flyvs007
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Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Wed May 08, 2002 5:00 pm

I'm going to try out AA's more room throughout coach this summer by flying LAX-ATL via ORD. I've worked it so I can fly 4 different types.

This will be my first flights on an S80, an F100 and a 752. Can anyone recommend the best seats?

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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Wed May 08, 2002 10:29 pm

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sleekjet
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 2:13 am

On an MD-80, sit forward of the wings to get away from the headache-causing engine noise at the very back. Sit on the left side where there are only two seats. Less claustrophobic.
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 3:01 am

Also, on the 757, try 24A if you would enjoy watching flaps and slats do their thing.
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 3:02 am

On the 767 call and get a seat in the Business Class reserved. We use the Biz class as Coach on the shorter domestic flights like that. You will still get the coach service, but a nice big phat seat. If you cant get one with reservations send me an email and I will try and get one for ya.
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 4:28 am

Well, I don't know your exact preferences...window, aisle, middle....bulkhead, exit row...etc...

MD-80:
Go for the AB side A-window B-aisle, 2 people is always better than 3. Standard MD-80's
Row 7 is the bulkhead, Premium-Row 9, check on the configuration.
The closer to the front, the less the amount of engine noise. The exit rows (20 & 21) are sweet, massive leg room in these rows. Slightly more noise toward the rear, but its worth the trade-off for the exit row. Don't sit in anything Row 25 and higher---you're near the back, the galley and the lav....really loud and annoying back there.

F-100: Pretty much the same rules as the MD-80. Basically a shrunk MD-80 inside. Definetely take the AB side. Bulkhead Row 6. Exit rows 13 & 14. Rows 17+ can be quite loud with engine noise.

757-200: Row 9 is bulkhead/exit door with the main door #2. You're right behind the First Class lav too. Its only a BC-DE row. If you like to look out the window, don't sit there because there is basically no window..however you get massive legroom. Also no overhead bins there or underseat ahead of you...get onboard early for carry-on space if sitting there. Row 10 is nice, if you are in 10A or 10F, a window, no seat ahead of you due to the door, get a little more legroom to stretch out. Row 14 I believe, doesn't have any windows either. Rows 17 & 18 exit rows.
 
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 4:56 am

PSU, why do you call the MD-80 Row 9 "premium"?
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Dazed767
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 5:23 am

I flew their F-100 last week for the first time, I was pretty dissapointed...it's nothing great. I sat in 11A....just in front of the wing (cool inflight shots).
 
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 7:10 am

Sorry to butt in, but isn't flying to ORD instead of DFW a little counter productive? ORD is a bit out of the way from ATL than DFW is..

Also, why did you bother with AA when you could have gotten a direct flight w/ Delta? More Room Throughout Coach isn't that great and Delta is a much higher rated airline than AA.
 
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 7:12 am

I agree about the MD-80, that a seat more up front in the coach cabin is prefered if you can't get First Class of course. The MD-80 (AA of course !!!) is a very nice aircraft to fly on, very pleasant especially now that they all have the new interiors. When you are seated up front, you barely hear the noise of the engines when at full power during take off, and when you climb you hear almost nothing and the aircraft rises quickly. An other quality of this aicraft is that it handles itself well when dealing with turbulence.
When I get a Super 80, I don't choose an A or F window seat according to the number or seats next to me, it doesn't matter whether there is one or two seats next to me. I choose an A or F seat according to these things: the direction of the flight whether North or South, the area I may see according to the direction of the flight, and the time of the day. I think on what side of the aicraft I should be seated if I want to have a nice sunset or sunrise, assuming that the flight is at the end of the day or early in the morning. All those factors come into play when choosing an A or F seat. On a recent trip to the United States, I flew on three Super 80's, one from ORD to FLL, one from FLL to LGA and one from LGA to ORD (connecting on a 767 to BRU). All were nice flights.

I just flew on a 767-300 from ORD to BRU and I was seated in an exit row. That's the best seat to have in economy if you really want to strech out, however the disatvantages are that you are seated just over the wing which prevents you from seeing below and you have all the noise of the engines coming right at you. If you take the exit row, keep in mind that YOU take the responsibility of knowing how to open the overwing door in the event of an emergency landing or an aboarted take-off.

More Room Through Coach on AA? Not always. I flew on a Fokker 100 from DTW to ORD and the aircraft did still have the old seats, the light blue seats with the gray rectangles. This looks like the Fokker 100's have not been refurbished. I was seated in First Class, which still had the old brown leather seats.

Have a nice flight wherever you may go.  Smile

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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 8:35 am

I am not going to reiterate what everybody has said above as I agree with all of them, having flown all of those aircraft.

However, on the 763s, I sat behind the wing on both trans-atlantics summer '01 and you really get a feel for the size of the wings and the flap action, I would definately recommend sitting there if you do not have a problem with the noise of the engines.

However, I do want to make one thing clear, and that is you might not get the new-interiors. I know from experience that on the 757s, the old interiors were still installed even though there was more legroom. I think part of it has to do with the overall age of the aircraft/interior. If that aircraft had only been around about a year before American put in the new interiors, there really is no point in replacing it yet.

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sleekjet
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 8:41 am

About those AA 757's: Are they or aren't they refurbished? And are they too young to be refurbished? I've read too many responses, I guess. Somebody at AA, please update the 757 issues!
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 9:34 am

AA777-200, I had no idea about AA using Biz class as Coach on the shorter domestic flights like that. So next time I book I should just ask if that's the case?

Thanks (and, by the way, thanks to you and everyone at AA for all the great flights I've taken on your airline, about 25 segments over the past two years. I must be lucky or something, things always work out fine for me when I fly AA on business.)

And sorry but I don't have anything on the original topic that hasn't already been covered, so you should have lots of good information now when selecting seats!

 
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Thu May 09, 2002 12:16 pm

UAL Brat,
Yes you can ask for a biz class seat in that case for no extra charge. They are used on flights like the ORD-LAX, ORD-SFO, 767's and also like the ORD-DFW 777. The transcons flights are the Flagship service so those have F J and Y. They fill up pretty fast in biz class though becuz people want the nice seat. Mostly only the higher tier AAdvantage member know this.
I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed all your flights on AA. I know we have been getting alot of bad PR lately but I think eventually we can get thru this all (as well as all the other carriers) Its amazing how people can fly AA (or any airline) just one time and have a bad flight and they hate that airline forever. Thanks for your business UAL Brat. I hope you keep coming back and letting us serve you.
Any other questions....just ask
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Fri May 10, 2002 1:10 am

MRTC and the interior refurbishments are separate issues. MRTC is a done deal, its been complete for a while on all AA & TWA aircraft.

The interior refurbishments are completely separate. The MD-80's, 767's, 737's, and 777's all have the new style interiors. The F-100's, A300's and 757's do not. The A300's and 757's were to be done now, but that was one cost-cutting measure taken to postpone that in the weeks after last September.

There are 2 types of MD-80's. The Standard MD-80's have 14 First seats and coach begins with Row 7. On the Premium MD-80's used on prime business routes have 20 First seats and coach begins with Row 9.
 
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RE: Where To Sit, AA 763, S80, F100, 752

Fri May 10, 2002 7:12 am

I want to add that the ex-TWA planes that AA operates have MRTC, but have not been refurbished to AA standards.

You'll only find ex-TWA planes on old TWA routes.

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