I can tell you about the AA
737-800 and 757-200.
On the 757-200, this plane has the same legroom as most carriers, which is actually less legroom than the AA 738 and M80. The seats seem old with blue/navy cloth and no headrests. The TV screens are CRT TV's that hang down from the ceiling. There is the possibility that you might be on a former TWA 757 with PW engines. If so, then it has a different color cloth interior plus flip-down LCD screens for the TV. I would expect a quick beverage service on the flight, but there are only 4 FA's on the 188 seat 757, so they have to work quickly. F has 22 seats, so the F flight attendant doesn't really have time to help Y. 166 seats in Y for the 3 FAs. There won't be any food served. 17 of the AA 757s are fitted with winglets, and the winglets are really huge. There are 108 or so of these models so it's not a big chance you'll have one of these but it is possible. The TWA 757s are being returned to the lessor and won't be fitted with winglets. Expect a very powerful takeoff from the 757.
On the 737-800, the seats are quite nice with leather and adjustable headrests. There's better than average legroom in coach as well. Up front there are 16 first class seats, followed by 132 seats in coach. There are TV
's that hang from the ceiling of the aircraft (rather than the flip-down LCD
screens) and they will either show CBS Eye On American, which is programming of various US TV
shows, or they might can squeeze in a movie. There is no flight tracker on the aircraft. About half of the 737-800s are fitted with winglets, with all of them due to be complete by August.
To listen to the audio or video programming, they charge $2 to buy some earbuds to listen, or you can bring your own. If you bring your own headset, AA
's audio programming is set up for the one-prong headsets, rather than the 2-prong type.
I'm not sure what kind of food service to expect as this is international, so it might be better service than a domestic flight. Domestically, there would be no food provided--just complimentary soft drinks. On domstic flights food is available for sale as well as alcohol. I haven't flown AA
to Canada, so someone else might have a better idea on the inflight service.
I hope YUL
'l love YUL
. Sorry that was bad. Enjoy your trip.
I haven't flown US since 1994, so I won't venture to answer their portion. Recent pictures I have seen of the PHL
airport look really nice compared to what I remember from the 1990s.
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