7 Responses

  1. AnonCHI
    AnonCHI at |

    There you go again Seth. Don’t you know that no one on BoardingArea flies economy? Only plebes do that.

    In all seriousness, thank you for covering this. I’m an AvGeek at heart but have almost no interest in boarding a 787 because of how awful the configs sound. Air Canada is just making it even worse.

  2. Jordan
    Jordan at |

    I’ve flown economy in Norwegian’s 9-across 787 from OAK to OSL a couple times, and it really isn’t that bad (and I’m 5’11” and 240lbs, so not a small guy by any measure). I guess being on the west coast, I’m used to flying 6 hours in whatever domestic economy seat is cheapest that day, so an extra few hours isn’t the end of the world.

  3. sshank
    sshank at |

    I always felt that the folks who love the 787s the most are the airlines bean counters. They just love the CASM it delivers (along with the range) – it’s their wettest dream come true. For the passengers, its turning out to be quite a missed opportunity, given that most airlines are now 9 across in Y. While some may offer a somewhat better pitch – that does little when you have barely any room to move your hands.

    Unfortunately, my best interests may lie in booking away from this remarkable feat of engineering because of what the airlines have done with it.

  4. GringoLoco
    GringoLoco at |

    @AnonCHI: Friends don’t let friends fly cattle car! 😉

    @Seth: Just noticed the “Where I’ve Been!” section on the right side (yes, my powers of non-observation are legendary). Why no love for Central America? We have World Heritage sites! And it’s cheap (kinda)! And close to el norte!

    Panama, btw, while considered Central America, is actually either Bogota Norte or Caracas West, depending on to whom you are asking… No credit given.

  5. Carl
    Carl at |

    Man, it is called ECONOMY for a reason! I love to fly as cheap as I can. I can stand the situation for a few hours for the miracle of going over 500 MPH to get to somewhere I want to be, and likely cannot drive to.

  6. Matt
    Matt at |

    Our family of 4 flew the AC 787 over the holidays. I will say I was reasonably excited, but it was one of my worst TATL crossings in recent memory. Room was tight and the seats weren’t the most comfortable. I still prefer the AC 767 and UA 767 in Y for overnight flights as the seats are the most comfortable for me.

  7. Glen Towler (@NZAircraftFan)
    Glen Towler (@NZAircraftFan) at |

    I was just looking at seat guru and Air NZ still have a seat pitch of 32″ on the 787s which to me is pretty good for economy much better than 30″ I had to endure on a Qantas 737-800 from SYD to WLG . I think the airlines need to stop treating there passengers like sardines. I would rather not have a meal and have a decent seat pitch which seems to be way Qantas are going. They say it is a full service flight but don’t do mention the awful seat pitch