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SpaceshipDC10
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Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:04 am

The tour is essentially about seats. Y+ looks interesting.

http://youtu.be/LX9zynm4piU
 
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sassiciai
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:51 am

At the point when the reporter is demonstrating the shades, you can see that he is occupying quite a bit of the space of the empty seat next to him. I cant imagine just how tight and horrible it must be 9 abreast in this for any length of time

Add 9-abreast 787 to my "avoid" list!
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:40 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 1):

Agree. It's even worse than 10-abreast in a B777 IMHO.
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 1):
Add 9-abreast 787 to my "avoid" list!

Which would be all of them, save a couple dozen Japanese machines.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:44 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 1):

He's not even seated properly. Look at his legs which you can tell he's intentionally sitting in between the two seats.
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:58 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 3):

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 1):
Add 9-abreast 787 to my "avoid" list!

Which would be all of them, save a couple dozen Japanese machines.

So be it! I dont fly to/from Japan anyway!

Quoting Karadion (Reply 4):
He's not even seated properly. Look at his legs which you can tell he's intentionally sitting in between the two seats.

I wont argue with you on that. You go on right ahead and enjoy sitting next to someone like him in such a space.

I normally try to have a window seat, but on this configuration, I could only ever think about an aisle seat. Imagine 12 hours sat in the middle of 3 in this space, one adult male on either side!
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:22 pm

Quoting LSZH34 (Reply 2):
Quoting sassiciai (Reply 1):

Thank you both for bring back this very old, very tired argument.
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:41 pm

Quoting masgniw (Reply 6):
this very old, very tired argument

WTF! Are you serious? This aircraft is just about to start service to the flying public - CBC doesnt send journalists to review old aircraft!

New aircraft, new operator, so "old, very tired argument"? Come on, even a USA sense of humour doesn't stretch that far!   

Maybe the biggest laugh is that the joke is actually 100% correct, and that this 787 9-across is just a horrible travelling experience!

[Edited 2015-08-19 09:45:34]
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Moment of truth: "not quite as uncomfortable as you might expect."
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:22 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 7):

You're missing the point entirely.

This 787 9-abreast (or 777 10-abreast) debate engenders a ridiculous amount of complaining from A.nuts and has done so for quite some time now. Like LongHauler said, a large majority of 787s in the sky today feature 9-across in Y and this isn't changing anytime soon.

Go ahead and search other 787 threads that mention seat plans and you'll find this rather trite and unoriginal complaint all over the place.
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:24 pm

I'm confused about this talk about the plane entering into service shortly. I flew on an AC 787 to Copenhagen a month ago. FWIW, the economy seating was fine.
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:33 pm

Quoting masgniw (Reply 6):
Thank you both for bring back this very old, very tired argument.

Look on the bright side - with so much of the public choosing not to fly the 787 in Economy (per A.net Law), those that do choose the 787 will have entire rows to themselves!   

It truly will be a dream ride from a comfort level.   
 
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RE: Air Canada's Dreamliner Tour By CBC

Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:54 pm

Quoting jamincan (Reply 10):
I'm confused about this talk about the plane entering into service shortly. I flew on an AC 787 to Copenhagen a month ago.

On the video it's about the 787-9 while you flew with a -8.

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