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What Is AA Going To Do With It's 757s  
User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9459 times:

are they going to renovate the interiors leave them as is or are they replacing them. i know they have started to put winglets on them. but are they doing anything besides that? does anybody know how much these winglets are going to help the efficiency of these aircraft.

[Edited 2006-03-26 03:40:27]

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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9436 times:

At CO, we've put winglets on a number of 757's, and the efficiency has gone up quite a bit (although how much exactly I dont remember). I'm sure AA is realizing the efficiencies of the winglets as well.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9365 times:

sell the oldest ones to NW as DC9 replacements...  Wink


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9351 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 4):
Plans for the European routes and additional aircraft with winglets have been put on hold. This is due to financial advisers wanting AA to make a profit before going on any expansion/projects.

AA767400,

I know we don't get along on anything, but I am wondering, did AA ever start a JFK-UK (I can't remember which destination) route with the 757's? If so, how is it going?



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9210 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 7):
I know we don't get along on anything, but I am wondering, did AA ever start a JFK-UK (I can't remember which destination) route with the 757's? If so, how is it going?

Yes, they fly BOS-MAN (AA96) and MAN-BOS (AA95) with the B757. The J class seats are sold as Y...


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9167 times:
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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 3):
efficiencies of the winglets

nominal at best. they've almost complete installation on the 75W at TUL for the AA birds.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c291/ringo3727/738winglet-2.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c291/ringo3727/738winglet-4.jpg


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9100 times:

Very nice pics! Wow, I've never seen the winglets for AA. Very cool indeed.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21580 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9091 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 9):
nominal at best.

that must be why there are airlines and manufacturers going to the expense of putting them on 737NG, 757, 787 and E145XR aircraft, and investigating them for 767, 747, A320, MD80 and other applications.

Because there is minor, if any benefit to them.

Throwing away money for the hell of it.

Or maybe they actually do work as advertised?



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9044 times:
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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 10):
Very nice pics! Wow, I've never seen the winglets for AA. Very cool indeed.

Course!  Smile AA is still studying the 738 they fitted for the program. Alot of the pilots I talk to at AA say they really can't tell much of a difference, cept for some added range on the 752s...because of this pilot feedback, technical planners for the fleet are not committing anymore resources at this time.

The whole idea behind the program was to start using those etops 75W to fly to Europe out of JFK. Obviously with NCL crashing before takeoff this concept is stalled for the momment.

Alot of the transcon flying between LAX/SFO-BOS/JFK/MIA/MCO are using the 75W.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9028 times:

Thanks for the info FX, welcome to my RU list! Is there anyway to find out if one of my flights in June (first time on AA) will be wingletted?


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9020 times:
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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 14):
Thanks for the info FX, welcome to my RU list! Is there anyway to find out if one of my flights in June (first time on AA) will be wingletted?

course. gimme the departure city and date and I'll check jetnet!


cheers.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8995 times:

SLC-DFW (it's an MD-80, no winglets, lol) June 5
DFW-JFK June 8
JFK-MIA (A300-600) June 12
MIA-DFW (777-200) June 14
DFW-MIA (737-800) June 16
MIA-ORD (757) June 18
ORD-SLC (MD-80) June 22



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User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8979 times:

There are no plans currently for upgrading the interior of the 757. A little history for ya... prior to 9/11 AA was in the process of retroffiting the cabins of all the fleet types (except 777 and 737 as they were delivered with the new interior). The MD-80 project was complete and the F-100s were just getting started (15 conversions had been ordered) when 9/11 happened. The 757 was next. Since the financials have been in the toilet since, there hasn't been any money to upgrade the interiors.

Now, there have been things that have happened since to upgrade some interiors, like the eight A300s with new interiors. Those used to be three class planes used for trans-Atlantic routes and when they were re-configured two-class, they kept the same coach seats (which were nice with headrests for the long flights) but added new covers to them. First class got all new seats and the aircraft got a new video system.

All A300s and 757s are getting new seat covers in coach as the old ones are no longer available. Most, if not all, 757s and A300s have the new seat covers. The new seat covers match the rest of the fleet -- dark blue. Now money is being spent to upgrade the business class product on 763s and 777s, but that has to happen to keep up with the competition... AA stands to lose money and may already be losing money because of the inferior j-class product. Once the new seats come online, AA can stop that loss, reverse it and actually make more money with the new product. It goes with the old saying, "you've got to spend money to make money." The increase in revenue here is greater than any revenue potential from upgrading coach cabins.

