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Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Airline: American Airlines
Date: Early July 2019
Flight Time: 2 Hours & 10 Minutes
From: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
To: Las Vegas McCarran (LAS)
This was a flight in July of this year. This was my first time flying the 757 for a couple of years. They’re set to be retired, but American has pushed back the retirement date for now. They’ll most likely begin retirement once the A321XLRs arrive in 2023.
This was my first time seeing the refreshed Volaris livery in person. This flight was either departing to Guadalajara or Volaris’ new destination from DFW, Durango.
Upon boarding, I was greeted with this stunning view next to Qantas’ A380.
This is the American Airlines 757-200 Economy Class seat. Simply barren, no personal entertainment screens, 31 inches of pitch. Relatively standard seat. I sat in the last row, however. The legroom felt really tight for the industry standard “31 inches of pitch”, so I’m uncertain if it was just the last row which had slightly reduced legroom.
American’s 757-200s still feature the large overhead screens.
We had a beautiful takeoff with fantastic views of the terminals. In the video, you can see aircraft such as American Airlines’ 737-800 Reno Air retro livery, the Qantas A380, British 772, and more.
The flight was pretty uneventful afterwards. FAs came by to serve a choice of drink and pretzels/Biscoff cookies.
The landing was uneventful from a video perspective as it got dark (iPhone 6+ seriously can’t seem to capture light in the darkness… any recommendations?).
LAS’ terminal is fantastic. Really spacious and vibrant. It sets the Vegas mood immediately.
And, we’ve got this nice aircraft.
It’s a nice flight, uneventful yet rather uncomfortable due to the tight seats found in this aircraft. It’s always great to fly on an aircraft that’s no longer being manufactured and will immeniently be retired in the near future. American uses this exact aircraft type for medium-haul international flights such as Philadelphia to Shannon/Edinburgh, Dallas/Fort Worth to Lima, Miami to Brasilia, and the upcoming Philadelphia to Casablanca route… I seriously doubt I could survive in this seat for flights past 7 hours.
What are your thoughts? Have you flown in American’s 757-200 Economy Class?