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Old Feb 16, 10, 7:52 pm
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sat in exit row for 1st time today

Flew on a 735 iah-dfw in 14D. There was no extra leg room. 14AF had no seat in front of them. I noticed row 12 in front of me had no more seat pitch either than standard coach. Is this the same on all CO 73's?
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Old Feb 16, 10, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Flew on a 735 iah-dfw in 14D. There was no extra leg room. 14AF had no seat in front of them. I noticed row 12 in front of me had no more seat pitch either than standard coach. Is this the same on all CO 73's?
That is the layout on the 733/735/73G aircraft. No extra pitch (except for 14A and F as you noted), but if you are in 14 then 12 can't recline into you. Also, 12 makes for a nice pair of seats if thats what you are into.

The 738s and 739s are different. 3 across in both exit rows, lots of extra pitch. The forward of the two does not recline, though.

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No. You can view the good rows on the new 737s via www.seatguru.com (choose Continental)

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Old Feb 16, 10, 8:24 pm
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I never understood on those aircrafts how come they don't all have extra leg room. How good of exit row seats can they be in an event if the whole aisle isn't cleared with extra leg room.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 8:39 pm
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I never understood on those aircrafts how come they don't all have extra leg room. How good of exit row seats can they be in an event if the whole aisle isn't cleared with extra leg room.
The metric for exit requirements on a plane is how long it takes to evacuate the plane's passengers with some number of exits out of service. If there are few enough passengers and enough exits that they don't need extra space in the row to get people out then it isn't a problem. In the case of the shorter 737s my guess is that the alternating feed of the two rows is considered equivalent or better to the 34"-ish of pitch for each of the two exit rows on the longer models. In other words, they don't need any extra pitch there because they can still get everyone off the plane under the time that the FAA established.
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Old Feb 16, 10, 9:27 pm
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Thanks for the helpful info guys!
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The metric for exit requirements on a plane is how long it takes to evacuate the plane's passengers with some number of exits out of service.
and that doesn't even count the giant exit that's created on impact
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Old Feb 17, 10, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by downhillcrasher View Post
The 738s and 739s are different. 3 across in both exit rows, lots of extra pitch. The forward of the two does not recline, though.
I shouldn't divulge this, but I'm feeling charitable. Row 12 has "limited" recline on the 738/739. Row 12 on the 735/73G has no recline. There aren't any 733s left in the CO fleet, AFAIK.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 5:20 pm
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Sitting in 12A on the COEX ER145 tomorrow. Let me guess...added leg room but a seat cushion with a 1" width?
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Old Feb 17, 10, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Sitting in 12A on the COEX ER145 tomorrow. Let me guess...added leg room but a seat cushion with a 1" width?
Pretty typical for an ERJ. It's the best seat on that aircraft by a long way.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by star_world View Post
Pretty typical for an ERJ
But does anyone know why the seat cushions are so thin? I don't get it. Hell I don't get a lot of things but that's just me
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Sitting in 12A on the COEX ER145 tomorrow. Let me guess...added leg room but a seat cushion with a 1" width?
I love 12A on the RJ, best in the back of the jet IMO. my only complaint would be the tiny left armrest.
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Continental still has a couple 737-300's in the fleet

Best legroom, bulkhead 737-800 and 737-900, and 737-500

737-700 not as much room in the bulkhead
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Old Feb 17, 10, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer View Post
Continental still has a couple 737-300's in the fleet
yeah, I see these a lot EWR-MIA and avoid them like the plague
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Old Feb 17, 10, 9:45 pm
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Continental still has a couple 737-300's in the fleet
Down to a single one, actually, Target exit date is the end of the month.
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