SonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2026 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
IIRC, the "older" 738's for AA are in the process of being retrofitted. The new 738 (again IIRC) will not have a rear galley and have some extra seating installed; the older ones are rotating through AA's heavy maint facility to be retrofitted to the same interior specs as the new a/c.
qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2319 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter): ** Edit - When I mentioned "Enhanced" I meant the new Boeing "Sky" interior that made its debut earlier this year.
The BSI (Boeing Sky Interior) is not yet available and will show up on a/c delivered nearer the end of this year and beginning of next year. CO will be the first to operate an a/c with the BSI, but it too won't have the new interior in service until late 4Q10.
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AA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 1): The new 738 (again IIRC) will not have a rear galley and have some extra seating installed;
The newer 738s have an additional 12 seats. This is due to the removal of compartments in the rear. All 738s, old and new have no ovens in the back. The newer 738s have flip down monitors, as opposed to the large CRTs. The also have new seats slimline seats. To be honest, not much of an improvement. They needed to focus on a more needed refurbishment of their 757s. But of course this took priority because of need to streamline all 738s. Also, the 767s needed to be checked for cracks, so this slowed down the process of converting/refurbishing the 738/757s.
Most new 738s are dedicated to ORD, while older 738s are confined to MIA.