Do the 767 300s have lay flat beds?

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  1. Punki
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    Just askin.

    All input is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Shameless bump.

    Doesn't anybody know?
     
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    I'll also mention that I get a fair amount of "sliding" on the bed. But it's better than nothing.

    Mike
     
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    Angled flat bed. I am glad you love Hunki so much and he has really long legs, because I hate anyone climbing over me to get out of the window seat. I may make an exception for Colin Firth, just.
     
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    I always take the window and end up crawling over him with my short legs. :) He doesn't seem to mind.

    Thanks for the input. It looks like we will fly American to EZE. :D
     
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    Luckily AA's J product is consistent!
     
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    I'm extremely comfortable on the 763 J seats. I honestly could care less about it not being 180 Flat. I'm 5'9 and I fit perfectly in that seat...
     
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    Good to hear because the ticket are already booked. :D
     
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    I just took AA J NRT-JFK on Monday on 777

    Definitely angled lie-flat. Seat was mostly comfortable,without too much slip down the seat. The problem as I saw it, was that the feet go into the space of the seat/bulkhead in front. I had aisle, but it was annoying when Mr Window wanted to get out. Definitely have to "climb" over the legs of the aisle passenger.

    Controls were a bit weird at first.

    Btwn AA, DL (angle flat) and UA J seats... the best IMO was UA (flat bed).
    I hope you have a great trip!
     
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    I was on a 763 (BRU-ORD) in Biz earlier this week. Seat not too bad. Not quite horizonal. There are a series of buttons on the seat including ZZZ mode.
     
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    Note that once you get to the 'flat' position, you can push the control button a second time to get it even flatter.
     
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    This is important information to note. In my experience, the "first" position you end up in after holding down ZZZ is better for back sleepers; after it stops moving, press and hold again and it will go more flat, a position more suitable for side sleepers such as myself. YMMV of course.
     
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    I find the seat perfectly comfortable but almost never put it into the fully flat position. Instead I find I get better sleep if I leave it a bit more in the 'cradle' position so that there's no threat of gradual slide.
     
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    The American Airlines "Next Generation" (well, it was when it came out) is this one, displayed prior to installation at a few venues to show the product off, so you can judge how much angle the seat offers (as a side-sleeper and 6'4" / 193 cm, I find it quite comfortable for a good transocean sleep; I find the "wedgie seat" characterization not applicable to me at all):

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    For couples on a 767, I recommend center seats so either party can access the aisle without climbing out over / disturbing the other one. On a 757L no choice, it's 2 x 2, and on a 777 I avoid the center trio because of the center seat.
     
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    Great summary and suggestions as always, JDiver. It's worth pointing out that at level flight a commercial aeroplane does fly with a slightly nose-up attitude, so a bit of the "angledness" of the NGBC angle-flat seat is negated by this... but not much.
     
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    Hadn't realized that - good point!
     
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    With the 3% nose up attitude, I didn't notice much if any angle of the seat. I have heard some reports of putting a pillow under one's feet to reduce the feel of the angle. My only complaint is you really can't have anything at your feet if you're going into ZZZ position. Some pics of a recent JFK-MXP 763 w/ NGBC (AA 198) where Ms. UNHBuzzard said yes (a true MP'er would only propose in flight, of course). http://www.srefp.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1
     
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    Exactly what I do. There's also the part about where my legs hit the bottom of the magazine shelf when I try to lay on my side.

    Having said that, I do find AA's seats more comfortable with less sliding than the older generation of seats still in use on DL's planes - especially the former NW planes.
     
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    I do the same. When it is flat, I do get the "wedgie" effect some, and also I tend to want to turn, which is difficult due to the restricted foot room. Leaving it in the cradle position keeps me on my back.
     
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    Its not lay flat and I dont sleep very well in it most of the time, but better than being in Y.
     
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    Took the 767-300 in December and felt very comfortable in the lie-flat position. I must admit 2 days earlier I had been on the VX F lie flat and slid much more (probably due to the slippery leather) than on the AA lie-flat product.
     

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