Quote: The current plan is to deliver these 20, 737-800 aircraft in full Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) configuration. The current configuration also includes the Boeing Company's Sky Interior that offers a quieter cabin, improved operational security features, and LED reading and ceiling lighting.
Didn't see it or missed it but sounds pretty cool for WN. Can't wait to fly on one!
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2951 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10944 times:
This doesn't really surprise me. As things advance, the manufacturer will eventually go completely over to the new format so the actual production gets streamlined. This is what happened to B6 and the "enhanced cabin" A320's. Airbus made a bunch of improvements over time but B6 continued to have the out-of-date stuff in their delivery aircraft until Airbus didn't want to offer the out-of-date stuff anymore...without an additional cost that is.
Luckily this doesn't cause a sub-fleet for WN as the -800 itself will be a sub-fleet...otherwise it would cause headaches!
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
Though not impossible, I'd guess that that's highly improbable. As far as onboard amenities goes, one of our claims to fame has been what we've always offered as a core product. Sure, we may charge for a 2nd checked bag, we may offer 38" of legroom at an additional cost, and we may offer BOB. However, those are all optional; what hasn't changed is the free snacks & drinks (the whole can is standard), free IFE (except movies), leather interior, and generally friendly service. Actually, legroom is something that has changed - for the better, since day 1. With 34" in standard seating, that's more generous than many of the majors one might fly on, domestically.
But, adding a new class of service may entail changing some of those core products, namely snacks. As it is, we have just enough room in the galleys to accomodate these products as they are. Sure, we could offer more BOB products (such as sandwiches/salads/meals), install ovens, and get rid of complimentary snacks...or we could do away with serving the entire can as a standard, and only serve it if asked (as others do). That would free up some beverage space to make way for first class meals...and then we'd never hear the end of complaints about how we "took away the free stuff". That's not what B6 set out to be, so I can't see that happening...at least not anytime in the near future.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10742 times:
Quoting socalatc (Reply 11): Alaska also just announced that they will start taking new 738's with the sky interior starting in 2010. I think it looks great.
I agree! Now, out of curiosity, is the lighting in the sky interior available in different colors? The first example I saw was FlyDubai's, with a blue color..that was followed by CO's with an orange-ish hue.
nws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10648 times:
Quoting NASBWI (Reply 12): I agree! Now, out of curiosity, is the lighting in the sky interior available in different colors? The first example I saw was FlyDubai's, with a blue color..that was followed by CO's with an orange-ish hue.
The lighting is adjustable, and will probably be changed to match the time of day.
pac From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10078 times:
was on a TUI FLY 737-8 with the Brand new SKY Interior !
and must say , thats a Pretty plane now...
all leather seats and nice Mood light...it changed from Orange to light Blue During Landing...
and finally it has much nicer and Bigger Luggage Bins now (like those from the T7's )
all in all it really looked neat and Clean...!