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Most Read No. 8: Southwest unveils new seats for Boeing 737 MAX

Southwest Airlines announced in April that future planes will have seats that are a bit wider and C-shaped to give passengers in the next row a smidge more knee room. The B/E Aerospace seats will start showing up on Southwest's new Boeing 737-800s in mid-2016 and the forthcoming 737-800 Max in 2017. (Southwest Airlines via AP)
Southwest Airlines announced in April that future planes will have seats that are a bit wider and C-shaped to give passengers in the next row a smidge more knee room. The B/E Aerospace seats will start showing up on Southwest's new Boeing 737-800s in mid-2016 and the forthcoming 737-800 Max in 2017. (Southwest Airlines via AP) AP

In April, Southwest announced it was sprucing up its seats for its new Boeing 737-800 and 737-MAX.

The new seat is 0.7 inches wider than its current seats and is colored “Bold Blue” similar to the Dallas-based carrier’s livery it introduced in 2014.

Designed by B/E Aerospace, the seats will be installed on Boeing 737-800 deliveries starting in mid-2016 and on the new Boeing 737 MAX in 2017.

Here’s our story about the new seats.

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