skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 2817 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
Is there a designated subfleet that we can expect to see in the UK? I know Delta have the ex TWA B757s and the whole former Continental B757-200 fleets has been over but is there a way of knowing what AA B757s we can expect?
LONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 696 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3656 times:
AA has a subfleet of 18 757s, know as 75Ls, that UK has seen and will see for the time being. AA sends these aircraft to other European cities such as CDG, BRU, and MAD as well as cities in Brazil and several domestic and Caribbean routes. On the outside, they are identical to to 102 other 757s however, the 18 75Ls have slanted lie-flat business seats and an 'updated' Y cabin.
steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1536 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3142 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 3): I don't understand how airlines from America send over little planes and UK airlines manage to send over very big planes.
Relative to the UK, most of the 757 service from the USA is to secondary airports rather than London. Exactly what TATL services are UK carriers offering from MAN, BHX, EDI, etc. on ANY kind of aircraft outside of seasonal charter operations?
With regards to AA92/93, depending on how many years ago the aircraft could have been any one of the fleet. When AA first started sending B757s across the pond they were "standard" domestically configured aircraft. Various routes to MAN, SNN and possibly DUB we're sold as economy only (not sure if this was true of all 757 TATL flights, or just selected markets), with the 22 domestic first seats allocated to elites, staff etc. with economy service