U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines redesigns plane interiors

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  1. sobore
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    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7708441.html

    Southwest Airlines, the largest discount airline in the United States, said Tuesday it will re-design the interiors of many of its planes, changing the color scheme and carpets, adding thinner, lighter seats that will allow room for an extra row to hold six more passengers.

    "We are preparing now for our next 40 years with a fleet modernization plan that includes the new interior, the Boeing 737-800 which is scheduled to come online beginning in March this year, and the 737 MAX, which is expected to join the Southwest fleet in 2017," said Bob Jordan, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Southwest.
     
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    Thinner, lighter seats = less cushion, perhaps? If so, that's no good.
     
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    I'm guessing that may be part of the deal. I would be more concerned if seats are moved closer together! :(
     
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    Very true. Less legroom would be pretty awful.
     

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