Airlines: Jet Airways Gets Boeing 737-800

India’s Jet Airways ( has received the first of 11 Boeing 737-800s that it is adding to its fleet, and judging from a preview of the cabin design, passengers are in for a treat. Windows on the next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft are larger than usual, creating a sense of spaciousness that is accentuated by streamlined cabin architecture and “pivot bins” that provide greater overhead storage capacity. Better still is the lighting system, which jettisons fluorescent bulbs in favor of color-adjustable LEDs that bathe interiors in sky-blue or sunset pink. Even the PA announcements will sound better, thanks to top-of-the-line speakers. –Angela Leenhouts

Originally appeared in the October/November 2011 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Space Odyssey”)


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