AA Transcon 757s:
They are sold as F/Y class, with the F class meal service being a step-up from regular domestic F (separate appetizer and salad on the transcon), but a step down from F on the 762s (no DVD players, footrests, premium food/wine). I've done quite a few JFK
flights and the 757 F seats are not very comfortable.
is well aware that it is using LRTC a/c on the JFK
route. When the seats were added to the 757s, AA
said they would be used only on leisure routes, but it was obvious from the start that this would not be the case. AA
simply has too many 757s to limit them solely to leisure routes. Those of us AA
fliers based in NYC are lucky, we at least have options. Those in BOS
are pretty much limited to 757s (and a few 738s, which are better, but no 762s) for their transcons. I know of several people who fly down to JFK
on RJs to fly the 762 transcon.
route is troubling because it has always been a premium route along with JFK
. The addition of 757s is a shame. While there are still a few 762 flights, they are all morning departures ex-JFK
, meaning that anyone wanting to fly out after the work day or who is connecting from a European flight, must make do with the 757 (all of which I have communicated to AA
on several occassions). The good news is that, once the summer European flights end, the 757s will be off this route, replaced by 763s. Of course, come next summer, the 757s will, in all likelihood, be back.