Eastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 901 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
American had announced starting in October that flight AA957 MIA-SCL was going to be operated by 777 for the southern hemisphere summer-peak season. AA.com shows now back to traditional 763, plus the already anounced 2nd frequency three times per week. DL already announced 764 upgrade for the ATL-SCL. I wonder if there will be more cuts.....any comments
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
Quoting Eastern023 (Thread starter): American had announced starting in October that flight AA957 MIA-SCL was going to be operated by 777 for the southern hemisphere summer-peak season. AA.com shows now back to traditional 763
Yes, AA was scheduled to fly 957/912 with the 772 effective Nov. 2nd; however, the 763 will remain on the route as it has for many years. AA even advertised the return of the 772 to SCL at its office in Las Condes, but deceided that the 772s could be used elsewhere. It's a shame as I was looking forward to seeing the 772 at SCL.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34365 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
AA 957 shows a 772 starting 02Mar09.
Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 3): Hmm...I wonder where theyre going. Also the daytime MIA-GRU flight is showing as a 763. I think that was going to be a 777 wasnt it?
Something fishy is going on here. AA was always planning on having the daylight be a 763 during the period in which they operate a 4th daily flight - a 763 redeye. However, now with a 763 showing for the daylight during the rest of winter (but a 772 is showing during summer), that would mean AA is going to RON a 763 at GRU.
I think things will be cleared up with next week's schedule load.
As has been mentioned, there was talk of AA upgrading a Paris route or two to a 772.
This winter AA will be short on 763s as they go into winglet conversion and AA will be short on 752s as they go into trans-Atlantic conversion.
That's strange, as it is towards the end of the Chilean summer. The SCL base was ready for the 772 and all of a sudden its off of their bid sheets. AA Customer Service was very understanding and helpful on the phone with me since I already purchased tickets for 957/912 and they told me I can change my dates as I wish since there was an equipment change.