In addition to the increased headroom and overhead bin space, there will also be LEDs around the cabin to create better ambiance. Anyone who has flown with Virgin America will already be familiar with the mood lighting feature, but this will definitely be a first for a more traditional carrier like Continental.
The only thing that won’t be new aboard these planes are the seats, as these are being borrowed for a little bit. Thanks to some sketchy seat issues, the new seating surfaces are on back order, so you can kind of think of this as an interim version of the Sky Interior.
Just hold off before trying to book a flight on this new bird, as before it enters service it’s heading to Orlando to score some fuel efficient winglets. After that it will hit the skies as part of the main fleet, so it might be a little tricky to find at first. Look for 737-800 aircraft when booking your ticket, and keep an eye out for its registration number. According to the airplane spotting experts over at Airliners.net it will be sporting tail number 529.
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