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SQ 777-200ER. Seatguru believes that V1 has 19 in wide seats in economy while V2 and V3 of the same aircraft only 17.5 How it is possible if all has 3-3-3 layout?
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 06 Jan 2015
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a wider aisle space perhaps
Very unlikely - it is (19-17.5)*9/2=6.75in or whopping 17cm! IMHO more likely as StudiodeKadent suggest due to different measurement methods.
Member since 20 May 2015
Total posts 109
Seatguru isn't always right, and the measurements are kind of ambiguous since sometimes they don't specify what the definition of the measurement is (i.e. between armrests or incorporating half of the armrests or...). Between armrests has been settled on as the best measure but partially this is due to Airbus' marketing campaign, PLUS this standard has the weakness of being manipulated through slimming the armrests. But anyway, the fact is that a 3-3-3 layout on a 777 will be 18.5" between armrests.
With a ten-across or eight-across craft, there's always the possibility of the central block of four seats duplicating the armrest (which will take up space)... this is done by having the central block of four seats as being two modules of two seats. This explains why Qantas A330s have 17" wide seats in a craft designed for 18" wide seats (and why their A380s have 17.5" width whilst the craft can accomodate 18.5" wide seats... at least on Qatar Airlines A380s. Maybe Qatar got some extra sidewall sculpting too). But on the 3-3-3 configuration that cannot happen.
Does aisle space play a factor? Possibly. Wider aisles means faster embark/disembark, but there are of course limits to how wide they want the aisles to be.
I'd say if its SQ and a 777 in a 3-3-3 configuration its a VERY safe bet you'll get 18.5" between armrests.
And even IF you're stuck in that jet in a smaller-than-expected seat, you at least have Singapore Slings to kill the pain so drink up!
Seems reasonable, thanks for replay
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