vtdl
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Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:45 am

How would you compare the Business Class on a 757, 767, or 777? Which would you prefer and why?
 
HT
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:57 am



Quoting Vtdl (Thread starter):
How would you compare the Business Class on a 757, 767, or 777? Which would you prefer and why?

Please do not feel offended, but I think these questions are way too unspecific in order to be able to answer ...

Here are my points:
1. Do you speak about a Business Class for flights within the U.S.or on intercontinental routes ? These are very (!) different.
2. It comes down to which seats an airline installs on their aircraft. This has an impact on seat width, seat pitch, recline, number of seats abreast.
Go to seatguru.com and click through different airlines and aircraft and compare the details. I hope you will get an impression from there and then will understand that there is no simple answer to your original questions.
3. The service an airline offers also has a big influence when it comes to rating an airine's Business Class product. Add to thar the variance in service caused by the "crew factor"

Intercontinental:
The only simple thing that might have an impact on the experience B757 vs. 767 / 777 is the single aisle on the B757 usually with a 4-abreast seating.
On a B767 you will have 2 aisles with a 2-1-2 or a 2-2-2 seating.
On a B777 you will find 2 aisles with 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 seating.
From these figures alone you will see that some airlines give you more space at shoulder level than others ...
Add to that different seat pitches and recline levels and you have a bag of different products.
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:36 pm

Good advice from HT. Seatguru will outline details. F and J seating on all US domestic carriers varies so much depending on what aircraft. Example on AA - if you are on an AA 767 now -- you will most likely get the NGBC seats 2-2-2 as the fleet reconfiguration is almost or is complete. (Better experts than myself here on Air.net am sure know for certain). But if you are on one their older 757's the single aisle experience in F/J will be much different.
 
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:32 pm

I'd prefer it on the 777 since the seats will likely be widest and I really enjoy the sense of spaciousness the cabin provides.
 
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:42 pm

Sorry that I wasn't specific enough. I meant for AA domestic flight.
 
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:11 pm



Quoting Vtdl (Reply 4):
Sorry that I wasn't specific enough. I meant for AA domestic flight.

Thanks for clarifying. Unfortunately I lack any experience of these ...
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:18 pm



Quoting Vtdl (Reply 4):
Sorry that I wasn't specific enough. I meant for AA domestic flight.

AA doesn't have Business Class on their 757 fleet.

The 767s are getting the new Business Class seats first, followed later by the 777s.
 
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:49 pm

And might be confusing to the unfamiliar when booking on the AA web. . . on the AA two class 767's they book and label their J class seats as "First Class". Which as stated are truly J class seats on their 3 class - 777's.
 
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RE: Business On 757, 767, 777

Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:02 pm

For AA:

757 - no J class - just domestic first - a wide seat with little leg room

767-200 - Very narrow international business class seat with no PTV and about 50 inches of seat pitch (Leg Room)

767-300 - Same seat as 767-200 but with 62 inches of seat pitch (Leg room)

NEW 767-300 - A few of the 767-300's have the new lie-flat seats with a more private feeling and new look due to a plastic stall that surrounds the seat. The seat is more functional, but feels much more cramped. They do not supply the portable dvd player on domestic flights.

777-200 - Wide international business class seat with 60 inches of seat pitch with PTV.

Personally, I have flown in all of these and would recommend the 777 on AA. It has the widest seat and a TON of leg room. Not to mention the roomiest cabin feeling and a PTV. Both the 777 and the old 767-300 seats have enough leg room to stretch out your feet and still have a foot before hitting the seat in front of you, but the 767 seats are almost coach class seat width. The new lie-flat 767-300 seats look very impressive, but are by far the most cramped lie-flat seats I have flown in. The 777 is the best - a true international business class on a domestic flight, yet any 767 would be a close second place. Forget the 757 - no fun in that!

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