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Topic: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: kjfk527
Posted 2013-01-16 14:11:27 and read 28905 times.

From a friend within AA...a big announcement is scheduled for January 18th.

-new livery?
-merger?

What do you guys think?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: DL WIDGET HEAD
Posted 2013-01-16 14:15:36 and read 28891 times.

I think it's to unveil a new livery and branding. Don't think they're ready to announce a merger just yet.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-01-16 14:15:47 and read 28872 times.

My guess would be the livery. It was rumoured that it would be announced this week.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: nwcoflyer
Posted 2013-01-16 14:19:38 and read 28734 times.

Good Grief I hope we find out about the merger. Working for US I'm gettin a little tired of waiting lol. Let's get it done or go back to what were doing now which is quite fine in my opinion.

I'm sure the new livery is a definate.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-01-16 14:24:24 and read 28537 times.

Livery. No details have been released from US's end to correspond to a merger

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: TWA772LR
Posted 2013-01-16 14:29:12 and read 28420 times.

Livery. One of the AA hangars at DFW have supposedly been on lock down, and I think it's the one with the 77W.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: LAXdude1023
Posted 2013-01-16 14:30:26 and read 28349 times.

How many other anticipated "big announcements" are there going to be before there is even one actually announcement?

Frankly, I hope they announce a merger or come out against the merger just to put an end to it all.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: usflyguy
Posted 2013-01-16 14:34:43 and read 28212 times.

Merger and new livery that will be applied for the merged carrier.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: PRAirbus
Posted 2013-01-16 14:43:05 and read 28023 times.

Livery! Livery! Livery! But if US gets in the way, how long would AA rebranding last? It'll be like UA/CO; one will retain the other's logo.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Roseflyer
Posted 2013-01-16 14:43:37 and read 28026 times.

It has to be the new livery which will be painted on the first 77W that has been flying around in a dull grey paint base coat for a month.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: deltaffindfw
Posted 2013-01-16 14:47:48 and read 27923 times.

Here is the latest from the DMN:


We’ve heard that strange happenings are going on this week at American Airlines’ hangar on the east side of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:

– The facility is pretty locked down, with security keeping out unauthorized employees.

– There are large generators located outside the building, like they need power for some big event.

– They allegedly are building a big stage inside the hangar.


http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...or-of-its-lipstick-and-rouge.html/

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: etops1
Posted 2013-01-16 15:08:49 and read 27462 times.

I am going to go with the livery Unveiling . Merger announcement will prob come after ..

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: AA94
Posted 2013-01-16 16:46:51 and read 26914 times.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 8):
Livery! Livery! Livery! But if US gets in the way, how long would AA rebranding last? It'll be like UA/CO; one will retain the other's logo.

I doubt this. If a merger would go through, I doubt AA would keep any aspect of the US branding, especially with them having just invested much time and money into a new rebranding themselves.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: nomorerjs
Posted 2013-01-16 17:07:57 and read 26155 times.

It will be the 77W in the new livery. The plane was parked at the north side of the hanger (old DL hanger) last week, now the area is a ghost town. I fly to ORD tomorrow out of A and back Friday into A. I'm sure to fly out on the east side of DFW and will watch.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: deltairlines
Posted 2013-01-16 17:14:32 and read 25804 times.

Seems strange they would do the livery on a Friday, which is a day on which news that you normally want buried over the weekend is announced.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: YYZBound
Posted 2013-01-16 17:16:03 and read 25723 times.

Whew! Now we can move on from mere 'speculation' and use the next 4 threads discussing what an incredible travesty the new livery is and which A.net designs the company SHOULD have gone with ...

 

(I'm personally quite excited I have to admit...I have NO attachment to AA's current livery)

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: JAAlbert
Posted 2013-01-16 17:21:22 and read 25536 times.

So where is it being painted? At the AA hangar? Is the hangar equipped to apply aircraft paint? Where is the 77W now? In the hangar? And most importantly, how will I survive over the next 24 hours waiting for this announcement??

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: JAAlbert
Posted 2013-01-16 17:26:57 and read 25296 times.

And why are they only giving two days notice? How will that Richard Abotutheniam person who's always expressing his aviation wisdom and our own Jon Ostrower going to get out there in time?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: B747forever
Posted 2013-01-16 17:27:30 and read 25298 times.

