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AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:00 pm

I haven't flown on AA for a while and heard that they have reversed their 'more room in coach' practice as a cost cutting measure since 9/11. Is this true?

I flew on BA LHR-PHX 10 days ago and the seats and pitch were much smaller than I have previously had on AA. If I hadn't had an empty seat next to me it would have been a very uncomfortable 11 hrs.

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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:40 pm

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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:44 pm

to answer the

not true, I was on a MD80 a few weeks ago and I proudly saw the sign labeled on overhead compartments announcing that it was More Room Throughout Coach, like #90 of 117?. They are still in the process of getting rid of it.

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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:16 pm

I have yet to see an MD-80 or 737 in the new configuration with more seats, and I work those aircraft on a regular basis. I have not even seen a timeline for when this project will be complete. I don't even know if it has started.

Seat Guru us current right now, showing the MRTC configuration on the MD-80, 738 and 763. So, yes, AA still has MRTC, but it won't be for long. I suspect by summer the additional seats will be added.

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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:53 pm

In AMR's '04 Q4 earnings report, they gave the following timeline as to when MRTC will be removed.

737/SP80/767: June '05
777: December '05

(MRTC has already been removed from 757s and AB6s.)
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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:01 pm

I was on three MD-80s over the weekend and two had MRTC, one didn't.

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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:28 pm

That is somewhat odd as all the S80's still have MRTC. Also adding to this the 763's will be reconfigured with lie flat business class seats...I am correct right?
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RE: AA - Still More Room In Coach?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:53 pm

My understanding is that the 757s and A300s had the 2 rows that were removed in 2000 put back in.

The MD-80s/737s/767s/777s are only getting 1 more row of coach put back in. So it won't be MRTC, but they won't as cramped as they were before 2000.

I flew on an MD-80 in December and in January, and both still had MRTC. My only question is how does AA sell seats during the transition period?

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