. People vote with their wallets. And it's proven that money talks, and the rest, well, you know.
|Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 20):|
I really don't see how a CASM advantage to an airline is beneficial to me at all as a consumer. The last time I flew 10-abreast on AF only because they're quoting $650 while everyone else is quoting $1200. For that amount of savings, I'll put up with the pain. I view this as - no gain ? then no pain.
It's not beneficial to you. AA, like all other airlines, is a business, not a charity. The duty of the company is to return value to its shareholders through profitability. Like it or not, that's the bottom line. Until consumers boycott or somehow become a serious detriment to that goal, airlines will continue to adopt 10-abreast and enact other measures to increase their profitability.
Arguing that narrower seat should equal less cash out of your pocket shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the very goal of 10-abreast: to provide that slight CASM advantage.
|Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 40):|
I don't believe those figures are validated, verified, or even official. There are threads on FT talking about the inconsistencies they spot on seatguru.com.
Asiana's own website does not provide seat width data. However, all evidence online points to the seat width being 17".