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Are Virgin Australia Refitting Their 737s?  
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

Seems I missed something!

A friend on facebook who's a Virgin Australia FA has a photo of the inside of an older 737 with the new seats - how many aircraft have been updated?

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User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2254 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
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About 6 of the existing fleet. All new arrivals from Boeing have them also. Upgrade work is being done in CHC at the rate of 2 a week roughly.

NZ1


User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2968 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 1):
rate of 2 a week roughly.

Wow that's quick! I'd have thought it would take longer than that to totally refit a 737?


User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

I guess all they have to do is move the old seats out and put the new ones and J class in.

Are they installing a bulkhead at L1 in the same fashion as the newly delivered 73Hs?


User currently offlineVA787 From Australia, joined Jun 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

How about the sky interior? Or is it just the new seats?
Does this also include new paint?

VA787


User currently offlineAusA380 From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Will they also need to change the galley (forward) to support the J Service?

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2968 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Quoting VA787 (Reply 4):
How about the sky interior? Or is it just the new seats?
Does this also include new paint?

Sky Interior cannot be retrofitted -- this is seats, paint and carpets only (and potentially bulkheads -- not sure). And can I just say that I love your username!! (hopefully some day )

Another question -- I assume that there is no IFE on these birds anymore with the installation of the new seats? They're supposed to be introducing a new system some time soon, so I'm guessing that they'll wait for that?


User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Interesting article here about the future plans

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...arket/story-e6frg9if-1226144910673


User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2254 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
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Full repaints of existing fleet not due to start till January, with the exception of 3 aircraft to be done prior Christmas.

NZ1


User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1806 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Are the configurations (number of seats) changing during the refurbishments?

bmi.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3325 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 9):
Are the configurations (number of seats) changing during the refurbishments?

Down to 174 on the B738 i believe.

so one row of Y goes to make way for 8 (2 rows) of business class.


User currently offlineditzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

What is the actual configuration? Their website indicates 8J 168Y. It seems Y has more legroom in front of the overwing exits and around 30" behind. Anyone know the row numbers for the exit rows and last row on the new/reconfigured aircraft?

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2968 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting joffie (Reply 7):
Interesting article here about the future plans

QF is trialing iPads on a 767 -- I think that they're a brilliant idea for shorter domestic hops.

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 10):
Down to 174 on the B738 i believe.

so one row of Y goes to make way for 8 (2 rows) of business class.

176. The extra space for J comes from the increased legroom that existed at the front of the plane in Y+.

Quoting ditzyboy (Reply 11):
What is the actual configuration? Their website indicates 8J 168Y. It seems Y has more legroom in front of the overwing exits and around 30" behind. Anyone know the row numbers for the exit rows and last row on the new/reconfigured aircraft?

This is correct, for a total of 176. Exit rows are numbers 13 and 14, last row is number 30.


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