I doubt seriouslly we'll see any futher improvements to the A300 fleet. They simply won't be around long enough to justify new interiors (that is if they retire beginning in 2007/2008 as their leases come up). The 757, well, there has been some chatter from the company that if we do indeed begin flying them to more second tier European destinations out of JFK/BOS, that the first class cabin (j-class on international flights) would get new seats reducing capacity there from 22 to 12 or 14. There was also mention of new galleys to save on weight, but there wasn't any discussion on coach. I would hope there would be some improvements, like new seats, maybe even increase pitch in coach. But that's speculation.

For now, the European expansion is on hold. AA was to start JFK-Newcastle within the next couple of months, but that has been delayed indefinately. Currently the 757 is being flown from BOS to Manchester and BOS to Shannon... those are the only trasatlantic routes for the 757 currently.

No plans have been announced to introduce more winglets, however, their benefits are still being evaluated and will be for some time to come.



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8969 times:

Very interesting QQ, I hope the A300 is one of the eight lol!


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8952 times:
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Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 16):
MIA-DFW (777-200) June 14

a popular flight for people looking to get on their first 777! Gosh your all over the place, what for?

I'll get the info on your MIA-ORD leg and PM you.

Heck, get a 763 sub and you'll fly the entire dang AA fleet during your trip!  bouncy 


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8907 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 19):
a popular flight for people looking to get on their first 777! Gosh your all over the place, what for?

No reason at all, its my first time flying AA and I'd like to sample various types (especially on the A300-600. Last time I was on a 300/310 was back in 89 from JFK to MIA on PA).

Quoting FXramper (Reply 19):
I'll get the info on your MIA-ORD leg and PM you.

Thanks a bunch!



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 9):
nominal at best.

word on the street (and in the design shop) is that winglet gives an aircraft 3-6% greater fuel efficiency on a sliding scale depending on the length of the flight.

The longer the flight, the better the efficiency.



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User currently offlineHBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

One thing that is very much from the 80s - the golden postmodern age with its awkward machines (I haven't witnessed it on other airline than AA) is that the FAs on the 757 and 767- 200s always have to put a tape in a recorder located at the back of the aircraft.
As AA furloughed most of the younger FAs this procedure has its tragicomical elements when elderly FAs have to stretch and insert the tape...One nice lady around 60 once bumped with her bum into me when trying (I was sitting in the last row on the aisle seat, 34F I believe) to get that bloody thing working, when she lost heer haold and landed on me. She was embarassed and apologized one hundred times or so. Educational values were much better put across some 40 years ago...   


Don't get me wrong I like AA and even though this surreal journey going back to the 80s somehow pleases me, they should probably do something about the outdated electronic systems on board of the 757s...in order to relieve the 55+ FAs...

The 757 is already a great aircraft, with winglets, however, it becomes a gracious wondermachine (and rather conceals the fact that it was designed when Carter was president...)


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7766 times:

Hopefully AA can sort themselves out enough to properly try NCL-JFK.


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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6779 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 10):

Because there is minor, if any benefit to them.

Maybe for the individual aircraft, but if you add up the money saved for all of the flights over the course of a year, and then add in the rest of the fleet with winglets (not many for AA right now, some for CO) you get a lot more than minor savings.

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 22):

word on the street (and in the design shop) is that winglet gives an aircraft 3-6% greater fuel efficiency on a sliding scale depending on the length of the flight.

With fuel prices the way they are these days, Im sure every little bit helps!



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5858 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 8):
Course! AA is still studying the 738 they fitted for the program. Alot of the pilots I talk to at AA say they really can't tell much of a difference, cept for some added range on the 752s...because of this pilot feedback, technical planners for the fleet are not committing anymore resources at this time.

AA has decided to fit all their 737's with winglets.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5801 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 8):
The whole idea behind the program was to start using those etops 75W to fly to Europe out of JFK. Obviously with NCL crashing before takeoff this concept is stalled for the momment.

Rumours are CO are looking at NCL-EWR for a Summer 07 start



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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1187 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5747 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 10):
course. gimme the departure city and date and I'll check jetnet!

Flight 2111, MIA-LIM, April 8

Thanks in advance, FX

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