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Southwest 737-800 Will Have The Sky Interior  
User currently offline9LFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 185 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11420 times:

http://www.eturbonews.com/20052/sout...-firm-boeing-737-800-deliveries-20

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/south...est-ac-delivered-sky-interior.html

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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!

[Edited 2011-01-17 12:33:24]


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6291 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11069 times:

Sweet!


That's all I have to say!


User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11027 times:

Yeah, seriously! I know it was talked-about, but I didn't realize that WN had made a formal announcement of their purchase of -800s. Good stuff!


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 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to B6 and the "enhanced cabin" A320's. Airbus made a bunch of improvements over time but B6 continued to have the out-of-date stuff in their delivery aircraft until Airbus didn't want to offer the out-of-date stuff anymore...without an additional cost that is.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!



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User currently offlinebluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10875 times:

Wait...ETOPS? What do they need ETOPS for?


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User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10847 times:

Quoting bluewhale18210 (Reply 4):

Wait...ETOPS? What do they need ETOPS for?

HI?


User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10847 times:

Quoting bluewhale18210 (Reply 4):
Wait...ETOPS? What do they need ETOPS for?

Perhaps to fly to Hawaii and other destinations over vast distances of water (well, at least as vast as the 737-800 will allow).



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User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10847 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3):

I hope that JetBlue continues to change their cabin and maybe soon the sky interior. That would look great. Also, adding a first class too.



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User currently offlinevulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10818 times:

Can't wait to work on one of these. Only a few more months!!!

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2951 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10807 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 7):
I hope that JetBlue continues to change their cabin and maybe soon the sky interior.

Only the new deliveries have the "enhanced cabin", the tails that range from N503JB through the 600's will not be retrofitted based on my knowledge.



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10777 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 7):
I hope that JetBlue continues to change their cabin and maybe soon the sky interior.

AFAIK, the sky interior is a Boeing exclusive. Were you talking about mood lighting?

Quoting N623JB (Reply 7):
Also, adding a first class too.

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.



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User currently offlinesocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 555 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10754 times:

Alaska also just announced that they will start taking new 738's with the sky interior starting in 2010. I think it looks great.

User currently offlineNASBWI 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.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10723 times:

Does anyone know or have the Boeing press release drawing of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800?


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User currently offlinenws2002 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.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10459 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 gre

How exactly will they accomplish this feat?



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User currently offlinesocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 555 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10293 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 15):

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 gre

How exactly will they accomplish this feat?


Well. I believe they place the orders or convert the orders already on the books to the new interior.


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2585 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10214 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 7):
Also, adding a first class too.

From what I have heard, that will NOT be happening.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 13):
Does anyone know or have the Boeing press release drawing of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800?

Not Boeing release, but.....

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16740 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10160 times:

Quoting nws2002 (Reply 14):
The lighting is adjustable, and will probably be changed to match the time of day.

On longer flights I think it is supposed to cycle in a way that is supposed to help mitigate jet lag.



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User currently offlinepac 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...!


User currently offlineN623JB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10019 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 10):

VX has first class why not JetBlue? They both have A319/A320s type fleet.



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

Quoting N623JB (Reply 20):
VX has first class why not JetBlue? They both have A319/A320s type fleet.

You're right; they do. Do you know what VX doesn't have? Free snacks for Y   .



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User currently offlinepvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3476 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6513 times:

Any word on the seating capacity?

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

Quoting pvd757 (Reply 22):
Any word on the seating capacity?

Still 175 Seats, all Y

Alex



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