This marketing program began on February 3, 2000, and ended on October 20, 2004.
Internet Archive cache of "American Will Remove Thousands of Coach
Seats on Its Entire Jet to Create More Room Throughout Its Coach
Seats" (Feb. 3, 2000)
"AMR Corporation Reports A Third Quarter Loss Of $214 Million" (Oct.
20, 2004) [under "Seat Decisions" and following paragraph on "Dallas
Reservations Office Consolidation"]
As you may know, there are several planes in American's fleet, and
many more in other fleets. The reputable site SeatGuru offers
comprehensive information about "seat pitch" in the economy class of
"Seat Pitch is the distance from any point on one seat to the exact
same point on the seat in front or behind it. While it is not the
exact equivalent of 'legroom', it does give a very good approximation
of how much seat room you should expect. Bottom line: the more seat
pitch the better."
SeatGuru [click on each airline and airplane for seat pitch information]
"Frequently Asked Questions: What is Seat Pitch?"
Search strategy --
Searched on Google and Google Groups for various combinations of these terms:
"more room in coach"
"more room * coach"
"american will add back a portion of the coach seats previously removed"