AAIRLINERS wrote:I checked out as FO for AA on the 762 in late 1985. The oldest would have been a mere 2-3 years old and we only had a dozen or so straight 200s, no ERs and well before the entrance of the 300ER. The first class I remember had the first class barber chair, one all by itself in the middle with two rows of two on either side as depicted on the 9 seat diagram. They were all three class configured and only held about 150 or so seats. Besides flying the occasional SFO-JFK flight I flew mainly SFO-ORD. I checked out while TDY to JFK flying transcons to SFO and SAN. With so few airframes we didn't do many routes. The taupe leather seats was what I remembered. I will try to find some pictures of the cabin interior if I can. While it was not a true widebody by fuselage width standards (vs the DC10) it was a beautiful airplane to fly.
Yeah by 1985, they had the IFS on the DC10 and 762. But they also still had a standard version of both with 2-2-2 first on the 762.
I've never seen the 762 with the original 2-1-2 layout. I would die if you had a picture because I always wondered if it had the 5 tuft sheepskin like the DC10, or the 4 tuft sheepskin like the later 763(which was taupe)/747sp(which was blue). Do you recall if coach was the alternating beige/blue like the DC10, or if it was all blue?
I have only seen this photo from 1992 when they redid the cabins on the 762s and dc10s to have the new Webber seats