Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > American Airlines | AAdvantage
Reload this Page >

Bombardier CRJ-700 / CR7 New Configuration with First Class & Rollout (consolidated)

Bombardier CRJ-700 / CR7 New Configuration with First Class & Rollout (consolidated)

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jul 14, 17, 6:35 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: JY1024
Wiki Link
Print Wikipost

Old Sep 17, 09, 9:15 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 885
Bombardier CRJ-700 / CR7 New Configuration with First Class & Rollout (consolidated)

Eagle will also offer new service to a number of cities, and customer service will be enhanced as Eagle deploys most of its 25 CRJ-700 aircraft - which will be reconfigured to offer a competitive First Class cabin - in the Chicago market.
Wow.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MODERATOR'S NOTE


See also the Wiki Planes and Seats page for general information.


12/4/09 - MAH4546 has now reported that the new configuration will be 9F/54Y for refurbished CR7s and 9F/56Y for new CR7s, expected to rollout beginning Apr 2010 - Post #41

3/28/10 - mattinNYC has posted some information on what service to expect in the F cabin - Post #139

4/7/10 - The first converted CRJ (N511AE) is now flying (but not yet in passenger service) - Post #154

4/19/10 - Photos of the new F cabin have been posted - Post #171

4/20/10 - aeo has posted our first report on service in the new CRJ configuration - Post #177

4/23/10 - Information on modified meal service in the converted CRJ has been posted - Post #180

4/26/10 - saprissa13 has posted our second report on the new CRJ configuration - Post #182

4/26/10 - CredenzaQ reports that the F cabin has small overhead bins - Post #184

4/28/10 - For discussion of the seat selection policy for the F cabin during rollout (no longer valid now that rollout is complete), start here - Post #191

5/12/10 - FFMilesJunkie has posted another report on the new CRJ configuration - Post #236

5/18/10 - mattinNYC has posted information on meal service options in the F cabin - Post #247

6/4/10 - 869 has posted another report on the new CRJ configuration - Post #270

6/4/10 - AA has now posted official photos of the new CRJ F cabin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3615919...7624203442148/

6/10/10 - Hotel_junkie has posted that the overhead bin above seat 1A is locked and not available, while the overhead bins on the CD side may be slightly larger - Post #296

6/22/10 - GotAround has posted another report on the new CRJ configuration - Post #304

1/10/11 - smlsml has posted another report on the new CRJ configuration - Post #373

dstan
AA Forum Co-Moderator

Last edited by dstan; Jan 14, 11 at 4:13 pm Reason: updated key posts
rbessler is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 9:27 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago
Programs: AA ExP, Hyatt Diamond, MR Platinum, PC Platinum, SPG Platinum, HH Gold
Posts: 498
Originally Posted by DataPlumber View Post
For ORD based fliers, there is a lot of good news in the appearent retrenchment of the hub. It looks like they plan to fill up the L concourse after DL moves. FC on the CRJs is especially surprising and welcome!
I am glad they will add the FC to CRJ at ORD. United has had it for a while, this will keep AA competitive (and maybe get me a decent seat when I have to fly Eagle).
zacktravel is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 9:56 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYC, USA
Programs: AA EXP 3MM, Lifetime Platinum, Marriott Platinum, HH Gold
Posts: 10,539
Eagle will also offer new service to a number of cities, and customer service will be enhanced as Eagle deploys most of its 25 CRJ-700 aircraft - which will be reconfigured to offer a competitive First Class cabin - in the Chicago market.

Wasn't there some discussion/speculation that in order to gain access to this cabin elites (including EXPs) would have to burn stickers AND pay something in addition? (i.e. a "premium" sticker upgrade?)

I seem to remember that it came up back when the idea of F on Eagle was first floated a couple of years ago.
ESpen36 is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 9:58 am
  #4  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Programs: BA GGL, AA 1MM LT GLD, SPG PLAT, National Exec Selc, Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Plat, Marriott Silver
Posts: 8,278
Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
Wasn't there some discussion/speculation that in order to gain access to this cabin elites (including EXPs) would have to burn stickers AND pay something in addition? (i.e. a "premium" sticker upgrade?)

