Just read this today. With the restructuring of American Airlines, the management intends on removing it's more room through coach seating on all of it's 757s and A300s by the beginning of next year. They plan on using these planes and these seating configurations on seats in leisure and vacation markets (read Florida, and in particular Orlando) Personally I have paid slightly more to fly American the last couple of trips BECAUSE they had more room, so if they do this I will again only shop by price. I suppose they have to do something to become profitable again but Southwest is profitable with more room in their seats so.. http://www.aa.com/apps/netSAAver/Vi...entRepository&itemDescriptor=PromotionContent American will also be reintroducing standard seating to 23 percent of its fleet so that it can offer competitive fares across more seats in leisure and vacation markets. The new pitch will ultimately be found on all of the carrier's 140 Boeing 757 and 34 Airbus A300 aircraft. "We are still retaining our popular More Room Throughout Coach product on more than 75 percent of our fleet, which translates into approximately 80 percent of our daily departures," Arpey said. "I also want to be clear that we are not creating an airline-within-an-airline because we don't believe a successful formula for that concept yet exists. We are simply returning to standard seating in those markets where customers tell us price - and seat availability at low prices - is predominantly how they choose a carrier." The fleet reconfiguration will begin this fall, with A300s to be finished in time for winter holiday travel to the Caribbean in December. The Boeing 757s, which fly a variety of markets in the U.S., will be finished in mid-February 2004. The work will be done at the carrier's Tulsa maintenance base.