Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57 Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3395 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?
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3339 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.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3275 times:
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.
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2718 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.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Tbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2683 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...