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Old Apr 7, 2013, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs
Why are there no window shades in the Exit Rows on the ER's? All of the other planes have shades in the exit rows.
Its a problem common to the worldwide sky interior 737 fleet. The exit row window shades last about a week before they break and there are no spares to replace them. Boeing is redesigning them and until then has either little incentive to supply spares which are under warranty or just can't keep up. Also AS has little incentive to install any spares it may receive due to the manpower to install them and the potential for flight delay when they break and have to be deferred.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by MonThruThurs
Why are there no window shades in the Exit Rows on the ER's? All of the other planes have shades in the exit rows.

Laptop privacy screens do not mix with sunlight!
Assuming you have the 3M one, try turning it to the anti-glare side.

If that doesn't work and you need to block the sun, shove the safety card or something into the window. I've done it countless times on morning QX flights. You're bound to get some strange looks, but it works.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 7:38 pm
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Flew on the 900er for the first time last night from IAH-SEA.
Plane still had a new smell to it.

Overall thought the seat was comfortable and maybe I was dreaming but the pitch doesn't seem to be as much as on an 800 (was in row 2). Maybe it is an illusion since the seats are a little bulkier.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 10:28 pm
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Row 6

I have not yet flown on one of the new 900ER birds but have two booked now.

For Row 6, is it really a bulkhead like the older 900s or is it the curtain ala the -800s?

Seatguru says there is a bulkhead but I'm not sure if this is true.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by beaver
I have not yet flown on one of the new 900ER birds but have two booked now.

For Row 6, is it really a bulkhead like the older 900s or is it the curtain ala the -800s?

Seatguru says there is a bulkhead but I'm not sure if this is true.

Thanks!
I want to say its a curtain but am not certain...

Aside from the different style seats, it looks like a 73H with the SkyInterior.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
I want to say its a curtain but am not certain...

Aside from the different style seats, it looks like a 73H with the SkyInterior.
It has a curtain similar to the -800s.

I'm personally a big fan of row 17 on the ERs.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by beaver
I have not yet flown on one of the new 900ER birds but have two booked now.

For Row 6, is it really a bulkhead like the older 900s or is it the curtain ala the -800s?

Seatguru says there is a bulkhead but I'm not sure if this is true.

Thanks!
It's just a curtain. Not even the partial solid bulkhead.
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Old Apr 21, 2013, 3:06 am
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I see N408AS parked out of C2 in ANC...and am drooling

Am on the 1st generation 739 tonight with AS130
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa
I see N408AS parked out of C2 in ANC...and am drooling

Am on the 1st generation 739 tonight with AS130
I'm on N408AS right now. We were scheduled to leave SEA at 7:05 this morning to LAX, but we were significantly delayed because of a bird strike to the right engine on her previous leg.

I wonder, if like a stolen car, they just never fly the same again? ha

Totally, just joking.
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Old Apr 22, 2013, 12:44 pm
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Based on the seat map, I am fairly sure I am on one of the new ER's on a SEA-FAI leg next week.
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