overloaduk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
So I recently flew ryanair and had the chance to fly on EI-DAD which has the interior with cloth seats. I was just wandering if anyone knows how many aircraft in the fleet have the seats and if ryanair has any ideas to replace them in the future? In my opinion I think all their interiors should have the cloth seats as I found them much more comfortable.
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 4088 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4866 times:
Every delivery from EI-DAN on has leather seats, yellow overhead bins and bulkheads. Originally EI-DAN was the first to fly the revised livery, but I think some earlier deliveries may have been repainted during checks, and so on.
I don't believe FR have any intention of replacing the seats, only as aircraft leave the fleet will the cloth seats disappear. I believe most of the EI-Cxx regs have been retired now, so there can't be more than a few left with cloth seats.
Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3228 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4425 times:
Looks like there are 11 cloth-seat aircraft left: EI-DA CDEFGHIJKLM. I flew once on EI-DAK and found it the most comfortable FR aircraft I've encountered. Not only because of the cloth seats, but also because the shape of the seat gives more leg room.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13084 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4070 times:
They're probably leatherette or something similar; it will be the cheapest material possible that meets safety standards. Leatherette (or whatever it is) makes more sense than cloth, because they are easier to clean.