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American Airlines Rolls Out First Boeing 757-200 with Retrofitted Cabin

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American Airlines Rolls Out First Boeing 757-200 with Retrofitted Cabin

American Airlines Rolls Out First Boeing 757-200 with Retrofitted Cabin
September 08
09:51 2016

MIAMI — American Airlines (AA) has rolled out the first retrofitted Boeing 757-200 for its transatlantic routes to Europe and Latin America. This program is part of the carrier’s $3 billion investment, which also includes the standardization of its narrowbody fleet.

The retrofit program is being carried out at AA’s Tulsa maintenance base, where 24 757s will be fitted with 16 new lie-flat B/E Parallel Diamond Business Class seats, and 160 Main Cabin (Economy) seats.

All 24 retrofitted 757s will be equipped with 16 B/E Parallel Diamond Business Class seats. (Credits: American Airlines)

All 24 retrofitted 757s will be equipped with 16 B/E Parallel Diamond Business Class seats. (Credits: American Airlines)

According to AA, the retrofit is intended to give aircraft “a more modern look, newer technology and connectivity,” while the new trim and finishes, curtains and carpeting are aligned to the new American Airlines branding.

Both cabins have overhead monitors, while Business Class passengers will be provided with individual tablets to stay entertained throughout the flight. As previously announced, these aircraft will also receive satellite wifi in the future, so customers will be able to download and stream content to their personal electronic devices.

The retrofitted Main Cabin (Economy) cabin has a 3+3 seating arrangement. (Credits: American Airlines)

The retrofitted Main Cabin (Economy) cabin has a 3+3 seating arrangement. (Credits: American Airlines)

The first retrofitted aircraft went into service last week, with more trickling into the fleet throughout mid-to-late 2017, when the project will be completed.

Last month, the airline announced an expansion of its free in-flight entertainment offer, which sums to the the return of complimentary snacks, as well as complimentary meal service in the Main Cabin on all flights between Hawaii and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Also on Friday, November 4, American’s new International Premium Economy product will debut with maiden flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Madrid and São Paulo in the carrier’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

AA will be the first U.S. carrier to launch an International Premium Economy class, matching its oneworld partners British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas.

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  1. Larry Sandros
    Larry Sandros May 19, 09:13

    I flew this plane from New York to Paris in Jan 2017. Very nice and cozy salon. Seat 9c is very convenient, choosed it here – http://theflight.info/seat-map-boeing-757-200-american-airlines-best-seats-in-the-plane/ The flight was excellent!

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