Anyway, Avatar is promising that their planes will be configured with 539 seats in the main cabin, and 42 “Office Class” seats on the upper deck. This will all lead to what they’re claiming will be lowest cost per available seat mile in the industry. WiFi will definitely be available—at least as they say now—but it will come at a cost, as add-ons and extras are part of Avatar's business plan.
Apparently the paperwork has been filed with Uncle Sam—through the DOT and FAA—to actually operate as a commercial air carrier, so we’ll see how this all goes. Naturally we wish them all the best, and we’re mostly eager to see what sort of livery they slap on those 747sit seems that they’ll allow advertisements both inside and outside of the plane.
The bottom line is, do not base your summer vacation plans on the future of Avatar Airlines, at least not yet.
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