Ishrion
Topic Author
Posts: 1673
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

[Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:59 pm

Link to full video trip report with takeoff/landing: https://youtu.be/jp2-5qbU_FI

[Flight Information]
✈ Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 "Oasis Configuration/737 MAX Configuration"
✈ Airline: American Airlines
✈ Date: Late July 2019
✈ Flight Time: 2 Hours & 30 Minutes
✈ From: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
✈ To: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
✈ Seat: 4F

This was a connecting flight onto Tokyo Haneda.

- I didn't realize it was a Project Oasis retrofit until I stepped onboard.
- This was my first time trying the 737 Project Oasis first class.
- I've already tried the A321neo's "Project Oasis" First Class from Phoenix to Anchorage (link below).
- The A321neo's and 737 retrofit's first class seats are similar with a few design changes.
- The 737 retrofit does not have a seatback tablet holder while the neo does.
- Since I was sitting in the last row, I got to experience the "divider" placed between the last row of F and the first row of Y+.
- The seat featured 37 inches of pitch, but it still felt sufficient.
- Unfortunately the seat had quite a few flaws such as the lack of underseat storage between the two first class seats.
- Takeoff was great, the engine roar amazing as always.
- Interestingly, there was a medical emergency that required a doctor. It seemed to be minor, and they moved the passenger to an empty row in first class...
- As our flight departed after 8 p.m., we were only served nuts and a choice of drink... Is this really all they serve? Not even a snack?
- Flight was uneventful afterwards and we landed in LAX shortly.

Overall, the Project Oasis first class seat is possibly the worst in American's mainline fleet with the exclusion of a personal entertainment screen, less recline, less padding, etc.

Previous Trip Reports:
Summer 2018 to Spring 2019
American Airlines 737-800 Business Class Philadelphia to St. Maarten: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420387
American Airlines 777-300 Business Class New York JFK to London: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1420789
American Eagle CRJ-900 First Class Philadelphia to Cincinnati:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1421299
American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Zurich to Philadelphia: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1422345
American Eagle E-175 First Class Los Angeles to Omaha: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1423337
American Airlines MD-80 Main Cabin Extra Omaha to Dallas/Fort Worth:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1424695

Summer 2019
American Airlines A321neo First Class Phoenix to Anchorage: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1426019
American Airlines A321neo Main Cabin Extra Anchorage to Phoenix: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1426813
American Airlines 787-9 Business Class Los Angeles to Tokyo HND: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1427951
EVA Air A330-300 Economy Class Tokyo HND To Taipei TSA: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1428983
Cathay Pacific 777-300 Economy Class Taipei Taoyuan To Hong Kong: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1430001
American Airlines 777-300ER First Class Hong Kong to Dallas/Fort Worth:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1430483
Last edited by atcsundevil on Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Title edited in accordance with forum rules
 
AA747123
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:15 pm

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:06 pm

The Oasis configuration is a big mistake by AA, it has lowered the experience to a Spirit level. No IFE, cramped hard seats.
 
DDR
Posts: 1663
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:09 pm

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:47 pm

Still hoping that they announce this was a mistake.
 
USAirALB
Posts: 2088
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:46 am

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:27 pm

Meal service is only offered on flights after 8pm for premium transcon markets, as well as select markets over 2250 miles. For example, CLT-SFO gets a meal after that time, but CLT-LAX does not.
RJ85, F70, E135, E140, E145, E70, E75, E90, CR2, CR7, CR9, 717, 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 744, 752, 753, 762, 772, 77E, 77W, 789, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 359, 388
 
Ishrion
Topic Author
Posts: 1673
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:53 am

DDR wrote:
Still hoping that they announce this was a mistake.


The first AA 737 with IFEs just went into Oasis retrofit, or “Project Kodiak” with the updated F seats :banghead:

USAirALB wrote:
Meal service is only offered on flights after 8pm for premium transcon markets, as well as select markets over 2250 miles. For example, CLT-SFO gets a meal after that time, but CLT-LAX does not.


Thanks for clarifying!
 
smi0006
Posts: 2435
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:45 am

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:09 pm

I actually don’t think the seat is too horrific, it’s a bit cheap but not that bad. However the lack of meal service is appalling- can’t believe US consumers pay for this service. Clearly they do otherwise AA wouldn’t offer it, but that’s shocking.
 
User avatar
stl07
Posts: 1905
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 8:57 pm

Re: [Video Only] American Airlines 737 **Project Oasis** First Class DFW-LAX

Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:23 am

smi0006 wrote:
I actually don’t think the seat is too horrific, it’s a bit cheap but not that bad. However the lack of meal service is appalling- can’t believe US consumers pay for this service. Clearly they do otherwise AA wouldn’t offer it, but that’s shocking.

Standard in the US. Lounge access isn't included either with F, you have to be flying international.
Instead of typing in "mods", consider using the report function.
Love how every "travel blogger" says they will never fly AA/Ethihad again and then says it again and again on subsequent flights.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CFWAD and 51 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos