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AA 332 Zodiac Cirrus vs. AA 788 Zodiac Concept D business class

Old Nov 9, 17, 9:57 pm
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AA 332 Zodiac Cirrus vs. AA 788 Zodiac Concept D business class

Can anyone compare these two business classes? Space and food? Thanks.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 10:03 pm
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If you're flying to a city in Europe (the only likely destinations where your choices are either an A330 or a 787), food will be identical.

Both feature full lie-flat seats, albeit different seat types, and space will be equal.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FWAAA View Post
If you're flying to a city in Europe (the only likely destinations where your choices are either an A330 or a 787), food will be identical.

Both feature full lie-flat seats, albeit different seat types, and space will be equal.
I flew the 332 phl-man last year and just two weeks ago flew the 788 to scl. Yes both are lie flats but the 787 is much better and far superior. Choose the latter.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 11:24 pm
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Go for the 788 for in-seat entertainment alone. The A332's seat entertainment drives me nuts, you practically have to hammer the screen just to get the touch screens to work.
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Surprising that the recommendations are mostly for the 788. While I will admit I have not flown the LUS A332, the LAA 788 Concept D seat blows. It's tight and has the connected mount rocking issue in 20 of the 28 seats.

If you are looking to sleep I would have to imagine the A332 would be a better choice given it is the much praised Zodiac Cirrus seat, even if the seats are showing their signs of age on these aircraft.

If you do go for the 788, make sure you get 6A/L, 7A/L, 5A/L or 1D/H.
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788 is very nice and modern AVOD.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by roder View Post
Surprising that the recommendations are mostly for the 788. While I will admit I have not flown the LUS A332, the LAA 788 Concept D seat blows. It's tight and has the connected mount rocking issue in 20 of the 28 seats.
If you are looking to sleep I would have to imagine the A332 would be a better choice given it is the much praised Zodiac Cirrus seat, even if the seats are showing their signs of age on these aircraft.

If you do go for the 788, make sure you get 6A/L, 7A/L, 5A/L or 1D/H.
Just did PEK-ORD on a 788, and found the seats cramped, no place for storage, and the rocking seats was horrible. AA really needs to do something about those seats.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 7:30 am
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Personally, I would choose the 788 over the 332 because of the better cabin environment. I find the higher air pressure and humidity makes a huge difference on overnight flights.
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Just did PEK-ORD on a 788, and found the seats cramped, no place for storage, and the rocking seats was horrible. AA really needs to do something about those seats.
No offense but with all the countless threads and wiki on the 788 with regards to the seat rocking you could have chosen accordingly. Knowing this, I choose 7A. I'm 6'1", slender, and had loads of room to sleep and no rocking. The IFE is light years ahead of the dinosaur 332. It's also a quieter plane and pretty much brand new.
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
No offense but with all the countless threads and wiki on the 788 with regards to the seat rocking you could have chosen accordingly. Knowing this, I choose 7A. I'm 6'1", slender, and had loads of room to sleep and no rocking. The IFE is light years ahead of the dinosaur 332. It's also a quieter plane and pretty much brand new.
I thought they were reinforcing these? Or did that not help?
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Flown all 3.

332 comes in 3rd.

Prefer 787-8 and -9. Would like a little more space, but no rocking issues (yet). When flying on the -8 with MrsDallas49er, we prefer window and aisle, and 2, 3, 4 D & H on the -9. Traveling separately, I'm 1A or L if possible. She is a more center window if possible.

Hope this helps.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
I thought they were reinforcing these? Or did that not help?
One quote in an article from 2016 is the only mention of this program to correct the rocking issue. Given AA's track record when it comes to such matters, I'm lead to believe the comment was a false flag to acknowledge the issue and pretend they were going to address, without an actual plan to do so.
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
No offense but with all the countless threads and wiki on the 788 with regards to the seat rocking you could have chosen accordingly. Knowing this, I choose 7A. I'm 6'1", slender, and had loads of room to sleep and no rocking. The IFE is light years ahead of the dinosaur 332. It's also a quieter plane and pretty much brand new.
The non-adjoining seats are not always available. I will concur that the IFE is nice, and having WiFi is convenient if you need to utilize. I do however find the seat narrow and a little short. That being said it's completely tolerable.

If you are larger, and/or planning on doing nothing but sleeping (which is my MO on a short TATL), I can see where the 332 seat would be preferable.
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I fly both regularly and the A330 has a better seat IMO. It is stable and wider.
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Old Nov 10, 17, 11:28 am
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The 788 is very nice. The seats are good, aside from the rocking issue (which is not present in all seats).

Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Just did PEK-ORD on a 788, and found the seats cramped, no place for storage, and the rocking seats was horrible. AA really needs to do something about those seats.
There's some variability on the rocking issue. Some seats do not rock at all, while other rock horrendously. It all depends on the specific seat and the specific aircraft. I got a broken seat on a 788 a couple months ago that had a severe problem with rocking. Luckily it was a daytime flight, so I wasn't trying to sleep anyway.

I brought the issue to AA's attention and they gave me 15,000 miles as compensation, which was definitely appreciated.

On the return flight, I was in a different seat (different tail number too) that supposedly should have had the rocking issue, but it was rock solid. Did not feel my neighbor move whatsoever.
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