D, E, F more expensive than A,B,C?

Old Mar 22, 19, 6:58 pm
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D, E, F more expensive than A,B,C?

Booking a flight today on a 737-700 and I found it strange that the first four rows on the starboard side are more expensive than the first four rows on the port side.
What's the reason for this?

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Old Mar 22, 19, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by pilotboy1985YYC View Post
Booking a flight today on a 737-700 and I found it strange that the first four rows on the starboard side are more expensive than the first four rows on the port side.
What's the reason for this?

The seats on the port side of the WS -700 are offset behind the starboard side until you get to the emergency overwing exit rows, so DEF behind plus do get a couple of inches more legroom, about 33” compared with 31” in ABC. You can see it in this video:

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Old Mar 22, 19, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by aerobod View Post

The seats on the port side of the WS -700 are offset behind the starboard side until you get to the emergency overwing exit rows, so DEF behind plus do get a couple of inches more legroom, about 33 compared with 31 in ABC. You can see it in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRSDejJggIw
Ahoy there mateys!......."left" and "right" please......
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Old Mar 22, 19, 8:53 pm
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Ahoy there mateys!......."left" and "right" please......
Stand at the front and look back - left is starboard, stand at the back and look forward - left is port. Which left did you mean?
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Originally Posted by aerobod View Post

Stand at the front and look back - left is starboard, stand at the back and look forward - left is port. Which left did you mean?
The one with the cheap seats I suppose.
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Old Mar 23, 19, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Frequentlander View Post
Ahoy there mateys!......."left" and "right" please......

Port is the left side.

I was told once an easy way to remember it is the words port and left have the same amount of letters
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Old Mar 23, 19, 8:35 am
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Remember it this way - on ships "port" was the side that met the dock (hence the name). You also board an aircraft on the port side.

And yes, on the 700 series the DEF seats ahead of the exit row definitely have more space. Not so on the 800 ... not sure about the 600 or Max.

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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by aerobod View Post

Stand at the front and look back - left is starboard, stand at the back and look forward - left is port. Which left did you mean?
On any vessel, boat or aircraft port is port. It doesn't change if you change direction of view. What if you stood on the wing and looked at the aircraft - is port now ahead or behind you?
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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:41 am
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On any vessel, boat or aircraft port is port. It doesn't change if you change direction of view. What if you stood on the wing and looked at the aircraft - is port now ahead or behind you?
That's why I used port & starboard - and the smiley!
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Originally Posted by aerobod View Post
That's why I used port & starboard - and the smiley!
OK. Admission to make here!. After nearly four decades fo flying around, I never realized/ it never clicked with me that we always board the aircraft on the same side.

And now I even know what Port and Starboard mean.

These last two days have been a voyage of discovery for me.
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[QUOTE=Ace Cdn;30920273]Port is the left side.

I was told once an easy way to remember it is the words port and left have the same amount of letters[/Another trick is all the small words go together , of the corresponding pairs ( colours are the lights)

red, left, port

and big words together

green, right , starboard
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[QUOTE=Jimmie Jet;30921674]
Originally Posted by Ace Cdn View Post
Port is the left side.

I was told once an easy way to remember it is the words port and left have the same amount of letters[/Another trick is all the small words go together , of the corresponding pairs ( colours are the lights)

red, left, port
Or just remember once that port is left facing forward, vs. this system.
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[QUOTE=Jimmie Jet;30921674]
Originally Posted by Ace Cdn View Post
Port is the left side.

I was told once an easy way to remember it is the words port and left have the same amount of letters[/Another trick is all the small words go together , of the corresponding pairs ( colours are the lights)

red, left, port

and big words together

green, right , starboard
Unless you're looking at buoys, in which case the rule is "red, right, returning".
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