1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6471 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
From what I heard, the lighted handrails on the MD-90 and 717 were a safety feature. If this were true, how come this never caught on with Boeing and/or Airbus? The 737NG (original interior, not Sky Interior) and 753 were offered with a handrail as an option, but does not have any lighting behind it. Boeing bought McD and could have incorporated it into the 737NG/753 handrail.
Also, when DL installed the bin extensions on the MD-90s, the lighted handrails have been removed.
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