Quoting kjfk527 (Thread starter):
From a friend within AA...a big announcement is scheduled for January 18th.

-new livery?
-merger?

What do you guys think?

It has to be the livery!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: YYZBound
Posted 2013-01-16 17:29:33 and read 25222 times.

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 16):
And most importantly, how will I survive over the next 24 hours waiting for this announcement??

I know. One of the 10 most hated companies in America....and they have infiltrated our minds with anticipation regardless.

I have SO been manipulated..I freely admit!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: american 767
Posted 2013-01-16 17:30:00 and read 25222 times.

If a formal merger announcement comes after the new livery is unveiled, nothing of US will be incorporated in the new livery because AA is not going to unveil a new livery and shortly afterwards repaint all of their airplanes in something different.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2013-01-16 17:35:58 and read 25009 times.

I saw on FB that they were going to unveil a 738 in the new livery at 540am tomorrow morning in Seattle. Don't know if it's true, but it comes from what seems to be a reliable source.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: AA94
Posted 2013-01-16 17:42:46 and read 24767 times.

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 21):
I saw on FB that they were going to unveil a 738 in the new livery at 540am tomorrow morning in Seattle. Don't know if it's true, but it comes from what seems to be a reliable source.

I heard something similar, that it would be flown from Renton tomorrow at 0430, in preparation for an official unveiling at DFW either tomorrow or Friday.

Some believe that the new colors will be unveiled on the 773 (which I wanted to believe, but wouldn't mean that the a/c would have to be shuttled back to PDX or BFI for paint? DFW doesn't have any painting facilities, correct?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: United1
Posted 2013-01-16 17:46:00 and read 24672 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 22):
DFW doesn't have any painting facilities, correct?

No they don't as far as I know but if its just decals on top of the grey base coat they should be able to accomplish that there.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: rj777
Posted 2013-01-16 17:48:42 and read 24498 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 22):
I heard something similar, that it would be flown from Renton tomorrow at 0430, in preparation for an official unveiling at DFW either tomorrow or Friday.

How are they going to get it from Renton to DFW without anyone seeing it on arrival? Are they going to be able to beat sunrise at DFW?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2013-01-16 17:54:08 and read 25381 times.

Nights are long this time of year, the 777 may well already be painted and flown to DFW under cover of night. You just never know.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dtw757
Posted 2013-01-16 17:55:24 and read 25445 times.

Folks lets not forget that the 3rd 77W for AA N719AN aka 7LC has not yet been delivered to AA. As far as I know is at PAE now after the initial painting at PDX. So this may be the first 77W that we see painted for AA.

[Edited 2013-01-16 17:57:02]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: GEN2STEW
Posted 2013-01-16 18:01:33 and read 25851 times.

REALLY?! Another *BIG ANNOUNCMENT*. Believe it when you see it folks; the gossip mongers on this site (and industry wide) continue to set set them selves up for disappointment!

ASK: why do it on a FRI (bad news is usually for Fridays), if there is a decent chance that the USAIR merger will happen why bother with the hoopla and expense, and finally, why do it now, and not at the end of BK?

Not saying it wont happen.

Regards,
Doubting Leery Thomas

Also, to folks in Fort Worth, please enjoy the consternation that you are causing the folks who don't have a clue. Cheers!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Revelation
Posted 2013-01-16 18:07:47 and read 25599 times.

Quoting kjfk527 (Thread starter):
What do you guys think?

Maybe a pithy statement saying that they haven't had a battery explode on one of their aircraft in a very long time?  

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2013-01-16 18:25:56 and read 24856 times.

Quoting GEN2STEW (Reply 27):
and finally, why do it now, and not at the end of BK?

Because the 773 goes into service in two weeks and needs to be at least identified if not fully liveried.

Quoting dtw757 (Reply 26):
Folks lets not forget that the 3rd 77W for AA N719AN aka 7LC has not yet been delivered to AA. As far as I know is at PAE now after the initial painting at PDX. So this may be the first 77W that we see painted for AA.

It was spotted arriving PAE from the paint shop in PDX in the same grey as the first two. Unless there is a paint shop at PAE, it's not being finished there.

