Markk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3737 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?
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3324 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3434 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.
CAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3367 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.
Ships - 616, 630, 642, 644, 645, 650-652, change to (73K) in feb
Thats what they are calling it, the 73K
ANNOYEDFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2927 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!