737 seat numbers

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  1. kw335
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    Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere, but I just booked a couple of flights tonight and can't help but noticing that the seat numbering is not the one that I'm used to. Take a look at these two seat maps, both are on 737-800. The top seating chart is for a flight next week, and the bottom chart is for a flight in November.

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  2. Wurm
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    Are you noting the different location of the exit rows? Ext rows 13-14 indicate the "original" 738 configuration, while exit rows at 14-15 indicates the newer configuration (with the "sliding-recline" seats).
     
  3. kw335
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    Duh! *smacks own head*. I guess that's what it is. Funny of all the flying I've done on AA, I never noticed the difference in seat numbers between old and new 737 configs. Though out of 84 segments this year, I've only been on the old config 737 twice, and both were in first.

    I feel stupid now. :)
     
  4. The Traveller
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    I believe its the new/updated configuration (more seats, more rows) vs. old configuration (less rows/seats). The old configuration is being phased out and there are fewer to begin with. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    woops, how strange, when I typed my response the page had no replies yet...
     
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    For what it's worth, you've selected good seats on each configuration! :)
     
  7. kw335
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    Well, 15C/D are my go-to Y seats on a 737. That's the only reason why I was alarmed of the odd numbering. I guess I'm just used to have 15C/D as my point of reference.
     
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    Don't feel bad about this sort of question.
     
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    Best rule of thumb for the 737 is just to pick the aisle seat on the aft exit row and you'll be golden.

    If you're someone who really needs the legroom and wants to be assured it in case of an equipment change, selecting row 14 will always get you an exit, but when the new config that will also get you a seat that doesn't recline, so it's all about weighing options. I've personally never been originally scheduled on a newly configured 738 and had it subbed for an old one, so this has never happened to me, but some folks really want/need that legroom and for them row 14 is always a safe bet.
     

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