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767-300 / 763 [opinions and general discussion]

767-300 / 763 [opinions and general discussion]

Old Aug 22, 18, 8:42 pm
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767-300 / 763 [opinions and general discussion]

merge this if necessary. Iím in coach for the first time in a decade with my whole family in tow PHL-LIS and this plane is a total dump. Like air North Korea. I canít imagine Delta or even Frontier having such a pos in their fleet. Not to mention we had to take train to philly to avoid connecting in lhr.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 8:58 pm
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Well, you still chose the train ride and 767 over other options (e.g. TP from JFK/EWR), so the plan of AA management plays out.

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Old Aug 22, 18, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by morrisunc View Post
I’m in coach for the first time in a decade with my whole family in tow ...
In your situation I'd be miserable even on Emirates or [insert highly-regarded airline here]
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Old Aug 22, 18, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by morrisunc View Post
merge this if necessary. Iím in coach for the first time in a decade with my whole family in tow PHL-LIS and this plane is a total dump. Like air North Korea. I canít imagine Delta or even Frontier having such a pos in their fleet. Not to mention we had to take train to philly to avoid connecting in lhr.
What's the problem with connecting at LHR? (unless you are on award travel)
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Old Aug 22, 18, 9:57 pm
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when is AA going to dump those antiquated dinosaur 763's anyway?
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Old Aug 22, 18, 10:34 pm
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Yeah... based on reviews here and on www.thepointguy.com, I've avoided this aircraft and when it's a "must" I've selected being up front. And it's been my luck that when it was sub'd in for the A332 on the to/from SFO/PHL routes, I've been up front as well.

I'm booked on it next Monday/Saturday for the SFO/MIA routes. Sitting up front on both legs and hoping that it's not sub'd for anything other than a A332
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Old Aug 22, 18, 10:39 pm
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I agree. I'm hardly a connoisseur of birds like this, but I flew the 767 a few weeks ago subbing for the A332 PHL-LAS, and was extremely disappointed. No wifi, no IFE except the one channel for the whole cabin.

Just to add insult to injury, I forgot my laptop charger and couldn't even use my laptop without wifi, but that was my own fault.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
What's the problem with connecting at LHR? (unless you are on award travel)
Long walks, bus rides, slow security lines, rude staff

Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
when is AA going to dump those antiquated dinosaur 763's anyway?
I hope AA keeps the 763s as long as possible, because they will be replaced with cramped in economy 787s.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
when is AA going to dump those antiquated dinosaur 763's anyway?
I believe they are slated to be gone by the end of 2021 once all the new 788s arrive.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 1:38 am
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The 767-300 is the most comfortable aircraft in the fleet in Y.
Very small chance of a middle seat, good legroom, comfy seats.
I made do with no AVOD for … 30 years or so... no reason I can't now in exchange for a comfier ride.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 1:56 am
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I'm hardly a fan of the 763 in the back (will avoid as necessary) but sometimes I wonder how anyone managed to travel across the Atlantic circa 2005 without committing suicide.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by superweak View Post
I'm hardly a fan of the 763 in the back (will avoid as necessary) but sometimes I wonder how anyone managed to travel across the Atlantic circa 2005 without committing suicide.
Or even earlier, with just the screens & projectors and pneumatic earphones...!

Somehow people used to ..... less, about small issues.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 3:30 am
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It helps if you plan ahead. Wife and I went to Hawaii earlier this year (before the bad volcano eruption) on 767s. Picked out best economy plus seats with Seat Guru (Row 22) which had old em-power, but I prepared and got a cheap inverter on Amazon, so we had power for the flight.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by superweak View Post
I'm hardly a fan of the 763 in the back (will avoid as necessary) but sometimes I wonder how anyone managed to travel across the Atlantic circa 2005 without committing suicide.
ROTFLMAO! We even survived four engine prop aircraft that required several stops and many more hours transatlantic or Pacific.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by Austin787 View Post
Long walks, bus rides, slow security lines, rude staff
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Are you sure that you weren't in New York Dear - oh, you said Bus Rides. Sorry!
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