UnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
If I'm not mistaken, the upgrades to AA's Transcon 'Flagship' service are more for the soft product (ie, meals, service standards, pillows & blankets, etc) than for things like the seats. There was at one point a lot of (unsubstantiated) chatter over at Flyertalk regarding the old 767-300 First Class seats being installed on the 767-200s – however, there's really no proof to that, and it seems especially unlikely due to the fact that it would require a pretty severe reconfiguration of seating, and likely the loss of a row of Business Class seats.
Regardless, if I recall correctly what was stated in the initial press release, you should look for new seat covers (at the very least) on the seats. However, don't hold your breath for AA to install, for instance, its new Business Class seat on the 762s.
Freddyb430 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4162 times:
AA anounced several months back that they are going to install new First and Business class seats on the Transcon planes to compete with United P.S. They have said the are adding one F-Class seat bringing the total to 10. Other than that I have heard no other details since the announcment. I'll see it I can find the press piece for you.
Willyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3925 times:
Quoting UnitedFirst (Reply 2): If I'm not mistaken, the upgrades to AA's Transcon 'Flagship' service are more for the soft product (ie, meals, service standards, pillows & blankets, etc) than for things like the seats.
I think the First Class seats are going to be a totally new design, while the business class are only going to be slightly improved. I think they are also going to install the new interior overhead bins (like on the 777 and front of 763s)...