BTW - the article is silly. It is missing information when it suits the author, makes statements like you 'don't get much' which is just not true, etc.
I can only speak to F on AA
because I've flown them in F while other carriers I've only flown in Y domestically, but here are examples of his slant on the products.
He mentions the transcon AA
767s, misinforms about the type of F seat, and then just says the other F seats on AA
are fine. He doesn't mention that most of the rest of their domestic fleet is either narrow MD80 F seats or decades old 757 F seats, just calling them 'traditional leather' as if all seats are equal. The 738 F seats are great on AA
, the 757 seats are horrible.
He then goes on to say that CO
only offers 38" pitch seats on all domestic planes, which is not true. The 75B is flown on many domestic routes including some EWR
runs, and some florida flights, and the fleet is expanding, with more 75Bs set to do transcons as they enter the fleet, and it provides service in line with AAs F product on transcons with 55" seats and personal video systems, which if he knew the product existed, he might have researched and learned will be replaced with AVOD. Further, the 767s to Hawaii (and also used on a few IAH
runs) need to be mentioned if he is going to mention the AA
767s. On transcons, CO
offers the same kind of F service that AA
does in terms of food, beyond the limited offerings he mentions. Just like AA
offers ice cream sundaes, menus, multi course meals, etc. They offer this on the 75B as well as the 737NG, 753 and 752 and any 767 that happens to be put on transcons for whatever reason. The author may not have bothered to fly CO
to find this out, but he should mention he hasn't.
Seems the author has a pro-AA slant compared to CO
, which is fine. But that doesn't mean he should leave out information. Sin of omission. Can't tell which other airlines his talking up and talking down since I don't know their F products personally...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.