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Miscellaneous => Archives => Archived Feature requests => Topic started by: Tha_Ape on August 21, 2018, 09:54:04 AM

Title: [-] Improve the seating calculation (not urgent, but would be very cool)
Post by: Tha_Ape on August 21, 2018, 09:54:04 AM
Hi,

I was comparing the 737-900 and 900ER, and found the seating options quite odd:

               Max HD      Default        Classic*                    * meant as a rather classic config a player would select
900           189            180          3-10-156
900ER       215            186          3-10-156

What's odd is that despite a 26 seat difference in HD and 6 in Std, the "Classic" config remains the same, with no room for a single additional seat.
IRL, if by taking off the first 4 rows of Std in the 900 you can fit in these 3F and 10C, then there is no reason you cannot do it on the 900ER.
(but if you go 3-15-144 on the 900, however, you have a 3-15-150 on the 900ER)

I know seating is based on the floor surface, and thus that the additional row could be lost by just a quarter of an inch, but still, if something could be done about that, that would be very nice. Because this is just one example, but there are plenty of them across the planes / possible configs.

Maybe something including the surface, but also taking the theoretical "real" rows into account?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Improve the seating calculation (not urgent, but would be very cool)
Post by: gazzz0x2z on August 21, 2018, 10:17:43 AM
IIRC, it had been done on purpose, but I forgot the purpose.
Title: Re: Improve the seating calculation (not urgent, but would be very cool)
Post by: Zobelle on August 21, 2018, 11:11:31 AM
IIRC, it had been done on purpose, but I forgot the purpose.

If it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.
Title: Re: Improve the seating calculation (not urgent, but would be very cool)
Post by: Jake S on August 21, 2018, 11:27:49 AM
Honestly would never have seen this as first class is just a waste of time and money :laugh:
Title: Re: Improve the seating calculation (not urgent, but would be very cool)
Post by: schro on August 21, 2018, 11:35:24 AM
The 739 non er has a max certified limit of 189 despite having the same floor space as the 739 ER due to number of exit doors. They should have comparable floor space and allow for either identical or very similar seat configs. There was also a back end buff applied a few years back that probably rears its head - in game the 739 was limited to 738 sized seating when the game interpreted the 189 max as HD max seating. The same buff was applied to the MD90 which has a larger cabin than the MD80 but same certified max.