Seating 767 -330

Mar 16th, 2004, 04:27 AM
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Seating 767 -330

Which plane offers the better seating in the economy class. I have to choose which would be more comfortable for European trip.Has anybody experienced traveling in both to give me their perspective.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 04:29 AM
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which airlines?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 04:29 AM
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Was my exactly question: what is "people choice" Intl Airline would be ?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 04:32 AM
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Well, American says it has "more room in coach." Check out seatguru.com for information.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 04:53 AM
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767 is 2-3-2, 330 is 2-4-2 on all airlines' coach cabins. The 330 is wider and bigger, but 767 has the highest ratio of "good seats" on any airliner.

You need to tell us which airline you're flying. Like sera says, AA has more leg room. And some airlines have personal video screen (like CO's 767s), many others don't have that on their 767 or 330.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:04 AM
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Seatguru.com is not always right. Or I am going to be plenty mad when I get the middle seat on my AF 777 (flt 307)in May. My travel company insists that they have the latest seat config from the airline. So I am in 40e in a 3-3-3 config. I asked why they skip d & she just said that is the way they are doing it now that they went from 2-5-2 to 3-3-3. What do you think?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:13 AM
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Hi jane,

I just checked my seating at www.checkmytrip.com for our AF777 flight.

Starting from the port side of the plane, the seats are
ABC aisle EFG aisle JKL
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:19 AM
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The "more legroom in Coach" that American loves to bandy about is for their higher level frequent flyers; if you can get ANYWHERE there is only one other seat next to you I would do it.
 
Mar 16th, 2004, 05:21 AM
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1. Seatguru is almost always right. They don't have Air France, though. And I can't find any seatmaps on Air France's USA or France sites.

2. Some airlines skip some letters. For example, on CO's 777, the seating is ABC-DEF-JKL. No "G" or "H" seats. [And no "I" seats, but that's pretty much standard on all airlines.]
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:26 AM
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JonJon - From what I understand, AA's "More Room Throughout Coach" applies to whole coach cabins of their planes (except 757 and A300). Everybody benefit from them. UA's the one that has "Economy Plus" seats up front on some planes that have more legroom for their elite customers only.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:29 AM
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LonLon,

AA 777,767,737 and MD-80s all have MRTC, for every coach pasenger, not just elites. There are some better "exit row" seats that elites could reserve ahead, but if they are open at check-in everybody could claim them, as long as they are physically capable of opening the emergency door per FAA rules.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:30 AM
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Sorry, it's suppose to be JonJon
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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I'm confused? Doesn't American have more leg room (only an inch or two -- but still) in their coach seats?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:40 AM
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I just called AF to get it from the horse's mouth. Yes, my e is an aisle. Now I need an airport map of cdg that is up to date. None I can find has 2e on it. Also put all my AF ff miles on our Delta accounts. Wish I knew I could do that last summer. Ah, well, some is better than none.
BTW, what is checkmytrip? Looks like you have to get your reservations thru them?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:45 AM
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I just did a Continental 777 from EWR to CDG and back w/in last 2 wks, and whereas I didn't like the 3-3-3 configuration, I did think that the "ceiling" seemed higher than on 330 and 467. That prevented the feeling of claustrophobia that I feared with that seat arrangement; guess I'm saying it wasn't as bad as I thought. And each person had his own screen on back of seat ahead--this was good!
On the return I was able to get us the 2 seats in row 44, which was recommended on seatguru. It reclined as fully as other rows; I'd try to do that RT next time, if two of us were flying. My choice of planes would still be airbus 330.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 06:01 AM
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Is there a Terminal 2E in CDG? I don't think there is one. The area across from 2F seem to be empty.

Comparing the 777 with 3-3-3 seating to a 330/340 with 2-4-2 seating, this is my opinion. If the flight is less than 2/3 full, then the 777 is great, as nobody will be seating with anybody else. And one thing I like about the 777 is its wide aisles. They are significantly wider than 330/340 or 747, so two people are actually pass each other, and aisle seat passenger don't get bumped as often.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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Hi Janeg,

Here is a link to the CDG map.

http://www.adp.fr/webadp/a_cont01_an.nsf/[email protected]&cle=X500520524.html

I can't find 2E either. I just assumed we were coming into 2F.

www.checkmytrip.com is a service that keeps track of flights and seating. You should have been given a confirmation number - such as 3AAZZK.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 06:27 AM
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That one is old too. AF said they recently finished 2E and it is opposite 2F like 2C is opp 2D. http://www.adp.fr/webadp/a_cont01_an.nsf/[email protected]&cle=X500520524.html
is a nice site, but I can't figure out how to print airport, it only prints Hall A&B.
Is there an up to date diagram of CDG out there somewhere?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 06:55 AM
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ok, I ran over to the airline board & found http://www.adp.fr/webadp/a_cont01.nsf/[email protected]&cle=X5005A05A4.html
It is in French, but has 2E. Other posters suggested that the Europe board would have more info on CDG. Now I need to figure out how to get from 2E to 2D in 1h10m. Luggage will be checked thru from FL to Lisbon.
Should I repost this under a new title since Ira & I have strayed from COrky's q about 767 seating?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 07:01 AM
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Hi jane,

Thanks for the updated link.

Yes, I think you will get a better response with a new thread.
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