Beginning of each year is filled with New Year resolutions and how can we improve ourselves. This goes for the companies too – just the same as people reading this site. We received a video from Boeing’s corporate communications featuring their vision of travel. None of the seats in this video are nothing more than a concept, but it would be interesting to see how the company will tailor its future ‘cash-cow’ aircraft, the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 (Boeing decided to remove the ‘X’ from the name).
It’s not directly mentioned, but this cabin concept and its seating arrangement clearly show that it is a concept design for the upcoming 777-8 and 777-9 planes.
While Boeing’s vision shwos pretty comfortable looking business class (no first?), and OLED displays replacing the blank paneling inside the aircraft, the sad reality is that economy passengers are getting squeezed beyond belief, especially in Boeing’s planes (3-3-3 seats on 787 are just plain horrible, while 3-4-3 seating arrangement on Boeing 777 is cruel as well). 16.5-17″ seats vs. 18″ on Airbuses and older Boeing birds (747, 767) does not sound like much, but Boeing’s seating arrangement in this video means you get 17″ ‘glued-together’ seats, with armrests protruding in the personal space on each. Not comfortable no matter what lightshow you put on the ceiling.
Conclusion is simple – for future passengers of Boeing 777 aircrafts, get rich or die tryin’.