Date: 13 Jan 97 18:35:31 From: Andrew Weir <100637.616@CompuServe.COM> References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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Arch McKinlay wrote, interestingly among other things, the following: >rear-facing seats: >some trains and some camping vans have them. US Navy cargo planes use them >off aircraft carriers fro obvious reasons (I watched a colorful >off-the-cat ditch of a C-2 where it immediately flipped over, the rear >doors blew open and the crew chief popped out within seconds and he began >then yanking passengers out by their collars. They all got out with nary a >neck injury.) I've loved them ever since. Only Southwest airlines 737 >have rear facers nowadays. The RAF has rear-facers on its VC-10s, although not on its L1011s, I think because they bought them second-hand and didn't want to spend the money turning the seats around. Early Tridents, I believe, had some because they had some seat-rows facing each other. Does anybody know of any other civilian airlines apart from Southwest with rear-facing seats in commercial jets, or plans, yet to be fulfilled or abandoned, to install them? And how come Southwest has them?