|Quoting SEA (Reply 4):|
Would this 744 have had the new interior with IFE in Y?
I think all the 744s in service now have IPTE. As for PTVs in Y, if that's what you mean, I think putting PTVs in Y on the 744s would have required all new seats and with the 787s and 350s coming on line in the next 5 years to replace the 744s, PMUA
wasn't willing to make that kind of investment in the comfort of their lowest yielding passengers. Who knows, maybe now that CO
has taken over and LH
is putting PTVs in Y on their 744s, we'll see a change. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I do have to wonder though, when an airline puts in a proprietary hard product, like IPTE, on a leased airplane, then returns the plane to the lessor, do they put back the previous generation first and business class seats? or just fill in the empty spaces with coach seats? I can't imagine UA
would not tear out the IPTE seats before they hand it over, as those are the property of United, not the lessor, I would think.
Feel free to correct me.