From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Date: 11 Nov 1997 23:16:59 GMT Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Joseph Edward Nemec <email@example.com> wrote: >H Andrew Chuang wrote: > >> Alaska has placed an order of 10 B737-900s and became the launch >> customer of the longest B737. For details, see Boeing's news >> release: > >> <http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1997/news_release_971110b.html> > >I noticed that the B737-900 is the largest of the 737s, but Boeing >reports that the passenger capacity for the planes >that Alaska Airways has ordered is 177 pax, as opposed to the >180+ for the B737-800. What's going on? Is the -900 a particularly >long-range aircraft, or is Alaska Airways going for some sort of >premium seating? > The max seating capacity for the B737-800 is 189, IIRC, but that's in one-class, high-density configuration. Many European inclusive operators are interested in the B737-800. I believe the max seating capacity of the B737-900 will remain at 189 which is limited by the emergency exit requirement. The B737-800 is about the size of the A320. The B737-900, I think, is a tad smaller than the A321 (and the B757-200).