AAairplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15175 times:
I flew in a US 757 from PHX to OGG this summer, and the cabin, in my opinion needs urgently to be updated. The seats are old and covered in cloth. The entertainment consists of "over-aisle" CRT screens, many of which do not have a very good picture quality. The bulkheads are covered in America West style cloth which looks quite dated. Although these aircraft are gradually being replaced by A320 family, they are needed to perform the Hawaiian runs because they are the only airplanes that have the range for the route other than widebodies which are too large. They also play a fairly large role in the European network since they are used on routes to smaller cities. Due to the fact that these airplanes are the only planes suited to many of the routes, and no replacement has been ordered, I think the cabin needs to be refurbished. Anyone with any information please share. Thanks!
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7399 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15099 times:
I will probably get but threads like these drive me nuts. These carriers don't have an infinite bank account. US has been doing a pretty good job since the merger updating their cabins. I rode on quite a few 320s and 319s that have gotten mods and the blue seats and updated lighting is very welcoming. To boot, if you're lucky enough to ride on a 190, these are the nicest IMO. Lot's of legroom in the bag with seats that seem to be wider than the standard and the cabins are usually spotless.
I say all of that to say that we need to give them some time. AA is in the middle of mods as is US, UA, and DL. In the mean time, bring a good book or your laptop and enjoy the ride...
flyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14949 times:
Quoting AAairplane (Thread starter): I flew in a US 757 from PHX to OGG this summer, and the cabin, in my opinion needs urgently to be updated. The seats are old and covered in cloth. The entertainment consists of "over-aisle" CRT screens, many of which do not have a very good picture quality. The bulkheads are covered in America West style cloth which looks quite dated
FlyASAGuy2005 is right, but if you don't like it then fly another carrier...I know Hawaiian does service to PHX as well as any other US airline...
The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
USAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3413 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14858 times:
Unfortunately, you were on a West ETOPS bird, all East 757s have been updated with an Envoy class cabin up front, new CRT monitors, new overhead bins, new bulkheads, new PSUs, and leather seat covers in Y.
I cannot find any pictures, but I found some videos that feature it:
USAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 14369 times:
Quoting washingtonian (Reply 8): If the plane was built in 1998, how can the seats appear to be 1985ish?
When airlines place aircraft orders, the deliveries span many years. I'm not saying that seat style was chosen in 1985, but all planes from the same order will typically have the same cabin as originally chosen, even if it is years after the choice.
bdl2stl2pvg From China, joined Jun 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14254 times:
Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 10): I'm not saying that seat style was chosen in 1985, but all planes from the same order will typically have the same cabin as originally chosen
Actually 1985 is very close. By late 1984 AA started refurbishing the 727s with a very similar seat. Covering, leather pattern, width. The MD-80s had the same seats. I am not certain if the MD-80s started with the leather seats originally, but by 1985 they had them. AA was very consistent with their domestic interiors then. 727s, MD-80s, F-100s, A-300s, 2 class DC-10s and even Business class on the 767s had extremely similar looking seats to what is shown in the photo. So, 1984/1985 would be spot on.
aairbussju From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2010, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13955 times:
Yes they will....give it time. The process is not a quick one, since they can't take ALL 124 757s OTS at the same time to be refurbished. The ones already retrofitted are used for the MOST PART on Int'l flights, but also on some domestic...
There are four West aircraft that now have updated interiors, which consist of leather seat covers, new bulkheads, overhead LCDs, and bin extensions. It's funny that you bring this up, because there was a recent decision to upgrade the remaining West 757 fleet with these interior mods (originally it was only supposed to be ships 908-910, which received the mods when they were fitted with winglets about two years ago). 906 actually just got back from Macon with the upgrades:
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9820 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13792 times:
I think US and others are slowly realizing that you are only as good as your worst aircraft. Just like a hotel is only as good as its worst room. That holds true in lots of industries, but especially travel. If they want their brand perception to improve, they need to target their least attractive facilities and upgrade them for better style and function.
ChopChop767 From Italy, joined Aug 2010, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13737 times:
Wow, those new seats do look very comfortable. The leather looks pretty padded and plush, more so than delta, which was my first reaction when I saw the seats. Great work US.
I know the AA 757 seats are not the prettiest to look at, but they're so well worn, they are really comfortable. I don't know if that's a good thing though.
Regardless, flighty has a great point, which it seems US is fin a
Ly waking up to...