Davescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2320 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4278 times:
As we all know, BA and several other carriers are updating their F and C cabins. In the case of BA, for example, the 744 are gettting new seats. The 777 still has the "old" Club World seat, until the seat passes all the safety rules and is installed in 777 also. My question: What happens to the old seats? Do they get thrown out? Do they replace more worn out seats in other aircraft?
Thanks to all the mechanics who keep us safe at 37000!
Miamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4260 times:
They either get scrapped, or they get refurbished. A shipset of seats takes up a lot of space. SOme of the "newer" seats like the Weber 7070 series get overhauled and put into service. MaxJet recently had seats installed in their newest fleet additions that came from IB's A343 and 346.
WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4252 times:
Some airlines sell their seats once they cannot be used anymore. I know when LH introduced the new seats in their short haul fleet you could call a number and buy seat rows... And then have a "comfortable" couch at home
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4127 times:
Some years ago, there was a cocktail bar in Amsterdam, called the 'Boeing Club' and it had, as its seating, retired leather first class seats.
Don't know if it's still there or not...but was a nice friendly place.
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
There was an Airline Memorabilia Show/Sale in Atlanta last Saturday (Oct 20). There where lots of seats for sale. Delta was selling coach seats ($100 for a double or triple) and a vendor had first and business seats from about a dozen different carriers ($320-$450 a pair).
Apollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
My uncle used to work at United. FOr Christmas one year he took an old first class seat. Cleaned it up and repaired the tear and wear on the seats and gave it to me. I use it everyday for reading and studying. He even installed a prop up tray table for my books!!!
Boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
I had a freind that had a first class seat from a 767 that was being converted to VIP interior, Still had the Person Video Player as well as all the motors and actuators for the lumbar and back and foot rests. We had it hooked up to a convertor and ran all the systems, was the favorite chair during football parties, but the strippers didn't like it too much since it was to wide for a lapdance. HAHA