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AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a bit confused on what aircraft AA operates of DFW-LHR and LHR-DFW. The information on AA.com sometimes varies with what is displayed on flightaware.

AA50 / AA51- Clearly a 77W.
AA78 / AA79- 77W (on aa.com) or 772 (on flightaware)?
AA80 / AA81- Seems to switch back and forth between a 763 and 772. When do the switches occur?
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:53 pm

AA78/79 is a 772.

AA80/81 changed to a 763 on June 11th, not sure when or if it will revert back to a 772.

If travelling coach, AA80/81 is the plane to be on at the moment, love the 2-3-2 Y layout on the 763.
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:28 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1):
If travelling coach, AA80/81 is the plane to be on at the moment

   Agreed. I would say that the 77W is the one you want to avoid - I flew LHR-DFW about two months ago in the 77W in coach and it was extremely uncomfortable. I was in an aisle seat and constantly getting battered by people walking by - totally unbearable.

Does anyone know why AA80/81 was switched to a 763?
 
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:51 pm

Possibly due to the increased capacity of the 77W being placed on the route?
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:34 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1):
AA78/79 is a 772.

Interesting, thank you!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1):
If travelling coach, AA80/81 is the plane to be on at the moment, love the 2-3-2 Y layout on the 763.

Ew, no. No IFE/moving map for nine hours would be terrible. I flew the AA 763 DFW-LAX a few weeks ago, and the three hour flight seemed long enough in a cabin with decades-old seats and CRT monitors.
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:02 pm

Quoting kann123air (Reply 4):
Ew, no. No IFE/moving map for nine hours would be terrible.

Its a plane ride, not a trip to the local Odeon.
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:41 pm

Quoting skiaplg (Reply 2):
I would say that the 77W is the one you want to avoid

If in economy, you can do MCE. It's the best of both worlds...772 has personal IFE but not MCE; 763 has MCE but not personal IFE on that route (to my understanding...feel free to correct, as I haven't been in a 763 on DFW-LHR or DFW-MAD or other DFW-Europe routes)...but the 77W has great IFE as well as MCE, which I have been on and was quite happy with (extra legroom and one less seat per row).

So yeah, if you're just doing regular economy, I would absolutely take the 772 since I prefer personal IFE to MCE on a longer flight (just personal preference). But the 77W offers both, so I cannot say that it would be the worst option by any means.
 
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RE: AA Aircraft On DFW-LHR

Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:44 am

In the event you're planning a future trip....why not book on BA? If you're flying coach, I'd select BA any day over AA, especially since you can earn AAdvantage points too. Just my 2 cents.

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