ILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
I was talking with Imkeww and DeltaSFO at the airport the other day about TWA merging into American. Now that they are bought, when the cabin crews are making announcments how do they identify their airline?
Do they say...
1) American Airlines flt...
2) American Airlines flight___operated by TWA
3) TWA flight
or I heard that they are now TWA Airlines. So my basic question is how do they identify them selves on board the airplane?
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
>>They announce it as "TWA flight xxx operated by TWA, LLC - a subsidiary of AMR Corporation".<<
I've been on over 40 flight segments all over the country since the takeover was official, and not once have they announced it like this. They continue to announce it simply as "TWA flight xxx." During announcements regarding frequent flier miles, they do say something to the effect that American Airlines is now their parent company, and passengers can choose to earn Aadvantage miles or Aviators miles, and that the Aviators program will end November 30th, blah blah blah. Otherwise, everything is still the same.
Boiler Special From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 135 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1857 times:
Yeah, it's still "TWA Flight 410" or "TWA Flight 163" but usually the cabin crew will make note of the fact that it the flight is operated by TWA Airlines LLC which is now owned by American Airlines. It's more for PR than anything though.
Djcrooks From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
I just returned on Saturday after taking 5 flights on TWA (SGF-STL-SJU, SDQ-JFK-STL-SGF) The only thing I specifically heard heard about American Airlines was during the boarding process, offering preboarding to AA Platinum and Gold, otherwise they were all just typical TWA flights. The inflight magazine is now American Way however.
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1041 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
I imagine it's like most announcements and it's a bit of a crap shoot. Sometimes you get the captain and the flight crew that is all about giving you all kinds of information and sometimes you only get the bare minimum. So I guess the answer to your question is sometimes yes and sometimes no
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
The F/A probably made a slip because he/she is used to saying, "Welcome to TWA flight xxx, now continuing to xxx" as many flights originate at the end of a spoke, stop in St. Louis, and continue to another end of a spoke. Flight 1 isn't one of these, however (Flight 3 is for example, originating at JFK, stopping in STL, and continuing on to Maui).