posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:38 AM
a reply to: crayzeed
I honestly dont think you thought that rant through did you?
I agree that the recline function is minimal and can encroach on those behind you but manufacturers are in a bind because that is what their customers
As for the comments about seat width such as
Make the seats 24 inches minimum width. That will stop all you thin people bitching as a 24 inch
seat width would be super luxery....
Yes and with it a super luxury price, space isn't free on an airliner. Plus whats with the thin people
Make the aisle width suitable so that IF your foot is outside your seat the trolley dollies are not constantly running over your foot
Yes the aisles are tight but you are supposed to use common sense and keep your foot away from the bar cart. Its a walkway not a lounge area, space
isn't free on an 80 million dollar aircraft.
The ultimate one,stop bitching about fat people and luggage being heavy. The planes are designed and built with this weight factor in mind.
The ONLY reason you don't like it is because the heavier the plane the more fuel you use, it has nothing to do with safety and all to do with your
NO, how about obese people stop asking the majority of society to make concessions to them? Airline seats are generally designed to fit the 90%
percentile human. Airlines have already been forced to increase their weight calculations in a number of countries due to spreading waistlines.
Originally the average was 70kg's it is now 77kg's per pax, the same goes for the idiots who think carry on luggage means anything they can physically
carry rather than engaging commonsense, not to mention common decency towards fellow travelers. Well of course the airline doesn't like increased
weights, they change weight and balance calculations and increase fuel burn, which increases costs, which increases ticket prices, one of the things
here you are "bitching" about ultimately. "Nothing to do with safety"? Really, are you stupid or trying to be provocative? Last year in this country
we almost had a disaster because somebody failed to mention to the flight crew during briefing that the back half of the 737-800 they were flying was
mostly school children who weighed an average of 25-30kg's less each than an adult so the aircraft's nose couldn't unstick till the very last minute
on takeoff because the weight and balance calculations were wrong. THAT is the ultimate reason we need to know how much you and your extra baggage
weigh and why weight increases are not a good thing for anyone.
As for the idea of increasing seat widths and "throw" (you meant seat pitch) to make somebody feel better about themselves being overweight well sure
we can do that. And let me tell you what kind of impact that will have on your ticket prices. We will take the 737-800 as an example. My company has
the majority of its 800's in a 2 class arrangement of 156 economy and 12 business. That's 26 rows of economy in a 3+3 with a 30" pitch and they are
17.2" wide. Business is 3 rows in 2+2, ignore the business class altogether in this. Using your numbers we end up with over 5 rows less and if you
stay with the same width aisle you were complaining is too narrow, with a 24" width we end up with only a 2+2 arrangement. Running those numbers you
go from 156 economy seats down to 84. That's at least 40% less which means your ticket price just jumped up by at least that much. Are you seriously
proposing that most people would be happy with that kind of price rise? The seats may suck but people vote with their wallets and credit cards rather
than worrying about comfort. That wont stop them from complaining about it but you cant have your cake and eat it too. As for your misguided end
statement, as I hinted earlier the Boeing's and Airbus's of the world are giving their customers (airlines) what they want which is more seats. They
in turn are driven by their customers (passengers) wants who put lowest possible cost above comfort. Did you realize that in many cases the per seat
kilometer cost on popular routes is actually equal to or less than what it would cost you to drive your car the same journey? Airlines operate on
paper thin margins so this isn't a case of BS as you believe.
edit on 8-4-2015 by thebozeian because: (no reason given)