DaveFly wrote:As an aviation enthusiast, I’ve been waiting to experience my first ride on the 787.
Major disappointment. The economy seats, as on most 787 carriers, were torture. I booked an exit row, so at least I had some legroom. But my “window” seat didn’t have a window, and I could barely fit my arse in the seat. When I tried to wedge my arm to find the seatbelt, I broke my watchband.
And the ride in the rear Economy section was very loud. I thought Boeing had made this aircraft much quieter.
For the record, El Al 789, EWR-TLV-EWR, 9-1/2 hours outbound, 11 hours return. The return flight was on 4X-EDF, the retro colors from the 1960s. Inflight service and food were quite good. But El Al still operates their 777s in 3-3-3 configuration, and the difference is between comfort and torture.
Sorry to hear your flight was torture. BUT...
1. That exit row seat...of course it was narrow. With no seatback in front of you, the arm rests were probably fixed as well as wider than normal to accommodate the fold out tray table and or video screen. Unfortunately they don't provide wider seats to make up for that space that is taken up by the fixed arm rests...resulting in a potentially very uncomfortable seat. Was this the case with your seat?
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