Alaska Airlines Unveils First Upgraded Aircraft

By Jesse Sokolow on 18 December 2013
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An Alaska Airlines jet in Seattle

An Alaska Airlines jet in Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced the debut of its first aircraft upgraded with improved seats, featuring space-saving designs and power outlets.  The carrier invested $100 million to upgrade the cabins in its Boeing 737-800, 737-900, and 737-900ER aircraft.

Each seat, designed by seat maker Recaro, features a slimmer design.  The seats have a pitch of 31” to 32”, and can recline 3.” The literature pocket is now situated at the top of each seatback.

USB ports and 110-volt outlets are also located on the back of each seat.

Alaska Airlines expects to have half of its fleet upgraded by next summer, and is scheduled to finish all upgrades by the end of next year.

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