American Airlines is adding their Boeing 737 MAX to their Los Angeles to Miami (and back) routings. These planes have a 30 inch pitch in Coach and limited recline with super thin seats as well as tiny toilets!
They are tolerable on flights up to 3 hours, but anything longer would be deeply unpleasant so this is a route to avoid on AA.
What You Get On The 737Max
Tiny toilets, so small that apparently, passengers can only wash one hand at a time. So tiny that you are likely to drench your clothes in water when you turn on the tap. So tiny that flight attendants at American Airlines have been complaining about them.
In fact, the cramped design of the planes means that when the doors of the two bathrooms at the back are open, the completely fill the corridor and cabin crew get stuck in the galley.
The rest of the plane isn’t a whole lot better.
The Good Bits
The gate-to-gate high-speed wifi on these American planes is very good, in concept at least, although there have been numerous reports about this wifi not yet working properly. There are also plenty of power sockets and the interior is bright with decent oversized overhead bins.
The Bad Bits
There is not enough room for a normal sized person to place their laptop on the tray and type comfortably. When compared to Southwest, with similarly densified cabins, American loses on this aspect. On Southwest, you can type and use a laptop in the space provided. On American, you can type, but only at an uncomfortable angle.
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