COEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 605 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3619 times:
Does anyone know the real reasons why AA has to different configurataions for First class on thier 777's? I know they have "Flagship Suites" on flights to Europe and sleeper seats to Asia, but why don't they use just one type? I personally think their sleeper seats look nicer to sleep in than thier suite seats.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3586 times:
777s are used to Europe only on high business markets (or as a substitute), so the interior is configured for that need. For the Pacific 777, the cabin is configured more for long flights than business needs.
This insures that AA can keep its customers happy with their routing.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3508 times:
The comments above are very logical, but doesn't AA plan to install SUITES on all aircraft longhaul aircraft with a F class cabin (I guess its just the 777s now, the 763s no longer have first, and the 762s now only fly US transcon) at some point in time.....I thought (and I could be wrong) that the SUITE product (which is in-line with BA's F class product) was the newer offering and 777s with the sleeper seat with be re-fitted at some point.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3490 times:
VS is exactly the same, with two different types of Upper Class.
Well, I believe that VS originally deployed the Suite aircraft to SFO/LAX (because of the distance) and to JFK (because of the business market, and also to try to grab some of the former BA Concorde passengers).
Also (I know that you know this, but this is for the other members), VS is going begin re-fits on the 744 LGW aircraft in summer 2005.
AA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
The Flagship Suites were introduced to be "in line" with the other airlines (i.e. BA) product being offered on Trans-Atlantic service. As stated above, AA is NOT going to change any aircraft from the current configuration they are in. Comfort wise, the Flagship Suite is far superior, and does go all the way into a bed position, which in my opinion, is far more comfortable than the "coffin beds".
AAnalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2957 times:
Actually, both LAX-LHR flights are the 777's that have the Flagship Suites.
However, more and more the Flagship Suites are not being deployed over the Atlantic. LAX, BOS, and MIA to LHR are scheduled Flagship Suites (along with DFW-LGW and DFW-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA). ORD and JFK (the majority of AA LHR flights) are mainly the "Coffin Beds," with a few Flagship Suites thrown in.
Currently, all flights to South America are scheduled as Flagship Suite 777s.
It used to be that the Flagship Suite 777s could not go to Tokyo since they did not have crew rest bunks installed. However, there is currently a maintenance line working on installing bunks in the FS 777s, and once the bunk installation is complete a FS 777 could go to Tokyo.
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