JoseSalazar wrote:Sooner787 wrote:DenverTed wrote:So in 2022, WN will take 34 more in addition to the original 30 Max7 deliveries, for a total of 64? Three lavs, no more lavs in the rear galley, unlike on the JetBlue A220. That is some progress.
I'll take Southwest and their 32' seat pitch anytime.
At least they realize their are folks over 6'2" that need extra legroom
Their -700s have 31” pitch and are the majority of their fleet. Are you saying you’d rather take a SWA 737-700 with 31” pitch over a jetblue A220 with 32” of pitch, 1-1.5” wider seats, and 50% fewer middle seats? Interesting take. I fly WN when I have to, and their network is a lot better than JetBlue’s, and their comfort is probably better than economy- on legacy 737s, but there are definitely a lot more comfortable planes out there for bigger folks (bigger referring to any/all directions), especially considering the post to which you responded was referring to jetblue A220s.
I'm all for fewer middle seats. That's why I believe the workhorse, better mousetrap, gold standard people mover plane of the future is a twin aisle 2-2-2. No more fear and loathing in the middle seat. How light can Boeing make a 200 seater for WN with 4 lavs, 18" wide seats and aisles, 32" pitch, with 3k nm range? Can they do it at 95t MTOW and a 36m CFRP wing? Maybe WN will by some Max10s, but I hope beyond that there is a bigger vision.