I'm very happy with American. They treat me right. However there are two things, as discussed in some of the above posts, American should improve:
1-install PTV's on every seat in 767-300's with the same entertainement features there are on the 777
2-give snacks in economy class in addition to beverage service on domestic flights longer than two hours. Two months ago, I flew from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale in economy, and then from Fort Lauderdale to NY La Guardia again in economy, all I was given to eat was a bag of pretzels on both of those flights. I was expecting something like a burrito, a salad, a sandwich or a pizza with my drink, on those three-hour flights. Well, at least I got a soda.
I don't think American will get rid of the MD-80's anytime soon because, as discussed many times before, there are a lot of them in the fleet, over 350 of them, and the youngest one is only two years old. So you can be sure that in ten years from now, American will still have MD-80's. The retirement will likely start in the mid 2000's. I like the Super 80 of American, especially since they have the new interiors. I've flown on three of them during my last trip (two of which I talk above, the third one was from La Guardia to Chicago, on that one I was in First) and I will certainly fly with pleasure on many more of them all with American. I would always intend to get that one, although I like all types, when I take a domestic flight. I would choose that one over the 757 or 737-800 because it's a pleasant aircraft to fly on. What I like about it is the take off. It rises quickly and quietly.
The other aircraft I have enjoyed a lot is the Embraer 135, it's a very modern and quiet airplane. I flew on one from La Guardia to Detroit.
Long term fleet planning for the next decade, that's what it should be:
B737-800 (and maybe 600's and 700's)
Embraer 135/145 for American Eagle
That would be a great fleet.
If I had to take a second username, it would be AAsuper80@LGA for three reasons:
1-American Airlines is my loved one, always
2-I like the Super80
3-New York is my second home