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First Class On AA 757's  
User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 728 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12944 times:

What's your reviews on AA's 757's first class product? I may be flying one MIA-SFO or FLL-LAX in July.


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12948 times:

Most people have major issues with the seats - which are old, stiff, and generally uncomfortable - at least in my experience.

That will be changing soon, as AA will be beginning reconfigurations and refreshes of their 757 cabins this fall, including new seats in First Class.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12921 times:

I hate their F seat. Service is fine, seat is awful, for my body at least.


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3290 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12859 times:

Honestly, I don't mind the F seats on the 757. I kinda like them. I do find the S80 and 738 seats more comfortable, but the 757 seats are perfectly fine...

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12849 times:

Having sat in First on AA's 757's more times than I can remember, the seats are of good width. However, there is a leather seam on the cushion itself that always feels very uncomfortable in bad spots, just a very poor design. They also are getting up there in age, and almost all of them are marked up with pens from people filling out customs forms. I purposely avoid a flight on a 757 with AA, if another flight is flying an MD80 or 738.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12719 times:

They're the same seats that were in the airplanes when AA took delivery... my dad worked for AA back then, that was 1991-1993 era. They're fine, I guess. I always thought they were cushy. But they're not "modern".

User currently offlineAajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12492 times:

Put blanket over seat...you will be fine.. Thats what I do..just be careful you do not slide out of seat. They can be "slick" depending on what you are wearing. They wont be around much longer as the 75's are FINALLY getting remodeled to take them out of their 1990 attire.

User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12455 times:

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here is what you have to look forward to.


User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12432 times:



Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 7):
here is what you have to look forward to.

Actually, this is the (domestic) B767 F cabin. The B757 F seats look like this:


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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
I hate their F seat. Service is fine, seat is awful, for my body at least.



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Honestly, I don't mind the F seats on the 757. I kinda like them. I do find the S80 and 738 seats more comfortable, but the 757 seats are perfectly fine...

The two quotes above summarize my experiences too: seats not great (they beat the even more horrible Y seats on the B757s though!), the service is fine (in fact I had excellent service on a couple BOS-SFO flights).

Tony



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User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

Although I've yet to read an official announcement, word around MAN is that AA will be reducing their daily ORD-MAN service to five days a week from the autumn. I don't doubt that this is in part fueled by the fact that BD now offers an immensely superior lie-flat business class (with on board chef and boiled eggs for breakfast!) and superb premium economy (using the old business class seats) on the same route. The 'old' AA 757 first class is certainly one of the poorest across the pond, although I can't speak for domestic.

User currently offlineFastEddie07 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

The 757 seats are horrible, good width but old and uncomfortable. The MD-80s are pretty nice. The breakfast was good but it wasn't that plentiful.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12363 times:



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 9):
Although I've yet to read an official announcement, word around MAN is that AA will be reducing their daily ORD-MAN service to five days a week from the autumn.

Certainly anything is possible, but I am highly suspicious of this rumor.

AA's new 767 Business cabin is markedly better than the old cabin - not great, and not perhaps up to the standards of bmi, but it is still quite good.

Not to mention that Chicago-Manchester has long been considered one of AA's strongest Transatlantic routes and apparently performs quite strongly with both premium and coach passenger, and cargo, loads and yields.

Reducing the route to five times weekly would hurt demand - particularly in the business segment. Now, that being said, AA did that this past winter - reducing several markets like JFK-Brussels to five times weekly.


User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 12287 times:

One of the issues with the seat is that it has padding at the front that cuts off circulation in the legs for just about anyone who is shorter than about 5'11". Even when I put my feet on my hard briefcase, I find myself moving around from leg cramps every few minutes. My last ride was this week from STL-DFW, and even with the hour and twenty minute flight it started getting uncomfortable. It is why my wife and I have opted to fly HA from LAX to HNL rather than AA.

I've often wondered how seats are designed and selected. Like most homes that are designed by contractors, they are men only and do not consider most things that go into a kitchen that people work in. The designs are generally non-optimal. Plane seats, I'm convinced, are designed by people who never ask others of different sizes and shapes to try for extended periods of time before they fix the design and take it to the airlines. Then the airline people only sit in them while on the floor of the purchasing department office and think they are fine. Same with seats in regional jets. They seem to have newspaper as padding -- most uncomfortable after about a half hour. A little more padding would go a long way to reduce the negative market impression that many passengers have of them.


