American Gets New 737s

Terry Maxon has an interesting piece in today’s Dallas Morning News about the new Boeing 737s that American Airlines is putting into service.

With smaller galleys (those hot meals are not coming back) and a slimmer seat design, American manages to squish in an extra two rows of seats without, supposedly, compromising leg room. There are also power outlets, even in coach, and more overhead luggage space.

These improvements fall short of the wonders promised in the much-delayed Boeing 787s, but we will have to take what we can get. With the collapse of demand in air travel and the cancellation of aircraft orders, most of us aren’t likely to be riding on a new plane very soon.

In fact, last time I had an electrical outlet for my computer I was on a bus.


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