KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
I met an inbound DFW-TUL F100 today, and was pleasantly surprised to find it had been redone inside, for the most part.
The First Class cabin had new seats (similar to those in the S80 & 737s). The wall coverings, carpeting & curtains have been updated with AA's new interior look. The overhead bins were the new, larger, rounder ones. The only drawback was that the coach cabin still has the old (light blue) seats. Other than that, it looked like a completely "new" aircraft. I have to admit, the updated cabin makes quite a difference. It was almost enjoyable to be on! The cabin had an open feel, and it was so much brighter. Even the crew changeover was surprised & delighted with the "new cabin." Now, if AA will only put in the new coach seats, the F100 will be a winner!
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Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1093 times:
He is referring to American's new interior. The bulk of American's aircraft (namely the F-100 fleet) have the original overhead bins and the older seats. American is updating overhead bins with a larger style to fit more rollaboard bags (can fit them depth wise, not just length wise).
It's great to hear that AA's F-100s are starting to be refit. Now, if they'd just fix the First Class cabin.... that's one aircraft I'd rather be in coach than First.... if I wanted that level of intimacy and sparsity of space I'd take a Saab.
Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 997 times:
Are the SAABs more cramped than say the EMB-120's?
I couldn't tell you... I have yet to ride on the EMB-120. It's similar capacity and configuration... my only frame of reference as far as fuselage diameter and headroom with Embraer products is the ERD/ERJ. I'd say the Saab feels smaller diameter-wise than the Embraer jets with slightly less headroom.