User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 12253 times:

My apologies! I did post the 76 pic instead of 75. The seat color is that of the 767 F seats, but seat is second picture!

Sorry!


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12214 times:

I've flown twice in the AA 757 F cabin and found it to be just fine (although I don't have much to compare it to, unlike some lucky people on this site  Smile). A hint is that I like the bulkhead row because I can put my feet up, almost like an improvised footrest. One thing I've found is that the seat doesn't tend to recline very much (even by domestic standards), and when it does, it seems to go back to the upright position, though I've found the same problem with some coach seats. Overall, I would go so far as to say the seats are a wider version of JetBlue's seats, which are very comfortable in themselves.

The breakfast service I had on the first flight MIA-LGA--bagel/biscuit and egg quesadilla--was actually pretty good, and the dinner service on the second flight BOS-SJU--salad, stuffed shells pasta, cake and accompaniments, as well as anything from the coach BOB menu--was delicious. The flight attendants had limited presence on the first flight, but on the second flight the attendants were fantastic and seemed to have great cameraderie, constantly present in the cabin (I wrote a complimentary email to AA and got an automatic response, do these letters actually get passed along to the attendants?)

If you find the seat comfortable--potentially try for the bulkhead--and cross your fingers for good flight attendants, then you should have an enjoyable flight overall.

A little off-topic, the second time I flew F was on ship 5EN (with winglets!)...can anyone tell me the registration and when the aircraft was manufactured? Thanks!  Smile



Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11559 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12182 times:

Quoting Soxfan (Reply 14):
A little off-topic, the second time I flew F was on ship 5EN (with winglets!)...can anyone tell me the registration and when the aircraft was manufactured? Thanks!

It looks like ship 5EN is N181AN.

[Edited 2008-05-09 08:58:48]

User currently offlineAlbird87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12151 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 3):
Honestly, I don't mind the F seats on the 757. I kinda like them. I do find the S80 and 738 seats more comfortable, but the 757 seats are perfectly fine...

Agreed! They have done their job and are still pretty comfy apart from the visual appearance!

Quoting Aajfksjubklyn (Reply 6):
Put blanket over seat...you will be fine.. Thats what I do..just be careful you do not slide out of seat. They can be "slick" depending on what you are wearing. They wont be around much longer as the 75's are FINALLY getting remodeled to take them out of their 1990 attire.

Hmmm thanks for the tip! I am doing a F class trip soon to LHR (via ORD and back via BOS -starting and ending in GCM) and i will be on all of AAs Boeing fleet! Will be doing a Trip report and looking forward to it!
I am looking forward to see what AA have coming up for the 757s! Will have to wait a while before i get a trip on these!


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12130 times:



Quoting Commavia (Reply 15):
It looks like ship 5EN is N181AN.

Thanks for letting me know; it's hard to believe that a plane built in 1999 (this one, which I flew BOS-SJU) was in poorer shape (a lot of duct tape, cracked panels, etc.) than the return plane (656AA) which was built in 1991! At least it had winglets...thanks again  Smile



Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12034 times:



Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 7):
here is what you have to look forward to.

That was the 757 F that I had back in 2006.

Very comfortable, but I thought that was the old TWA First product? Either way, the seats are not the usual AA seats.

AA First is great - food, service, the lot - it's just overpriced  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11925 times:



Quoting American762 (Reply 4):
They also are getting up there in age, and almost all of them are marked up with pens from people filling out customs forms.

Oh so true! Was there a lot of turbulence making people mark up the seats or were people just careless?

I find the AA 757 seat to be just fine. The seats are pretty slippery so you are constantly readjusting yourself when your sitting in them. Last time I flew up in F on the 757 was from LAX-EWR in December 2007 and for me it was about the service (which was excellent) and not the seats itself. I cannot wait for the new seats to be installed sometime soon.



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User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11815 times:
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Have done AA domestic F/ J several times in the MD8's, 757's and 763's. I have been not on their 777's or 762's. Again, very subjective - but I have always had good F/J experiences with AA domestically. The 57's F cabins need updating, but I found the seats comfortable and the service, food - good.

Quoting Jcavinato (Reply 12):
I have opted to fly HA from LAX to HNL rather than AA.

I understand completely. . . wouldn't want the AA 757 for that trip. . . since we originate from MCI -- I make sure we book non-stop from DFW or ORD on a 67 with the new J seats/cabin - which I find wonderful.


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