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WN 732 Exhibit - Change Of Seats?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

I have flown on Southwest 737-200 plane. I remember seating configuration: 3-3 (whole cabin).

But look at this picture of Southwest's retired aircraft (737-200):


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The picture shows 2-2 seating configuration. Did WN modify the seats to better accomodate visitors to the cockpit viewing area? (picture shows 2-2 regular seats & wide open aisle)

I would like to visit the museum again. The plane was not there during my last visit.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

It appears that the seating was changed. There is a similar display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle of a Southwest 737 that has 2-2 seating, but the seats looked like business seats.

Judging from other pictures of her, that portion in the museum was painted in the new colors before going up on display.

-Will



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Maybe they removed one seat from each side to make it easier to get in and get out for people looking at the cut out display?


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

>>>It appears that the seating was changed. There is a similar display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle of a Southwest 737 that has 2-2 seating, but the seats looked like business seats.

I was there in May, and it's not a SWA aircraft, but a US Airways aircraft...

See the bottom of page-1 at:
http://www.museumofflight.org/news/GENExhibitsFactSheet.pdf



[Edited 2004-09-01 17:18:29]

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

OPNLguy - your input appreciated.

The above picture lists the aircraft as N102SW - a retired Southwest jetliner.. obviously not a US Airways aircraft registration #. Pretty confusing, indeed, lol.




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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
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Not confusing at all!

The US Air plane is at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Southwest plane is at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas.

OPNLGuy was correcting SafetyDude about the US Air aircraft in Seattle.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

I stand corrected  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

No prob; I was just pointing out that the one at the Museum of Flight was -not- a SWA aircraft as mentioned in reply #1...  Big grin

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

There is a similar 732 exhibit at BWI museum - a retired US Air 732 aircraft..

Anyway, I want to throw this right here: Is there a NWA DC-9 exhibit somewhere yet? IMO, there should be a few of them in the next few years.  Smile



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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Could the 2-2 seating have anything to do with the 50 seat aircraft SWA uses inside TX?


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

>>>Could the 2-2 seating have anything to do with the 50 seat aircraft SWA uses inside TX?

My Gawd! The secret is out...!  Big grin

(We don't have any 50-seat aircraft, just 122- and 137-seat ones.)

You may be thinking of the 56-seat limit needed to be able to ignore the Wright/Shelby Amendments and fly anywhere from Dallas Love. It's a moot point for us, as we comply and only have non-stops from DAL to MSY, LIT, OKC, TUL, and ABQ, and operate with the 122/137 seat aircraft.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Has the Frontiers of Flight Museum at DAL moved to its new digs yet, or is it still in the main terminal?

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1953 times:

here's more photos of N102SW


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1948 times:

Photo of N102SW before retirement:


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Photo © Cary Liao




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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1919 times:

OPNLguy - your input appreciated.
Sorry for the confusion. I knew that there was something clicking in my mind about having two WN planes on display.

Sorry again for any confusion.

-Will



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1903 times:

No prob...

And to the Tom, yes, they've moved to their new location over on the SE side of the airport. I haven't been there yet, but I hear it's nice...

Gotta go now, I have a bunch of 50-seat intra-state aircraft I have to work...  Big grin


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