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New 737s, Smaller Galleys?  
User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2825 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

Hi

I've noticed on newer 737s (1-2 years old) the galley space (both front & back) are much smaller, yet there is still the same amount of seats. Anyone know why this is?

Thanks


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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3471 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
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with the decline of full service in all classes, there were unused but weighty components in the older style that could be eliminated as weight reduction.

User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

wouldn't this depend on the airline and the specific configuration chosen?

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

I'm sure the amount of equipment in the galley and the size of the gally space is configurable for each customer.

However, the maximum number of seats is possibly a certification limit.

Also, I would imagine having some five year old B737-800 aircraft with X seats and some new B737-800 aircraft with X + 12 seats (2 rows) would be an aircraft scheduling nightmare - especially for a big fleet customer.


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2825 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Quoting kanban (Reply 1):

with the decline of full service in all classes, there were unused but weighty components in the older style that could be eliminated as weight reduction.

I see. Thanks. Very annoying, no room for me lunch box!

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
Also, I would imagine having some five year old B737-800 aircraft with X seats and some new B737-800 aircraft with X + 12 seats (2 rows) would be an aircraft scheduling nightmare - especially for a big fleet customer.

Our -800s range from 10 years to 1 week old & have 189Y config.

Cheers.



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2093 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Kanban,

Did Boeing switch over to the flat bulkhead for the 737? did that add any space for the rear galley?

bt



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9580 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

It depends on the airline.

Korean Air on their 737-900ERs have massive galleys. There are provisions for 13 half carts and 8 full carts.

Spicejet on the other hand has only 7 half carts on an entire 900ER.



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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 2):
wouldn't this depend on the airline and the specific configuration chosen?

Entirely

Quoting aerdingus (Thread starter):
I've noticed on newer 737s (1-2 years old) the galley space (both front & back) are much smaller, yet there is still the same amount of seats. Anyone know why this is?
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3):
However, the maximum number of seats is possibly a certification limit.
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 4):
Our -800s range from 10 years to 1 week old & have 189Y config.

The -800 has a maximum certified seating limit of 189.

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 5):
Did Boeing switch over to the flat bulkhead for the 737? did that add any space for the rear galley?

Flat bulkhead is standard on the -900ER, optional on the -800.


User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3471 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
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Quoting bikerthai (Reply 5):
Did Boeing switch over to the flat bulkhead for the 737? did that add any space for the rear galley?


happened after I retired... sorry


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

On AA's 737's they removed two galley compartments that were directly behind the two aft lav's. That provided space for an extra row of seats. All that was lost was space for two carts and storage for soda/snacks. Good trade if you ask me.

User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

I will say from a FA perspective, the width of the galley's on our 737s, both forward and aft, is noticeably less the 757, and A320 series- I assume because the fuselage tappers more in those areas.

User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2825 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 10):

How old are your 737s?



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User currently offlinerrobards2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

At my airline, our galleys look like this

700/800/900s
Fwd can hold 3 full size and 2 half size

700/800s
Aft can hold 5 full carts
900s
Aft can hold 7 Full carts

500s
Fwd 4 half carts
Aft 5 full carts


All galleys of which hold various numbers of storage carriers -


User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 11):
How old are your 737s?

Our 737s are all newer models.
700s/800s


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 6):
Korean Air on their 737-900ERs have massive galleys. There are provisions for 13 half carts and 8 full carts.

Why so many on a B737.....



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9580 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):

Why so many on a B737.....

I think Korean Air is using the 739ER on long routes with 5-6 hour block time to Southeast Asia. They offer a full business class service up front and hot meals in economy. If they are double catering, I guess that could require that many carts.



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