How far does the Curtain go back in CE?

Old Sep 18, 19, 5:47 am
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How far does the Curtain go back in CE?

Just selected a row 11 seat for my CE trip to AMS and it prompted me to wonder how far has CE gone back before? What's the record?
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Old Sep 18, 19, 5:53 am
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Not an expert and not much of a CE flyer either but I think I read on here that 12 is the max. It's a topic that's been quite heavily covered recently on the forum as questions have been asked whether the service standard slips with a bigger cabin and the general consensus is that it does
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Old Sep 18, 19, 6:02 am
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A321 can be 14 rows of CE
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Old Sep 18, 19, 6:36 am
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Thanks both. FOr such a short hop it's hard to see how they can give excellent service to +/- 24 people. But as it's such a short hop it's hard to get excited about it!
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by lizban View Post
Thanks both. FOr such a short hop it's hard to see how they can give excellent service to +/- 24 people. But as it's such a short hop it's hard to get excited about it!

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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by lizban View Post
Thanks both. FOr such a short hop it's hard to see how they can give excellent service to +/- 24 people.
You mean 48? Which makes it even more impossible to give a good service yes indeed ...
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:09 am
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Not sure if it's a record but 19 rows is the most I have read about on here from msm2000k

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28608930-post19.html

Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Precisely!

Very common to have 8-12 rows on an A320/321 as CE, and back to Doors L2/R2 on a 767.

My record, was 19 rows of CE, but that was a few years back and on an A320 the night the Monaco GP ended.

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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:17 am
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BA doesnt really care about good service. As long as people are still buying CE tickets and have full cabins its totally fine for BA management. They used to serve a ham and cheese panini and people kept flying with them!
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:13 am
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lets not forget the same sort of service was previously given to a full 757 or 767 from MAN, GLA or EDI.

a few rows at the front of the plane with the middle seats blocked can't be so bad.

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Old Sep 18, 19, 9:12 am
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A319 depending on the version up to row 9
A320 ceo depending on the version up to row 12
A320 neo up to row 12
A321 ceo up to row 14
A321 neo up to row 14

Not sure about Embraer fleet.

Not always booking early enough to get 1A

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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:55 am
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E190 can go back to row 10 (of 25) giving 38 seats
E170 can go back to row 13 (of 19) giving 52 seats

Shorter routes as well as Greek islands have lower caps in place. Caps on the 170 are usually higher than on the 190.

AMS/RTM/DUS/DUB/EGC: 16/14
GVA/CMF/FRA/ZRH/TXL/GLA/EDI: 24/22
UIP: 12/14
LCY-JMK/JTR/JSI: 20
JMK/JTR/JSI-LCY: 25
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Old Sep 18, 19, 12:00 pm
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14 rows today on a quick AMS to LHR A321 after the conference that was on over the weekend there.

They used trolleys for food and then drinks and then trolly again with drinks for removal of trays which left time for some galley FM for 10 mins. Very efficient and as with a lot of the time itís down to a good crew.
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it goes all the way to the back of CE!
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Old Sep 18, 19, 1:22 pm
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It was 14 rows on Sundayís FAO-LHR.

must say the crew did their best to give a decent level of service, but it was all a bit manic.

salmon main had run out at row 6.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Thomas PL View Post
A319 depending on the version up to row 9
A320 ceo depending on the version up to row 12
A320 neo up to row 12
A321 ceo up to row 14
A321 neo up to row 14

Not sure about Embraer fleet.

Not always booking early enough to get 1A
A319 can be 10 rows.
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