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Topic: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: tymnbalewne
Posted 2012-07-22 21:50:26 and read 16304 times.

On the American Airlines FaceBook page it says:
"Tomorrow morning, we’ll share some great news! Click ‘like’ if you want to hear it!"
So...any ideas? US/AA merger? Changes to AAdvantage?

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: Acey559
Posted 2012-07-22 21:55:42 and read 16269 times.

I'm guessing it's some kind of branding, either onboard changes or airport/advertising rebranding. Exclusivity was just extended to December and Tom Horton is basically ignoring all requests from Doug Parker so I don't think it'll be anything merger related. Hopefully some enhancements to the onboard experience as that would be very much welcomed.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: lweber557
Posted 2012-07-22 22:12:59 and read 16099 times.

Well I hope the announcement is Jet Blue will be joining One World so my two favorite airlines will be together. Seriously doubt its gonna happen though. Guessing it has to do with a new livery or something. I'd be sad to see the silver birds go but they won't be able to polish the 787's and airbuses whenever they get them.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505244_1...es-ceo-says-airline-is-recovering/

[Edited 2012-07-22 22:13:55]

[Edited 2012-07-22 22:17:59]

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: mhkansan
Posted 2012-07-22 22:21:48 and read 16013 times.

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 1):
some kind of branding

Pretty sure you're on to something there.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-07-22 22:21:54 and read 16013 times.

Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: UNITED91
Posted 2012-07-22 22:24:43 and read 15968 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.

I highly doubt it has anything to do with a merger with US Airways.

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 1):
I'm guessing it's some kind of branding

   Agreed.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: Cactus739
Posted 2012-07-22 22:33:21 and read 15894 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.

Yes because all major financial transactions are announced via a Facebook teaser post like that suggesting that you "like it if you want to hear it"

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-07-22 22:35:54 and read 15880 times.

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
Quoting UNITED91 (Reply 5):

Heck guys it's just to make sure   

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: xjramper
Posted 2012-07-22 22:39:05 and read 15832 times.

Obviously it's AA announcing that Delta is taking them over and they will be only flying a super md80 fleet and using eagle's 135/145 flights solely on flights longer than 2.5 hours.

On a somewhat unrelated note, the comments on their Facebook page are absolutely hilarious.

My hopes is that it has nothing to do with a merger, nor a branding change. I hope for financial help from a non-aviation related group (think Delta/Amex) that will eliminate all talks of layoffs.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: rj777
Posted 2012-07-22 22:44:43 and read 15774 times.

my 2 cents are on a livery change. Usually when they say something "Exciting" it's some sort of change.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: jpetekyxmd80
Posted 2012-07-22 22:47:30 and read 15760 times.

Most likely something far less exciting than anything our imaginations can come up with.

However, if AA is indeed going to revamp it's image/ livery, the time for that would be very soon.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2012-07-22 22:53:17 and read 15702 times.

I don't see this being a branding/image/livery announcement.

Why? Simple.

Their future as a corporate entity is in doubt as it is - so why would you go forward with that sort of "We're going it alone, and here's what we're going to look like!" campaign when so much is still up in the air that can change all of that?

Look for either something far less, or a full-blown merger announcement. Nothing in-between.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: jpetekyxmd80
Posted 2012-07-22 23:14:27 and read 15578 times.

In most merger scenarios, its clear American would be the surviving brand. A brand new identity and livery would only help that notion.

This has been in the works for long time. They can't just put everything on hold to see what happens, it could be years.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2012-07-22 23:15:47 and read 15578 times.

Firming up the 787 order?

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: FI642
Posted 2012-07-22 23:31:23 and read 15460 times.

Knowing AA, it will be something goofy. Let's just hope it is something useful.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: questions
Posted 2012-07-22 23:33:46 and read 15448 times.

I'm sure it's something along the lines of...

- Orgasmatron service enhancements in premium cabins
- Bench style seating with 29" pitch in main cabin... 10USD for FA service... 20USD for lav usage

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2012-07-22 23:58:53 and read 15282 times.

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 12):
In most merger scenarios, its clear American would be the surviving brand. A brand new identity and livery would only help that notion.

Yes, but current AA management may not ultimately be the ones making the decisions on what that branding might look like going forward. If US wants to buy them, don't you think they just MIGHT want a say in what they're buying might look like externally for the next 20-plus years?

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: RWA380
Posted 2012-07-23 00:17:45 and read 15184 times.

Quoting questions (Reply 15):
Orgasmatron service enhancements in premium cabins

LOL, that's funny, your right some service ammenity in a premium cabin would be about right! These social media news releases are often nothing more than to get people talking, not to actually announce something of value to us all.

Quoting lweber557 (Reply 2):
Well I hope the announcement is Jet Blue will be joining One World so my two favorite airlines will be together. Seriously doubt its gonna happen though.

I'm glad you are realistic about your expectations, because I don't think AA will be making an announcement for another airline even though there have been rumors of them joining forces, I doubt this is the "big news", I truly doubt it's that big of news at all, as most social media releases are not earth shattering news.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: TWA902fly
Posted 2012-07-23 00:35:31 and read 15109 times.

Just a reminder that a new livery wouldn't be completely unexpected...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...s-change-in-oldest-jet-livery.html

'902

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: LuisKMIA
Posted 2012-07-23 05:35:01 and read 14337 times.

New livery is the hot rumor this morning. They got an extension until December about any possible merger options, so I don't expect anything in that field.

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: LuisKMIA
Posted 2012-07-23 06:48:05 and read 13682 times.

OK, so it was new interiors. Here is the link http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/newplane...Location=DirectURL&title=newplanes

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: T8KE0FF
Posted 2012-07-23 07:08:44 and read 13118 times.

Quoting LuisKMIA (Reply 20):

The interesting thing with the video on that page is that the animated aircraft are just in shiny aluminium with no livery, this pretty much confirms that there is a new one coming up soon!

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: Drmlnr1
Posted 2012-07-23 07:20:58 and read 12771 times.

Very very exciting. Very revolutionary. It's about time they get PTV's. Leather seats Just icing on the cake. Congrats AA on a very big announcement indeed

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: cruiseshipcrew
Posted 2012-07-23 07:24:17 and read 12658 times.

So it's confirmed the Airbus 321 will replace the 767-200s. The interiors look great!!

Topic: RE: AA Announcement? (23JUL)
Username: ManuCH
Posted 2012-07-23 07:37:15 and read 12349 times.

The announcement has now been made. Please continue discussion here:

AA: 3-class A321s On JFK-LAX/SFO, PTVs (by commavia Jul 23 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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