As I wrap up from last weeks fun and games over “Do you really want to chat in the air on a mobile phone?” (that post is coming very soon!) this week, we turn to another important question.
Something more important when you’re on the plane. The seat you’re in. American Airlines this week confirmed the new seating in its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, that being 3-4-3 – or commonly know as being squeezed in. So I have a new poll for this week.
Those of you who sit in First and Business can ignore this poll mostly, as it concerns the flying masses in Economy/Coach. Yes, that’s the majority of the plane behind the fancy curtains.
For the rest of us, we are re going to look at some of the Boeing 777 Seating Configurations and ask “Which one of these hells are acceptable?”
Lets look at some layouts:
Examples – United Old 777-200WW1/WW2 fleets, American Airlines 777-200
Advantages – Couples and singles like the edge seats.
Disadvantages – the person in the middle of a block of 5 has to climb over two people to get in or out. Also expensive to retrofit new IFE systems in
Examples – United New 777 Configuration, Asiana Airlines 777-200ER, Air Canada 777-300ER, British Airways 777-200/777-300ER, etc etc etc.
Advantages – Common as muck – seats available like they’re going out of fashion, systems easy to fit.
Disadvantages – Window seat people have two people to hop over to get out.
Examples – American Airlines 777-300ER, Air New Zealand 777-300ER, Emirates 777-300ER
Advantages – If you’re an airline, you’re thinking revenue.
Disadvantages – “Crammed like a sardine can” comes to mind
Examples – None that I can think of right now…
Advantages – Something for everyone!
Disadvantages – expensive system in comparison to the more standard designs.
Right, so my question after reading that lot is:
What's your ideal seating configuration down the back of a Boeing 777? Total Voters: 144
What's your ideal seating configuration down the back of a Boeing 777?
Total Voters: 144
The poll will run for a week (as it’s a Bank Holiday Weekend here and will close at 08:00BST 10th June) to get lots of opinions. And feel free to comment on this on your ideal configurations and thoughts!