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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6836 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

AA has done a lot of transition with there interiors. On there 763, 738, MD-80, and 777 they have new seats. But on there A300, and 757 they generally do not. I was wondering if some of there later 757's delivered had new seats? A300's, do they have any new seats on at least some? Also do they have new seats on there 762?


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User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

The 757/A300 fleet is in the process of being updated. They will get new "covers" but not the new seats. The A300's that I have seen have the headrest in coach and the new blue interior in first and coach. I have only seen one 757 with the new covers in coach, and I do not think it had the headrests. The seats in first were still the leather (tan) The carpets are also being changed into the new carpets. As for the 767-200er, I cannot comment, since we do not fly them out of MIA and I have not seen one in years.. Hope this helps..

PS: No, the new 757s did not come with the new overheads or new interiors, stupid I know, but they did not..


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6836 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Thanks AA777MIA thats great to know  Smile


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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

How long does it take to convert a 757? I know that some planes can be converted to Civil Air Reserve in something between 24-48 hours, but that's a different story all together.

I'm assuming it's at least 5 days or so.

NS



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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2400 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

The former 3 class A300s are the ones that have the new seat
covers and headrest. I have not seen one 757 with the new seats.
762s have the new seats in main cabin, while the first class seats
are the older, yet very comfortable first class seats.



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User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

I've discussed this with someone before; AA777MIA is correct that the 757's did not come with the new interior, even though some of them were delivered after its debut. It's because there are huge costs associated with switching up stuff for Boeing's deliveries. The price was set years ago when AA placed its order for the planes and Boeing will not change anything about them unless AA pays a fee. So then AA would be down the new interior cost, plus the old interior cost, plus the changing fees from Boeing... I think they decided just to let those seats get some use...

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

AA almost went bankrupt just a few months ago; the company does not have the money to spend on thousands of new aircraft seats.

So then AA would be down the new interior cost, plus the old interior cost, plus the changing fees from Boeing... I think they decided just to let those seats get some use...
I don't believe that's accurate. AA had plans circa 2000 to renovate the B757 / AB6 aircraft with new seats. However, it became economically infeasible.

Believe it or not, most of the USA-based airlines have a lot more to worry about then new planes and new interiors!

[Edited 2003-10-14 05:03:51]

User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

I too have heard that IndustrialPate...I wasn't really so much saying that they didn't ever have plans to re-do the interiors. It's just that they would never have the planes coming off the line changed because it costs a bundle...sorry for the confusion. Interestingly enough though, look at the difference between the Atlantic/Pacific 777's... I guess the product could have been different enough to warrant a significant change at the plant...

User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

As we have been told, they are using a different fabric for the A300/757 covers, it is similar to the S80's etc, and is cheaper. I have had a discussion with HDQ over it, and what I was told the decision was made due to the fact, keeping the "old" seat covers in stock and having them made was not cost effective, so AA decided to bite the bullet and get the new covers for the 757/A300's. If you have been on one lately, they need it bad!

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

I remember in 1999, I flew on an AA 727 from DCA to DFW. AA had planned to get rid of its 727s within about a year or so ... yet this plane had a brand-new interior! Shows you how different the market was back then ...


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