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AA And The More Room Throughout Coach  
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6277 times:

What was the seat picth on AA when their featured MRTC? Looking on their website it says that currently their 738s and 772s sepcifically feature 33/34in seat pitch which is quite generous on their part (US A330 feature this legroom and it is a selling point), while the A300s and 752s feature around 32in seat pitch. I know that the A300s and 752s had MRTC until removed sometime ago, was the same done for the other birds in the fleet?


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6207 times:

Roughly 34-36 inches.

Here is a copy of the original press release.
http://web.archive.org/web/200006221...9/www.amrcorp.com/news/feb0300.htm



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):
What was the seat picth on AA when their featured MRTC?

Their featured MRTC is simply long GONE. Just a few a/c still have it. Most don't.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

BTW, I consider the MRTC program a marketing failure.

User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

The MRTC is becoming LRTC again...I had the thrill(sarcastic) of flying on 4 "super" 80s this summer...one had it...the rest not so roomy, and it was even better being in the middle seat in row 28 (damn last minute bookings)


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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

I think this just shows that customers do not have any idea about seat pitch. You would have expected AA to be full on all flights where they competed with les spacious carriers.but no....The public are to blame and so they cannot now complain when the seats become 28"!!!

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5814 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
I think this just shows that customers do not have any idea about seat pitch. You would have expected AA to be full on all flights where they competed with les spacious carriers.but no....The public are to blame and so they cannot now complain when the seats become 28"!!!

I agree with you man... But it was awesome flying AA with the MRTC. I didn't care about the food, just enjoyed sitting ina spacious airplane with my legs crossed, working on my laptop or reading something. It was just great. But with a full airplane would AA have been profitable with planes with such less seating?



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11640 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

From my experience, all of AA's aircraft (except the 757s and A300s) still have more legroom than I'm used to on most other airlines. True, it's not quite as much as was available during the MRTC days, but I fly on AA's MD80s a lot (more than any other AA aircraft type) and I still feel that AA's legroom and seat comfort is among the best, if not the single best, in the U.S., even after they added one row of seats back in (after having taken two rows out).

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

It's not as bad as it was before MRTC.

Personally, I think the best standard seat in the coach skies of the US right now is row 29ABC/30ABC/31 BC on DL's 738s. 36" pitch in all those rows Wink



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User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 465 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5636 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 2):
BTW, I consider the MRTC program a marketing failure.

I truly believed people liked a lot (specially those taller than 5'10").



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 7):
From my experience, all of AA's aircraft (except the 757s and A300s) still have more legroom than I'm used to on most other airlines. True, it's not quite as much as was available during the MRTC days, but I fly on AA's MD80s a lot (more than any other AA aircraft type) and I still feel that AA's legroom and seat comfort is among the best, if not the single best, in the U.S., even after they added one row of seats back in (after having taken two rows out).

If I recalled correctly, AA had 34 inches of legroom on the AA MD80 with the MRTC. They added one row back, not two which added 2 inches of legroom back, making it now 32 inches of legroom, correct?

Single best? Doubtful, as WN and F9 and B6 all have 33 inches and 34 for the back of B6.

Alex



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5578 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 7):
but I fly on AA's MD80s a lot (more than any other AA aircraft type) and I still feel that AA's legroom and seat comfort is among the best, if not the single best, in the U.S., even after they added one row of seats back in (after having taken two rows out).

I fly on AA's MD80's a lot also...they are quite comfortable.......

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 8):
Personally, I think the best standard seat in the coach skies of the US right now is row 29ABC/30ABC/31 BC on DL's 738s. 36" pitch in all those rows

actually AA's emergency exit rows have TONS of room also.. yes .....can't beat them for the price... no 



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User currently offline777Purser From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5565 times:

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 9):
BTW, I consider the MRTC program a marketing failure.

I though it was a brilliant idea in order to establish a difference between AA and lower cost carriers. I am really intrigued by passengers. Price is king,we all understand that. I would like to run a test and pile seats closer and closer while lowering ticket prices. How uncomfortable are they willing to be in order to save $0.01??


