-900 with power at the seat - how common?

Old Sep 12, 14, 9:59 pm
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-900 with power at the seat - how common?

I'm doing a transcon on a -900 this weekend. What are the chances that the AC will have power at the seats?
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Old Sep 12, 14, 10:07 pm
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-900 with power at the seat - how common?

I'd say, just shy of 50/50. All non-er's are retro-fitted but none of the ER'S are yet, even the newest, it's not done on the production line. I think there are just a few less of the old ones than the new too. Or maybe the ER's are used more on trans-cons, not sure.

If you know what type of 900 then you'll be certain one way or the other.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 10:26 pm
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Thanks for the info. That's good to know.

I can't tell what kind of -900 it is. The flight's sold out already so I can't do a dummy reservation and look at the layout. The earlier flight that day looks like a -900ER based on the 3 lavs in the rear if that's any indication.

My return leg next week looks like an -800, which seems a bit odd. I thought only -900s went transcon??
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Old Sep 12, 14, 10:50 pm
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If you use flightstats.com, you can look up the tail number of your flight a day or so in advance.

Anything that starts with N3xxAS is a non ER -900, tails that are N4xxAS are ER -900s.

Aircraft can be swapped as you get closer to flight time, but it is usually reflected on flightstats.com. It's a good resource.
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All of the -900s (ER and non-ER) have the lavs in the back now. With all of the non-ER 900s modified, both models have the same number of seats and the mid cabin lavs are all gone.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 10:56 pm
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RIP mid cabin lavs.

Was the plumbing removed too, or left in place- just curious.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 11:31 pm
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It's gone. No need to carry around unnecessary weight...
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Old Sep 12, 14, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by beaver View Post
If you use flightstats.com, you can look up the tail number of your flight a day or so in advance.

Anything that starts with N3xxAS is a non ER -900, tails that are N4xxAS are ER -900s.

Aircraft can be swapped as you get closer to flight time, but it is usually reflected on flightstats.com. It's a good resource.
Thanks. Looks like its an -800 tail # is N546AS -
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Old Sep 12, 14, 11:59 pm
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I just found this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...-thoughts.html

...looks like the AC has seat power.. so we'll see..
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Have they started retrofitting the 900ers with power yet?
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Old Sep 13, 14, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sltlyamusd View Post
Have they started retrofitting the 900ers with power yet?
First one should be returning to service soon.
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I just flew BLI-HNL and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a newly revamped plane with the new seats and power.
Row 17 was fantastic! I'm glad I booked 17 both ways in case we don't get the UG.
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Old Sep 13, 14, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Bay Area Blue View Post
First one should be returning to service soon.
Tomorrow would be good.
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Old Sep 13, 14, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by WikiHNL View Post
I just flew BLI-HNL and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a newly revamped plane with the new seats and power.
Row 17 was fantastic! I'm glad I booked 17 both ways in case we don't get the UG.
I don't like the short seat cushion of the exit rows on the new config and i hate the new legroom of the new first class seat. Regular seats have surprising legroom and good legroom in row 6
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Old Sep 14, 14, 4:25 pm
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Looks like a -800 is being used for today's AS14 to EWR instead of the original -900 .. N552AS
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