What I discovered yesterday:

 

Old Jun 5, 12, 8:13 am
  #1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 652
What I discovered yesterday:

Someone removed Row 13 from the 717 on my flight from ATL-JAX. I guess that row 13 has been removed throughout the fleet. Need to pay closer attention as I have never really noticed this before. Assumption is that Row 13 has been removed from the 73g's also.
henryf is offline  
Old Jun 5, 12, 10:43 pm
  #2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Programs: My opinions are my own and not that of my employer(s)
Posts: 1,412
LOL It took this long? When was the last time you had a hotel room numbered 13? Or an elevator that had a 13 button. Superstition!

PS there's no row 4-9 either
traveller001 is offline  
Old Jun 5, 12, 10:52 pm
  #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: In Exile
Programs: I fly for free.
Posts: 433
This is probably one of the funniest posts I have ever seen on FT.
PA42 is offline  
Old Jun 6, 12, 7:25 am
  #4
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 652
4-9 is an old story.

I have been on many many many FL aircraft and I have never noticed the absence of Row 13. I am sure that the problem is a lack of attention on my part. The wife and I were in Row 15 and something didn't look right when we were only 4 rows behind the curtain. That's when I noticed the deficit.

Live and learn

Originally Posted by traveller001 View Post
LOL It took this long? When was the last time you had a hotel room numbered 13? Or an elevator that had a 13 button. Superstition!

PS there's no row 4-9 either
henryf is offline  
Old Jun 6, 12, 9:05 am
  #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 182
Originally Posted by henryf View Post
Someone removed Row 13 from the 717 on my flight from ATL-JAX. I guess that row 13 has been removed throughout the fleet. Need to pay closer attention as I have never really noticed this before. Assumption is that Row 13 has been removed from the 73g's also.

I think that "someone" was Boeing when they built the planes!
travelingfool23 is offline  
Old Jun 6, 12, 6:09 pm
  #6
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 513
Originally Posted by henryf View Post
Someone removed Row 13 from the 717 on my flight from ATL-JAX.
Just call Airtran and talk to an A+ CSR, they can fix anything...
dmbolp is offline  
Old Jun 7, 12, 7:45 am
  #7
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 652
Originally Posted by dmbolp View Post
Just call Airtran and talk to an A+ CSR, they can fix anything...
They can

I will put it on my list of things to do

Are you sure that this wasn't a WN inspired cost saving measure?

BTW, I don't think that Boeing had anything to do with it. The carrier can assign row numbers upon delivery.
henryf is offline  
Old Jun 8, 12, 8:21 am
  #8
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 1,062
Originally Posted by henryf View Post
Are you sure that this wasn't a WN inspired cost saving measure?

BTW, I don't think that Boeing had anything to do with it. The carrier can assign row numbers upon delivery.
I doubt it was inspired by Southwest as all their aircraft have a row 13.

737-300

737-500

737-700
LoneStarMike is offline  
Old Jun 8, 12, 3:54 pm
  #9
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Posts: 3,431
What I learned yesterday:

The FL 722 ATL-LAX crew only offers one beverage service over 4.8 hours. The FAs explained to us that LAX does not re-cater the plane and they're afraid they'll run out of beverages on their quick turn-around back east.

They said this was a relatively new circumstance owing to AirTran now operating from Terminal 1.
LegalTender is offline  
Old Jun 11, 12, 6:40 pm
  #10
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: HH Gold, AA Gold
Posts: 9,402
Originally Posted by LegalTender View Post
What I learned yesterday:

The FL 722 ATL-LAX crew only offers one beverage service over 4.8 hours. The FAs explained to us that LAX does not re-cater the plane and they're afraid they'll run out of beverages on their quick turn-around back east.

They said this was a relatively new circumstance owing to AirTran now operating from Terminal 1.
That doesn't sound right! WN has catering at LAX. Why won't they cater their subsidiary's planes???
formeraa is offline  
Old Jun 14, 12, 1:57 am
  #11
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Programs: My opinions are my own and not that of my employer(s)
Posts: 1,412
Originally Posted by LoneStarMike View Post
I doubt it was inspired by Southwest as all their aircraft have a row 13.

737-300

737-500

737-700
Yet rather ironically WN plans to have 13 FL 737's converted by the end of the year.
traveller001 is offline  
Old Jun 14, 12, 3:41 pm
  #12
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston (HOU/IAH)
Programs: WN, UA, DL, AA, Chase UR
Posts: 2,122
Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
That doesn't sound right! WN has catering at LAX. Why won't they cater their subsidiary's planes???
On the flip side of that coin I took WN on ATL-HOU after the plane had arrived from LAX and they were short/out of certain drinks.
alggag is offline  
Old Jun 15, 12, 9:47 am
  #13
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MEM
Programs: A+ Elite, Hilton Gold, OA and hotels, member
Posts: 256
Row 13

This is not at all a new development. I've been flying AirTran pretty heavily since late 2009, and I distinctly remember early in that period noticing that the planes (at least the 71s) have no row 13. Seemed a little odd, but it amused me a little.
cooger72 is offline  
Old Aug 1, 12, 1:35 pm
  #14
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DXB, CSG
Programs: DL DM; EK Silver
Posts: 10
It used to be quite common in the age before computers to not have a row 13...then they started showing up on aircraft (and 13th floors in buildings). But I noticed last year my KLM flights are missing row 13...I found it nostalgic and maybe a nod to a higher power.
DubaiDaddy13 is offline  
Old Aug 1, 12, 2:47 pm
  #15
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: PHX
Posts: 3,796
I tried deliberately booking row 13 for a while to see if it helped me get a row to myself. It didn't.

I think CO also did not have row 13. The new UA seatmaps don't have row 13 either, though this is mostly due to them skipping row numbers to keep certain rows (exit rows, bulkheads) the same number on different aircraft.
alanh is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 8:57 am.

Home - News - Forum - Hotel Reviews - Glossary - Contact Us - Airport Code Lookup - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy - Advertise on FlyerTalk - Archive - Top

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by Flyertalk.com. Copyright 2017 FlyerTalk.com. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.