I paid $550 per seat for the seat set, so $1100, plus $250 shipping from Hollister, CA
The seats are in "out of the aircraft condition" and are cleaned and repaired to function as they normally would. However, they are not reconditioned for airline use (that would cost about double). Also, you will have issues with power, since the electrics run on 115v/400hz AC
and house power is usually 110v/60hz. The seat I received also did not come with the cables to wire it up to power. I have considered contacting Weber to determine if they still support the seat and can provide wiring and suggest a power converter for the legs. I suspect that will be an expensive exercise, so I just use a leather ottoman and I find it works just fine.
The company is Interface Aviation in Hollister, CA
. Alma Medina is my contact there and she is very willing to sell seats on an ad-hoc basis; especially seats which are no longer going to be in use. Since United no longer is using the 762, there are no need for the spares for the Weber seats, so it may be possible to get the seats and parts at a decent price. However, you must make certain that you KNOW what seat you are getting, because once you get the seat, it is sold AS IS
and they are not generally willing to take it back.
Another seat vendor is Keystone Aviation in Miami...don't know what their pricing is, however, they do carry a large number of UA
seats, as well as CO
Business First seats (the old ones from the DC10). Since a lot of these seats are the 8G
type, chances are that in a short time they will no longer be useful, since FAA now requires a 16G seat.
Good luck and let me know how it comes out.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998