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User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 778 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

I read at the weekend that AA re set to launch lie flat seats on their ORD-DUB route later this year. Am I right in thinking that the 767 they currently operate on the route does not have lie-flat business seats? If so does this mean they are changing their business cabin or will we see a 777 on the route?


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

AA is upgrading their 767s, but it's a slow and gradual process.
I'm not sure when the first one is due to take to the sky.. but I think it's at least a few months, and one would assume that DFW-LGW-RDU-LGW (do I have the routing right?) would be the first route/767 to get it.
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

American is going to convert one 767 in the coming months, and fly it around the system for awhile to "test" it out, whatever that means. As with following conversions, I doubt this aircraft will confined to one route.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
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Are the business seats from their 772s or are they brand new?

Will be on AUS-ORD-DUB 12 May this year. Hope they have the new seats by then!  Smile


User currently offlineAbirdA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 292 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
Are the business seats from their 772s or are they brand new?

The business seats in the 763 and 772 are basically the same, barring width. This represents the introduction of an entirely new seating product for AA's business class. I still wonder when we will see this seat, considering that it has been anticipated for quite some time. Any ideas?


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

These are supposed to be brand new lie-flat seats.

To be honest the C-Class seats on the 762, 763, 772, M80, 738 and the alternative cabin on the A300 all look exactly the same to me. I know that the 738 has different ones, but they still look the same to me.

I would have thought that the 772 should be the first aircraft to get the new seats, as AA's Business Class product is not even in the same league as some of the European carriers. I can't imagine anyone choosing AA C over the J class cabins of BA, VS, LH and the like.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
Will be on AUS-ORD-DUB 12 May this year. Hope they have the new seats by then!

No, they won't be. The first ones will likely come in the fall, launching on Raleigh-Gatwick and Dallas-Gatwick.



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

There's a notable narrowness to the 767-300 J setup over the 777-200.

It's not just the seat width itself (which I notice, but isn't a huge deal) but the "on center" distance between the seats is a LOT less.

What this means is that you are jostling elbows with your seatmate. And if you don't sit pretty much straight, and lean to the center, you encroach on them as well.

Obviously, 767 J is better than Y, but I'd sacrifice the few exta inches of pitch to not be bumping my seatmate.

Steve


User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

The business class seats are entirely new. It's a product AA has been working on for the past five years with extensive testing and feedback from e-plats in Dallas. The first aircraft will be flying the system beginning in April or May. The rest of the fleet will get the new seat beginning in the fall. The change over should be complete sometime in the first quarter of '07. Then the 777s will get the new seat.

The 767 is getting the new j-class product before the 777 because the 777 has a superior product offering in first class. J-class is the most superior product offering on 767s and is therefore being replaced in order to fill the gap. Not only are new seats being installed on the 767, but new sidewalls and overhead bins (777 style) and a new entertainment system will be installed as well. No changes for coach, however.

The new j-class cabin on the 767 will also feature a cross aisle in the front of the cabin... something flight attendants and passengers alike have wanted from the beginning for easier access to the lavs, without walking through the galley.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3647 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
To be honest the C-Class seats on the 762, 763, 772, M80, 738 and the alternative cabin on the A300 all look exactly the same to me. I know that the 738 has different ones, but they still look the same to me.

That's because they are. J-class seats on the widebodies are F-class seats on the narrowbodies, with the 757 being the exception.



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 9):
That's because they are. J-class seats on the widebodies are F-class seats on the narrowbodies, with the 757 being the exception.

With the exception of the legrests, yes.

I consder the legrests to be a notable difference  Smile

Steve


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