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New Interior MAS 737-400s  
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Hi all,

I was on 9M-MMI yesterday from SIN-KUL (en route to HKT) and I thought the jet looked new from the outside. For once, there was not a single dirty stain and the fuselage was factory fresh spanking shiny clean! A trip report will follow in 2 weeks...

I walked into the aircraft and what do you know - New interiors! Bulkheads are similar to what they have on the 777s, dark blue seats for First Class, Row 5 - 12 in Y Class are green (I can only think of clover green) and light blue for the rest of the seats till Row 27.

Latest updates, there are only 36 737-400s left in MAS's fleet. Does this still make them the largest 737 operators outside the USA?


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Good new indeed!
But why didn't MAS publish this in the Media?



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User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Qantas have a ton of 737s... More than 34

User currently offlineAdol From Malaysia, joined Jul 2001, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

From Boeing website
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B733F
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Ordered 2
Delivered 2

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B734
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Ordered 41
Delivered 41

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B735
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Ordered 9
Delivered 9

Total = 52

BTW, did they reduce the seats? I really hope they do, and put IFE in those MAS babies.

Cheers!
adol


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Adol
IFE for flights less than two hours? Most of the flights within Peninsular Malaysia are even below one hour and I don't think at all that there is a big demand for IFE. Compared to other airlines the seat comfort in the MAS 734 is not excellent but I would say around average. Good question anyway, did they remove seats?



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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

I doubt they removed any seats. I remember reading in one of Ryan's trip reports that the new interior involved changes in the seat covers, and wall panels. I don't think the change goes deeper than the seat covers.


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

I could fold my legs like a woman! So it wasn't all that cramped in there... I could not do it on NW 747 and DC10...

In fact, the leading stewardess quickly told the rest of the crew to clean up whatever they could when all the pax disembarked in KUL so tat I could take photos of the cabin! She the proceeded to tell me that the seats used the same fabric as the 777 seats.

I shall try to post them when I return to Singapore, hopefully they won't be rejected.

Cheers
Ryan



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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

About time too...

...about space on the 737 - MAS sets its seating in a rather standard way which is perfectly acceptable for such short runs. Try flying on BA's 737s (eg. LGW-ATH) or even Air France's 737s (which incidently some are ex-MAS machines) on the LHR-CDG route and there certainly isn't much room to swing a cat in...

Good to see some new interiors at MAS though. ps. Some of their 747-400s could do with a revamp too...


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Thats great for MAS . The last time i flown on MAS's 737s . The seats are pretty old and it's good to see them upgrading the interiors .

Charles



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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1489 times:

Ryan,
Any chance we can see a pic of you folding your legs like a woman?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Good news indeed. And that's very nice of the cabin crew as well. Hope to see your pictures soon.

I remember when i last flew on thos 737s. Some of the ashtrays were broken, torn seat covers, windows scratched so badly, you could hardly see outside...
Its good to here that MAS are finally upgrading their 737s.


User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Great to hear that MAS are finally upgrading their B734 cabin! In my opinion, there should be at least a couple of B734 that offer IFEs. MAS still uses the B734 to fly to cities like Xiamen, Kaoshiung, Denpasar-Bali, Surabaya and Manila where the flying tmie is over 3 hours. But at least, you are not stucked in some dirty, old B734s. If they provide some IFEs and new cabin interiors, they could well use the B734s for another couple of years before chaing teir regional fleet. Same goes for the A330s, since all of them are relatively new.

By the way, I have to agree with Mas777 that MAS' B734 aren't that bad either, especially if you compare with European carriers. Take a look around their Business Class, and you will find the exact same seats as they are in the Economy Class, same seat width and pitch, just that you get a better meal, and you get the middle seat free, if you are flying on a B737s or the A320s family.


User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Perhaps some of MAS' 330s could be fitted with PTVs as some of the routes they fly are medium to long-haul.

It couldn't hurt to fit a couple of B734s with IFEs either. I flew on MH's KUL-BKI route, about 2h40m, and it got boring after reading the inflight mag twice. And not to mention the flight back, we got the same 'ol magazine. That's why now when i fly MH's 734s I pick up an "Archie" comic from the airport  Big thumbs up



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