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Question About Upcoming AA Flight.  
User currently offlineCodasco From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Next firday, 3/18, I am on AA flight 2006 STL-BWI. Can anybody that works for AA tell me the tail number of the MD80 I'll be on, and wether or not it is a former TW plane. Thanks!

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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

I dont work for AA and i cant tell you the reg number. But I can tell you how to work out if your likely to get an ex twa plane or not. You need to look at the seating plans for your flight, this can be done on AA's Website. Then go to seat guru and compare the seating plan with the seating plans on seat gurus website, the ex twa are slightly different that AA's. Complicated but it works!


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Incidentally, that flight is showing as a 737?!??!


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Sorry, my mistake, the 737 is to do with air miles. You are def on an MD 80, and it looks to be an AA aircraft, not ex twa.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

As has been discussed many, many, many times on this forum, aircraft are not assigned to fly a fixed line until about 24 hours before the scheduled day. This is due to scheduled maintenance, aircraft out of service, weather delays and maintenance delays just to name a few reasons. Also, any employee that likes his job would never give out such information until after the fact. The best way to find out is wait until you fly, check the tail number or just ask the crew...I'm sure they would be happy to tell you the answer.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2348 times:



Quoting Catatonic (Reply 2):
Incidentally, that flight is showing as a 737?!??!

AA.com has it as an MD-80. Anyway, the company itself won't know itself what reg # will be flying that route until about 2 or 3 days beforehand. Even then, it can change, with equipment changes and other factors occurring frequently. You won't know for sure until you see it sitting at the gate before you board.

Harry



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2340 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Also, any employee that likes his job would never give out such information until after the fact.

Not according to some members on this site...

Anyway, it's not like it is a security risk or anything.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Anyway, it's not like it is a security risk or anything

I actually work in the business and it most certainly can be considered a security violation and cause for termination.

Oh, and by the way... Yankees stink, Yankees stink..!!! Go Red Sox...!!!!
All that money they spent and the choke and loose 4 straight ....two at home..!!

[Edited 2005-03-10 03:35:20]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2265 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
Oh, and by the way... Yankees stink, Yankees stink..!!! Go Red Sox...!!!!
All that money they spent and the choke and loose 4 straight ....two at home..!!

I'm going to pretend I didn't read that.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

I'm going to pretend I didn't read that

But it really happened you know...!! Acceptance is the first step in getting better.

Everytime I watch my 2004 Red Sox World Series Champions DVD, I think...Holy Crap, they actually beat the Yankees four streight after being down 0-3. I also loved the fact that on the cover of Stephen Kings book about the 2004 season is the picture of Jason Varitek puntching A-Rod in the face....the one moment that the entire season turned around.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineNWrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2204 times:



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
AA.com has it as an MD-80. Anyway, the company itself won't know itself what reg # will be flying that route until about 2 or 3 days beforehand. Even then, it can change, with equipment changes and other factors occurring frequently. You won't know for sure until you see it sitting at the gate before you board.

I can tell you from past experience (and since it's been a while, this could have changed) that AA, and probably most of the other airlines, forecast the routing of their aircraft fairly far in advance. At AA it was something like 30 days. Of course, this didn't mean much, as the further out you get, the more likely that is to change for any variety of reasons.

However, you are 100% correct on the fact you never know what you're going to get until it's at the gate. It was not all that uncommon to get a message across my printers down in ops about an a/c change right before the flight left, especially 767s from LAX (back in the good old days before they downgraded them to 738s)  irked 



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