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Lifetime Of A Seat Cover?  
User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

In the 717 thread, the finite lifetime of a seatcover was mentioned. Does anyone, preferably from maintenance, know the average lifetime of a cover? (I suppose it varies depending on cloth or leather, and I heard a figure like two years back in cloth days, but who knows). Naturally I'm not including premature seat cover change due to barf.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Due to BARF? You mean Far*s !!!!

User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Actually, does anyone have a legit answer to this question?

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Replacement could be longer then you think. My car has cloth seats and it is 3 years old, I drive it every day and the seats still look brand new. I am sure the airlines clean them quite often though.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Based on my experience on board a Pan Am L1011-500 (the filthiest aircraft I have ever flown on- dirt on walls, unlit lavatories, stained seats), I'd say 10 years!

User currently offline2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

mmmm....I flew on a bmi F100 in 1996 that still had Air Europe seats, and i think they went bust in '91!? so, at least 5 years!

User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

I read an article concerning leather seats, which said that their life-span was longer (they can be wiped clean in certain cases) they are more durable (more cost effective in the long term) and provide less of a hazard in the case of a fire.
This was taken from an airline magazine poece, covering a company who manufactures leather seats for aviation purposes. I doubt this helps but I just thought i'd share it with you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Perhaps that is why we are seeing airlines (in certain cases ) moving toward leather seating in all classes?

Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
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