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Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 7:15 am

Do any airlines NOT have a row number 13 because of the number's association with bad luck?
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 7:23 am

Yes, Icelandair has always had a row #13 on all planes.
There are many more airlines who have row #13.
On a SAS F50 I have seen 13 rows numbered 1-12 and 14. Rediculous!
Have you ever slept in hotel room #13? I guess not.
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 7:28 am


I agree with Preben, row 13 is like having 13 passengers in a flight or the 13th. plane in the take-off line.... 13 is just the number after the 12 and before the 14! Just that!
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:31 am

One time when I was assigned row 13, it was supposed to be a window seat but I got a wall. Bad luck I guess!  
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:38 am

GOOD QUESTION! I was reading an ASA CL65 chart, and it went 12-14!!! No 13.
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:46 am

Swissair does not have any row 13, it always goes 12-14!
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:53 am

My house number is 13 and I recall my mother saying soon after I moved in that I must immediately remove the brass number from the front door and give the house a name, which is something of a family tradition. However, I left the number on the door - it gets polished regularly and is there for all to see. I don't have a hang-up with # 13. In fact any numerical bad luck I might have had, has involved other numbers.

I seem to recall that I have sat in row 13 on more than one aircraft, but because it was no big deal, the details are hazy.
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 9:05 am

SIA DOES NOT have row 13 at all - apparently, they have row 11, 12 then 14...

BTW, all SQ's Raffles (Business) Class start at row 11, regardless of a/c type and config. Difft economy will always start from row 31 onwards. (First class is from row 1)...


Fri Nov 24, 2000 1:16 pm

TWA = no row 13

RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 1:49 pm

I am just getting my PPL. Currently I am a flight nurse. The emergency department I routinely go to has no room 13. You don't want to give patients something else to be concerned with.
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 1:53 pm

AirCanada has a row 13 on almost everything in the fleet thats big enough to have 13 rows! (CRJ/Dash 8-300 are smallest that do) in fact they start the economy section on all the larger airliners at row 12!
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 5:40 pm

SAS don`t have row 13 on their 767s
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 5:48 pm

Air New Zealand - has row 13!
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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:58 pm

There are a lot of carriers without row thirteen:

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RE: Row Thirteen...

Fri Nov 24, 2000 9:46 pm

Delta has a row 13 on it's MD-11s and 777s in Bizelite, but not on the 767s, as it only goes up to row 11!!

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