Airplane Boeing 737-800 (738) v1 American Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 160 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||40 - 42||20.4||3 - 6||16|
|main cabin extra||34 - 40||17.1 - 17.3||7 - 15||30|
|main cabin||31||16.9 - 17.3||10 - 30||114|
Seats are narrow but not oppressively so (I am short and plus-sized). Leg-room was great, more than enough to stretch legs out comfortably. I didn't notice anything strange with the arm-rests, aside from your tray folds out of them. Didn't notice anything strange about the framework of the plane, either. The media screen in the seatback ahead of me proved to require a bit of a stretch to reach. View out of the window was great.
Very comfortable seat and more storage than usual for domestic first class - in addition to the seatback and decent tray table, there was a side console and an extra tray on which to set drinks. Better than average IFE selection. Would definitely recommend this seat specifically and probably the aircraft overall - in all it seemed quiet, smooth, and had the illusion of space given its lighting and window setup.
Another comment asked for which rows have the windows aligned and not the frames between the windows. For a bigger guy, this matters so you can lean right or left and have the extra few inches before the window and not the frames in between them. Well for this aircraft you want an even numbered row for that. Seat is identical to a Southwest seat.
Seat is comfortable, im 5'10 220+ lbs and fit nicely. Never used the power outlets since its such a short trip, the priority seating and deplaning and the free alcoholic drinks are worth the extra money.
My review is for the insufficent bathrooms in the Main Cabin -- there are only 2 serving 144 passengers, resulting in constant long lines. It was a major inconvenience. While there is a third bathroom up front, American's flight attendants actively restrict the use of this bathroom to the 16 first class passengers. This should not be allowed -- using limited inflight bathrooms on a long flight is a fundamental need and should not be associated with class.
This seat was narrower than the seat next to me. I paid for seat upgrade but AA did not honor it. They moved me to this seat so I did not get to sit next to my wife. I am 6 feet 215 lbs. I was not comfortable but at least I was toward the front of the plane. I had to bend down to look out the window. The window location did provide a bit more shoulder room. I think AA has gone to far on reducing seat width and spacing. I just would not recommend this plane. I paid the same price for upgrade on an Airbus A321 and was way more comfortable and actually got the amenities paid for.
The under seat storage is taken up by a power box. Same for 29E
All seats on this 737-800 plane are very uncomfortable. The seat cushion is very thin and does not provide adequate support, specially on long flights. This plane is used for coast to coast travel, so bring your own seat cushion (BYOC).
7A is extremely narrow as because of the bulkhead as well as the window being misaligned the window support reduces your shoulder space. Extremely uncomfortable.
DO NOT! and I repeat DO NOT! book this seat. Absolutely the worse seat I have ever sat in on AA. First of all you are going to pay extra to get a few inches for leg room. Not true, in this seat you have a wall in from of you and no way to stretch your legs, like you could in the seats behind you. Oh, by the way, no more tv's. Only ceiling monitors. So, bring ear plugs or read lips. One more thing, no snacks were given out and in this seat you can smell the food being served in business class.
Listed as cautionary but is truly a BAD seat. Some idiot at Boeing or American deciced to put half an armrest attached to the seat that jabs into your back/side constantly. It also reduces sear width since it almost 3 inches from the fuselage unlike regular seats. No need for it. What a pain.
Mark It Red! The armrest tray is less than 6" wide, no tray in front, AND the seat does recline, 1/8". Never offered anything to eat, pay or no pay, got one lousy diet coke. Six hours of misery. The two lavatories had baby poop smeared everywhere while the four attendants sat in their seats for almost the entire trip. By the way the air vents give out only a breath of air. Misery.
Row 8 seats behind bulkhead row, thus the leg room/floor space is greatly reduced in the middle row and slightly reduced in the window row, due to placement of stored bulkhead tray tables. The tray tables are stored in a metal housing under the bulkhead row seats. The middle seat has 2 trays stored in their floor space. The window row has 1 tray stored in their floor space. The aisle seat is not affected.
I have to disagree with those who are complaining about Row 7. This row has exceptional legroom due to the distance between the row and the barrier separating First Class from coach. If the tray tables in the armrests make the seats any less wide than Rows 8 or 9, it is imperceptible. I sat in 8D on the return trip and wished I was back in Row 7. I am very disappointed that AA is planning to remove the video monitors from its planes. I love using them and am always glad to see them when I board. It is MUCH nicer than using a laptop.
Can't believe row 7 is being sold as premium seating. Paid $70 for seat 7A and got none of the perks touted. Boarded in group 5 and the overhead bin space was already full. Because of the bulkhead, there's no seat in front of you so you also have to find overhead bin space for your personal bag, typically in a row behind your seat (which means waiting for everyone to deplane before you can retrieve it). Can't stretch out because of the bulkhead, and the tray table is in the armrest so less width too. Just 1 chance to request the "free drinks" when the cart goes by. Would have been better off sitting in the back of the plane.
This should not be sold as a Main Cabin Extra seat. The bulkhead limits legroom to less than a regular seat. There is probably a little extra space to get in and out, but my row mates still had to get up. The tray table was not very stable since it came from the armrest. There is no place to stow your carry on, either. I would not choose this seat again, and I certainly wouldn't pay extra for it.
This felt like less leg room than the standard seats and with limited shortage it was not worth the upgrade fee.
Even though this is the last row of first class the seat does recline. The bottom of the seat slides forward a bit and the back reclines. Comfy and good seat.
Flew to Boston direct on this airplane and the IFE is the only thing I can say worked better then expected. It was touchscreen capable and worked pretty well. It has a headphone jack and a USB port. Paired with Bose noise cancelling headphones it was great. The seat itself is nothing to write home about. Uncomfortable (standard) and cramped but that's what you get in economy. Not sure if main cabin extra would be worth it? The exit rows however are not, the width of the seat is reduced significantly which does not make up for extra leg room. Flight attendants were great and we didn't crash so I consider that a win!
10A is simply horrible, as pointed out by the others. The out of phase window creates a convexity that cramps you horribly. I regretted switching from my regular coach seat, and it is astonishing that AA would charge $$ for this seat!