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AA Tours Its Newest 737-800 (videos)  
User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1906 posts, RR: 27
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7973 times:

Greetings everyone,

I did a search and couldn't find any matches. This was posted on April 13th, 2009.

I found these videos of the 738 Fleet Training Manager Captain showing off the newest 738s AA will be receiving in the following months. Then, a FA shows the new features of the AA cabin, which IMHO are a modest improvement of what they had before. Pitty they didn't upgrade the seats with PTVs, but hey, something its something.

I hope you enjoy it

From the Cockpit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8STd2xOPlOg


From the Cabin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ihFbT9CGo&feature=related

Cheers!


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7734 times:

Very nice F class but they should have shown more in the video of the seat pitch and the same in Y class. I like the colours of the interior though.

User currently offlineJFernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7211 times:

Nice plane... kinda wish they'd keep it in that metallic teal, though.

User currently offlineContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

Looks like a nice plane! I flew an AA 738 last summer and these new aircraft definitely look better. Ready to fly on one...


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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7035 times:

Doesn't AA take delivery of their planes, already in their livery? In the cockpit video, it show the airplane in the unfinished hull, still green. Was this a stock video at the Boeing facility? Or does AA receive them this way, brush the aluminum themselves and paint the livery? The winglets were already prepared.


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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

What's new about it? Why so much fuss for an standard plane? I don't get the point of the videos.


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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6427 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 5):
I don't get the point of the videos.

PR. Youtube has become an effective, and free, advertising media for all sorts of businesses.

I find the magazine slot beneath the armrest to be pretty clever, I don't know if anybody did that before. Apart from that... nothing new.

The HUD is only new to AA, and I don't know if I understood that correctly, but didn't AA's 737 NG's already have a Cabin Altitude and Take Off Config warnings? Or just that they're designed differently now?



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6373 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 5):
What's new about it? Why so much fuss for an standard plane? I don't get the point of the videos.

That's the point. It's supposed to build up hype about AA's new and re-configured 737-800s. It's nice to see a major American airline taking pride in its fleet again.


User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1109 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

It's a shame they don't have PTV's. I wonder what kept them from doing so...

User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 403 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5802 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):
I find the magazine slot beneath the armrest to be pretty clever

Agreed. It's brilliant ! They should do this to their EY seat too.


User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5782 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):
The HUD is only new to AA, and I don't know if I understood that correctly, but didn't AA's 737 NG's already have a Cabin Altitude and Take Off Config warnings? Or just that they're designed differently now?

AA's original 738s had HUDs as well, it's just the new a/c have a different HUD system. Also, Boeing made changes to the cabin atlitude/take-off config warnings after the Helios crash. In that accident the pilots mistook the the cabin pressurization warning for an erroneous take-off config warning.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 8):
I wonder what kept them from doing so...

They're blind and deaf. They have no vision and repeatedly don't hear, or better yet, ignore, customer and flight attendant feedback on the topic.



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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4008 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5458 times:
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It is a very nice airplane but I would still prefer to fly on a Super 80 instead of a 737.
The MD-80 is pleasant to fly on especially if you are seated in F Class or within the first 10 rows in Y Class, because it rises quickly and quietly. Nevertheless I enjoyed watching the videos of the new 737's at AA.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5376 times:



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 4):
Doesn't AA take delivery of their planes, already in their livery? In the cockpit video, it show the airplane in the unfinished hull, still green. Was this a stock video at the Boeing facility? Or does AA receive them this way, brush the aluminum themselves and paint the livery? The winglets were already prepared.

AA takes delivery of it's aircraft in full livery. The fotage of the green AA 737 was taken at the Renton plant. The video of the captain was taken at an AA facility.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5355 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):
I find the magazine slot beneath the armrest to be pretty clever,

It must be hard to clean that though, all sorts of stuff might fall in there. Otherwise to echo the other poster I'm glad to see AA taking such pride in their fleet.



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User currently offlineDivemaster08 From Cayman Islands, joined Jul 2008, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5208 times:

Looks very nice actually!

I hope that the roll out is quick across the whole fleet! The new seats look great and hopefully this may be a new sign that perhaps AA are finally moving forward with fleet renovation!

Do they plan on making these seats and features in the cabins of there whole fleet! 767s in the back could use a touch up!

And good to see that AA have finally moved into removing those DC connections and putting in the AC adapters!

Out of interest, does anybody know the timescale before we can expect this seating to be the standard on the 737s?



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User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 322 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 5):
I don't get the point of the videos.

