772 coffin vs. 744 coffin

Old Sep 28, 17, 1:13 pm
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772 coffin vs. 744 coffin

I'm faced with the choice of flying tomorrow in 772 coffin class or in 744 coffin class… (upper deck is booked up). Are they equally narrow, or is there an advantage to one over the other.

Previously, I've always been able to select an upper deck seat, but it looks like I'm out of luck on this one. There's 3 seats open in F (which as a P fare I can't upgrade into) on the 744, so my inclination is to hope an UD pax gets upgraded and I can snag the seat last minute.

Any thoughts?
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Old Sep 28, 17, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
I'm faced with the choice of flying tomorrow in 772 coffin class or in 744 coffin class… (upper deck is booked up). Are they equally narrow, or is there an advantage to one over the other.

Previously, I've always been able to select an upper deck seat, but it looks like I'm out of luck on this one. There's 3 seats open in F (which as a P fare I can't upgrade into) on the 744, so my inclination is to hope an UD pax gets upgraded and I can snag the seat last minute.

Any thoughts?
IPTE C in the 747-400 is always going to be a better pick because of the wider cabin fuselage. This means the middle 4 seats, especially the middle most seats, aren’t as quite close together. Further, downstairs IPTE C seats on the 747 ate fractionally wider and longer than the 777 (upper-deck are shorter and more angled), and my perception was that the aisles were always a hair wider.

The only thing to say about the IPTE 777 is that some may prefer this option because of the small C mini-cabin behind F.
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Old Sep 28, 17, 1:26 pm
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Helvetic: Seats 6B and 6K aisle seats downstairs on the 744 are usually blocked. Try to get one released by 1K res or snag it day of departure. Good luck!
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744 all the way. 6B and 6J blocks, plus the chance of a UD pax misconnecting or upgrading are all chances you won't have on the 772. Plus the fuselage is wider.
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And the 744 is going away forever soon!!! No brainer.
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Go for 744. Time is running out.

If IFE is important to you, 772 has more video contents than 744.

747 all the way!
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Old Sep 28, 17, 10:52 pm
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My latest experience is very recent: 744 on the weekend, back today on 772.

Echo all others, select the 744, feels a tiny bit roomier in the seat, lavatories are equally rocked down (they didn't even have paper cups today).

Pluses that I see for the 772: Air quality is (felt) less dry and the floor is not as noisy/ movable as on 744. On the latter I felt every FA passing by.
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Old Sep 29, 17, 2:49 am
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Booked the 744, thanks all. Already knew it deep down, but now it's clear.
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
Booked the 744, thanks all. Already knew it deep down, but now it's clear.
and hope a upper deck passenger is upgraded to F and a seat will free up!
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Old Sep 29, 17, 10:02 am
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and hope a upper deck passenger is upgraded to F and a seat will free up!
EF is your friend!
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Old Sep 30, 17, 4:00 pm
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UD freeing up didn't happen… flew in the lower deck coffins. Originally got 9K, which was actually pretty nice and private in a mini-cabin off to the side. But ended up switching with someone in 8H to sit next to my girlfriend who cleared the last "upgrade" as a PR-1 award waitlist. It was a pretty high-traffic zone… so not ideal.

Turns out though, the seats are a lot more comfortable than I remembered. It's nice not to have to deal with the tiny foot cubbies like on the staggered designs on many airlines. My main gripe is the lack of storage… there's absolutely nowhere to put anything!

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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
I'm faced with the choice of flying tomorrow in 772 coffin class or in 744 coffin class… (upper deck is booked up). Are they equally narrow, or is there an advantage to one over the other.

Previously, I've always been able to select an upper deck seat, but it looks like I'm out of luck on this one. There's 3 seats open in F (which as a P fare I can't upgrade into) on the 744, so my inclination is to hope an UD pax gets upgraded and I can snag the seat last minute.

Any thoughts?
Just like the other FTers, 744 is almost gone. There's wider cabin fuselage in 744. I wish I could have another chance to get on the 744, but probably that's it. My last 744 was TPE-SFO in the Labor Day weekend.
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Old Sep 30, 17, 9:56 pm
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Is this a poll? I vote 744!
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