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I'm probably going to book Clark to Hong Kong on Cathay Dragon shortly.  I put in all the information that allowed me to get the seat choice screen.  As far as I know, the plane is an Airbus A320 and according to SeatGuru, it is 3/3 seating in economy.

Does anyone know why they would show the seating chart like this?

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Everything I can find says it is 3/3 seating.  I think they display it like this in order to encourage passengers travelling together to choose like that.  E.G., if you are a pair, choose the 2 seats, if you are a single, choose the right seat.  ????

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1 hour ago, OnMyWay said:

I'm probably going to book Clark to Hong Kong on Cathay Dragon shortly.  I put in all the information that allowed me to get the seat choice screen.  As far as I know, the plane is an Airbus A320 and according to SeatGuru, it is 3/3 seating in economy.

Does anyone know why they would show the seating chart like this?

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Configured for the conga line, of course!

 

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That seating plan is not that of an 320 (or 319). The 320 has 30 rows of seats at 3 / 3 seating, in all economy config. The 320 has four overwing emergency exits, two on either side. That seating plan shows just one  exit each side. The only Airbus that has a single overwing exit each side is the 318.

It could possibly be a partial seating plan of the longer A321 which doesn't have overwing exits but an exit in front and behind the wing, EXCEPT there is not room to fit in two aisles in a 320 or 321. I have never seen such an aisle configuration in any aircraft. It is a complete waste of space.

I would be very interested to learn what aircraft that seating plan refers to.

Ken

 

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5 minutes ago, Huggybearman said:

I would be very interested to learn what aircraft that seating plan refers to.

I cropped the screenshot but that is the actual screen you see when you choose your seat on KA 376, Clark to Hong Kong, A320.

Any other source shows the seating as 3/3, so why they display it like that, I don't know.

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1 minute ago, OnMyWay said:

I cropped the screenshot but that is the actual screen you see when you choose your seat on KA 376, Clark to Hong Kong, A320.

Any other source shows the seating as 3/3, so why they display it like that, I don't know.

Me neither. And it is not helpful if you are looking to select an aisle seat. On the 320 that single seat as shown in the seating plan would be an 'F' seat which is a window seat. To avoid any buggering about just choose a 'C' or D' seat if you are looking for an aisle seat. Also a 'C or D' seat near the front of the aircraft will put you better placed in the immigration queue on arrival. 

Ken

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International Airbus and Boeing single isle aircraft have one isle. In third class configuration, it's three seats per side except in some cases rear bulkhead seating for crew only. This seating arrangement is mandated by the FAA. 

Lets say this was some sort of hybrid weird domestic only flight. It would still be nearly impossible to configure a seating arrangement shown. The seats would have to be narrowed significantly as would the isles. Also with the overhead storage the starboard isle would have restricted headroom. Except in my wife's case she could manage that with ease.

Not sure the intent of the illustration you found. 

 

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51 minutes ago, Old55 said:

Not sure the intent of the illustration you found. 

It is a screenshot of the actual screen where you choose your seat during the booking process!

Here is what happened.  Some smarty pants seating / revenue analyst at the corporate office said "Use this.  It will make single, paired and tripled passengers choose the seats like that, and we won't have to move people around so much."  :smile:

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4 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

It is a screenshot of the actual screen where you choose your seat during the booking process!

Here is what happened.  Some smarty pants seating / revenue analyst at the corporate office said "Use this.  It will make single, paired and tripled passengers choose the seats like that, and we won't have to move people around so much."  :smile:

Yes, except the smarty pants seating analyst doesn't have to deal with the consequent irate pax who chose the single seat thinking it was an aisle/window seat, or the pax who selected the seat opposite who also thought they had an aisle seat but in reality was given the middle seat.

Said smarty pants idiot should be terminated forthwith! :bash:

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17 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

Does anyone know why they would show the seating chart like this?

It must be a glitch.  Here is a link to show the seating arrangement of the plane you will be flying on

https://www.seatmaestro.com/airplanes-seat-maps/cathay-dragon-airbus-a320-200-a32p/

If you look on the page you can insert the date and flight number of your flight to see the precise seating arrangement of your flight

https://www.seatmaestro.com/find-seat-maps/

Don't let the bastards get you down :56da64aa52228_23_9_101:

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