The current "American" titles and logos are applied (decals, iron-on or whatever), so that probably can be done in a non-painting hanger somewhere. The existing aircraft stripes are paint, so I don't know if the full livery can be applied or if .....gulp .... the new markings will be the boring billboard name-only on a grey version of the boring Euro-white that is so popular these days. Seeing the wedgie white tail extending into the fuselage in the same shape as the Qantas tail and the new Iberia look (currently in another thread) makes me very nervous about copying the theme.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dtw757
Posted 2013-01-16 18:50:02 and read 23894 times.

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 29):
It was spotted arriving PAE from the paint shop in PDX in the same grey as the first two. Unless there is a paint shop at PAE, it's not being finished there.

Is there no paint shop at PAE at all? I guess I thought there was for some reason

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: kurtjeter
Posted 2013-01-16 18:58:50 and read 23624 times.

Quoting YYZBound (Reply 15):
(I'm personally quite excited I have to admit...I have NO attachment to AA's current livery)

Any clues as to the new livery (if in fact that's what it is)?
I've no great attachment either, but I do like the present livery: simple, bold. Saw an old film clip this morning of a Delta take-off: 727 in the "old" Delta colors (pre-wavy colors, etc.).Miss it!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-01-16 19:03:51 and read 23566 times.

Well, I feel like this is going to be a new livery. Tom Horton sent out an internal memo, with the link below. Tom said inside the letter "Our company will start to look very different - both inside and out. We will be sharing more information about the look and feel very soon"

But who knows, the look and feel could be a merger. Who knows, I suppose no one on this forum does. I will now be looking forward to this press announcement.

I wonder if there is going to be a live stream for this; from what others have said AA is prepping for this heavily.

Link to Internal Memo

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2013-01-16 19:07:57 and read 23278 times.

Quoting dtw757 (Reply 30):
Is there no paint shop at PAE at all? I guess I thought there was for some reason

I don't know... that was sort of a question on my part. I thought I'd read others imply that before. Afterall, they do seem to send a bunch of planes from PAE to PDX on a regular basis. Or VCV, or any number of other places.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dtw757
Posted 2013-01-16 19:30:17 and read 22739 times.

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 33):
I don't know... that was sort of a question on my part. I thought I'd read others imply that before. Afterall, they do seem to send a bunch of planes from PAE to PDX on a regular basis. Or VCV, or any number of other places.

I thought there was a paint shop at PAE and this seems to confirm it. I wonder if it will be painted there?

http://airchive.com/html/airplanes-a...rett-factory-paint-shop-2010/14888

Another link showing the revealing of the ANA 787 at PAE
http://www.seattlepi.com/business/sl...-for-launch-customer-ANA-21747.php

[Edited 2013-01-16 19:33:33]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: TUSAA
Posted 2013-01-16 19:40:11 and read 22420 times.

AA 773 7LB just departed DFW enroute to VCV. A new 738 was flown out to VCV last week as well.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gdg9
Posted 2013-01-16 19:42:15 and read 22289 times.

Don't forget there is a paint facility at FTW Meacham... A plane could have easily been ferried over at night but I think someone would have seen that or have been tracking flights of 717 and 718AN...

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: kaitak744
Posted 2013-01-16 20:04:40 and read 21691 times.

How long have the 777-300ERs been sitting on the ramp without any revenue flights?

Seems a bit odd on an airline's part to make payments for a plane and not do anything with it for so long.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: blueflyer
Posted 2013-01-16 20:10:43 and read 21502 times.

Quoting gdg9 (Reply 36):
Don't forget there is a paint facility at FTW Meacham... A plane could have easily been ferried over at night

No time. It's a single bay and it's been pretty busy painting 787s. I think it hasn't been empty more than two days in a row in quite a while. The current occupant went in barely a day after the previous left, and they were both 787.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: par13del
Posted 2013-01-16 20:12:15 and read 21418 times.

Personally, I'm hoping for an announcement with fix time lines for their emergence from chpt.11, something like all ducks in a row planning completed, plan to be submitted to creditors / judge in the next two weeks with hoped for approval within 60 days and emergence in 4 months time.

Hey, I can dream.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: catdaddy63
Posted 2013-01-16 20:41:03 and read 20849 times.

N718AN (7LB) is on her way to VCV.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9708

And a 738 is planned to fly VCV-DFW tonight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9634

Interesting coincidence??

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: PlanesNTrains
Posted 2013-01-16 20:41:54 and read 20776 times.

