American Airlines has completed the refurbishment of the first Boeing 757. The refurbishment is a sign that the airline is planning on keeping the the Boeing 757 in the fleet for some years to come. The American Airlines Boeing 757 have an average age of 18.1 years, ranging between 15 and 27 years.
The refurbishment program should close some of the gap in passenger comfort that exists between American Airlines and other US legacy carriers.
New Interior American Airlines Boeing 757
The new interior includes fully lie-flat seating in Business Class and an updated economy class. A personal in-flight entertainment system is still absent, but passengers in business class will get a Samsung Galaxy tablet during their flight.
24 out of all 53 Boeing 757 airframes will be refurbished, the other aircraft will be phased out and replaced by the Airbus A321 that is capable of performing transcontinental flights as well.
The American Airlines Boeing 757 will be equipped with 16 Business class seat in a 2–2 configuration and 160 seats in ‘Main Cabin’, of which 52 seats will be ‘Main Cabin Extra’ giving passengers 7 inches in pitch extra.
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