Which 757? (to merge)

Old Nov 27, 17, 12:02 pm
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vent: WHY is the "search thread" tool so bad at pulling up relevant results!?!!!!!!!! Trying to find the 757 thread and the search tool is absolutely worthless.

I'm flying PHX-PHL Dec 1 on a 757, and I believe it's one of the 2 757s with some configuration of non-recliner seat.

3 rows.

What is the latest intel on how one discerns between the old US cradle Envoy 757s and the newly-retrofit non-IFE-but-lie-flat 757s?

Thanks all!
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Old Nov 27, 17, 2:24 pm
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There's this search engine, Google, that allows you to type things like "AA 757 flyertalk" and it delivers results in mere milliseconds!
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Old Nov 27, 17, 2:31 pm
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Google works excellently. Type "site:flyertalk.com [search term]" and you'll find everything you need.
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Old Nov 27, 17, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by tigerhunt2011 View Post
vent: WHY is the "search thread" tool so bad at pulling up relevant results!?!!!!!!!! Trying to find the 757 thread and the search tool is absolutely worthless.

I'm flying PHX-PHL Dec 1 on a 757, and I believe it's one of the 2 757s with some configuration of non-recliner seat.

3 rows.

What is the latest intel on how one discerns between the old US cradle Envoy 757s and the newly-retrofit non-IFE-but-lie-flat 757s?

Thanks all!
I’ve used Advanced Search to moderate for some time, and if one knows how to use it it’s powerful, though definitely it has its own distinct requirements. Alternatively, one can use Google to search FlyerTalk. See the Wikipost and it’s links in https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/tech...er-thread.html, whicjh has links to threads on every aircraft flown by AA in the Wikipost.

To search for 757 aircraft, use Advanced Search, search titles only, results as threads for the search string “757” (quotation marks included).

Or use the Help Desk thread https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...s-ife-etc.html.

We will merge this query there soon.

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Old Nov 27, 17, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by tigerhunt2011 View Post
vent: WHY is the "search thread" tool so bad at pulling up relevant results!?!!!!!!!! Trying to find the 757 thread and the search tool is absolutely worthless.

I'm flying PHX-PHL Dec 1 on a 757, and I believe it's one of the 2 757s with some configuration of non-recliner seat.

3 rows.

What is the latest intel on how one discerns between the old US cradle Envoy 757s and the newly-retrofit non-IFE-but-lie-flat 757s?

Thanks all!
Are there still any US cradle Envoy 757s flying around?
In any case, it's easy to tell which one you're on: LAA 75L with lie-flat has 16 seats. The PHX-Hawaii LUS planes (also found on some PHX transcons) have 12 seats as does the old envoy config, but you can tell them apart from the economy section, the former has 176 seats as opposed to the 164 on the envoy one.
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Old Nov 27, 17, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Djokison View Post
Are there still any US cradle Envoy 757s flying around?
In any case, it's easy to tell which one you're on: LAA 75L with lie-flat has 16 seats. The PHX-Hawaii LUS planes (also found on some PHX transcons) have 12 seats as does the old envoy config, but you can tell them apart from the economy section, the former has 176 seats as opposed to the 164 on the envoy one.
Only 1 left with the cradle seats, ship N941UW. It’s been doing PHL-CUN runs. I actually liked the cradle seats.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:31 pm
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Only 1 left with the cradle seats, ship N941UW. It’s been doing PHL-CUN runs. I actually liked the cradle seats.
How did you track this? I was expecting the cradle seats, but had new AA Recaro Slimline F seats. Overhead IFE, no wifi, but did have power.
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Old Dec 5, 17, 12:57 pm
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How did you track this? I was expecting the cradle seats, but had new AA Recaro Slimline F seats. Overhead IFE, no wifi, but did have power.
There are no 757-200 with Envoy seats any longer flying.

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Results include several 757-specific threads, including

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...ec-2017-a.html

The Aircraft Help Desk linked to previously also offers a link to the unofficial AA fleet site that lists all AA aircraft, including configuration and registration number (“tail code”).
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