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 29):
Seeing the wedgie white tail extending into the fuselage in the same shape as the Qantas tail and the new Iberia look (currently in another thread) makes me very nervous about copying the theme.

Ya, after seeing that Iberia preview it got me thinking that perhaps Oneworld is going to have a similar tail look. It'll be interesting to see.

-Dave

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: qqflyboy
Posted 2013-01-16 20:45:06 and read 20623 times.

Quoting kaitak744 (Reply 37):
How long have the 777-300ERs been sitting on the ramp without any revenue flights?

Seems a bit odd on an airline's part to make payments for a plane and not do anything with it for so long.

Since it's new aircraft type for American, they've been doing all their proving duties, of which includes land evacuations and ditching exercises all under the watchful eye of the FAA. Among the other chores are making sure all the emergency equipment and placards are where they're supposed to be, along with many, many other tasks. It's a tedious process that takes a couple of weeks. AA finally received certification for the type last week, which is likely why we're seeing an uptick in activity, leading up to its first revenue flight on January 31.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: iFlyLOTs
Posted 2013-01-16 21:00:51 and read 20183 times.

Quoting catdaddy63 (Reply 40):
N718AN (7LB) is on her way to VCV.

That's a very interesting route.. Although I assume it has something to do with them also testing the IFE?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Max Q
Posted 2013-01-16 21:02:32 and read 20120 times.

It will be a great shame if they abandon the polished aluminum look.


It is such a part of their identity historically and looks really superb when maintained properly.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: sccutler
Posted 2013-01-16 21:07:49 and read 20070 times.

It'll be the new livery.

If AA and US are to be combined, it will be the acquisition of US by AA, after emerging.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: PlanesNTrains
Posted 2013-01-16 21:15:16 and read 19865 times.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 44):
It will be a great shame if they abandon the polished aluminum look.


It is such a part of their identity historically and looks really superb when maintained properly.

I get the impression that it's a foregone conclusion. We've seen multiple frames painted grey and we know that the 787 will need to be painted as well. If the 77W's are grey, I can't imagine them going polished aluminum looking paint on the 787.

-Dave

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: qqflyboy
Posted 2013-01-16 21:17:21 and read 19880 times.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 44):
It will be a great shame if they abandon the polished aluminum look.

We already know this to be true. N717AN, N718AN and N719AN are clearly painted gray/silver with a white tail/empenage. AA's new livery takes into account the greater use of composites on the A319s/A321s coming later this year, and the all composite 787 coming next year. While they technically can be painted to look like chrome or polished aluminum, it apparently isn't practical. But don't worry, the Silver Bird will still grace the skies, just with silver paint.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2013-01-16 21:18:01 and read 19835 times.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 44):
It will be a great shame if they abandon the polished aluminum look.


It is such a part of their identity historically and looks really superb when maintained properly.

I agree. However the new aircraft coming, especially the 787, won't allow for the bare aluminum look to continue. So they have to do something. The Scanairs DC-10 and Reno MD's in white, the BAe-146 and original A300 in grey just were not nice enough to go back to.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2013-01-16 21:20:57 and read 19828 times.

Quoting catdaddy63 (Reply 40):
And a 738 is planned to fly VCV-DFW tonight:

Alright DFW spotters, who's going to go out and get photos of her as she lands?!?!  

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: TwoSixLeft
Posted 2013-01-16 21:22:05 and read 19681 times.

I sure hope it's just the livery, much as I'll miss the classic look. After the 787 brouhaha, I could use some good aviation news this week.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: AA94
Posted 2013-01-16 21:25:53 and read 19764 times.

AA9634 (the 738) is due into DFW at 2:22 am local: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9634

AA9708 (the 773) is due to arrive VCV at around 10:15 pm local.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: qqflyboy
Posted 2013-01-16 21:31:27 and read 19653 times.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 49):
Alright DFW spotters, who's going to go out and get photos of her as she lands?!?!

  
That 738 has been at VCV for nearly two weeks, so do we think 7LB will really get it's final touches in just one day? We know 7LC is sitting at PAE, in the basic gray/white paint job. Could it be that 7LD (N720AN) is ready and being painted at PAE as we speak? A long shot, I know -- just a thought.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2013-01-16 23:21:34 and read 17818 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 51):
That 738 has been at VCV for nearly two weeks, so do we think 7LB will really get it's final touches in just one day? We know 7LC is sitting at PAE, in the basic gray/white paint job. Could it be that 7LD (N720AN) is ready and being painted at PAE as we speak? A long shot, I know -- just a thought.

