IDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 305 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
OK guys, now I'm relying on someone's really advanced knowledge of the 737-200. As many aviation enthusiasts, I failed to write down the registration of the plane on my very first flight from Turin to Paris in October 1994 (I was eleven and I didn't even know that planes had a registration!). I just took some pictures that clearly show it was an Air France 737-200.
From later researches, I found out that AF operated two batches of 732s in 1994:
- B737-228Adv, F-GBY*, 114 seats WITH business class, delivered new to Air France.
- B737-2K5Adv, F-GFL*, 130 seats WITHOUT business class, former Hapag-Lloyd and Spantax.
I would be very happy to know which group "my" 732 belonged to, and here comes the need for a real 732 expert. Here's an horrendous picture of the cabin I took:
(It took just 10 years for me to reach A.net quality... )
There are some "advice" that may lead someone understand whether this plane had a business class or not:
1) What is it? Is it a light? Where is it usually located?
2) Looks like a galley
3) Looks like a support for a curtain (that separates the galley from the cabin?)
4) Is it someone's ear? A flight attendant maybe?
5) Overhead bins?
Is it enough to say whether it had a business class or not?
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3144 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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I enhanced your photo a little bit... to make it more visible but obviously not any better quality wise...
in any case:
1= main entry area lighting
2= seems to be flight attendant's interphone
3= divider main entry door and forward cabin
4= still no idea, but it might be part of something attached to the divider
5= overhead bins
Did it have business class, no clue.
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
What a pity I couldn't appreciate it as much as I would do now!
Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 4): 1) was your seat in the same area you took the picture in? 2.) Would you say your family could afford/want to fly business class in 1994?
No, it wasn't. I have other pics I took from the window and they show I was seated aft of the wing, starboard side. I went to the lavatory on that flight, and this was probably when I took the picture of the cabin. I distinctly remember it was Y class (also, it's the only possibile class when seated aft of the wing!)