I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1312 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
Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1262 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.
Ladevale From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1171 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.