It certainly seems more likely that the 738 may be the star of the show.... I can't see a major livery job done in one day on the 773 at VCV. I've not seen any mention of the 4th 773 before.

I'm sure there will be a whole bunch of spotters out at DFW in an hours or so when the 738 lands. Do a.nutters have night vision equipment?  

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: PlanesNTrains
Posted 2013-01-16 23:30:43 and read 17638 times.

How long would it take to apply decals though? The 737 probably had to be painted and perhaps was getting something else done.

Well we should know soon enough.  

-Dave

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Mir
Posted 2013-01-16 23:41:51 and read 17398 times.

Quoting deltairlines (Reply 14):
Seems strange they would do the livery on a Friday, which is a day on which news that you normally want buried over the weekend is announced.

That was my first thought as well. Not exactly an expression of confidence in what they're selling.

-Mir

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: murchmo
Posted 2013-01-16 23:45:24 and read 17388 times.

Flight aware has the 738 delayed. And the 773 arrived already. And I'm aware of the funkiness of flight aware but it appears to have taken a route south over Mexico then north into VCV.. Hmmm, the waypoints are listed but I didn't check them. Is that normal?

C'mon guys, this is fun :-P

[Edited 2013-01-17 00:12:10]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: garpd
Posted 2013-01-17 00:00:34 and read 17176 times.

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be disappointed with the new livery. Tomorrow's announcement will probably be be that of a rebrand/ revitalisation. "The past is behind us, here is to the future" type event.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: murchmo
Posted 2013-01-17 00:07:44 and read 17305 times.

Another article with pics. New 738 compared to older 738 without full paint job. Winglets are different.

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/...-for-american-airlines-new-livery/

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: a36001
Posted 2013-01-17 04:09:48 and read 15190 times.

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 41):

You maybe onto something there  

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: seansasLCY
Posted 2013-01-17 04:17:11 and read 15060 times.

From Twitter:

Stephen Trimble ‏@FG_STrim

Tom Horton, CEO of @AmericanAir will reveal new logo and livery today at 9am in Fort Worth on Boeing 777-300ER.

 

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: seansasLCY
Posted 2013-01-17 04:21:25 and read 14957 times.

American Airlines also just tweeted this: http://www.aa.com/newamerican

American Airlines ‏@AmericanAir
See history in the making. Join us at 9:00am CT today as we unveil our new look. #newAmerican http://bit.ly/newAmerican

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: JoePatroni707
Posted 2013-01-17 04:22:34 and read 14819 times.

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 54):
How long would it take to apply decals though? The 737 probably had to be painted and perhaps was getting something else done.

The 737 was in VCV for engineering evaluations. It is ship 3JT

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gulfstream650
Posted 2013-01-17 04:23:30 and read 14876 times.

http://www.aa.com/newamerican

2 hrs 36 mins to go!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: thrufru
Posted 2013-01-17 04:24:37 and read 14788 times.

Just up on their Facebook page. The new livery will be unveiled at 9:00 CT, today.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: JoePatroni707
Posted 2013-01-17 04:29:30 and read 14654 times.

The next 2 hours and 36 minutes will be the longest in the history of airliners.net

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: aacun
Posted 2013-01-17 04:32:12 and read 14611 times.

The new jetnet is out, the colors are teal and grey. I guess its true, those will be the colors of our new uniforms. That has been the rumors floating around for a while now

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: fun2fly
Posted 2013-01-17 04:40:30 and read 14318 times.

Perhaps a.netter's can get the font changed if they do not like it like they did w/UA!  

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: kjfk527
Posted 2013-01-17 04:44:32 and read 14155 times.

Just received an email from a friend AA set to unveil new logo and livery at 9:45 today!!! It looks like the waiting is over!!!!!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: ludavid777
Posted 2013-01-17 04:46:21 and read 14118 times.

http://www.aa.com/newamerican

@ 9amCST today!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: 817Dreamliiner
Posted 2013-01-17 04:50:08 and read 13993 times.

