Boeing 737-800

American Airlines is committed to reinvesting in its products and services through to improve the travel experience for its customers. American's investment in its fleet is the latest in a series of strategic investments the company believes are necessary to enhance the overall customer experience, as well as maintain and grow market share.

Though American's fleet modernization program is a multi-pronged initiative, in March 2009, American took a significant step by taking delivery of new, cost-effective Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

American continued the execution of its fleet modernization plan by taking delivery of its first Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s with the Boeing Sky Interior (BSI) – a brand new interior that includes a modern, roomier cabin and innovative LED lighting feature. The airline will receive 54 Boeing 737-800s with BSI over the next two years to further its goal of enhancing the fleet.

737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior

The new 737-800 BSI interior offers several unique features, including larger overhead bins – modeled after the 787 Dreamliner's pivoting bins – that pivot down and out. The innovative design allows the bins to hold 48 more bags than standard overhead bins and 4 more than current non-BSI aircraft with larger bins. Sculpted sidewalls provide customers with a feeling of spaciousness and updated window reveals make the windows appear larger.

Brighter and longer-lasting LED lighting can be programmed to create different effects during the flight such as soft blue sky overhead. Cove lighting provides a welcoming feel for customers as they board the aircraft. Intuitive placement of switches and call buttons and speakers above every row of seats to improve sound quality are additional features that enhance the customer experience.

737-800 Photo Gallery

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737-800 Storage

AreaCabinWidthHeightDepth
Overhead Bin First Class
Main
78"
78 "
13"
13"
30"
30"
Under seat First Class
Main
19.5"
19.5"
10"
10"
15"
15"

737-800 Facts and Specs

Facts

Intended to eventually replace American's fleet of existing MD-80s, the 76 new 737s arrived with several enhancements from American's existing fleet of 737-800s, including new First and Main Cabin seats, bigger overhead storage bins, updated inflight entertainment systems, and AC power ports. In addition, the new configuration of the 737-800s allows for 12 additional Main Cabin seats.

In May 2010, American began updating its existing fleet of 76 Boeing 737s to match the 76 new deliveries (without BSI). The retrofit includes the installation of new seats, new cabin interiors, updated inflight entertainment systems and more storage throughout the aircraft. The retrofit is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2013.

Specs
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:CFM56-7B
Engine Manufacturer:Snecma/G.E.
Wingspan:117'5"
Length:129'6"
Height:41'2"
Total Seats:148/160
Typical Cruising Altitude:35,000 ft.
Typical Cruising Speed:520 mph
Cabin Pressure:Maximum 8.5 pounds per square inch
Aisle Width:First: 21.5"
Main Cabin: 18.5"
Aft Cargo Door opening:Height: 33"
Width: 48"
Acceptable Kennel Sizes:Type 400 series or smaller:
Width: 24"
Height: 26"
Depth: 36"

First Class

The 737-800 First Class, in a 2-2 seating configuration, features 16 new First Class seats – designed specifically for American by Weber Aircraft. The "slim-line" seatback design and innovative seat bottom create enhanced space and increase customer comfort. The seat bottom articulates, which produces an innovative cradling motion that better distributes weight while increasing the recline angle of the seatback. The result improves customer comfort and protects personal space for passengers in the following row.

Moveable armrests make every aisle seat handicap accessible. In addition, each seat is equipped with a unique laptop storage feature (laptops must be stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing). Pre-flight and in-flight cocktail tables allow passengers to maximize table space for work or dining.

Entertainment

Throughout the cabin, drop-down, 10.4 inch LCD monitors provide a quality in-flight entertainment experience and speakers located above every row of seats enhance sound quality. Domestically, American Airlines offers NBC Universal on American, in addition to approximately 350 to 400 feature films, depending on flight duration.

New movie titles change on a monthly basis. Domestically American offers four titles per month that cycle between Hawaii and the domestic U.S./Canadian routes. Visit http://www.americanairlinesentertainment.com to learn what's playing in-flight. All domestic programming is offered in English and Spanish when available and international programming is offered in English and the local language when available. Customers also can enjoy up to 12 channels of audio programming.

Streaming Video Content

American is the first North American airline to test streaming video as a new, creative customer offering – giving customers access to an in-flight library of movies and TV shows that they can stream directly to their Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Wi-Fi

Domestic Wi-Fi powered by Gogo, is available on all 767-200 and 737 aircraft and most MD80 and 757 aircraft. We are continuing to expand Internet service to the remainder of the narrowbody aircraft.

Power Source

An 110V AC power port is located at every First Class seat and two power ports are located per every three Main Cabin seats for easy accessibility. This eliminates the need for passengers to carry a DC power adapter. Now, laptops and other electronic equipment can simply be plugged in, as a customer would do in the home or office.

First Class Photo Gallery

Boeing 737-800 First Class Wine Boeing 737-800 First Class Dining

Main Cabin

The economy cabin features 144 new seats designed specifically for American by Weber Aircraft. The newly designed seat has a higher recline pivot, providing increased knee room. Like the First Class seat, the seat bottom articulates, producing an innovative cradling motion that better distributes weight while increasing the recline angle of the seatback, resulting in improved overall customer comfort while protecting the personal space for passengers in the following row.

Entertainment

Throughout the cabin, drop-down, 10.4 inch LCD monitors provide a quality in-flight entertainment experience and speakers located above every row of seats enhance sound quality. Domestically, American Airlines offers NBC Universal on American, in addition to approximately 350 to 400 feature films, depending on flight duration.

New movie titles change on a monthly basis. Domestically American offers four titles per month that cycle between Hawaii and the domestic U.S./Canadian routes. Visit http://www.americanairlinesentertainment.com to learn what's playing in-flight. All domestic programming is offered in English and Spanish when available and international programming is offered in English and the local language when available. Customers also can enjoy up to 12 channels of audio programming.

Streaming Video Content

American is the first North American airline to test streaming video as a new, creative customer offering – giving customers access to an in-flight library of movies and TV shows that they can stream directly to their Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Wi-Fi

Domestic Wi-Fi powered by Gogo, is available on all 767-200 and 737 aircraft and most MD80 and 757 aircraft. We are continuing to expand Internet service to the remainder of the narrowbody aircraft.

Power Source

An 110V AC power port is located at every First Class seat and two power ports are located per every three Main Cabin seats for easy accessibility. This eliminates the need for passengers to carry a DC power adapter. Now, laptops and other electronic equipment can simply be plugged in, as a customer would do in the home or office.

Main Cabin Photo

Boeing 737-800 Main Cabin Seat