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Request: Old AA First Class

Old Dec 8, 15, 10:32 pm
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Request: Old AA First Class

Oddball request but does anyone have any photos of the old (1990's to early 2000's) AA first class cabin? Specifically, I believe they were standalone seats (don't remember how many abreast, but I think it was just one row of 1x1x1) that were beige with a white plush top - sort of similar to the material of old cockpit seats. Possibly ex-TWA or on the 767...

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Old Dec 13, 15, 1:44 pm
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These are from the 767-200. I took them in 2007 but it's the same seats you're describing except they used to have sheepskin on them:



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Old Dec 14, 15, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
These are from the 767-200. I took them in 2007 but it's the same seats you're describing except they used to have sheepskin on them:

That appears to be the "Captain Kirk" seat, and they were called "wooly mammoth" seats with the sheepskin covering.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Gardyloo View Post
That appears to be the "Captain Kirk" seat, and they were called "wooly mammoth" seats with the sheepskin covering.
That's the one, photos taken before AA 180 JFK-LAX on February 11, 2007. Sorry for the low quality of them, it was my first camera.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 11:46 am
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I so totally remember those seats with the sheepskin covering... flew in them many, many times in the late 90's on an AA MD-11 between SEA and NRT. The F service in that era included IFE based on a little videocassette player at each seat and a selection of tapes they would hand out. There was also still smoking on those planes.

I looked back through my records and could not find any photos though... since I was traveling for work I didn't have a camera with me and it was before the era of smartphones.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by tai4de2 View Post
I so totally remember those seats with the sheepskin covering... flew in them many, many times in the late 90's on an AA MD-11 between SEA and NRT. The F service in that era included IFE based on a little videocassette player at each seat and a selection of tapes they would hand out. There was also still smoking on those planes.

I looked back through my records and could not find any photos though... since I was traveling for work I didn't have a camera with me and it was before the era of smartphones.
If you look at my picture above, you can see the swing out arm on the bottom left of the first picture where the screen for the IFE player you're talking about was located. By the time I flew the flight they had removed the players and handed out DVD players.
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I notice electronic seat controls in your pics. I am nearly 100% certain that the seats I flew in did not have electronic controls. I'm thinking they were in the old-school push-button style but I don't have a specific memory. There were also definitely ash trays.
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Old Dec 20, 15, 6:26 pm
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Here's what AA replaced the MD-11 with. This is on a 777 within a year or so after AA introduced them, probably SEA-NRT but possibly in the other direction, just before this route was terminated (and AA closed their mini-base in SEA).

Seems quaint. Many biz class products these days offer superior amenities and comfort to this F from 2001.


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Originally Posted by tai4de2 View Post
I notice electronic seat controls in your pics. I am nearly 100% certain that the seats I flew in did not have electronic controls. I'm thinking they were in the old-school push-button style but I don't have a specific memory. There were also definitely ash trays.
It's funny because it's a hybrid, the recline is actually done through a push button. AA's Business Class from the 1990's had the same setup.
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I hope I'm not going off topic here, I'm not very familiar with US carrier layouts. Are these 777 pictures of a First Class cabin in a 3-class aircraft?
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I hope I'm not going off topic here, I'm not very familiar with US carrier layouts. Are these 777 pictures of a First Class cabin in a 3-class aircraft?
Here you go, I flew First Class on the AA 777-200 last month:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...aa-f-ib-c.html
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Old Jul 19, 16, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
These are from the 767-200. I took them in 2007 but it's the same seats you're describing except they used to have sheepskin on them:



Wow, that's it minus the sheepskin! Thank you! Brings back a lot of memories.
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Old Jul 19, 16, 12:03 pm
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Here are 2 more that I found,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenniferconley/3742775969/sizes/l/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/583279...7625754291929/
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