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Continental 735 1st Class Reconfiguration  
User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

So I have read rumors on here for a while that CO was going to yank a row out of 1st on their 735's. During booking of a trip from SFO-IAH I ran across a 735 and the seat map shows this new 2 row F class configuration but still 5-21 in coach. If you book on row 5 hoping for a bulkhead in coach is it possible that your row 5 might just be the second row in coach now?

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

CO is going from 10/94 config to a 6/108 config on the 735's. As far as the row numbers, I haven't seen what the layout is. Maybe I'll look at work monday and see if I can find out.

User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Wow. They are adding 14 seats? That is more than two rows of coach. Where are they other 2 seats coming from? Are they changing the current seat pitch (31 in I believe)

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

6/108 config on the 735's

What is the configuration of F class. One row on left side, 2 rows on right side?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26426 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

>What is the configuration of F class. One row on left side, 2 rows on right side?<

It is 2x2, hence the drop from 10 to 6



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

It is 2x2, hence the drop from 10 to 6

:: chuckle :: I think that's obvious. He was asking which side of the plane will have 1 row of 2 and which will have 2 rows of 2. Hence 2 + 4 = 6.



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User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

looking from back to front. The right side has one row and a closet. The left side has two rows then the bulkhead between the main cabin door and 1st

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

It's CO's version of MRTC. Sadly, it only means "More Rows Thoughout Coach"...

6 FC seats and a 31 inch pitch? If the long haul ERJ flying from CLE hadn't chased this former Plat Elite away, these kind of changes on the mainline fleet sure would! I moved over to NW, and have been quite happy. I'll take a DC9 over an ERJ any day.


User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

The correct configuration is 6/106 not 6/108

also row 5 will be behind first class row 2

They are removing the bulkhead wall and the seat pocket on the first class seat will be the seat pocket for coach row 5 which will now be closer to the front. Instead of an actuall bulkhead wall there will be what they are calling a "european style class divider".(whatever that means)

Continental always starts coach with row five except when first class has 5 or more rows (example: 737-900 in that case coach starts at row 6)

On the 737-500 reconfigured it will be rows 1-2 first and rows 5-24 coach, All the rows will get re-numbered.

Continental should have the updated seat map for the 737-500 sometime at the end of this month.

Remember that both versions will be flying for some time.
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User currently offlineBNAtraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 410 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
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hmm.... 73KL

737-KRAPPY

737-KILL FREQUENT FLIERS

737-KOACH

737-KOCKROACH (as they call the low fare upgraders)


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3065 times:

I can't believe their configuration on the 757-300, F12Y210. Only 12 f/c seats on a 753? Seems odd. Honestly, why bother with a first class section at all on the 737-500?

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Maybe CO should look at replacing their B737-500's with the Embraer 190's.
Probably a cheaper airplane to operate.


User currently offlineNucsh From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Older planes are always cheaper to operate than newer ones... (well, almost always, but in this case the 735 would definately be cheeper)


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User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Not really the 737-500's have very high lease payments from what i understand, Larry and Gordon both have said that its the first aircraft that needs to go.


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User currently offlineANNOYEDFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

BNATRAVLER: Here's a better one 73K A S H....... If the coach seats are making money why not put more in?

John: The 75-300 is for high density LOW Y I E L D flying pack them in. If the other 12 first class seats were going out empty or with free upgrades why not put in more coach and make money? Hmmmmm, makes sence right?

The 73-500's have very high lease rates and they are far from old. Too bad they can't renegotiate the leasing terms. They are excellent jets!



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User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Doesn't seem worth it a couple extra seats since you have to have a 3rd FA onboard since it will be over 100 seats total now.

User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Nlink- try adding 10 and 94 thats 104 it always had 3 FAs


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