Can somebody in the know explain just HOW much weight adding power outlets only to SW fleet of 737's would really add?? Were not talking about rear back entertainment screens with their large boxes every few aisles stuffed under the seats. JUST power outlets. JUST 2 4 per row..between every other seat. How much weight??? Gumball @chgoflyer wrote: Southwest's "bring your own device" entertainment system, with free live TV, is actually pretty robust. (When it's working.) 😉 Power outlets would be very welcome, and often requested by customers. But it's very unlikely Southwest will add them anytime soon, if ever. They just retrofitted their fleet with new seats ("Evolve") and they weren't added at that time, which would have been the time to do it. They spent millions doing it, with the end result being the addition of 6 seats per plane (and reduced legoom). This is an indication of the priorities in place. New planes (Max) aren't being ordered with in-seat power as part of the even newer "Heart" seat configuration. Ultimately, the most important reason is that adding power would increase the weight of the plane, which would reduce profits. And these days, at Southwest, innovation only comes when it postively affects the bottom line.
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