From: Joseph Edward Nemec <email@example.com> Date: 11 Nov 1997 13:45:27 -0500 Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology References: 1 Followups: 1
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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?