Did you see the new F seat? Better recline without "disturbing the person behind." Now that has got to be something new and special in domestic F.
BTW, are these new F seats going to be put on the 757's as well?

[Edited 2009-04-16 10:16:17]


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6132 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5088 times:



Quoting BigMac (Reply 15):
Better recline without "disturbing the person behind." Now that has got to be something new and special in domestic F.

The seat cushion slides forward as you recline so you loose a couple inches of legroom when you are reclined however you can recline further. I like the laptop slot under the armrest....



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

Sorry to bump, but does anyone happen to know who is the manufacturer of those F seats? I know the Y seats were made by Weber (as they look VERY similar to DL's slimline seats), however, not sure about F.


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User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

One other feature not mentioned is that with the 160 seats, they now have 4 flight attendants in the 737 rather than 3. So that should improve the service a bit.

My favorite part was the illustration of the seat recline. Looks like a big recline. And the laptop space is pretty cool too but looks very slender, so they might not all fit.


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11979 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

I'll be interested to give those new seats a try. They look awfully thin, but they do appear - at least from the video - to recline pretty deeply.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 8):
It's a shame they don't have PTV's. I wonder what kept them from doing so...

It's not worth it. Research has consistently shown time and again that customers simply don't value PTVs enough to pay for them. Much like food, legroom, and so many other common complaints, people want them and think they sound nice, but would not be willing to pay for what it would cost to install them. And remember, it's not just the installation - it's also the extra several hundred pounds of weight (and thus increased fuel burn) that you have to deal with on every flight, every day, for the life of the plane.

Some say that PTVs will soon become required, driven by competition (JetBlue, Delta, Continental, etc.). And that may well be true. But until it is an absolute competitive imperative, I don't see why AA would spend all the money it takes to install, maintain and carry around those things - especially since many people will never use them. As other posters in this thread and elsewhere have often suggested, nowadays iPods and laptops have replaced inflight entertainment of any kind for people. I know I definitely fall into that camp: I'd certainly rather watch something on my computer, or listen to my music, any day over the (usually) crappy programming the airline has on.

At a time like this: why spend the money that you don’t have to?

Quoting STT757 (Reply 13):
It must be hard to clean that though, all sorts of stuff might fall in there.

That's the first thing I though, as well: man are those things going to get disgustingly dirty. I would never put my laptop down in that thing. Yuck.

Quoting Divemaster08 (Reply 14):
Out of interest, does anybody know the timescale before we can expect this seating to be the standard on the 737s?

It's going to be a long time. The new 76 737s arriving between now and 2011 will all have this configuration. However, the 77 already in the fleet won't be getting these upgrades anytime soon. I suspect it won't happen for several years, at least. There is just no money for it, and the cabins on the existing 737s aren't all that bad (comparatively) as they are. They are a humongous upgrade (newer, cleaner, more modern) from the 757 cabins, and that fleet's upgrades have now been put on hold indefinitely because of what's going on with the economy.


User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4672 times:



Quoting Commavia (Reply 19):
However, the 77 already in the fleet won't be getting these upgrades anytime soon.

The first "old" 738 to be retrofitted is due out 1Q2010. The current schedule has the 77 original a/c complete with mods by the end of 1Q2011. Subject to change, of course!



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Is it just me or does the interior remind you of the interior of an UA Airbus? I know there are some differences but looks so much like it.


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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4515 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 13):
It must be hard to clean that though,

Hmm, hadn't thought about that...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineSFOJFK From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4392 times:



Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 20):
The first "old" 738 to be retrofitted is due out 1Q2010. The current schedule has the 77 original a/c complete with mods by the end of 1Q2011. Subject to change, of course!

Will the new mod up the seat count to 160 and adjust the rear galley size?


User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4351 times:



Quoting SFOJFK (Reply 23):
Will the new mod up the seat count to 160 and adjust the rear galley size?

Yes. All the new features will be applied to the older a/c, ie, digital IFE, drop down LCDs, 160 main cabin seats, new bin doors.



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25 RICARIZA : Maaan, is domestic travel in the US that bad that these are seeing now as great improvements? And don't get me wrong, I am a loyal AA flyer (domestic
26 Adam727 : For those of you that have been on the new AA738 in FC where they hang the coats up is there room for the passenger seating right in front of the coat
27 Catdaddy63 : I believe the cockpit video was filmed in the hanger at TUL. It looks like a 757 in the background to me. Also, according to AA.com the original 77 ai
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