Temperatures in the AA fleet

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Another AA newbee-ish question. For longer flights, I tend to dress onboard based more upon the anticipated cabin temp, not the O or D weather. Generally, do AA (as compared to other airlines) tend to keep the cabins warmer or cooler, and for these aircraft, (1) do they have individual air vents, and (2) do they tend to run on the warmer or cooler side?

    (a) B763
    (b) B772
    (c) A321
    (d) B757

    For reference sake, I have spent a lot of time on LAN 763s without individual air vents on way-too-warm overnight longhaul flights.
     
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    AFAIK all the US Carriers have individual air vents on all of their aircraft.

    I've been corrected. Most of the narrowbodies have outlets but for widebodies this is less true, guess I just don't fly enough US carriers on widebody aircraft (thank god I don't have to).
     
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    Hawaiian's 763s do not have the individual air vents installed. No clue about the A330s.
     
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    IME it's been comfortable to warmer than I'd prefer. If the temperature gets outside of your comfort range, let the FA's know -- they will try to accomodate if they agree with you.
     
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    This is not true.

    For the OP the best advice is to dress in layers so that you can shed layers if needed. In my experience it is often too warm on overnight flights.
     
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    AA long haul flts tend to be on the cooler side. I always wear a long sleeve shirt on these flights, regardless of destination or time of year. As for in seat air
    (a) B763 - no, at least not the 763-200
    (b) B772 - no
    (c) A321 - yes
    (d) B757 - yes
     
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    The advice on layering is smart for any airplane, IMO. On AA in F, you'll also find a blanket in your seatback pocket for every flight on a mainline jet (UA keeps them locked up to request). So, you'll have that to help if you happen to be sitting up front and cold.
     
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    At least it's not Lufthansa where they have the temperature settings...
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    Thanks for your feedback, everyone. I tend to run warm, and either fly with a long sleeve very thin shirt, or a polo-type shirt. I'll be in cabins with blankets, should they be necessary.
     
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    AA's planes are usually a bit cooler than non-US airlines, but I always tell the FA that the cabin is warm.
     
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    Glad to have been corrected. I've never flown on a US carrier aircraft that didn't have air vents, so I guess I've just missed the few exceptions.
     
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    Same here, until last week when I flew ATL-FLL in a 752 without vents overhead.
     
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    Many CO widebodies don't have air vents above the seats. Was very warm on the CO 764 from IAH-HNL
     
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    I have EWR-HNL in BusinessFirst on the 764 next week so I'm looking forward to that flight already without personal air vents. :mad:
     
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    I rarely use the air vents for temperature purposes, but like having the option for times I'm running extra hot or want to disperse any offensive odors running around the cabin. Anyone know the rationale behind some planes not having the vents?
     
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    Ex-Continental Airlines widebody aircraft do not have individual air vents.
     
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    BP Shark - the flight to EZE will get cold. They drop the temps at night and that is great for me. A little coolness to sleep by. I fly in shorts for comfort and need the supplied blanket (whatever the grey and white thing is called) and it does me just fine. I'll be heading to EZE soon. Cannot wait.
     
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    Excellent. I much prefer a cool cabina. If it gets too cool (unlikely) I'll ask for an extra frazada.
     
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