Reconfigured "international" 757 "L" / 75L Debut Jan 26 2009

 
Old Jan 24, 09, 10:09 am
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Reconfigured "international" 757 "L" / 75L Debut Jan 26 2009

No word on where it's going first.

23JAN09/1411
TO: ALL 757 QUALIFIED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
RE: A/C 5ET 16/144
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AIRCRAFT 5ET HAS COMPLETED THE CABIN INTERIOR UPGRADE, AND WILL
BE RETURNING TO SERVICE DURING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26TH. THE
FOLLOWING ARE SOME BRIEF DETAILS YOU WILL NOTICE ONBOARD:
1. PANASONIC DIGITAL IFE SYSTEM WITH NEW LCD MONITORS.
2. 16 BUSINESS CLASS SEATS IN THE PREMIUM CABIN.
3. NEW LAVATORIES WITH A UNIQUE BI-FOLD DOOR.
4. NEWLY DESIGNED ARTICULATING SEATS IN MAIN CABIN.
5. REMOVAL OF THE G2A GALLEY AT 2R.
6. AN ADDITIONAL COFFEEMAKER IN THE MAIN CABIN GALLEY.
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PLEASE REFERENCE BULLETIN 74 IN YOUR INFLIGHT MANUAL FOR MORE
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS NEW CONFIGURATION.
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MODERATOR'S NOTE:


For some other key reports on the new International 75L aircraft, see the following posts in this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11165139-post48.html - More details on changes
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11195163-post72.html - First FTer experience (yogi4582)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11215304-post73.html - Mini trip report (cmhua777)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11261692-post81.html - Links to interior photos
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11326862-post101.html - Link to airliners.net photo trip report (photos no longer available)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11556756-post141.html - Interior photos (tom911)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12671549-post204.html - Additional details on F/J seats (wireless_999)

Some of the features of the new aircraft are also summarized on the wiki Planes and Seats page.

For information on which routes are scheduled to have 75L service in Winter 09-10, see:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...le-winter.html


For information on the Refurbishment of the Domestic 752 aircraft, see:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...solidated.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...solidated.html

From a later post:

75L seat and cabin chart


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Old Jan 24, 09, 10:21 am
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Looking forward to trying one in the future.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 10:34 am
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Could this mean that AA is reconfiguring 757s for TATL flights, or other long flights?
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Old Jan 24, 09, 10:40 am
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Yes. This has been known for some time. See www.travellingbetter.com, a forum generally much more reliable, if somewhat dryer, than this one.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:07 am
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As wondered elsewhere, the 16/144 is a typo; that's the configuration of the new 738s on order. The 757s will be 16F/166Y.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by AA Memo
4. NEWLY DESIGNED ARTICULATING SEATS IN MAIN CABIN.
What the heck is an articulating seat?
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
What the heck is an articulating seat?
an interactive online grammar improving program!
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
What the heck is an articulating seat?
the seat pan adjusts forward while reclining, which reduces your legroom, but gives a better recline.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
What the heck is an articulating seat?
You beat me to it. Yes, what IS an articulating seat?
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Old Jan 24, 09, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by cynicAAl View Post
the seat pan adjusts forward while reclining, which reduces your legroom, but gives a better recline.
Reducing legroom GACK! There's already not enough legroom in Y!!!! hopefully, you can latch the seat pan to disable the articulation feature.....and I suspect bringing back MRTC is the last thing AA would do.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 3:27 pm
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ORD-MAN-ORD and ORD-DUB-ORD are rumoured to be using these after the testing period.

There is also talk of a JFK-DUB-JFK route... can't see that happening with CO, DL and EI all flying ex-DUB\SNN to NYC.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by paulmcgrath View Post
ORD-MAN-ORD and ORD-DUB-ORD are rumoured to be using these after the testing period.

There is also talk of a JFK-DUB-JFK route... can't see that happening with CO, DL and EI all flying ex-DUB\SNN to NYC.
I'll be flying ORD-DUB-ORD in June. I'll keep an eye on my reservation to look for an equipment change.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by billgrates3 View Post
Reducing legroom GACK! There's already not enough legroom in Y!!!! hopefully, you can latch the seat pan to disable the articulation feature.....and I suspect bringing back MRTC is the last thing AA would do.
Legroom is not being reduced. In fact, the 75L will probably have the most generous Y pitch in AA's fleet because the new seats are so slim they take up much less space.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 3:44 pm
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As wondered elsewhere, the 16/144 is a typo; that's the configuration of the new 738s on order. The 757s will be 16F/166Y.
I don't believe it's a typo. The union fought for 144 and got their way. This will also allow the plane to be used on flights over 8 hours, because it will allow for crew rest.
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Old Jan 24, 09, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
I don't believe it's a typo. The union fought for 144 and got their way. This will also allow the plane to be used on flights over 8 hours, because it will allow for crew rest.
Really? So where's all the extra space going?
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