Airplane Airbus A330-300 (333) American Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 291 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||48 - 49||20.5||1 - 7||28|
|main cabin extra||35 - 36||17.8||8 - 25||16|
|main cabin||31 - 33||16.3 - 17.8||9 - 41||247|
Although this seat row has a bulkhead / toilet behind the seats recline as much as all others in the same cabin. I flew HNL-PHX and it was most comfortable for an Economy seat in 2019. Slept most of the flight, without interuption,
This was the best seat, best flight ever (except for the fabulous return), US to Italy and back. I wish this plane was used for long flights within the US, like to/from Hawaii (if you know it is, tell me!), although Hawaiian's 330-200 is very close.
This seat is marked as not having a window. This was not the case for me, flying this seat on this bird from FCO-CLT a week ago. It not only had a window, but a nice clean one with a great view. Perhaps someone is confusing this with the A330-200? Separately, I have to say that this seat was great. It's a standard economy seat, but offered at least 32 inches of seat pitch, which felt like a ton of room compared to my inbound flight to Italy on Alitalia, where I only had 31 inches of pitch. I'm 6'7'', so I have become pretty adept at sensing pitch without a tape measure. The seat itself was very comfy and well padded with a great adjustable headrest. IFE was very good, only thing is you have to really press the screen hard to get it to respond. FA's were super friendly and routinely circulated with water and drinks. Food was also exceptionally good and abundant in quantity, particularly for coach. We also had individual air vents overhead, which is great. So sad that AA is soon to remove the A330-300 from its fleet! This was one of the best flights across the pond in coach that I have ever had! It blew my experience flying Alitalia out of the water, and I'm usually biased against AA!
Of the seats you don't have to pay to upgrade to, this is one of the best on the plane, in my opinion. At this point in the plane, there are only three seats in the middle row, which means there is more room between you and the fellow across the aisle. There are also three seats in front of you, so the entertainment monitor is directly in front of you, which is not the case in row 37. Overall, at least on the 330s, American Airlines' entertainment monitors are as crap as crap can be. You have to put all of your weight into pressing the touchscreen, which is very inconveniencing to the person in front of you. I've flown on American A330s four times now, and that has been consistently the case.
Obviously a more recent A330 aircraft. Seats on the left have less legroom, while seats on the right have more legroom. Both scenarios require additional fees. But since one mostly sleeps on the way to Europe, we did not mind being a bit more cramped. On the way back we booked seats on the right because the flight lasts a lot longer.
Seat for DUB-PHL was in MCE and comfortable, but the space between the seat and the bulkhead was a little wide to lean on for sleeping. The touchscreens are laggy, which was super-annoying as the person behind us was playing a video game and constantly jostling the seat. We finally had to speak to him and he kept doing it. AA needs to remove the games, period. Most people who want games bring their own these days. Cabin crew was attentive and kind. Meals were typical skimpy coach meals (bleh) - basically a Lean Cuisine with a lot of starchy sides. But they did a nice job coming through multiple times with beverages, which made it easier to stay hydrated.
I am generally satisfied with AA business class seating on 777 and 787s. I fly them regularly (at least once a month). However this A330 aircraft which I believe is an older USAIR tail has the most awful business class seating. Extremely uncomfortable in almost all orientations. My suggestion is to avoid any American A330 based aircraft.
As the corridor narrows around the toilet, sitting in 25F means that you will get your toes trodden on several times during the night flight home. 5 times if I am anything to judge by! This will also be true of the opposite side 25C
There is no storage space, except for the over-head compartment. And has a small tray and desk top area. The foot rest does not have its' own separate control and only comes up when you are moving the seat to the recline position. The space was not very private ( especially versus Business Class seat on American Airlines' 77W ), but maybe a bit larger than on the 77W.
Flew overnight HNL to PHX. Seat was comfortable both sitting and fully flat. I personally thought the pillow was oversized for the space you have at the head of the bed. Good choice of movies but as previously reported, the in flight entertainment screen can be slow to respond. The system on our flight had to be reset about 45 minute into the flight. One downside to row 6-the lavatories are nearby, but the doors don't close automatically. The light is relatively bright so when someone leaves the lav and does not close the door, it can be annoying. It would be even worse for row 7. I got up twice to close the door. Would be nice if the FA's would notice or AA would fix the problem.
