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AA Transcon 757  
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I was leafing through my OAG and i was perusing the JFK-SJC flights for a possible trip and i was wondering, whats it like being on a 757 across the country? Ive taken them LGA-MCO and LGA-ORD and TXL-LHR, but never for around 5 hours. Is it bearable? (keep in mind I'll be in coach)
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User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

I just did JFK-OAK last thursday. It's not too bad at all really. I've also done SJC-JFK-SJC on a 738.

The service is fine, and with AA there's plenty of leg room so its beareable.

Unfortunately the aircraft used on the OAK-JFK-OAK route are SUB-STANDARD. I think they are either ex-TWA, or they just haven't replaced the seats yet, first class looks like crap, and on both my flights they had about 12 blankets for 120 or so people in coach. Which was especially bad on the return considering it was a flight leaving at 9:30PM!!!

Anyway, 757 is no problem for the longhaul IMHO.


User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

getting back to your question, you'll be fine on a 757 JFK-SJC.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Hey,

Alaska uses 737 IAD-SEA.


User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

CO does San Diego-EWR on a 737-700...

-Sean


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

This is a route I've done a few times, including leaving tonight for a meeting tomorrow morning, then heading back. As was mentioned, the aircraft flying this route have the old interior; but I think only the 757's recently have the newer interior (I've never actually BEEN on a 757 that had the new interior; but I heard the new deliveries have it).

But it's not a bad flight overall. SJC-JFK is being downgraded back to the 757 as well soon, from the summer's 767-200.

Steve


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I recently flew SAN-BOS in an AA 757, and quite suprisingly, I didn't find it all that bad. What was surprising was that it was bearable in spite of the fact that the plane had the old AA seats/interiors. But it wasn't too bad...the legroom helps, and there's some food (most likely a full meal and a "snack").

It helps to sleep, though...while the flight isn't bad, it's not too interesting, either.

Have a good trip!

Aaron G.


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I have done over 40 trans cons (most of my flights because of family in Calitfornia) and probably about 30 of them have been on DL 757s. The other 10 were on other Delta aircraft. These flights were between ATL or CVG (depending where I lived at the time) and SAN. The fact is that it is the same as being on a twin aisled aircraft for the same amount of time. Beverage carts blocking the only aisle is not a problem. They aren't in the aisle for all that much time, so you just don't get up during that time, or if you must, you go the direction heading away from them, if possible. You'll enjoy!

User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Actually, except for "looks," I much prefer AA's old interior. The F seats were much more comfortable IMO than these new blue seats, and in Y, with the new seats, when you lift the armrests, they aren't flush with the seatbacks. Other than that, they do look much more sharp in the dark blue.

User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

old seats lack the headrests though... which becomes an issue when they don't have an adequate supply of pillows!

User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

A very large percentage of AA 757s are in the old interior, and I find the seats to be somewhat uncomfortable, in addition to ugly.

Nevertheless, the 757 is fine for transcon flights. I guess I would prefer a 767 if I had a choice between the two, but the 757 is adequate. Plus, it's a great looking jet, and it has a fun climb rate.

/gwl


User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Not bad at all i did DFW-ANC 7HR I think or is it 9HR. And i did SEA-MIA 6HR not bad at all. and both where before extra room in coach. There is lots of room compared to Delta or United


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

You should have a great flight! I haven't flown on AA, but I have done ANC-MSP-ANC a few times on NWA in the 757, it was great. That was about a 6 hour flight.

-Dmitry


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