Last week, we took delivery of a new Boeing 737-900ER. Our flight and inflight crews, who spend the most time on board the new airplanes, have a lot to say about their customer- and crew-pleasing features.
“When customers first come on board, they really notice something different and can tell it’s a new aircraft,” said Teresa B., a Flight Attendant based at our Denver (DEN) hub. “It’s very state-of-the-art, featuring outlets under every seat, which is great because customers really like to stay plugged in. There’s a lot of overhead room. I’ve heard customers come on board and say, ‘How many days old is this? It looks brand new.’”
According to First Officer Faye M., also based at our Denver hub, the new cockpit display is “much more intuitive. It makes a lot of sense. The older equipment has a series of instruments, while this aircraft has one large display that shows airspeed, altitude and attitude. Technology is one of my favorite things, as a pilot.”
We expect our next 737-900ER delivery in the fourth week of July. It will be the 14th of 24 new 737s we will receive from Boeing this year. We also expect to bring our seventh 787 into the fleet in the last week of July.
These next-generation 737s feature cabin enhancements like speakers in every row to improve the clarity of cabin announcements, larger overhead bins, brighter reading lights and softer cabin lighting. Overall, these winglet-equipped 737s are more than 25 percent more fuel efficient per seat than the 737-500s we’re retiring.
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