American Airlines

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3 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
Customer rating from 93 reviews
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4/10

"will try to fly another airline"

(Bahrain)

Same as usual with AA except that I had booked another seat and they gave me a worse one. Unusually getting in and out even with an aisle seat. Will try to fly either another airline or another aircraft next time. I only got this ticket for the price which wasn't that outstanding.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 777-200
Seat Layout2x5x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"crew fine and tried hard"

(United States)

Using an old 757 for transatlantic overnight flights is disaster. Crew fine and tried hard to compensate and food was edible. Drinks (wine etc) was extra.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 757
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen N/A
no
5/10

"seat height poor for taller people"

(United States)

Transatlantic ORD-MAN clean but well worn plane. Only reason seat is recommended is if you have to be on this type of plane an aisle seat is best option. Seat height poor for taller people cramped overall. 3 drop down TV's for economy and 11 channels of entertainment in this day and age is simply unacceptable especially on long haul. Not enough aisle room to stretch and of you did little way to avoid blocking views of TV for others. Ticket cost up airline margin up everything else shrinks - customers first - not a chance! Same flight for 20 years - satisfaction steadily falling over last 10 years as comforts disappear.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 757-200
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"seats seemed to be relatively thick"

(United States)

Older 757-200 on overnight flight SFO-BOS. Seats seemed to be relatively thick with a lot of recline. In other words not designed for 31" pitch as currently used. Extremely claustrophobic situation; I am 5"11" with a few extra pounds but certainly not a very large passenger. Did not help that a/c seemed to work very minimally and most passengers reclined fully. Combined with 1 hour delay (no communication about reason) and heavy turbulence (again no communication) this was an extremely unpleasant 6 hours. Advise- find an aisle seat even if attempting to sleep. Better yet pay the extra $50 to get on JetBlue or Virgin America. For those interested in inflight entertainment there were only fixed TV's glued to the ceiling every so often.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB757-200
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"very mean seat pitch"

(United Kingdom)

Very mean seat pitch. The guy in the seat in front of me reclined his seat immediately we were airborne and promptly went to sleep for the duration of the journey. I asked the steward if I was supposed to endure this for the whole flight - he sympathized but said he couldn't do anything about it. I was unlucky that I had an inconsiderate passenger sitting in front of me but I would only recommend AA to anyone under 5ft 2in and of a very slim build.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x5x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"there was no legroom"

(Greece)

B757-200 JFK-CDG route and the was awful. The aircraft was very old there was no legroom. I had requested a window seat but when I boarded the aircraft realized that there was no window in the 13th row and I was on the wall. The screens were out of order.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB757-200
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"seats grow harder"

(United States)

Took the same LAX to Heathrow flight four years ago nothing has changed just more worn out. The seats grow harder as the hours wear on and the recline is almost non existent. Stews were nice and the flight smooth.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x5x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"miserable flight"

(United States)

I got stuck in a bulkhead seat from DFW-EZE. I am 6'4" and 11 hours with no legroom to stretch out was torture. I had booked the seat behind mine (emergency exit row) but was given this seat at check-in and I failed to notice the change. Luckily it was relatively easy to climb past the aisle seat and get up and move around every hour or so. Miserable flight.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB767
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"very old looking"

(United States)

Very old looking compared to Continental and Jetblue's cabins. Seats weren't too comfortable.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB757-200
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"shabby surroundings - seemed grubby and old"

(United Kingdom)

Very cramped and the headphone socket didn't work (attendant very offhand about it - said they knew 15 weren't working and so no point trying to reseat me). Shabby surroundings - seemed grubby and old.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no