I mean, of course there were huge changes after 2001, but how did it affect the front cabins?
Back in '99, I flew F on AA
757's from JFK
on D-3's from my AAunt.
To the then student, I recall it being very cool.
So in May '04, we will fly:
on a 762 in J
on a 763 in F
on a 757 in F
is a 762 in J
From searching this site, I have read that the F cabin on a AA
757 is not that great, but then I suppose that is relative to what you are used to.
So after many searches on these forums, I still have some issues I hope you can clarify:
a)What is the service like in J and F these days (post 9-2001)? I mean, of course there were huge changes after 2001, but how did it affect the front of the cabin?
Well, the service has suffered slight cutbacks there and there... nothing too major. For your LAX
-Hawaii-LA flights, printed menus are no longer offered, but the content of the meals are pretty similar... For the LAX
in F, you will offer a main meal (except breakfast and redeye flights) with a salad plate and small appetizer on the side, a choice of three main courses, and a choice of ice-cream sundae or fruit/cheese plate for dessert. On morning flights, there will be the breakfast after takeoff, and fruit/cheese plate prior to arrival. On redeye flights, you will be offered a light meal such as sandwich or salad, accompanied by rolls, salad, and cookies as desserts. Except morning flights, you get a bowl of warmed mixed nuts before meals.
For the transcon flights, there are a few cutbacks, such as no more pre-arrival cookies. But you get a printed menu. There is no longer a separate appetizer servies, but a combined appetizer salad plate, followed by three main course selection, and then for dessert, there is a choice of ice-cream or tiramisu.
b)What is J like in a 762 compared to F in a 763?
has two versions of Boeing 767-300ERs -- one with regular domestic F seats with 40 inches of legroom and one with the new enhanced inernational style business class seats with 60 inches of legroom. Both versions can be found on the Hawaii market... of course, Hawaiian and domestic versions are most often used, but you can never be sure. So it is up to what you get... but J on Boeing 767-200 is comparable to F on a domestic Boeing 767-300... but J seats on 762s have legrests, which are nice. no PTV...
c)still serving sundaes in the frontin both F and J or only J?
No sundaes are only served in first class... domestic J got a ice-cream bowl (no topping) or cake...
d) will either tickets (both are award gifts from AAunt and mom) in F or J allow us, hopeful honeymooners, entry into Admirals club or Flagship Lounge at LAX
? Would talking to my AAunt about that help pull any strings?
I am actually not sure, but I am leaning towards "no"... domestic first class awards do not include lounge access, unless you paid full F or is flying international flights. Hawaii is not international destination, so no lounge access.
I hope this will help!