These seats were quite comfortable. The entertainment system was slow, but it worked. No Wifi on this plane. It was supposedly installed but not hooked up (so said the cabin crew). It was still a comfortable way to spend the 7 hours from Phoenix to Honolulu
Seat was very comfortable with plenty of legroom for 6'2" man. The video monitors were unfortunately of poor quality with slow or no response to touch. Movie selection was good and resolution was fine, once you finally got it to respond. Very nice experience, overall. By comparison, I flew on a BA 747 on outbound leg and seats were miserable.
7H is the last pod in Business Class before the mid-plane galley. It is right up against the toilet bulkhead. The good news is you don't have far to go to the toilet. The bad news is you may be disturbed by those using the toilet and by crew in the galley. Otherwise, a comfortable seat.
People are regularily stepping in to avoid other passengers coming down aisle so lot of activity beside you when you sit there
This plane was fairly new, probably only a year or so old. This was a good seat. In fact, if it hadn't been for the loud Greeks behind me who talked the ENTIRE 11 hour flight from Athens to Philly, this probably would have been one of the best flights I've ever taken. I don't know how you can possibly talk for 11 hours straight at the top of your lungs, but the three of them sure did! We got lots of decent snacks, plus pretty much all the wine you wanted. I was impressed.
comfortable and more legroom than I thought. Able to stretch out legs under seat in front and I am nearly 6 feet tall and weigh 15 stone.
Flight AA732 CLT-LHR was fantastic - we were seated in row 38, which provided us with plenty of leg room, an entertaining and lively crew and excellent food. The entertainment system worked fine with a good amount of movies available and the close to 8hrs on the brand-new looking A330 went by quickly and smoothly. Thank you so much for a great experience, we will be flying American Airlines more often! Please pass on our compliments to the staff who have made this such an enjoyable experience.
I picked 40H seat to be by the window and assuming that noone, unless faced with no other choice, would choose the seat 40G, so close to the toilet. This was a concern for me too but in the end it was a good choice: I had two seats for myself, no-one poking the back of my seat and enjoyed magnificent views. It was a night flight and not completely full so I didn't notice a lot of people going to the toilet. I didn't really pay attention and that's great news, as in fact, I couldn't hear nor smell anything (my big worry!). I was happy with the seat choice. What WAS annoying was the unresponsive touchscreen. I had to tap it so many times and trying so many different spots and angles, I was worried I'd accidentally poke the man in front of me in the head! That made feel good about noone seating behind me. All the more frustrating as there was a wide selection of entertainment. Movies, recent as well as old. TV shows, games, audio cds. The flight CLT-LHR was over in no time. AA flight attendants reminded me of teachers who'd been teaching the same stuff for over 20 years and just didn't care much any more, just going through the motions. What a shame as it really dampens the experience.
I have flown on this airplane several times between PHL and Munich over the past few months, all in economy. I have found this plane to be extremely uncomfortable and miserable. There are no main cabin extra seats on the plane, so everything is the same 31" pitch seat that a tall person like me needs a can opener to fit in. The best seats are the bulkhead seats in row 25 and row 8, but you still can't stretch your legs out. My best strategy is to pick an open row and hope it stays open so I can stretch out sideways. There is USB charging at each seat, but do not expect much from the IFE. The touch screen is completely unresponsive to make it impossible to enjoy any entertainment. Not only that, you will get frustrated with the person behind you repeatedly tapping the screen trying to get it to work. Finally, I find it odd that they reserve 4 prime seats for crew use. The exit row seats in row 25 (A,B,G,H) are marked off for crew use, and covered by a curtain during the flight. In a plane where there is a frustratingly low availability of prime seats for elite travelers, I wonder why they would take four of the best ones.
CLT-LHR. Had limited choice so risked 25F, it was a mistake. The toilets basically serve all of economy so are busy all the time, that wouldn't be so bad but the light inside is not guarded so act as a floodlight everytime the doors opens. The rest of the plane was no better, it only had 5V USB, but at such a low ampage it could only charge a phone, an Ipad was actively draining when used. The avod screen was also useless, with every selection taking 10-20 presses like some 15 year old resistive screen. All screens had the problem, not just the armrest versions, with the whole plane thumping away on them. No idea how old this plane is, but the cigarette stub panels all over it give a clue, its time it met its maker.