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FrequentPR – One crucial point never mentioned is that PAL configures Y class nine-across 3-3-3 for an aircraft designed by Airbus for eight-across 2-4-2 seating.

In fact the vast majority of A330 operators still maintain the more spacious 2-4-2 configuration.

The reduction is seating capacity you mention suggests that PAL is reverting to a 2-4-2 layout.

Checking PAL’s seating plan it appears it operates its A330 in either a 363 or 414 seat versions which must be as dense as that of low-cost carrier Air Asia X.

https://www.philippineairlines.com/TravelInformation/BeforeYouFly/PALAircraft/AirbusA330-300/SeatMapAirbusA330-300

(Note: Although PAL’s website refers to a 363-seat version the link does not work).