Cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 10 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 36032 times:
Good airlines update their interiors once in a while. Like Cathay and Singapore are doing at the moment.
Obviously they sell on their old seats but who would be interested in buying them and what for? Say Cathay is refitting 70 planes at on average 300 seats each = 21000 seats! Who would buy 21000 old seats?
Tod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1758 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 35057 times:
Y class or domestic F seats work well as pax seats in a van.
I used to have a pair of domestic F seats in my van mounted on aircraft seat track so I could convert from pax to full cargo in about five minutes.
Corsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 34739 times:
I scrounged an economy class 3-seater for my dorm room one year. Too bad some of my co-inhabitants decided to test whether they really were flame retardant the next year or I would have had them again. I can only guess where they came from but they were in fairly good shape. There was also a 2-piece set of seats that another guy had and my college was fairly near Pittsburgh so I'm guessing they came from an old USAir DC-9.
Iflyswa From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 33464 times:
Those things are crazy expensive! When Southwest Airlines began updating their interiors in 2001, they sold entire shipsets of seats to Employees. A bank of three seats sold for $25. The seats were cash-and-carry, some folks without pickup trucks were even trying to load the things turned upside down into the back seats of their cars.
I'd have liked to have gotten a bank of three and the odd bank of two (from the emergency exit row) and made them into a sofa and loveseat, lol.
Opinions expressed by "iflyswa" are not those of Southwest Airlines Officers, Directors, or Employees.
HangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 33123 times:
Quoting BrettFromCLT (Reply 17): took a ferry from St. Thomas to Tortola a couple years ago. The old beater boat had what looked like recycled 727 or 707 seats all jammed in there - must have been like 26" pitch...
I think I've been on the same boat, about 1996, going the other way from Tortola to St. Thomas. I remember it being incredibly unconfortable to sit, but too rough to stand. The seats were similar to those in the classic Boeings, so 727 or 707 is a good guess.
1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6783 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 32134 times:
I wonder what Delta will do with the economy class seats that the domestic 767-300s currently feature. Even though some of them got the leather upgrades, they are shorter than what most airlines currently offer, and in fact are too short to fit PTVs in them, as they are a 1980s design. They are soon slated to get new taller, slimmer seats for greater capacity, more comfort, and PTVs.
Maybe I should buy one of those seats, preferrably with the leather covers.
[Edited 2007-07-27 20:29:25]
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