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Old May 4, 05, 1:01 pm   #1
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Thumbs up Picture of the new HP leather seats.

For those who may not have seen them yet.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=453945
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Old May 4, 05, 1:17 pm   #2
  
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For those who may not have seen them yet.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=453945

They look great. Do we know if older Airbus aircraft will eventually be retrofitted with these new seats? They'll make coach a whole lot better
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Old May 4, 05, 1:39 pm   #3
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Red face Eventually.

I'd be willing to say eventually, but not immediately. It's cheaper to buy the leather seats with a new plane than to retrofit one in use.
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Old May 4, 05, 4:04 pm   #4
  
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Looks great! I can't wait to fly in one of these new planes.
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Old May 4, 05, 5:33 pm   #5
  
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I agree, they look great.

How about the F seats??
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Old May 4, 05, 6:11 pm   #6
  
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Wow! A good looking airline seat. Nice job America West.
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Old May 4, 05, 6:57 pm   #7
  
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I'd be willing to say eventually, but not immediately. It's cheaper to buy the leather seats with a new plane than to retrofit one in use.
Per the employee webcast last month, the coach cloth seats will not be retrofitted. Too much money! The good thing is that more new Airbi are on the way this year.
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Old May 4, 05, 7:04 pm   #8
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Question Comfy?

Can anyone vouch for the comfort of the new seats? I haven't had the chance to sit in them yet.
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Old May 4, 05, 8:40 pm   #9
  
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WN's new leather seats are already falling apart! I flew WN last weekend and many seats were torn.
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Old May 4, 05, 11:42 pm   #10
  
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WN's new leather seats are already falling apart! I flew WN last weekend and many seats were torn.
That's pretty weak, I guess they're more of a cloth airline. Still, at least they're trying (as opposed to LRTC).
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Old May 5, 05, 1:12 am   #11
  
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Sweet!!

Looks like it is not only a new cover material but an entirely new model of seat. The armrests look different from the previous models.
Have the seats in first changed at all?
Are there any other cabin differences?
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Old May 5, 05, 10:07 am   #12
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Sweet!!

Looks like it is not only a new cover material but an entirely new model of seat. The armrests look different from the previous models.
Yes it is a different seat model.

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Have the seats in first changed at all?
Are there any other cabin differences?
No changes to the F seats, and no other cabin differences.
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Old May 5, 05, 11:49 am   #13
  
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Can anyone vouch for the comfort of the new seats? I haven't had the chance to sit in them yet.
I recently flew on a plane w/ the seats and they seemed quite comfortable. The colors are also very soothing (particularly after a long weekend in Vegas ).
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Old May 5, 05, 3:22 pm   #14
  
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WN's new leather seats are already falling apart! I flew WN last weekend and many seats were torn.

Mmmph, nrrpppph! I am struggling not to make a comment about the weight WN's seats have to take.
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Old May 5, 05, 6:23 pm   #15
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What are these coach seats? I'm an HP Elite I ride in the front!
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