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Best Seat On A 737  
User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1415 times:

What is the best seat to sit in on a 737?Also if you fly jump seat how is view if you want to look down? And if you JS can you see good out the windshield like if your an approach can you see the approach lights and see out the window?


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User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1289 times:

I heard a rumor that on the 737 NG's, some of the seats face backwards. I have flown on both the 738 and 739, and haven't seen these backwards facing seats. Any info?

TB


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Well on our(westjet) -700s all seats face forwards.


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

2A & 2F, or if in f/c, 2A & 2D. The front seats offer the best unobstructed view from the window, as well as the most convenient placement in terms of boarding ease. Seats in row 1 are sometimes sketchy because you may not get a window.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineBjones From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

If seats faced backwards it would be because the airline chose to have them put in that way. The only 737 I have seen with rear facing seats is WN and from what I hear they are phasing those out.

As far as the best seat that is a matter of preference. If I am looking for the best view it would be a window as far ahead of the wing as possible (it's also quiter up front). If I want room it is the exit aisle. The exit window is no good because the seat cushion is thinner and quite uncomfortable.

As far as the jumpseat goes if you aren't jumpseat qualified by virtue of your job (and have an agreement with the airline you are flying on) chances of riding in it are about zero. But the view from the jumpseat isn't too bad. If you are tall you have to kind of duck down to see out the front very well because you sit up a little higher than the pilots and the windscreen doesn't come up real high. I enjoy the ride up there though. Much more comfortable and better view than in the MD-80.


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I once jumpseated on a B737-200. The jumpseat provides a great view of the takeoff and approach, a perspective you'll never see from the cabin. Bring a camera, but be sure to ask the crew before taking a pic, especially with flash.




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User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

The very back row by far i mean common on people you get to see absoloutley all the working of the flaps and spoilers and in the 732 the reverse thrusters in action and as a bonsu u get to hear the almight roar of usually the CFM56 engines better than up the front!!
very back row all the way for me



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User currently offlineCaptainMatt From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

What is the jump seat. Where is it located on a 737. How do i get access to this seat
M


User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

The jump seat is in the back of the cockpit...

User currently offlineBraniff place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Best Seat On A 737 is no seat.  Big thumbs up
-Braniff


User currently offlineNbirger From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Hey,

I flew jumpseat on a WestJet 732 and the view was amazing. No ubstruction whatsoever from the windscreen. Too bad it will be almost impossible to get it now.

Have a good one,

Nick


User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

"What is the jump seat. Where is it located on a 737. How do I get access to this seat?"

The 737 jumpseat folds down in front of the cockpit door. Many airlines now put in down inflight even with mo jumpseat rider as part of the new cockpit security. Only pilots employed by that airline can ride in the jumpseat. Before 9-11, in the US any pilot employed by a Part 121 operator could ride in another airlines jumpseat, but now cockpit access is limited to only company employees. So, unless you are an airline pilot, you won't be getting any jumpseat access.


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User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Thanks everyone I think i will try JS (jumpseat) I work with this airline so Im going to try it out its just going to depend on the flight crew.


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User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

A leather one - we've got them - as have others.

But generally the last row is best, good view, first to be served, unobstructed view, all that power and noise, plus the -200s wonderful flaps, spoilers and thrust reverser buckets. Great!


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Jumpseat = best seat in any plane.


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Can't wait till my next jumpseat ride in April. Big grin

Thom@s



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Like has been said before, the j/s on the 737 is very nice indeed. I sad in the jumpseat on a few occasions with Royal Airlines in the 737-200, and it was great. Not the most comfortable, but hey, the view is unmatched. Good luck. Westjet is an easy going company, so you as an employee might get access. With Canada 3000, even as a flight attendant, we weren't allowed to sit in the jumpseat.


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Jumpseat is sure nice - I did that in 300s and 500s.

In the passenger cabin, I prefer the row by the window exit, because of the greater legroom. Though you have to take care not to get the non-reclinable ones.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

As in any commercial aircraft, the best seats are always in the second row (or third or fourth or fifth, etc. if equipped) in First Class. Don't get me wrong, I won't balk at the first row, but typically, there is slightly less leg room, and usually only one window to peer out of instead of two.

Sure the jumpseat's nice. But are ya gonna get a cocktail? I have my priorities.

Travis


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Jumpseat is the best seat on any plane - I clocked mine on a BA 747-200. However, if you are a pax, I found seats 14A/F on Delta Express to be the best for photography purposes (I have some great shots of the flaps going into MCO). However, First Class is always nice too...

Jeff


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I like to sit towards the back of a 737 so far back, that one time I saw the contrails! And it's great, all you can see from the window is the wingtip, and great for viewing wingtips!

Continental
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User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

The best seat is the front left seat. It pays the best and has many ergonomic control features for your comfort. Sorry, couldn't resist.


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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3466 posts, RR: 47
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

>The best seat is the front left seat. It pays the best and has many
>ergonomic control features for your comfort. Sorry, couldn't resist.

You also never fly with anybody you don't like.  Wink/being sarcastic




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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

I stand by my earlier statement.

Any seat that doesn't come with free cocktails isn't worth having.


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1039 times:

Well guys Im back on the way out I flew in row 24 seat A and on the back I flew Jump Seat oh my godness the jumpseat was aswome as we flew from Owwawa to Hamilton we could really see toronto its was great I will post a trip report up as soon as i feel like it.


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User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Everyone thinks that I'm crazy, but Seat 18A, 18F, 20A, and 20F are my favorites. The windows are perfectly aligned with you so you dan't have to stain your head forward to see, and you are right behind the wing, my favorite place to sit, right aligned with the trailing edge of the wingtip. This is on WN's 737's, I realize that having a first class in the front will affect the alignment. On WN, try it somtime, and the great part is that everyone always crowds to the front, but those seats are usually free even when I get boarding passes up in the 90's!

25 Fallingeese : I've flown jump seat twice on Canadian...well I did. Both times were on 737-200's, oh what a seat!
26 Post contains images Dripstick : Fly_yhm, what approach did you fly into YHM? 30R or 12L, 06 or 24? Did you take any pics of the cockpit?
27 Post contains images Brains : any seat on any any plane is a good seat
28 Qantas744 : It probably varies from one type to another but on easyJet 737-300's and 700's I go for row 22 on the left side or row 23 on the right side.It all dep
29 Fly_yhm : Dripstick We landed on 30R which was cool because it was at night and everything was on (lights) unfortunatly I didnt take any pictures because it was
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