For a mere $1,950, these two Boeing 737 seats can be yours. Merry Christmas?
Can’t figure out what to buy a loved one for Christmas or Hanukkah?
I believe I have solved your problem. Boeing is selling a pair of 737 business class seats for $1,950. State of the art business class seats they are not — they look more like coach to me – but they sure would look good in your home, right?
Here’s what Boeing has to say about the seat:
Add preferred seating to your home theater, office, or family room – everyone gets an aisle seat! These are genuine Boeing 737 jetliner business-class seats that were used as demonstration models for airline customers, so they experienced only light wear; they have been cleaned and refurbished.
But, wait. There’s more!
Comfortable, cushioned seats are upholstered in heavy-duty blue leatherette. Authentic features include manual recline, contoured headrest, center console, trash/ashtray compartment in arms, and tray tables and footrests in seat backs.
Better hurry, though. Apparently it takes two weeks for Boeing to ready to shipment.
H/T to @martianbogon
Airbus brought a mock-up of an A320 interior to an Anaheim, Calif. trade show last week. Photo by staff photographer Stephen Carr.
I mentioned in a post last week that Airbus’s A320 airplanes are 7 inches wider than the comparable Boeing 737. That means Airbus customers can install seats that are 1-inch wider than on Boeing 737s. Not all airlines actually put in wider seats, for reasons I detailed last week, but at least they have the option.
Airbus is darn proud of this fact. So proud that they brought a mock-up of an A320 to a trade show last week in Anaheim. The seats above may look the same, but Airbus is actually trying to show why its setup is better. On the right, in orange, are 18-inch wide Airbus seats. On the left, in brown, are 17-inch Boeing seats.
Which one looks more comfortable to you?
Also, note the flooring. Apparently that’s an option for carriers, though I have never actually seen it in the air. In Airbus lingo it’s call “non-textile floor.” Have you ever seen it?