Is Boeing 737 MAX8 seating Getting Tighter? - AirInsight
June 15, 2018 - by Addison Schonland for AirInsight
There have been several stories about the tight bathrooms on the new MAX8. This is not the only thing about the MAX8 that travelers might want to consider.
Look at this seating table, which compares the active MAX8 fleet as of the 1Q18. The green area is the seating for the MAX8 and the yellow area is for the same airline and the 800NG seating. The last column, variance, shows the percent change in seating density from the NG to MAX.
If the variance is in red, then there is a big increase in seating density. Air China, American Airlines, and Skylanes increased seat density the most. A green variance shows a decrease in seating density. We note that several Asian airlines are installing fully reclining seats in the 737 MAX8 in business class, with a marked increased pitch for the longer-haul missions the new aircraft enables.
Bear in mind the cabin size for both models is identical. Also, bear in mind that...