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Copa 738 Reconfig  
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1280 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

In Copa's form 20-F filed with the SEC, they state that in 2008 they'll reconfigure their 737-800s by adding two additional business class seats and 3 additional economy class seats, increasing the total number of seats from 155 to 160.

How are they adding these seats? Removing a lav, closet or galley area?

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User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

They could reduce seat pitch in the economy section.

Flying Together
User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting LatinAviation (Thread starter):
How are they adding these seats? Removing a lav, closet or galley area?

My guess will be getting rid of a closet or galley.
CM people are fools if they remove a lavatory, specially since they use those B737-800 for flights longer than 7 hours.

CM should seriously consider to change 1-2 Economy rows to Business in several of its B737-700 and -800.

I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 5177 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

I was wrong thinking the current CM's 738s struggle technically in some long operations, such as PTY-LAX 1x daily and PTY-EZE 2x daily. These segments are not far from the maximum comfortable bound established for the 738 fully loaded. Such range is roughly 3000 nm.
I would assume great loads for these tracks, because the 738 is the biggest plane involved on their entire fleet.
It is not necessary to deploy a better airplane in range as the 73G in such routes, taking into account its overall capacity in both passengers and cargo is less than the amount for the 738.
More seats mean payload restrictions are not an issue yet for CM's "long-hauls" with 738, making these routes even more profitable for them.
However, the comfortableness for passengers should be reduced due to the areas that are being seemingly sacrificed when such reconfiguration come into force.


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