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 5):
think this just shows that customers do not have any idea about seat pitch. You would have expected AA to be full on all flights where they competed with les spacious carriers.but no....The public are to blame and so they cannot now complain when the seats become 28"!!!

Not really fair, the airlines are constantly making changes and then seat pitch applies to a type of aircraft & not to the other, and of course the airlines can make equipent changes, & then you have code shares which really complicates things.

Schedule is king, followed by price, or a combination of both, and that is over the years, the airlines have treated the customers like that crap & there really in no difference between the airlines....



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User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

As pointed out by several on this thread, only the A300s and 757s went back to their original configuration, that is, pre-MRTC. The MD-80s and 738s all had one row added back, still allowing for more legroom than pre-MRTC. The 762s are getting one row added back now and the 763s were reconfigured entirely to allow for two class vs. three clas cabins. I don't think the 777s have been reconfigured yet... if they haven't already they will be getting one of the two rows added back as well. Although I, too, miss the extra legroom, it is still better than it was before with the exception of the A300s and 757s.

I was also happy the media squarely blamed the loss of MRTC on the fickle consumer. You aren't going to get what you aren't willing to pay for. And that may be one of the reasons AA isn't bankrupt.



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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5140 times:

I flew recently on AA 767's between MIA-LAX and SFO-MIA, and the seat pitch was horrible in Y class!. The only plus is that the seat seems to recline more and the leather head cushions.

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User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4999 times:

I stopped taking AA for years post 1995 because the seat pitch was so bad on my LAS-ORD-washington national flight that I vowed never to fly them again. MRTC came along and it was far more comfortable and I was won back. I took them this past March RNO-ORD-CDG and the 757 leg to ORD was back to the sardine can action while the 767 ORD-CDG was a very comfortable flight with noticeable leg room. At present I wouldnt hesitate to take them again longhaul if that feature was still available- though ANYTHING is better than the squeeze you get on VS!


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4942 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 11):
actually AA's emergency exit rows have TONS of room also.. .....can't beat them for the price...

The rows i'm speaking about are not E-rows.



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4737 times:

Quoting Amhilde (Reply 16):
though ANYTHING is better than the squeeze you get on VS!

Or any of the tons of other airlines offering 31inch pitch on longhaul...



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 9):

I truly believed people liked a lot (specially those taller than 5'10").

Truly indeed. But unfortunatelly against AA interests.
Why not something like UA does? An "upgraded" Y class [just some seats in coach "more room"].


User currently offlineLY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 14):
I don't think the 777s have been reconfigured yet... if they haven't already they will be getting one of the two rows added back as well.

Many 777's have been here at AFW getting repitched since September. There has been about 3 or 4 aircraft a week dropping in to get the extra rows put in and the cabin reconfigured.



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User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 7):
I still feel that AA's legroom and seat comfort is among the best, if not the single best, in the U.S.,

Certainly not compared to United. Looking at narrowbodies (since you say you fly a lot of AA MD-80s), United's Economy Plus has 36" on 757s and A320s and 35" on 737-300s. That is a heck of a lot more room than AA's 738s (31-31"), 757s (31") and M80s (31-33").

Quoting 777Purser (Reply 12):
Price is king,we all understand that. I would like to run a test and pile seats closer and closer while lowering ticket prices.

That is sort of what United does with the upgrades to Economy Plus at the self check-in machines. A person in standard Economy can upgrade to Economy Plus for up to about $25 depending upon the length of the flight. From my understanding this has been a success for United. If somebody wants the extra room they have the option of paying for it (except, of course, United Premiers, who get to sit in Economy Plus anyway).

[Edited 2005-12-12 15:46:02]

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Wasnt the 752 and A300's reconfigured b/c the were used on leisure routes and needed to carry more pax?


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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3647 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 3):
BTW, I consider the MRTC program a marketing failure.

Don't worry, we all know how much you hate AA.



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