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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4408 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Had booked a flight a few weeks ago BOS-MIA and noticed an equipment change.

AA 1535 on a 757 on Sep 9 is now AA 903 on an A300-600.

When I checked the "Available Seats" on the AA website, there are tons. Like maybe 10% of the plane is full.

Anybody with the inside at AA know why they increased the capacity?

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32572 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

It is nothing more than fleet scheduling. During September and October, AA runs a reduced schedule so planes can go into heavy maintence, and there are lots of equipment changes made.


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User currently offlineBOSPMV From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):
Had booked a flight a few weeks ago BOS-MIA and noticed an equipment change.

AA 1535 on a 757 on Sep 9 is now AA 903 on an A300-600.

When I checked the "Available Seats" on the AA website, there are tons. Like maybe 10% of the plane is full.

Anybody with the inside at AA know why they increased the capacity?

perhaps an alignment flight?


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4408 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Got it, thanks MAH4546.

I have mixed feelings of "upgrading" to the A300 with it's much maligned reputation here, though of probably 30 A300 flights in the past 2 years, I've only had 2 mx related delays.

Always prefer a widebody when I can get it!  Smile


User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2256 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

I know the A300 gets a lot of crap, but when you really think about it, it's one of the few unique aircraft still flying in the US. It's a quirky plane with lovers and haters. I happen to love it because it's different, and because it has so much room.

It sounds like you ride the A300 often, but to those that don't, you should fly it if you ever get the chance.



The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect my employer’s views.
User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

So does this mean I have any chance on getting a 777 for MIA-MAD in August?

User currently offlineAJRfromSYR From United States of America, joined May 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

No, but you got a chance of a 757  Smile


-AJR-
User currently offlineAbirdA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
AA runs a reduced schedule so planes can go into heavy maintence

I have always wondered how many planes AA might have out of service at any random point in time during the slow season due to heavy maintenance. Anyone have info on this?


User currently offline738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Actually, the schedule isn't adjusted to provide aircraft for heavy mx during the fall and winter. The schedule is pulled down because of less demand which in turn leaves unassigned aircraft that mx uses to fund different mx and conversion lines.

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