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Single Class Format?

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I was wondering if there is or ever will be a way to put the triple 7 into a one-class format, as tour operators use. Unfortunately I know of no companies using this format, but since my fictional airline does, it would be appreciated if it could be implemented at some point.

 

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The only thing this changes is the actual X/X numbers in the payload page of the CDU.

This has been discussed time and time again, and the bottom line is weight is weight. Whether you have 100 passengers in a 2-5-2/3-4-3 config with a single or two class layout, the weight of 100 passengers = 100 passengers.

 

If you want to add more passenger weight (which would happen in a single class config), just add it to the zero fuel weight figure.

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There will be a bit of a difference in empty weight of the plane... but if you just use the ZFW figure, that difference would be included in that.

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There will be a bit of a difference in empty weight of the plane... but if you just use the ZFW figure, that difference would be included in that.

 

I doubt PMDG would produce different models with different empty operating weights just so the CDU can display different seat configurations.

Too much work for such a small visual change.

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Changing DOW in PMDG modus operandi is trivial. Actual weight distribution within sim is transparent to the user, just add a dummy "Equipment" load station and fill it up to DOW. Can be dependent on selected config relatively simply.

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I just thought because they made a similar format for the PMDG 737NGX, something similar could be accomplished here. If noy, its not a big issue, just curious if it was possible.

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Possible? Yes.  Worthwhile? Not quite.  Several airlines fly the NG in a single class layout.  Just about zero fly the 777 in a single class layout.

 

Additionally,  as mentioned, it's all about weight: 300 passengers is 300 passengers.  Sure, there's a slight change in weight distribution but you can accommodate that by adjusting cargo forward/rear.

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Possible? Yes.  Worthwhile? Not quite.  Several airlines fly the NG in a single class layout.  Just about zero fly the 777 in a single class layout.

 

Additionally,  as mentioned, it's all about weight: 300 passengers is 300 passengers.  Sure, there's a slight change in weight distribution but you can accommodate that by adjusting cargo forward/rear.

 

Alright, thanks for the information. It actually seemed to click better when you said it, I don't know why! 

 

Thanks everyone!

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I haven't seen any airlines offering 3 classes in similar medium sized aircrafts e.g., A330, 767, etc. ... usually just business and economy.

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