Well I guess the wait will finally be over in 2 hours... I guess it will still be a big topic in the days to come with good and/or bad comments. Hope its good! Cant wait!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: OzarkD9S
Posted 2013-01-17 04:52:41 and read 13850 times.

Everyone expect the worst, then no one will be disappointed.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: garpd
Posted 2013-01-17 04:56:11 and read 13814 times.

Time to fess up. I've seen it (weeks ago). Judging by all the comments in the 2 or 3 "new AA Livery" threads, some here will not be impressed! I will save personal opinion and further comment until it's revealed and public knowledge.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2013-01-17 04:58:12 and read 13689 times.

I expect what is already on 777-300ER, plus logo and the name, billboard style. Nothing more, nothing less.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: a300 american
Posted 2013-01-17 05:00:03 and read 13652 times.

oh boy!

garpd: not even a hint???

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: garpd
Posted 2013-01-17 05:01:43 and read 13602 times.

Nope. Not a single pixel or syllable.
Though, I am grinning with anticipation. This will create ripples in the force!

[Edited 2013-01-17 05:07:43]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dougbr2006
Posted 2013-01-17 05:05:41 and read 13411 times.

Quoting garpd (Reply 75):

Me thinks you don't know and can say anything after the event.

Prove it to a fellow Scot send me a pic to jbird47@ommail.com

Then If your right I'll back you all the way !!!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: 777STL
Posted 2013-01-17 05:06:08 and read 13508 times.

AA just made a post on Twitter, they're announcing their new look at 9AM CSTt oday, quote on quote.

[Edited 2013-01-17 05:06:54]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: garpd
Posted 2013-01-17 05:10:28 and read 13396 times.

Quoting dougbr2006 (Reply 76):
Me thinks you don't know and can say anything after the event.

Prove it to a fellow Scot send me a pic to jbird47@ommail.com

Then If your right I'll back you all the way !!!

Patience my friend, patience   Your suffering will soon be eased.
Besides, I'm away from the office and have no access to the images. And even if I did, I still wouldn't send them. You could be anyone!
If I asked you for your credit card details, would you send them to me?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dtw757
Posted 2013-01-17 05:11:25 and read 13327 times.

What time is it starting exactly? Press release says 9am CST but I clicked another link and it's saying therre are just 50 minutes remaining!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: martinrpo1
Posted 2013-01-17 05:19:19 and read 13077 times.

Quoting garpd (Reply 79):

Give us a hint! Is it disappointing like the new IB livery?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: martinrpo1
Posted 2013-01-17 05:22:01 and read 13019 times.

Someone in another thread says the plane is already out and that there are pics. Someone have any?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: a300 american
Posted 2013-01-17 05:22:47 and read 12995 times.

garpd: that's cool. We'll all now in 1:37min

Quoting martinrpo1 (Reply 81):

I think it will be in the neighborhood, it will be simplified livery (like Iberia).I don't think the IB is that bad. Anyway, I still think the new AA livery will be like:
http://anthony-harding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/L-AA1.jpg

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: garpd
Posted 2013-01-17 05:24:17 and read 12880 times.

New IB livery? I've been busy lately. Did I miss something?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: GCT64
Posted 2013-01-17 05:27:16 and read 12872 times.

Quoting garpd (Reply 83):
New IB livery?

Eurowhite body, Red and Yellow tail, Red titles - not very inspiring (there are images on the web)
Apparently re-branding has been put on hold until the carrier's economics are sorted out / improving.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: kjfk527
Posted 2013-01-17 05:34:26 and read 12595 times.

AA9634 enroute from vcv to dfw a 737-800 is due in, in 41 minutes. Apparently has the new livery.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: WORLDTRAVEL83
Posted 2013-01-17 05:36:08 and read 12492 times.

yay someone get their cameras out in dallas!!!!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gdg9
Posted 2013-01-17 05:47:35 and read 12104 times.

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 38):
No time. It's a single bay

Oh, didn't know that. Thanks.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: AA94
Posted 2013-01-17 05:57:28 and read 11831 times.

A web developer / entrepreneur claims that the new logo is embedded into the page at http://www.aa.com/newamerican?v_locale=en_US&v_mobileUAFlag=AA, and he has posted it on his Twitter.

http://twitter.com/gatsby

[Edited 2013-01-17 06:02:02]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: ouboy79
Posted 2013-01-17 05:58:44 and read 11745 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 88):
I'm not sure if I should post it here. I don't want to start a frenzy prematurely, but someone just say the word.

