are our seats bad on AA 757?

Feb 20th, 2006, 07:57 PM
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are our seats bad on AA 757?

Flying AA 757 San Diego to JFK. They changed our seats to 16D&E. I looked up the plane on the AA site and it says they have 2 configurations. Not sure how to find out which one. Can anyone tell me how these seats are?..

Thank you..flight goes to Paris and we change planes for Barcelona. it's a long flight with lots of time at the airport so I wanted to make sure they are good seats as we will be tired (in our 70s).These are frequent flyer seats so am not sure if I can even change them..

Need advice.thanks
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Feb 20th, 2006, 08:10 PM
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I don't know about AA's 2 configs but a great site to use before choosing your seats is seatguru.com.

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Feb 20th, 2006, 08:17 PM
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Yeah, seatguru.com shows that 16D&E are standard seats on either version.

And of the 142 757-200s that AA have, I think <20 of them are the TWA version. The rest are ordered directly by AA.

And you can change the seat assignments even when they are FF awards.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 08:52 PM
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It's unlikely you'll get one of the former TWA birds on that run.

Unfortunately AA's 757s are not very comfortable in coach. When you check in, you can ask to see if exit row seats might be available (unlikely but worth checking.) Otherwise, try to walk around the airport before and after the long flights, and it might be worthwhile to obtain and practice some in-seat stretching and flexing exercises. Also compression socks are not a bad idea for longhaul coach flights.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 06:40 AM
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Gardyloo - What are compression socks? It sounds like something I might want, ha.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 06:54 AM
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They're high stockings that fit over the calf - very tight-fitting. They help prevent edema and DVT ("economy syndrome") caused by long periods of sitting at altitude. Available at most pharmacies.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 06:59 AM
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Thanks! I will check into them. The thing I am dreading most on my upcoming flight to Germany from LAX is how much my feet swell on a long flight!
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Feb 21st, 2006, 08:03 AM
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You people are so helpful. I thank you for the assistance..!! We will do stretching and consider the socks.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 03:32 PM
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My doctor--a woman-advised me that women need to wear full-length compression stockings, not just ones that come up to the knee.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:23 AM
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I would just add that if you are in your 70's-the exit row seating may not be an option as you have to be able to take the window exit out of the wall and store it on the seat.It weighs 50 lbs.
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