IrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1727 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 25433 times:
Quoting web500sjc (Reply 3): a walk up Bar (thought the point of a bigger aircraft was to fit more seats-not provide a space wasting luxury)
Well, bear in mind that the 777-300ERs are being deployed on routes where there is a demand for F, and likely those F passengers will value this type of service. Meanwhile, the 772s are being re-configured to include J-only premium seats, hence adding back in a few extra seats for higher revenue.
Quoting web500sjc (Reply 3): and introduction of Main Cabin Extra- adds 6 inches of leg room
Main cabin extra link
Another thing that AA will find is a revenue generator. It's just following the trends with airlines such as UA, DL, BA, etc. all of which have found that there is demand for a premium economy class.
The historical financial performance of the route and its future outlook given the global economic climate and high oil prices has resulted in a decision by American to cancel its New Delhi (DEL) - Chicago O'Hare (ORD) service. Don't see them restarting as they have co-shares for the flight.
mhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 372 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 21855 times:
At least seasonally, I can see the 777 going to FRA as a pretty good bet. 70/71 is absolutely always full, and right now, it is AA's only flight to Germany, the world's third? largest economy. I think maybe it is a safe bet that AA will try ORD-BER and maybe DFW-BER on the 767 at some point. DFW-BER is long, as the FRA flight was taking weight restrictions all throughout the winter because of the headwinds, but I think they might be able to make it work. All in all I know AA needs to do something more in Germany than just 1x FRA flights, not when Star carriers can send 777s to MUC and Delta can fly to STR. AA's service there is abysmal and warrants more international capacity.
Also, I think sending the 777 to SCL is another good bet. Already, AA is talking about expanding GRU international service. Outside of Brazil, EZE and SCL do incredibly well loadfactor wise. I would hope for an upguage to SCL or perhaps a second DFW-EZE trip (or a third MIA-EZE).
I just flew MIA-SCL last week, and it was 90%+ full, as a nonrev, we flew over to EZE on LA because the return SCL-DFW flight was filling up. This is the off season for Chile and South America and AA is still filling aircraft.
It would be a good use for the 777s.
More Asia is good too. In fact, more international capacity is needed all around, so I'm very excited to see the 77Ws arrive!
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8737 posts, RR: 52 Reply 23, posted (12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 19976 times:
Quoting web500sjc (Reply 3):
a walk up Bar (thought the point of a bigger aircraft was to fit more seats-not provide a space wasting luxury)
A walk up bar setup between meal services takes virtually no galley space or requires space for seating. I don't think we are talking about a lounge like a few Middle Eastern airlines have, but rather just a self service bar with drinks and snacks. They are pretty common on many airlines.
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