New Copa Business Class B737-MAX9

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Old Sep 18, 18, 6:17 pm
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New Copa Business Class B737-MAX9

Copa announced today the new B737-MAX9 configuration: business class (2-2) with lie flat seats; economy max (3-3) is the new premium economy and main cabin (3-3).
Pictures here: http://www.milhasedestinos.com.br/co...cama-b737-max/

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Old Sep 19, 18, 1:20 am
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Finally, it's about time. Ain't nobody got time for recliners on SFO/GRU/SCL/EZE-PTY. There better be wi-fi, too.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 10:47 am
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Here is FlightGlobal's article. It is not in Portuguese.

Image is from there
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Old Sep 19, 18, 11:35 am
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I'm flying Copa for the first time this December (SFO-PTY-SCL) on a UA business saver award, and am looking forward to the lie-flat seats on the SFO-PTY leg. I checked my reservation online and the aircraft indeed now says 737-900, by which I assume they mean the MAX 9.

Here are the MAX routes at least according to Routes Online:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...late-sep-2018/
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Old Sep 23, 18, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by skyblue View Post
I'm flying Copa for the first time this December (SFO-PTY-SCL) on a UA business saver award, and am looking forward to the lie-flat seats on the SFO-PTY leg. I checked my reservation online and the aircraft indeed now says 737-900, by which I assume they mean the MAX 9.
The 737-900 is not the 737 MAX9
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Old Sep 23, 18, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by UAPremExecflyer View Post
The 737-900 is not the 737 MAX9
Thanks, I figured as such, but since Copa does not currently have any 737-900 in its fleet, when I saw "737-900" in my reservation, I was thinking/hoping that it's just their way of indicating the MAX 9? I could very well be wrong!
https://www.copaair.com/en/web/us/fleet
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Does anybody know if there are any plans to operate the 737-MAX out of YUL?

I'm flying YUL-PTY-GUA in November in J and I would love to try the new product - but I won't hold my breath
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Old Nov 2, 18, 12:27 am
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For other airlines that already have the 739, to differentiate they code it "7M9" - but CM/Copa, not having any other 739's just codes it 739 per their reservations staff and airlines systems.

A huge difference in biz class - not much in coach. And it's not that consistent yet in the fleet, and I imagine subject to substitution - but definitely headed in a better direction, unlike others [cough cough...AA] who use new equipment as an opportunity to make it worse for all classes.
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Originally Posted by broland View Post
Copa announced today the new B737-MAX9 configuration: business class (2-2-2) with lie flat seats; economy max (3-3) is the new premium economy and main cabin (3-3).
Pictures here: http://www.milhasedestinos.com.br/co...cama-b737-max/
Not 2-2-2 which would be pretty poor width for J/C in a 737, so it's 2-2
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Old Nov 17, 18, 6:13 am
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Oooops! Thanks!
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Flew in this 2 weeks ago. Very nice seat and big ol' screens.

In the completely lie flat position, I as a 6'3 tall person, did not completely fit.

Had to flex my knees.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 11:57 am
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Looks like the BE Diamond, which is the standard 2x2 lie-flat installation in a narrowbody aircraft (used by UA, DL, AA, among others).

It's an okay seat, but not state of the art. The small footwells (along with lack of direct aisle access) are the biggest negatives.
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Old Nov 22, 18, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by dr_torch View Post
Does anybody know if there are any plans to operate the 737-MAX out of YUL?

I'm flying YUL-PTY-GUA in November in J and I would love to try the new product - but I won't hold my breath
Don't hold too long, you'll pass out and bank your head on the coffee table! I was hoping for the 737 MAX on my January flight from YYZ. Alas, no dice it's the - 737-800 both ways. I don't think YYZ or YUL will be getting CM's new and shiny toy :-(
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What's the easiest way to know if I'll be in the new business class seats when flying between SFO and PTY? As someone mentioned above, if Copa is showing the equipment as a 737-900, can I assume it has the new seats? Also, it looks like generally there are two departures from SFO to PTY - 1:30 AM and 8:50 PM. Any pros or cons to either flight from a service perspective?
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Originally Posted by LRMErnst View Post
What's the easiest way to know if I'll be in the new business class seats when flying between SFO and PTY? As someone mentioned above, if Copa is showing the equipment as a 737-900, can I assume it has the new seats? Also, it looks like generally there are two departures from SFO to PTY - 1:30 AM and 8:50 PM. Any pros or cons to either flight from a service perspective?
All PTY/SFO should be 737-900 from 1st December according to their site and other resources (both per day)

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