Re: Air Caraibes A350 10abreast seating!
In the french overseas territories we call these planes cattle transport.
Reason being that international passenger transportation is handled by the IATA And Also subject to competition which imposes some minimum rules as seat size and row spacing.
The french have their own rules which are handled by the ATAF and since there is less competition (captive market) the air lines are free to cram as many people as they want, race to the bottom.
And yesterday, i was Strolling down the streets of my Reunion home town of St Denis, when i came across this lady with a TV camera asking me what my thoughts were about the price of air tickets, and when i told her that cheap fares meant that airlines would close, that if you don't have the means to pay, you should stay at home, that i had worked in the travel business and had a bit of knowledge on the subject, the interview was cut short with a "Ok i see, Thank you"
She did not bother to switch her camera on, needless to say.