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AA Unveils New AA.com  
User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

American Airlines has unveiled it's new AA.com by offering a "tour" of the new site at...

http://www.touraa.com/

Check it out and offer your reactions.

Respectfully,
AAgent


War Eagle!
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User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

It's looking good  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Cool  Smile

User currently offlineGibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

What an improvement! Their current one is just unsatisfactory. Let's wait and see how it will really be like. I'll be optimistic and say it'll be a success.

gibberish


User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

I really like the new and visually appealing aircraft seat maps where you can click on the exact seat you'd like to reserve. My first impression is that the new site is going to be great!

What are your favorite feature(s) of the new and improved site?

Respectfully,
AAgent



War Eagle!
User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Looks real good so far.Thanks!

User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

AAgent, this is a much improved website. Will you be able to chose the exit row seats on this new website? I know that you have to usually do it at the airport. On Delta.com though I am sometimes able to chose the exit row. Will that be available on the new AA.com

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

From a web designer's standpoint, the functionality and ease of navigation is great.

However, aesthetically, the graphics (note: not content) are HORRIBLE. Especially the cheesy American Airlines circle in the corner.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

It's looking good, especcially that feature were you can choose seats.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

I've found the current aa.com site to be poorly laid out and fairly awkward to navigate. I'm really happy with this design. Although from an aesthetic standpoint it's not the greatest, I think it looks nice enough, and the content seems like it will more than make up for any insufficiencies looks-wise. I especially like the function which allows you to book an award flight in the same way you would book a paid flight. Good job AA.

/gwl


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

I find AA's current site prety simple and easy to navigate.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Keep in mind UA has had a seat-picking/award reservation capability on United.com for over a year now.

AA.com is just playing catchup to other websites. About time.


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3993 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
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I think it's a great site. I'll definitely spent a lot of time surfing on this site for fun. I'm looking forward to book my next trip on the new aa.com
Nice work!

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineLadevale From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1571 times:

Just another thing that AA has done that is better than United and as usual SFOIntern can't bring himself to acknowledge it.

How long will we have to wait for United's new site? Probably nothing in the works. Or if there was, the money dried up when United cut out all capital expenditures from its budget.

As to the aesthetics of the site, I think it had to be that simple because of the desire to increase the functionality of the homepage. Plus, the circle is not "cheesy" at all; it is consistent with AA's emphasis on conic sections throughout its new branding scheme. From bulkheads to ticket counters, AA has been sporting some nice curves. On the website, the oval with the words "American Airlines" is a good complement to the circlular face of the 777. Any other shape would have not have worked in that triangular corner or in combination with the circle of the plane. Quite a graphic problem and the designer solved it well without resorting to cheap theatrics. In fact, the combination of a circle with an oval is very retro. Think Austin Powers. Think Lava Lamp.

AA is no graphically-challenged Airline... If you want to talk graphically-challenged, we could debate the merits of Continental's website or even United's new decor scheme.


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1559 times:

Oy vey. Get over yourself.

United already updatede its site recently.

The last AA.com site's navbar (not the tacky top one, but the one with the graphics) was very attractive. It incorporated the "conic sections" well enough and looked professional.

With this update, the difference in content and the content frame's navigability is night and day, and much better. However, the graphical revamps are completey backwards.

Everything else AA has done marketing-wise in graphics (More Room billboards with that deep blue gradient... etc...) have been very sharp. This work just seems like a doozie.

I never said UA's site was better. But United.com has generally been the first with website innovations (flight paging, online award booking w/seat reservation).

One thing that most of the majors lack on the web is On-Line Check-In. Alaska and Northwest have this. Kudos to them.


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 1546 times:

Well I just explored the tour further, and actually, it looks great except for:

(a) The oval around the AA logotype
(b) The Cheezy Looking 777

This is my opinion only. I think for those two they should have stuck with the old aircraft/title graphic, or something similar.


User currently offlineAA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I agree... the new site is great..... except:

the oval around the American Airlines name...
and the badly positioned 777...

i hope they change those 2 things, and the site will be great!

AA@DFW


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6729 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Yipppeeee...it's about time. The site looks pretty good. Hopefully the new AA.com will have fewer error messages and be more user friendly.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

For some reason, the present AA.com lets you pick your seats, but only if your an AAdvantage member.

Aaron G.


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