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Member since 17 Jan 2012
Total posts 42
Hello! Has anyone heard of American Airlines restricting toilet access on their Boeing 787-9 service from Sydney to Los Angeles for Business Class passengers? I had a client/friend travel in Business Class on AA72 last week and she was scolded by the crew and told she could not use the toilet at the front of the cabin as this was reserved for the flight crew. She was told they could only use the Toilets at the back of the Business Class cabin that are shared with Premium Economy. Could this be a new policy or maybe a policy of the crew on that flight? Not a great policy if you are restricting a combined Business/Premium Economy cabins of 51 seats to 2 toilets.
Member since 14 Dec 2015
Total posts 8
I've seen it before on B777s, just surmised it was for the flight crew being up there with there rest area.
Member since 09 May 2016
Total posts 9
Have no idea whether it is AA policy or just that that crew made it so. WHY do people fly on American owned airlines? THEY ARE HORRIBLE. Passengers have so many choices flying to Asia and Down Under use them
In this case the airfare was really good and the seats are better than what you get on a QF A380 at present and she wasn't driven by Status Credits. She thought everything else about the flight was good though and loved the seats.....just thought the toilet situation was unusual.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
An overly simplistic diatribe here in my view. I agree that the American carriers are, with few exceptions, very poor in a number of ways. I think this changing a bit with some of the new aircraft that are being brought online.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 138
Have flown several times on AA between LA and Auckland on their 787-8 and 787-9. Never heard this one but yes, their cabin crew do vary in how they run things.
Member since 02 May 2016
Total posts 27
Recent circle Asia trip from Dallas took in Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and back to LA, business class with QF over $15k, similar routing via AA/CX just under $8k. AA 777 service and 787 service actually is quite good, not as good overall as QF but certainly better than Delta and never fly United so cant compare. Domestically US carriers have a long way to go, but internationally I think they have lifted their game on certain routes where they have brought new aircraft and service online
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