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New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:29 am

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?

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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:47 pm

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.
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:51 pm

wouldn't this depend on the airline and the specific configuration chosen?
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:38 pm

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.

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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:19 pm

Kanban,

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

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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:27 pm

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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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:49 pm

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


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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:05 am

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.
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:24 pm

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 10):

How old are your 737s?
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:15 am

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 -
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:42 pm

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

Our 737s are all newer models.
700s/800s
 
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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:15 pm

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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RE: New 737s, Smaller Galleys?

Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 pm

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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