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  1. Going 10-abreast on 772 MCE - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] like the first flight has been loaded for this config. MIA-CDG on 20-December has the 3-4-3 MCE layout in the GDS. Not really a surprise that this happened; it was long rumored to be on the horizon. But now […]

  2. AnonCHI
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    This is pretty awful. Neither DL nor UA fly 10-across MCE on their 772s. Who cares about extra legroom if you can barely move. Americans aren’t getting taller but pretty sure we are getting wider.

  3. Topgunner
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    Well, there goes another chance of me flying a US-carrier long haul. I would still rather buy discount WTP on BA especially on the A380 over paying for being packed in like this. There are still a few European carriers that have the pair of seats on the windows in economy, will have to enjoy it while it lasts.

  4. RaflW
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    I am not surprised, but this seems like a poor choice, and I say this as an AA shareholder as well as a traveler.

    First tier airlines are moving more towards a true Premium Economy cabin, and the US airlines (and LKM) are out of step.

    It seems like a fear based decision that if Premium Economy is actually humane, too many US-based business travelers who are now able to work their travel policies for J class will downgrade. I suppose some will. But as other travelers find less and less value in miles, elite status, and miserable 17″ seats, there are more and more unattached fliers who will migrate to much better W products.

    And once they are unattached to AA for long haul (or other US majors with extra legroom coach on widebodies), those unattached fliers will book away from AA domestic any time price matters. I see it as a foolish decision over the medium term.