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AA "More Room Throughout Coach" On 757s  
User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

I am going to NYC Mar 31 and want to fly into JFK via DFW. My question is, Does AA still have "more room throughout coach" on 757s? Last Apr 2005, I flew DFW-ORD, on an AA 777 and was in the second to last row and had a ton of leg room, I'm 6'2''. I don't know if this was a "more room throughout coach plane" but it seemed to have as much room as an exit row. This plane was continuing on to LHR. Is this just on flights configured for Int flights, or is this the "more room throughout coach" product, and as asked, is this still available on 757s?

[Edited 2006-01-31 12:34:56]

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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Negative sir. For more info, please consult these previous discussions:

AA More Room In Coach (by Ckfred Dec 20 2005 in Civil Aviation)

AA And The More Room Throughout Coach (by Captaink Dec 11 2005 in Civil Aviation)
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[Edited 2006-01-31 12:34:18]

[Edited 2006-01-31 12:41:24]


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Quoting Mudboy (Thread starter):
My question is, Does AA still have "more room throughout coach" on 757s?

As EHHO said, this is a negative. In fact, the B757s and the A300s were the first types that got AA's LRTC concept. The rest of the fleet is currently following suit. Not only that, but the B757 interiors are ancient and, despite new covers in some of them, unpleasant to fly in.

Regards,

Tony



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User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

As said, MRTC are gone.

I am not a fan of AA's products (in fact, I am not a fan of any US airlines. Seriously, when you get a population which thinks that Jetblue is an excellent airline, you start to wonder what they have been brought up with before B6 came along. I just think B6's products are standard economy products which every US airlines should have by now. But I have digressed.) However, you will find they will get you from Point A to B efficiently and professionally. The 757 interiors are a lot to be desired. You will feel a little cramped, as there is only 32 inches of legroom. Basic inflight entertainment with overhead screen. Buy-on-board snacks.

Hope you have a good time in NYC  Smile


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Hmmm...
Being from Dallas myself, and having flown AA's 757 product last summer DFW-ANC for 6.5 hours, might I suggest you find alternate means of transportation to Nueva York?
Perhaps you might like Continental's nonstop 735 service to EWR. Or, if JFK is the requirement, perhaps a connection in Houston would be tolerable?

My dad used to work for AA, back in the early nineties, and I love the 757, but man... that's an unpleasant trip.
Did I mention my seat smelled of urine?
And that the window frames were broken?
And that the movie didn't work right?
 Yeah sure
Look me up in the trip reports archive search, I believe I made reference to it in on of my trip reports last summer. There were only two trips I made, so it should be hard to find it!


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I was actually a big fan of MRTC myself. AA lost me as a regular customer when they got rid of it. If they ever bring it back I'll certainly consider returning, but I doubt they ever will.


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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Sadly, the 757s and A300s reverted to their old seating configurations prior to MRTC. The MD-80s, 737s, 767s, and 777s saw only 1 row of coach seating added, so the cabins aren't as tight as they were pre-MRTC.

User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 6):
Sadly, the 757s and A300s reverted to their old seating configurations prior to MRTC.

You could have said prior to LRTC or prior to the end of MRTC, but your current wording doesn't make much sense to me.

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 6):
The MD-80s, 737s, 767s, and 777s saw only 1 row of coach seating added, so the cabins aren't as tight as they were pre-MRTC.

Can you provide a link or some other reference with actual specifics? I used to check sites like skytrax until I realized that they didn't seem to update their charts on a regular basis and didn't differentiate between aircraft and routes even though the airlines themselves often do.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

SATX:

The 757s and A300s now have the same seating as before MRTC, which was introduced in 2000.

As for the rest of the fleet, I've only been on MD-80s, since seats were put back in. But, the last row of the MD-80 used to be 31. Now, it's 32. In addition, the coat closet between the first and coach cabins has been removed, and 2 more first-class seats have been installed.

Prior to MRTC 14 F and 125 C
MRTC 14 F and 115 C
post MRTC 16 F and 120 C


User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 8):
In addition, the coat closet between the first and coach cabins has been removed

Speaking of removing coat closets....it seems like other domestic airlines are doing it as well. I hear Delta is doing it...any others?



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Being 6'4" tall, AA's more room throughout coach won me over when they started it. When they took it away, needless to say - i was not happy. That said, it's still more room than you'll find in a NW DC-9, and certainly it isn't any worse than a NW or UA 757 ride. I rode an AA 738, and have to admit to being a little impressed by room and comfort of the seats.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

From what i understand.

for AA's fleet standard domestic coach configured aircrafts.

MD80-32 inches
757- 31
A300-31
777-32/33
767-32
738-32

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):
That said, it's still more room than you'll find in a NW DC-9, and certainly it isn't any worse than a NW or UA 757 ride. I

AA 757/A300 have the same pitch as NWA DC9-31 inches.

However, if you are lucky, you would get an ex TWA 757 aircraft, but looking at AA's 757 schedules into JFK they are all AA 757, thats to bad.

Alex



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