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Older Cabin Interiors For Southwests  
User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Hi again,

Does anyone remember what Southwest's seat/interior design looked like in the 1971-1984 period (prior to intro of 737-300)?

I flew them in early 1980s but cannot remember cabin design. Seems to me it wasn't that different from what came before latest canyon blue/all leather seating. However, seem to recollect that seats might have been all brown leather in very early 1980s rather than the brown leather/darker cloth combination that dominated 1984-1999 period. However, cannot confirm.


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1962 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

I remember them having cloth seats in the early 80's. Seems to me they had some rows red, some brown, and some blue. They were basically solid, but had a pattern of circular shapes throughout. After that I remember them getting tan headreast covers with tan cloth seat backs. The cloth part had an intricate pattern of diagonal red and brown squares.

User currently offlineKrags From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1801 times:

I have a picture from 1984 when I was in a 737-200 and the seats were red and orange. Some seats faced backwards in what was called a "lounge area". The cabin was also divided by partitions into 2 or 3 sections. Hope this helps.

User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

If I remember correctly, the current cloth seats on most of our planes still came around in 1983 or 4. Prior to that, I have not a clue what our seats looked like! Anybody with some photos?

SJCguy  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1962 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I found a photo. I believe it was taken sometime around 1980-1981. It's not a very good picture; you can only see two rows. One row of seats is brown and the one behind it is red. They both have the same pattern though. It's basically rows of circles beside each other spaced evenly on top and to the the sides. The circles appear to be about 6 inches in diameter. Each circle is a different shade of red or brown (depending on the row). If memory serves me correctly, there were other seats that had the same pattern. Some blue, I think some yellow, and maybe some orange. Hope this helps. Sorry if I confused you.

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