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AA Single Class 757 Service: BOS-MAN  
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

There is a press release today about AA's new seasonal Boston-Manchester service to be operated with a single class 757-200 with 188 seats. Is this the only route that AA uses a single class configuration? I do not know of any others. Will an AA or ex-TW aircraft operate the route? Neither seems to have 188 seats (I could be wrong?). And, is a specific aircraft dedicated to this route? All AA 757s have a first class cabin (called business class on some routes) - will the seats upfront be assigned to luck economy class passengers (or FF members) or has an aircraft or two been reconfigured?

Do you think this is the beginning of new trend at AA - all economy class aircraft for leisure routes?

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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

I'm going to guess that it is going to be an AA a/c, as I think their 75s are already certified for ETOPS.

Kris



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Can't see AA desiginating a single aircraft in an all Y configuration. Will be sold as all 'Y', and full fare customers as well as top tier AAdvantage members will be seated in the big seats. Similar to what AC has done for years on the YYZ-GLA-MAN routes, as the demand for premium fare seats is flat. BD has recently begun YYZ-MAN service, and thus far, not being successful in selling Business Class or New Economy (FFE) on this route from what I've heard.


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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
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It's a standard American Airlines ETOPS Boeing 757 with both First and Economy class cabins.

However the First Class cabin is not sold as such. It will be used to upgrade frequent fliers, and presumably sold at check-in as extra legroom seating. Air Canada also operate some Boeing 767s on Trans-Atlantic leisure routes and use the domestic First Class seats a upgraded ecconomy seating - service throughout the aircraft is the same.

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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Could pax pay to upgrade if space were available?


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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Suppose AA would have to decide if they will sell the "big seat" option for a surcharge at check-in. Several of the Canadian Charter companies offer forward cabin/big seat option for a surcharge.

Air Transat : Club Transat
Skyservice : Premier Service

Think in the case of AA for a single aircraft/single route operation, would just be a nice perk for the upper tier customers.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7552 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3049 times:

AA's 757's used to seat 176 when in MRTC.

With the seats put back in, they now seat 188.

While sold as only one-class, elites (Gold, Platnum, EXP) will get the larger F seats.

Same cabin service will be offered to all passengers.



User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Hmmmmm, is AA trying to tell us it is going LCC? As much as I like LCCs I'd hate to see a wonderful legacy carrier such as American follow the LCC trend.

-Tim  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

I just decided to put a BOS-MAN booking on hold to see where I, an AAdvantage Platinum, would end up. They automatically assigned me 5A in what is usually the First Class cabin. I think that answers the purpose of the F class cabin question.


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User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

The airlines of Japan have domestically sold C/J seats for extra fare for many years. So this is nothing new in the industry. It just goes to show that airliners are becoming simply busses in the sky. No frills, no nothing, unless you pay a surcharge...

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