Re: 737-900 (was Re: Aer Lingus signs for A321s)

Date:         29 Aug 97 08:10:41 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
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In article <airliners.1997.1949@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>I'm mildly surprised at their claim that the 737-900 will allow 18
>more seats (three rows) over the 737-800.  What I had heard before
>was that the -900 wouldn't offer more capacity then the -800, but
>would allow a more generous pitch when configured to the maximum
>number of seats.  I couldn't imagine enough demand for that to
>justify yet another stretch; 18 more seats is far more believable.

I believe what you originally heard was the -900, limited by the
number of exits, wouldn't offer more capacity than a -800 in a
high-density configuration.  However, in a typical two-class
configuration, the -900 would have 18 extra seats.