Reuters is reporting that AA is getting rid of MRTC on the A300s and the 757s, totaling 174 aircraft. That's a shame, MRTC is what made ok with my company forcing me to fly AA over anyone else. At least it is just on these two types, ATL sees mostly F100s and S80s so I don't have to worry about it, for now.
MRTC has made flying coach tolerable to those of us who have to fly every week for work. Without it there is not much of a reason to fly AA over UA or DL as far as comfort goes. Now it will go back to who has the best FF upgrade policies and how we can convince the company travel agent that I really need to fly CO to make that 7 am 'business' meeting.
I understand they are doing it because they need the money... still too bad.