fly_yhm
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Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 11:23 am

What is the best seat to sit in on a 737?Also if you fly jump seat how is view if you want to look down? And if you JS can you see good out the windshield like if your an approach can you see the approach lights and see out the window?
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 11:59 am

I heard a rumor that on the 737 NG's, some of the seats face backwards. I have flown on both the 738 and 739, and haven't seen these backwards facing seats. Any info?

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fly_yhm
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:09 pm

Well on our(westjet) -700s all seats face forwards.
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:15 pm

2A & 2F, or if in f/c, 2A & 2D. The front seats offer the best unobstructed view from the window, as well as the most convenient placement in terms of boarding ease. Seats in row 1 are sometimes sketchy because you may not get a window.

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:18 pm

If seats faced backwards it would be because the airline chose to have them put in that way. The only 737 I have seen with rear facing seats is WN and from what I hear they are phasing those out.

As far as the best seat that is a matter of preference. If I am looking for the best view it would be a window as far ahead of the wing as possible (it's also quiter up front). If I want room it is the exit aisle. The exit window is no good because the seat cushion is thinner and quite uncomfortable.

As far as the jumpseat goes if you aren't jumpseat qualified by virtue of your job (and have an agreement with the airline you are flying on) chances of riding in it are about zero. But the view from the jumpseat isn't too bad. If you are tall you have to kind of duck down to see out the front very well because you sit up a little higher than the pilots and the windscreen doesn't come up real high. I enjoy the ride up there though. Much more comfortable and better view than in the MD-80.
 
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:41 pm

I once jumpseated on a B737-200. The jumpseat provides a great view of the takeoff and approach, a perspective you'll never see from the cabin. Bring a camera, but be sure to ask the crew before taking a pic, especially with flash.

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:04 pm

The very back row by far i mean common on people you get to see absoloutley all the working of the flaps and spoilers and in the 732 the reverse thrusters in action and as a bonsu u get to hear the almight roar of usually the CFM56 engines better than up the front!!
very back row all the way for me
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captainmatt
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Jumpseat?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:22 pm

What is the jump seat. Where is it located on a 737. How do i get access to this seat
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 3:59 pm

The jump seat is in the back of the cockpit...
 
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:13 pm

Best Seat On A 737 is no seat.  Big thumbs up
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nbirger
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:26 pm

Hey,

I flew jumpseat on a WestJet 732 and the view was amazing. No ubstruction whatsoever from the windscreen. Too bad it will be almost impossible to get it now.

Have a good one,

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:29 pm

"What is the jump seat. Where is it located on a 737. How do I get access to this seat?"

The 737 jumpseat folds down in front of the cockpit door. Many airlines now put in down inflight even with mo jumpseat rider as part of the new cockpit security. Only pilots employed by that airline can ride in the jumpseat. Before 9-11, in the US any pilot employed by a Part 121 operator could ride in another airlines jumpseat, but now cockpit access is limited to only company employees. So, unless you are an airline pilot, you won't be getting any jumpseat access.


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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Mon Feb 18, 2002 10:56 pm

Thanks everyone I think i will try JS (jumpseat) I work with this airline so Im going to try it out its just going to depend on the flight crew.
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:02 am

A leather one - we've got them - as have others.

But generally the last row is best, good view, first to be served, unobstructed view, all that power and noise, plus the -200s wonderful flaps, spoilers and thrust reverser buckets. Great!
 
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:07 am

Jumpseat = best seat in any plane.


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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:09 am

Like has been said before, the j/s on the 737 is very nice indeed. I sad in the jumpseat on a few occasions with Royal Airlines in the 737-200, and it was great. Not the most comfortable, but hey, the view is unmatched. Good luck. Westjet is an easy going company, so you as an employee might get access. With Canada 3000, even as a flight attendant, we weren't allowed to sit in the jumpseat.
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:37 am

Jumpseat is sure nice - I did that in 300s and 500s.

In the passenger cabin, I prefer the row by the window exit, because of the greater legroom. Though you have to take care not to get the non-reclinable ones.

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:44 am

As in any commercial aircraft, the best seats are always in the second row (or third or fourth or fifth, etc. if equipped) in First Class. Don't get me wrong, I won't balk at the first row, but typically, there is slightly less leg room, and usually only one window to peer out of instead of two.

Sure the jumpseat's nice. But are ya gonna get a cocktail? I have my priorities.

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:50 am

Jumpseat is the best seat on any plane - I clocked mine on a BA 747-200. However, if you are a pax, I found seats 14A/F on Delta Express to be the best for photography purposes (I have some great shots of the flaps going into MCO). However, First Class is always nice too...

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 12:58 am

I like to sit towards the back of a 737 so far back, that one time I saw the contrails! And it's great, all you can see from the window is the wingtip, and great for viewing wingtips!

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IAHERJ
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:53 am

The best seat is the front left seat. It pays the best and has many ergonomic control features for your comfort. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 2:45 am

>The best seat is the front left seat. It pays the best and has many
>ergonomic control features for your comfort. Sorry, couldn't resist.

You also never fly with anybody you don't like.  Wink/being sarcastic

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travatl
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 2:51 am

I stand by my earlier statement.

Any seat that doesn't come with free cocktails isn't worth having.
 
fly_yhm
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 10:48 am

Well guys Im back on the way out I flew in row 24 seat A and on the back I flew Jump Seat oh my godness the jumpseat was aswome as we flew from Owwawa to Hamilton we could really see toronto its was great I will post a trip report up as soon as i feel like it.
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:00 pm

Everyone thinks that I'm crazy, but Seat 18A, 18F, 20A, and 20F are my favorites. The windows are perfectly aligned with you so you dan't have to stain your head forward to see, and you are right behind the wing, my favorite place to sit, right aligned with the trailing edge of the wingtip. This is on WN's 737's, I realize that having a first class in the front will affect the alignment. On WN, try it somtime, and the great part is that everyone always crowds to the front, but those seats are usually free even when I get boarding passes up in the 90's!
 
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:07 pm

I've flown jump seat twice on Canadian...well I did. Both times were on 737-200's, oh what a seat!
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 1:14 pm

Fly_yhm, what approach did you fly into YHM? 30R or 12L, 06 or 24?

Did you take any pics of the cockpit?

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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:31 pm

any seat on any any plane is a good seat  Smile
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 8:52 pm

It probably varies from one type to another but on easyJet 737-300's and 700's I go for row 22 on the left side or row 23 on the right side.It all depends on which direction I'm flying and which side the sun will that decides whether to sit on the left or on the right,both these rows are towards the back and nicely lined up with the windows.

I don't know about other airlines as the only times I fly on 737's it's with easyJet.


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fly_yhm
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RE: Best Seat On A 737

Tue Feb 19, 2002 11:46 pm

Dripstick
We landed on 30R which was cool because it was at night and everything was on (lights) unfortunatly I didnt take any pictures because it was night and I didnt want to disturb the captian and First officer.
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