Boeing Longer-Range 777s: Flying Farther and Increasing the Value of the 777 Family

Overhead Space Options

777 interior

Both the 777-300ER and 777-200LR Worldliner offer overhead crew and attendant rest areas in the fuselage crown above the passenger cabin. Most airplanes have crew rest areas either in the passenger cabin or in the cargo compartment. By moving crew and attendant quarters off the main deck, 777 operators can free as many as four-to-seven revenue passenger seats.

Alternatively, using overhead crew rest areas frees up room for additional capacity in the cargo compartment, up to six LD-3 containers. This revenue-generating capability is another innovation the competitor's airplane, the A340, cannot match because of the A340's constrained cross-section design.


All 777 models have the Boeing Signature Interior, the most spacious passenger cabin ever developed. In fact, during a recent worldwide survey, conducted by numerous airlines and including nearly 6,000 passengers who had flown on both the 777 and the A330 and A340, travelers said they overwhelmingly preferred the 777. More than three out of four passengers said they prefer to fly on a 777.

 The 777's award-winning interior has large overhead compartments that provide passengers with increased stowage capacity.

  • Outboard as well as center stowage units are designed to open downward for convenient loading.
  • When closed, the stowage units fit neatly into the streamlined contours of the interior architecture to allow ample overhead clearance.
  • A six-foot-two-inch (188 cm) passenger can pass easily under the center bins.

Like other members of the 777 family, both the 777-200LR Worldliner and the 777-300ER offer the widest seats in all classes when compared to the A340.

  • First-class passengers on all 777 models have 21-inch (53 cm) wide seats, which allow passengers to enjoy the same level of comfort as on the 747.
  • Business-class seats are 20 inches (50 cm) wide -- the same width as the A340's first-class seats.
  • Economy class has standard 18.5-inch (47 cm) wide -- the widest in the industry -- compared to 17.2-inch (44 cm) wide seats on the A340.