ersing224
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AA Seating/window Seats

Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:56 pm

I grew up flying TWA b/c dad worked at TWA headquarters in NYC. TWA was great...when American took over, I was hoping to have that same feeling once again. Not a chance. I have flown AA FIRST often and it is an average product but recently flying coach, I asked for a window and was seated against a wall in an aging 757. It was tight and uncomfortable. Passengers entered at row 9 in front of passengers already seated and trying to settle in. They couldn't move with the enterage entering. Has anyone experienced the unenjoyalbe AA flight recently. I know...you get what you pay for but, then let everyone know that AA is now a Low Cost Carrier! TWA come back!
 
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:02 pm

Times have changed, and their seat pitch is about the same in Y as the other majors nowadays. In the early 2000s AA had "More Room in Coach", which meant more space than the others. But as finances got cramped they cut the program, realizing that passengers didn't find it substantive enough to impact fares or market share.

I must say though that the 757s have the most beat up cabin in their fleet, probably even more than the MDs.
 
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:10 pm

In my experience, most of the time AA will suggest to the row 9 pax that they wait until the end of the boarding process to take their seats.

And every 757, not just AA's, has a window blank in that spot...
 
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:27 pm

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
TWA come back!

In TW's final days, the product they offered was pretty marginal at best. I flew them from SEA to TPA via STL in F right before they were taken over by AA. I asked the FA, who was seated in the jump seat, for a coke at some point and was told "We don't have any." as she read her newpaper. The aircraft was, on the outside, quite spiffy in the new livery but the inside looked as if it had not been cleaned in months.

AA is not perfect by any measure, but TW was in many ways even worse.
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:17 am

Quoting OP3000 (Reply 1):
I must say though that the 757s have the most beat up cabin in their fleet, probably even more than the MDs.

Currently AA is making every effort to update the older 737's to match the interior of the new 737's so that the entire fleet will be identical. The older 737's have 12 less seats than the new ones. I believe that after that process is complete, you will see updates to the 757 fleet
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:16 am

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
Passengers entered at row 9

AA mainly uses L1 on their 757.
 
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:28 am

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
I asked for a window and was seated against a wall in an aging 757

This is not an AA problem this is a 757 thing. Check www.seatguru.com next time to get the right seat.

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
. I have flown AA FIRST often and it is an average product

Well many people will disagree as this is one of the things AA seems to do well. AA's first class product has been polled and called the best first service in the U.S.
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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Quoting jgw787 (Reply 5):

That hasn't been my experience. It varies widely between L1 and L2.

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RE: AA Seating/window Seats

Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
Has anyone experienced the unenjoyalbe AA flight recently. I know...you get what you pay for but, then let everyone know that AA is now a Low Cost Carrier!

I love AA...they are like any other major carrier in the USA, and they have their share of problems, but I personally have experienced a lot fewer of them on AA than on DL/US/NW/UA. Their 757s are junk though...I avoid them like the plague. There is nothing at all good about them. I have taken a longer routing simply to get an MD-80 over a 757.

Quoting ersing224 (Thread starter):
TWA come back!

Why do so many people seem to think TWA was such a shining pearl of the air? Sure, maybe long, long ago, but towards the end...they were really pretty blah, as has been said already in this thread

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