Boeing 757

757 U.S.

American Airlines continues to reinvest in the company for the long term, as it takes steps to continue enhancing the customer experience while remaining competitive and cost-efficient. Part of this investment comes in the form of American's fleet renewal effort.

The airline is currently upgrading its fleet of 106 Boeing 757 aircraft for use on domestic routes. Enhancements to the domestic fleet include the installation of new seats, new cabin interiors, and updated in-flight entertainment throughout the aircraft. Also, First Class will receive two additional seats, which increases the number of First Class seats from 22 to 24 on each aircraft. The 757 aircraft enhancements began in August 2010 and have planned completion of December 2015.

757 International

In December 2009, American completed the reconfiguration of 18 Boeing 757s for use on select international routes. This included the installation of new seats, new cabin interiors and updated in-flight entertainment systems throughout the aircraft.

757 Photo Gallery

Boeing 757 In Flight Boeing 757 On Runway Boeing 757 On Takeoff

757 Storage

AreaCabinWidthHeightDepth
Under seat - 757 - Domestic First/Business Class
Main
19.5"
19.5"
10"
10"
16"
16"
Overhead Bin - 757 - Domestic First/Business Class
Main
60"
60"
12"
12"
24"
24"
Under seat - 757- International First/Business Class
Main
24"
24"
10"
10"
16"
16"
Overhead Bin - 757- International First/Business Class
Main
58"
58"
12"
12"
22.5"
22.5"

757 Facts And Specs

Facts

The 757 has carried more than 1.3 billion passengers, more than four times the population of the United States and Canada combined.

The surface area of a pair of 757 wings is 1,951 square feet (181 square meters), about the same as the floor space of a three-bedroom house in the U.S.

The common 757/767 cockpit type-rating permits flight crews trained on the 757 to also fly the 767.

Specs
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:RB211-535E4B
Wingspan:134'10"
Length:155'3"
Height:44'6"
Total Seats:188/182
Typical Cruising Altitude:35,000 ft.
Typical Cruising Speed:530 mph
Cabin Pressure:Maximum 8.5 pounds per square inch
Aisle Width:First/Business: 22.2" (757-1)
First/Business: 22.3" (757-2)
Main Cabin 17.5"
Aft Cargo Door opening:Height: 43"
Width: 55"
Acceptable Kennel Sizes:Type 500 series or smaller:
Width: 27"
Height: 30"
Depth: 40"

First Class

The 757 domestic First Class, in a 2-2 seating configuration, will feature 24 new First Class seats – designed specifically for American by Weber Aircraft. Thinner seat backs and the innovative cradling motion of the newly-designed seat provides a greater recline angle with less movement toward the seat behind it, allowing for greater living space. Rather than just reclining, the seat bottom articulates producing a cradling motion that better distributes weight while increasing the recline angle of the seat back – both improving customer comfort. Each seat is equipped with a unique laptop storage feature; and pre-flight and in-flight cocktail tables eliminate the need for the larger dining table when only having a drink. Also, moveable armrests make each seat handicap accessible. Learn more about our Wine and Dine Inflight

Entertainment

New 17 inch LCD monitors will replace CRT monitors throughout the aircraft to enhance in-flight entertainment video viewing and a digital media file server will provide better in-flight video and audio entertainment quality.

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.

First Class Photo Gallery

Cutting Edge Inflight Entertainment Boeing 757 First Class Wine Boeing 757 First Class Dining

Business Class Seat

The 757 International Business Class, in a 2-2 seating configuration, features 16 Recaro next-generation angled lie-flat seats with drop-down armrests, the ability to track forward 10 inches, interlocking tray tables that create one of the largest workspaces in the industry and in-seat entertainment system with audio and video on demand (AVOD).

The AVOD system enables customers to view up to 47 feature movies, 33 hours of television programming, 30music CDs, 15 interactive games, and 16 American Airlines-branded audio programs via a touch screen 10.6-inch tilting monitor. Premium passengers using the in-seat entertainment system have the added capability of being able to fast-forward and rewind through the program. In-flight entertainment language options vary by market and include English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

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.

Inflight Amenities

Our Business Class customers are offered a variety of in-flight amenities including Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones, amenity kits that include Dermalogica® products and a premium class duvet paired with an oversized plush pillow.

Business Class Photo Gallery

Boeing 757 Business Class Seat Boeing 757 Business Class Seat Boeing 757 Business Class Seat

Main Cabin

The Main Cabin will receive 166 new seats designed specifically for American by Weber Aircraft. The seat offers travelers increased living space and heightens comfort. The newly-designed seat has a higher recline pivot providing increased knee room. Rather than just reclining, the seat bottom articulates producing an innovative cradling motion that better distributes weight while increasing the recline angle of the seat back – both improving customer comfort. Seats will be in a 3-3 configuration.

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.

Main Cabin Photo Gallery

Boeing 757 Main Cabin Seat