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What happens to old airplane seats once they are replaced?  
User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 33682 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?


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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 33650 times:

Are you selling seats or is the airline selling seats?


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User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 33433 times:

Remember most of those seats will be Y seats - only the real enthusiast would want them. Eco seats are not particularly comfy.

On the other hand, a lie flat first class suite with the TV slaved to the IFE screen would do quite nicely in my lounge.  Wink


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 33433 times:

Not-so-old seats = I guess start-up airlines or airlines who want to upgrade from what they already have. Eg. BA's club world cradle seats, which are now used by lots of different airlines.

OOOOOld seats = scrap yards, parting out (eg. tray tables, seatback pockets etc) and people like us!


User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 33417 times:

that would make a kicking cool video game seat - where can we get em from?

User currently offlinePPSMA From Brazil, joined Aug 2005, 157 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 33292 times:

Great to know I'm not the only one interested in airplane seats...  Smile

Just recently came across this site, which I'm sure offers some pretty cool seats:

http://airlinerseats.com/Gallery.php

Also, check out e-bay under the term " aviation"...that's pretty rich!

Cheers,

Domenico



Aviation is my thing!
User currently offlineQantasHeavy From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 33078 times:

Great web site... would be fun to have some of those

User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 33005 times:

Lufthansa sells their old seats, and even advertises it through their in-flight magazine. They were advertising their old business class seats the last time I flew them.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 32860 times:

I have a set of those blue DL 1st class seats...I paid $350 on ebay. They were so dirty I spent 10 hours cleaning them.


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User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 32823 times:
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Quoting United_Fan (Reply 8):
They were so dirty I spent 10 hours cleaning them.

 yuck 

Were those right off the airline, or were they held in storage (IE were they could get dirty.) I sure hope they were not right off the plane!!  Wink



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32775 times:

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 9):
Were those right off the airline, or were they held in storage (IE were they could get dirty.) I sure hope they were not right off the plane!!

Both,there was alot of food and crumbs an the like . The seats totally disassemble,too.



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32739 times:

I remember an episode of Mythbusters where they went to a massive warehouse to buy a few row's of airline seats and there were quite a few to choose from ...

Quoting Helvknight (Reply 2):
On the other hand, a lie flat first class suite with the TV slaved to the IFE screen would do quite nicely in my lounge.

And the freight would break your bank.  Wink



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32722 times:

I'd love to buy some airline seats for my work. Get a Y class seat and pop it on casters for my office chair.

Quality. Big grin



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32714 times:

Here is the link for buying LH seats:

http://www.lufthansa.com/online/port...rvices/partner?l=en&nodeid=1772339

Including one that has been converted to an office chair...

PG727



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 32707 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.

Tod


User currently offlineCorsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 32389 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.


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User currently offlinePPSMA From Brazil, joined Aug 2005, 157 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 32128 times:

Check these out:

1. PA F/C B727 seats - http://cgi.ebay.com/Pan-Am-airline-f...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

2. UA F/C seats - http://cgi.ebay.com/Airplane-seats-A...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

3. DL F/C L-1011 seats - http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-Airline-L-...dZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I wish I could get a set of each...lol...

Enjoy!

Domenico



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User currently offlineBrettFromCLT From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 31750 times:

I 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...  crowded 

User currently offlineIflyswa From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 154 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 31114 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.

iflyswa



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 30817 times:

Quoting Iflyswa (Reply 18):
Those things are crazy expensive!

Ten years ago, the going price at Boeing Surplus was about $100

Tod


User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 30773 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.



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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 30443 times:

I have some old seats from an AA MD83, row 19 seats C and D if I remember correctly. Got them for free  biggrin  from an AAR guy at OKC.

-Matt



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User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 30038 times:

I bought 3 rows of ana 767 being converted to freighter,, it still had all the music buttons and joy sticks things


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6489 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 29784 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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User currently offlineFewsolarge From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 29784 times:

Delta periodically has hangar sales for employees and guests. It's a safe bet that there could be some BE seats for sale next year.

25 Post contains images 4holer : I never gave much thought about what happens to them! I'm giving some thought as to how you managed to title your thread with uncapitalized words thou
26 ClassicLover : Me too!
27 Mirrodie : Thanks to the person who provided the airlineseats.com link. We may be of getting rid of our Concorde seats. Looks like a very informative site! I was
28 TZTriStar500 : There is a large secondhand seat market. They are not just sold to enthusiasts or scrapped unless they are real old. Various companies purchase many s
29 Tod : In addition to structural analysis, the interior configuration must be reviewed for complaince with FAA safety regs. Also if the seating contains ele
30 Lewis : I travelled with a flying dolphin (a kind of fast boat) this weekend. Although there are no seatbelts usually, the tray tables had the "please fasten
31 474218 : The majority of the old aircraft seats end up in the same place as old aircraft, in a scrap yard.
32 Post contains images NW748i : Look on Craigslist! What can't you find there?
33 EMBQA : Correct. The majority of the seats are sold as scrap. The bulk of the frame is aluminum, so it has value there. If you really saw how nasty and dirty
34 Post contains images Tod : I've seen fairly new planes with the seat covers off and quantity and colors of stains are beyond belief. Seat covers and cushions must be washed whe
35 TZTriStar500 : Not always. Depending on the level of modification and complexity, interior reconfigurations can and have been approved under an FAA Form 337 (Major
36 Post contains links Door5Right : Qantas seats seem to go to Air Chittock! RE: Air Chittock-QFLC 1 With Pics! A Must Read! (by Myk Mar 1 2006 in Trip Reports)
37 EddieDude : I know that old business class seats end up in Aussie_'s living room.
38 Post contains links and images United_Fan : These are the seats I bought 2 years ago.... View Large View Medium Photo © Aaron Hall I found then in CLE on ebay , ended up outbidding someone and
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