JoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 192 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 30874 times:
It will be flying a company charter today under flight numbers 9708 and 9709. It will be carrying members of aircraft maintenance and inflight products division. Leaves DFW at 0800 arrives MIA at 1337. Departes MIA at 1400 arrives back in DFW at 1604. Still all grey.
JoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 192 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 30389 times:
Quoting mhkansan (Reply 1): I was reading over on travel polls about how to get a Brazilian visa so I can go with the bird to Brazil!
Pretty easy process overall, but it can take about 10 days from start to finish. Last I checked it was $150usd for a Visa, first entry within 90 days. Not sure now but in the past it was either good for 90 days or good for 5 years. Not sure how it is now.
Your lucky man if you get to fly on her! I wish I had the time and $$$$. If you do be sure to post a report and lots of pictures.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 16813 posts, RR: 57 Reply 11, posted (4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 28052 times:
Quoting JoePatroni707 (Reply 8): From what I have heard this is true, aircraft will EIS with a generic hybrid scheem (basically AA's current over the grey n white). The new livery is postponed indenfianately.
Really? That's going to look horrible and it's a public relations gaffe.
I guess the new AA is going to look completely dysfunctional. Not a good way to kick off at all.
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 28005 times:
Just departed around 10:45. From what I've heard, the main purpose of the flight is IFE testing (which would explain the weird routing over Mexico, if they're trying to test the global satellte wi-fi).
According to Flightaware it left late. Will arrive at MIA at 16:10 est. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9708
I need to keep an eye on it. I hope it uses 8R as its takeoff runway then I could be flying right over my house if it does not make the turn to the west early.
[Edited 2013-01-13 10:24:49]
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
I'm not any more informed than you are, but I very much doubt this statement. For the airline to debut its brand-new flagship aircraft on one of its most prestigious international routes with nothing more than a blank placeholder nightmare would be a PR fiasco. I have a feeling that AA's got something up their sleeves for this aircraft, and there are still more than 2 weeks to go before EIS.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 16813 posts, RR: 57 Reply 21, posted (4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 21742 times:
Quoting N243NW (Reply 18): I'm not any more informed than you are, but I very much doubt this statement. For the airline to debut its brand-new flagship aircraft on one of its most prestigious international routes with nothing more than a blank placeholder nightmare would be a PR fiasco. I have a feeling that AA's got something up their sleeves for this aircraft, and there are still more than 2 weeks to go before EIS.
I have to agree. Remember, AA is in Bankruptcy. They have just weathered a horrible PR nightmare with labor action. They are going back on forth on a merger. Their public image is very compromised as it is.
To debut the flagship in some hybrid livery makes no sense for two reasons:
1) The aircraft would have to be pulled out of service and the livery painted once the new brand is revealed, meaning loss of revenue.
2) It would make the airline look disjointed and dysfunctional. Image means a lot in this sort of business, don't forget.
Frankly, to debut in some transitional livery would be indicative of a management that is wishy-washy and can't make firm decisions. That is the job of management, after all...to make decisions.
Wingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 216 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 21006 times:
Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 20):
Any idea why GRU for the 77W and not something with more percieved prestige like LHR or NRT?
AA always used to sell-out First and Business at GRU at full price. People would be standing by for no-shows, prepared to pay the difference. I assume they are at least still doing well if not selling out. Prestige markets feature a lot of promotional and top tier upgrades.
Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
25 AeroWesty: I didn't stop to get an exact count, but today, AA will send somewhere around seven or eight planes to GRU. Just like every other day. The livery on
26 CalebWilliams: I see it's skirting the storm right now south of Louisiana: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20130113/1900Z/KMIA/KDFW
27 N62NA: Well, that would be good if true, as it would indicate that we'll be seeing the AA 77W here in MIA (hopefully sooner rather than later).
28 CIDFlyer: well it looks like it has no decals on it and plain...I just wish they would hurry up and get this livery revealed...whats the hold up!??
29 nomorerjs: I flew DFW/EWR round trip out of C back to A last week and one 77W was parked outside the old DL hanger in gray. Not much going on Tue and Thu.
30 cosyr: Not much info, but there is a little clue about the new livery. The white on the tail continues down the fuselage like QANTAS. Does anyone have any pr
31 rj777: Ya know, I was just thinking..... does anyone remember how Aerolineas Argentinas used to have a double A on their tail? What's to keep AA from doing t