Tianjin Airlines featured the comfort
of its E190s in a September promotion on the home page of its website. Using two photos of passengers in aircraft
cabins (one of cramped three-abreast seating and another of a couple spread out
over two seats in an E-Jet) the message emphasized the absence of middle seats
on its fleet of E190s and the more comfortable on -board experience the
Around the world, passengers are
expressing their disdain for middle seats.
In April of this year, British Airways published the results of a
passenger survey about seating preferences on its wide-body aircraft. The results were not surprising – the most
preferred seats were at the back and sides where three-seats become two seats
following the taper of the fuselage.
According to the survey, passengers travelling in pairs liked
two-abreast seating for privacy and greater mobility was cited for those flying