That's like dangling a bleeding fish over a sharks head. You might as well. :-P

So from the other thread...



[Edited 2013-01-17 06:01:12]

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gregarious119
Posted 2013-01-17 06:02:44 and read 11564 times.

New logo just posted via @greg787 on twitter:

@greg787: The full new logo with lettering #newamerican #aa #aal
@gatsby @jonostrower @AmericanAir http://t.co/bHgwPaLa

pic.twitter.com/bHgwPaLa

Let the games begin!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: a300 american
Posted 2013-01-17 06:05:44 and read 11348 times.

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 89):

reminded me of Amtrak for some reason...........

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gulfstream650
Posted 2013-01-17 06:06:57 and read 11225 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 88):

What's the twitter handle?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: AA94
Posted 2013-01-17 06:16:54 and read 10712 times.

Quoting gulfstream650 (Reply 92):
What's the twitter handle?
http://twitter.com/gatsby

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: jalapeno
Posted 2013-01-17 06:20:49 and read 10520 times.

Just saw the 73 land in new livery

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: FlyPIJets
Posted 2013-01-17 06:22:46 and read 10427 times.

Let's just all remember that with the beloved American branding - they didn't get it "right" right away.

 

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dabpit
Posted 2013-01-17 06:23:53 and read 10344 times.

Quoting jalapeno (Reply 94):

Get a pictures!? Hows it look?

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: ICEBIRD757
Posted 2013-01-17 06:25:11 and read 10164 times.

It's too bad that the 787 battery issue is a bigger story.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Acey
Posted 2013-01-17 06:26:22 and read 10044 times.

The anticipation is killing me. I love the new logo, sleek and modern if you ask me. Curious to see how they put it on the airplane.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gulfstream650
Posted 2013-01-17 06:26:28 and read 10041 times.

Quoting jalapeno (Reply 94):

And that's all you're going to say? Shame on you!!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: jalapeno
Posted 2013-01-17 06:27:43 and read 10077 times.

Flag on tail, post pics soon

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: mcmax
Posted 2013-01-17 06:29:20 and read 10056 times.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...re-its-happening-10-est-today.html

The last post has a link at the New American site with photos of the new livery. If this is the real new livery, then I am reeling in horror right now.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: superjeff
Posted 2013-01-17 06:29:28 and read 10180 times.

Quoting kjfk527 (Thread starter):

go to www.aa.com/newAmerican at 09:00 CST

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2013-01-17 06:29:48 and read 10196 times.

Looks as good as the jetblue red sox plane   

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2013-01-17 06:33:40 and read 10080 times.

http://www.aa.com/newamerican/img/planeSpritemap.jpg

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: dougbr2006
Posted 2013-01-17 06:38:28 and read 9500 times.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 104):

OMG that is hiddeous !

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: Danfearn77
Posted 2013-01-17 06:39:57 and read 9463 times.

That looks very smart I have to say. Pleasantly surprised!

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: jalapeno
Posted 2013-01-17 06:40:15 and read 9364 times.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 104):
http://www.aa.com/newamerican/img/planeSpritemap.jpg

Yup. That's what I saw land this morning.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: gregarious119
Posted 2013-01-17 06:41:55 and read 9352 times.

Yeah...that's pretty bad.

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: jalapeno
Posted 2013-01-17 06:43:46 and read 9385 times.

Just tweeted a pic of the 73 landing in new livery

@raulforpeople

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: jalapeno
Posted 2013-01-17 06:45:06 and read 9324 times.



Poor quality, but hey - it's a photo

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: a300 american
Posted 2013-01-17 06:46:07 and read 9060 times.

urgh, wouldn't have been so polarizing if they stuck with solid colors at the tail instead of giving it the stripe effect.............

This might grow on me, but not a big fan of it (now)

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: wilco737
Posted 2013-01-17 06:46:29 and read 9276 times.

Please continue the discussion here about the new AA livery:

OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today! (by martinrpo1 Jan 17 2013 in Civil Aviation)

Thanks.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: AA BIG Announcment SET For JAN.18th
Username: sccutler
Posted 2013-01-17 06:47:39 and read 9252 times.

Looks like Cubana.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=2212195


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