Last night Southwest teased the announcement of new seats. And as I expected they’ve gone with B/E Aerospace.
The seats were unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and beginning mid- next year they’ll be featured on new Southwest 737-800 deliveries. Key features:
- Adjustable headrest
- ‘Widest’ 737 seat in the market (based on cabin width, Airbus aircraft generally have wider seats than Boeings)
- ‘Enhanced’ cushion comfort (it’s not the barely-padded slimline!)
- ‘Sleek’ cover design in ‘eLeather’ (this new term frightens me)
The B/E seats are certainly capable of more than Southwest is doing with them, sadly. However for customers things could be a lot worse!