Alfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 612 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
I just saw on seat guru that some of CO's 738s are switching over to Version 2(Is this correct terminology?), with more 1st class seats. Have they completed the process? If not, how would I be able to find out if my flight from EWR to FLL , CO1801 6-26-05, is on the newer version?
IAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3308 posts, RR: 46 Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
Internally, CO calls these 73X's .. 18/132 seating (needed for the forth lav) Here's the deal... 18 craft (Ships 260-277) were delivered as X's with the original intention of the same for all new deliveries and conversion for the older machines. With the losses caused by various reasons, the extra five seats with the 14/141 (and three lavs) regained priority and Ships 278-292 arrived as non-X. However, some nine conversion ship sets had already been purchased before the mind change and it has been decided to go ahead and use them as they, apparently, are no return/no refund . Unless things change, only a total of 27 aircraft will end up as 73X's.
FlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
In other words, call CO Reservations and ask if your flight is on a 73X, 738 (14F/141Y) or 73N (same as 738, but with winglets). In any case, it can change, so check again on the day of your departure. Only the 73X (of the CO -800s) has 18 first class seats.