I seem to remember that it came up back when the idea of F on Eagle was first floated a couple of years ago.
As the person who posted that was originally the plan a couple of years ago, I believe that is no longer on the table but I will check.
sts603 is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 11:40 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Programs: AAdvantage PP
Posts: 13,198
Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
Wasn't there some discussion/speculation that in order to gain access to this cabin elites (including EXPs) would have to burn stickers AND pay something in addition? (i.e. a "premium" sticker upgrade?)

I seem to remember that it came up back when the idea of F on Eagle was first floated a couple of years ago.

Hmm, to pay for F on Eagle. For a short flight with just a beverage service would it be worth it. Most of my Eagle flights are to DCA and BOS and are just over an hour. Although at JFK if you are stuck on the runway for two hours....
MiamiAirport Formerly NY George is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 11:43 am
  #6  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Programs: BA GGL, AA 1MM LT GLD, SPG PLAT, National Exec Selc, Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Plat, Marriott Silver
Posts: 8,278
Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
Hmm, to pay for F on Eagle. For a short flight with just a beverage service would it be worth it. Most of my Eagle flights are to DCA and BOS and are just over an hour. Although at JFK if you are stuck on the runway for two hours....
Remember that F is only going in on the CR7s which mainly fly out of ORD and are now flying some of the flights to major cities such as PHL, RDU and IAH. These flights are certainly worth the upgrade (nothing is indicating anything other than the normal upgrade rules will apply). Meal service will be cold but its more the comfort over CR7 Y which is key here. And the free drinks of course.
sts603 is offline  
Old Sep 17, 09, 12:24 pm
  #7  
Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 10,225
New F Cabin on CR7

2 rows of 1x2?

Also, did the pilots' union have to agree to add F to Eagle and to the expansion of the CR7 fleet?

Last edited by dayone; Sep 17, 09 at 12:38 pm Reason: Additional question.
dayone is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 8:40 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: 6E Westbound, 4E Eastbound
Programs: AA EXP & 3MM, Priority Club Plat since 1984
Posts: 6,274
First Class coming to certain CRJ-700 routes!

Anyone else notice this part of the announcement?
Cool beans!

In addition to the schedule changes above, American Eagle will roll out First Class service to its fleet of 25 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets beginning in mid-2010. American Eagle has also signed a letter of intent with Bombardier, Inc. to exercise options for the purchase of 22 additional CRJ700 aircraft for delivery beginning in mid-2010.
Thumper is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 9:12 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home Airports: CAE/CLT
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, National Executive
Posts: 5,443
Some interior pics of one with what is described as J seats.

http://crj.bombardier.com/CRJ/en/int...d=en&crjId=700

Last edited by Gamecock; Sep 18, 09 at 3:53 pm
Gamecock is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 10:25 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: SNA, LAX
Programs: AA EXP
Posts: 1,291
First this http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...idcon-now.html and now F on CRJ! Santa has answered all the FT travellers wishes.
riteshraja is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 2:41 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: 6E Westbound, 4E Eastbound
Programs: AA EXP & 3MM, Priority Club Plat since 1984
Posts: 6,274
Originally Posted by Gamecock View Post
Some interior pics of one with is described as J seats.

http://crj.bombardier.com/CRJ/en/int...d=en&crjId=700

thank you for the link!
Thumper is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 3:06 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Boston; DC
Programs: AA EXP/2mm; UA 1k;
Posts: 648
which routes are served by these planes?

Just curious, if anyone has the aa routemap memorized... One would presume the 'long-haul' flights make most sense...but perhaps given DL introduction of FC on their regional BOS-DCA service, AA will step up. (I found the FC DCA-BOS flight on DL surprisingly pleasant ,they even stock sparkling wine, but for the frequency might even prefer it to US).
Shawn02139 is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 3:27 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,169
ORD-RDU and STL-RDU for e.g. It would be a nice addition to get FC on these routes.
vrbaba is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 4:09 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home Airports: CAE/CLT
Programs: Hyatt Globalist, National Executive
Posts: 5,443
For purely selfish reasons I would love to see ORD-CLT or DFW-CAE.

Originally Posted by vrbaba View Post
ORD-RDU and STL-RDU for e.g. It would be a nice addition to get FC on these routes.
Gamecock is offline  
Old Sep 18, 09, 5:11 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Dallas
Programs: AA LTPLT UA1P Hilton Dia Marriott Plat
Posts: 1,173
Are they putting in a F lav like the other CRJ-700 operators?
mach92 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: