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User currently offlinetymnbalewne From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 982 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16821 times:

On the American Airlines FaceBook page it says:
"Tomorrow morning, we’ll share some great news! Click ‘like’ if you want to hear it!"
So...any ideas? US/AA merger? Changes to AAdvantage?


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User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16786 times:

I'm guessing it's some kind of branding, either onboard changes or airport/advertising rebranding. Exclusivity was just extended to December and Tom Horton is basically ignoring all requests from Doug Parker so I don't think it'll be anything merger related. Hopefully some enhancements to the onboard experience as that would be very much welcomed.

User currently offlinelweber557 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16616 times:

Well I hope the announcement is Jet Blue will be joining One World so my two favorite airlines will be together. Seriously doubt its gonna happen though. Guessing it has to do with a new livery or something. I'd be sad to see the silver birds go but they won't be able to polish the 787's and airbuses whenever they get them.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505244_1...es-ceo-says-airline-is-recovering/

[Edited 2012-07-22 22:13:55]

[Edited 2012-07-22 22:17:59]

User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 803 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16530 times:

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 1):
some kind of branding

Pretty sure you're on to something there.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8384 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16530 times:

Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.


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User currently offlineUNITED91 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16485 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.

I highly doubt it has anything to do with a merger with US Airways.

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 1):
I'm guessing it's some kind of branding

   Agreed.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16411 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Just checked every single US Airways media website and found nothing issued tomorrow.

Yes because all major financial transactions are announced via a Facebook teaser post like that suggesting that you "like it if you want to hear it"



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8384 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16397 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 6):
Quoting UNITED91 (Reply 5):

Heck guys it's just to make sure   



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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16349 times:

Obviously it's AA announcing that Delta is taking them over and they will be only flying a super md80 fleet and using eagle's 135/145 flights solely on flights longer than 2.5 hours.

On a somewhat unrelated note, the comments on their Facebook page are absolutely hilarious.

My hopes is that it has nothing to do with a merger, nor a branding change. I hope for financial help from a non-aviation related group (think Delta/Amex) that will eliminate all talks of layoffs.



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User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2054 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16291 times:

my 2 cents are on a livery change. Usually when they say something "Exciting" it's some sort of change.

User currently onlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4629 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16277 times:

Most likely something far less exciting than anything our imaginations can come up with.

However, if AA is indeed going to revamp it's image/ livery, the time for that would be very soon.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16219 times:
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I don't see this being a branding/image/livery announcement.

Why? Simple.

Their future as a corporate entity is in doubt as it is - so why would you go forward with that sort of "We're going it alone, and here's what we're going to look like!" campaign when so much is still up in the air that can change all of that?

Look for either something far less, or a full-blown merger announcement. Nothing in-between.



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User currently onlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4629 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16095 times:

In most merger scenarios, its clear American would be the surviving brand. A brand new identity and livery would only help that notion.

This has been in the works for long time. They can't just put everything on hold to see what happens, it could be years.



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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16095 times:

Firming up the 787 order?


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15977 times:

Knowing AA, it will be something goofy. Let's just hope it is something useful.


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User currently offlinequestions From Australia, joined Sep 2011, 1146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15965 times:

I'm sure it's something along the lines of...

- Orgasmatron service enhancements in premium cabins
- Bench style seating with 29" pitch in main cabin... 10USD for FA service... 20USD for lav usage


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15799 times:
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Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 12):
In most merger scenarios, its clear American would be the surviving brand. A brand new identity and livery would only help that notion.

Yes, but current AA management may not ultimately be the ones making the decisions on what that branding might look like going forward. If US wants to buy them, don't you think they just MIGHT want a say in what they're buying might look like externally for the next 20-plus years?



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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4603 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15701 times:

Quoting questions (Reply 15):
Orgasmatron service enhancements in premium cabins

LOL, that's funny, your right some service ammenity in a premium cabin would be about right! These social media news releases are often nothing more than to get people talking, not to actually announce something of value to us all.

Quoting lweber557 (Reply 2):
Well I hope the announcement is Jet Blue will be joining One World so my two favorite airlines will be together. Seriously doubt its gonna happen though.

I'm glad you are realistic about your expectations, because I don't think AA will be making an announcement for another airline even though there have been rumors of them joining forces, I doubt this is the "big news", I truly doubt it's that big of news at all, as most social media releases are not earth shattering news.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15626 times:

Just a reminder that a new livery wouldn't be completely unexpected...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...s-change-in-oldest-jet-livery.html

'902



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User currently offlineLuisKMIA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 14854 times:

New livery is the hot rumor this morning. They got an extension until December about any possible merger options, so I don't expect anything in that field.

User currently offlineLuisKMIA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 14199 times:

OK, so it was new interiors. Here is the link http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/newplane...Location=DirectURL&title=newplanes

User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13635 times:

Quoting LuisKMIA (Reply 20):

The interesting thing with the video on that page is that the animated aircraft are just in shiny aluminium with no livery, this pretty much confirms that there is a new one coming up soon!



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User currently offlineDrmlnr1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13288 times:

Very very exciting. Very revolutionary. It's about time they get PTV's. Leather seats Just icing on the cake. Congrats AA on a very big announcement indeed


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User currently offlinecruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13175 times:

So it's confirmed the Airbus 321 will replace the 767-200s. The interiors look great!!


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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3031 posts, RR: 44
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12866 times:
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The announcement has now been made. Please continue discussion here:

AA: 3-class A321s On JFK-LAX/SFO, PTVs (by commavia Jul 23 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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