SKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1580 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
Yesterday i flew LHR - CPH on a brand new BA A320 (G-EUYB)... The aircraft was fitted out with the new Airbus cabin (amazing) and the brand new inflight map (even more amazing!)..
I was sitting in seat 5F (one of the convertible Club Europe-Economy seats) and i noticed that the covers had a label on them with "Manufactured March 2000"... Does this mean that these seats have been recycled from another aircraft or did British Airways just bulk order and have them all in some warehouse waiting for new aircraft to be delivered??
I just find it interesting that an aircraft delivered in November 2008 has seats made in March 2000..
AlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
I'm glad you liked the new A320! I was on EUYA recently, and it was very nice indeed. I agree the new moving map is awesome! The converter seats are on their way out, since BA Club is now 2x2, as they are heavier than the new generation seats, they will be removed eventually. I would say yes, the seat you were on (or at least the leather cover) was probably tranfered from another aircraft. I've seen in the engineering departement hundreds of seats from all sorts of cabins, some waiting to be recycled, some waiting to be re-fitted to other planes. The new generation seats were probably brand new though, and the smell of leather on EUYA was just like a new car!
I'm off to Geneva now on the oldest 320 in BA's fleet! Wish me luck!