Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jun 2015
Total posts 72
Which is worse? 9 abrest 787 or 10 abrest 777 economy? Everyone is complaining about 9 abrest 787 and I have been on a 10 abrest 777 which was hell.
Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 132
3-4-3 has to be worse than 3-3-3, though neither are fun on a long haul flight!
Member since 22 Aug 2015
Total posts 8
I find 3-3-3 787 much more pleasent than a 3-4-3 777,
But then again, i flew an hellish 3-3-3 A330..... But for whatever reason, I flew cebu pacfic from manila to sydney on a 3-3-3 A330 and i almost slept for the whole flight, lol
Member since 10 Dec 2015
Total posts 14
<<I find 3-3-3 787 much more pleasent than a 3-4-3 777>>
Your finding is consistent with the objective cabin/seat dimension data/specs.....although in reality, it may be <more pleasant> @ best instead of <<much more pleasent>>...
<<But for whatever reason, I flew cebu....on a 3-3-3 A330 and I almost slept...>>
Then objectively and assuming all other cabin dimensional aspects are equal, U would hv a better chance to sleep all the way if flying in Y on a 3-3-3 787.
Max cabin width @ armrest height 330 vs 787= 208in vs 216in
787 is 0.89in better than 330 in terms of Y seat width.
<<Which is worse? 9 abrest 787 or 10 abrest 777 economy?>>
By my observation, this is THE most popular question about Y in 787 vs 350 vs 777 repeatedly asked on aviation /traveller sites worldwide. Ironically, it's 1 of the easiest questions to find true answer(As opposed to PR voodoo magic by Airbus or Boeing and perceived many folks as the gospel) via extremely simple facts/specs finding + a bit of elementary/primary school math:
1. Cabin width @ armrest height 787 vs 350 vs 777= 216in vs 221 vs 231in
2. Assumed Y seat layout 787 vs 350 vs 777= 9 vs 9 vs 10
3. Assuming equal dimensions for these items on 787, 350, 777= gap between armrest to cabin sidewall, aisle width and armrest width.
4. Using 17in Y seat cushion width(As claimed by Boeing) as the benchmark, total cushion width across all 10seats on 777= 170in
5. Max total cushion width available across 9seats on 350= 170in - 10in(i.e. diff in cabin width 777 vs 350)= 160in or 17.78in per seat
6. Max total cushion width available across 9seats on 787= 170in - 15in(i.e. diff in cabin width 777 vs 787)= 155in or 17.22in per seat
Conclusions about relative Y seat widths:
A) 787 is 0.22in better than 777
B) 350 is 0.56in better than 787(Airbus claim 1in better...may be they round-off to the nearest inch....)
C) 350 is 0.78in better than 777
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