RunningSpotter
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:00 pm

This just in. It’s from the points guy. From what it seems, AA would be installing WIFI and live streaming on its 767 and 757. Unfortunately no power outlets.

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/02/aa-pla ... -terrible/
 
UpNAWAy
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:54 pm

itchief wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
MO11 wrote:
I just flew a roundtrip. The only 757s it uses are the 10 ex-US airplanes that remain, so no power or (satellite) WiFi. Movie on aisle screens. The AA website describes the new Main Cabin Extra configuration, and none of these airplanes have that.


I believe all of the LUS 757s have been retrofitted with Main Cabin Extra in the first few rows of the main cabin.

AA321T wrote:
The LAA A319s and the A321Ts are the only narrowbody aircraft retaining their IFE systems. I’ll have to dig around for a public link, as the one I have is for the internal website.


Why would they be removing the IFE from the 737-800s and standard A321s but not the A319s?


They are removing IFE because Doug Parker and his minions think that is what customers want or it will save them money, oh it is both. They are adding seats to all 737/A321's(except A321T). They can't add seats to the A319 fleet because they are already so packed in you can't move your legs. The post above says the LUS 757's have Main Cabin Extra but I do not think any LUS aircraft have MCE, even after seat refit upgrades. The AA fleet it a mess of different configurations.



That is exactly why they are doing a huge cross fleet retrofit to standardize the domestic fleet and that was the driving reason behind IFE. It is in only 20% of the fleet so you either add it to the others or take it out. I think they made the right call on that.
 
UpNAWAy
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:59 pm

RunningSpotter wrote:
This just in. It’s from the points guy. From what it seems, AA would be installing WIFI and live streaming on its 767 and 757. Unfortunately no power outlets.

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/02/aa-pla ... -terrible/



They are still trying to decide if they want to keep them longer than planned. If they extend them out a few more years I'd expect a big interiors rework.
 
Swadian
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:38 pm

UpNAWAy wrote:
RunningSpotter wrote:
This just in. It’s from the points guy. From what it seems, AA would be installing WIFI and live streaming on its 767 and 757. Unfortunately no power outlets.

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/02/aa-pla ... -terrible/



They are still trying to decide if they want to keep them longer than planned. If they extend them out a few more years I'd expect a big interiors rework.


According to the AA fleet site the 75Ls already have outlets in J and MCE. Same with 763s. The 75H are currently scheduled for 2020 retirement.
 
jgcotter
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Piedmont DH8A N809EX is en route from SBY to GTF via IRS and ABR for delivery to Avmax.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N809EX
 
airlinereporter
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 pm

RunningSpotter wrote:
This just in. It’s from the points guy. From what it seems, AA would be installing WIFI and live streaming on its 767 and 757. Unfortunately no power outlets.

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/02/aa-pla ... -terrible/


This article is quite inaccurate. the 757s and 767s have been receiving WiFi installs for quite some time. This isn't a new thing.
 
ckfred
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:59 pm

I'm a bit surprised that AA is retiring 45 738s in 2019/2020. Yes, the 738 entered service with AA in 1999. So, the oldest 738 would be 20 years old. But, they were initially flying a lot of longer routes, so that the MD-80s could stop flying routes, like ORD-West Coast. I'm betting that from 1999 to 2009, those planes racked up fewer cycles than from 2010 to 2018, as they MD-80s started to retire and the 738s started to fly more short and medium routes.

Would it be safe to assume that there is some sort of upgrade or heavy maintenance due for the oldest planes in the 738 fleet, and that retiring them makes more financial sense?
 
777PHX
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm

It could be a financial decision, e.g. it makes sense for AA to get out of them when they still have some value that can be extracted on the resale market. Or it could have something to do with favorable lease terms if they're leased. It may not be about the aircraft themselves.
 
Swadian
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 pm

777PHX wrote:
It could be a financial decision, e.g. it makes sense for AA to get out of them when they still have some value that can be extracted on the resale market. Or it could have something to do with favorable lease terms if they're leased. It may not be about the aircraft themselves.


AA did the same thing with some of the younger 75Ls that were retired early.
 
demkid
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Today marks the end of Air Wisconsin's operations with AA. Most of the final 10 CRJ-200s flew to FTW yesterday for transfer to United Express. The final plane in the old US livery (N410AW) left the fleet 2 weeks ago.
 
miaami
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:36 am

First new aircraft delivery of 2018.

A new 7M8

N303RE / 3RE

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9701
 
OB1504
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:46 am

AA is starting to install the ViaSat Wi-Fi on the 737-800s, which is easily noticeable by the presence of the new Wi-Fi antenna above the rear fuselage. So far I’ve seen two aircraft with it: 3D* and 3L* (didn’t get complete nose numbers).
 
AA321T
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:01 am

OB1504 wrote:
AA is starting to install the ViaSat Wi-Fi on the 737-800s, which is easily noticeable by the presence of the new Wi-Fi antenna above the rear fuselage. So far I’ve seen two aircraft with it: 3D* and 3L* (didn’t get complete nose numbers).

The ones I know for sure are 3BY, 3DM, and 3LR on the 737NG fleet. The first A321S has also been completed and is tail 889.

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