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AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:47 pm

Rumor has it that AA if making a substantial announcement tomorrow, Any takers? I bet it has something to do with ORD and China.
 
MAH4546
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:47 pm

They already announced ORD-PEK, so that's out. Maybe more JFK expansion?
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:54 pm

I think so....thats what I am figuring out....It has to be....
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:57 pm

787?

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MAH4546
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:57 pm

About 2-3 months ago I heard that AA was planning Moscow and Nice from multiple, reliable sources. I'm not holding my breathe, but maybe...or it could also be a Brazil and/or Paraguay announcement.
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:57 pm

AMR will not announce any new AC ordes with open contracts.....
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:59 pm

New uniforms for their ragged look styles???? :O
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:06 pm

I can't...with the uniforms. I call them polyester paradise..... Why would they be training 80 extra Purser's as I type this for JFK specifically...something is up...
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:15 pm

Do not dream about new planes (787's) just yet...especially w/the labor uncertainty AA will face soon...dark gray clouds are on AA's horizon. They would have end up better by declaring bankruptcy back in 2003...DL, NW, CO are all expanding. AA has to remain cautious due to its high costs compared to other US majors...what a shame!
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:19 pm

Why would anyone announce something on a Friday though? Particularly anything schedule-related
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:23 pm

Probably new destinations. Where is the announcement being made?
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
Why would anyone announce something on a Friday though? Particularly anything schedule-related

I guess if it's bad news then the market won't be able panic if they do it after close of trading (except maybe a little after hours trading). Then everyone has the weekend to think and hopefully calm down before the markets open on Monday.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:25 pm

Maybe MIA-SSA????????????
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:31 pm

It will probably be something exciting like pre-paying some debt, strengthening the balance sheet, announcing a fare-sale on latin american destinations, and new local cuisine choices in first class for flights departing Arkansas  Wink

In all seriousness, maybe an announcement about spinoff of AAdvantage program? I know there has been a lot of pressure lately from investors.
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:32 pm

My guess for a new route - NCL-JFK  Wink
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:42 pm

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 12):
Maybe MIA-SSA????????????

AA always seems to announce schedule changes *after* I see them in the SSIM Silly, so if it was a schedule change it would have been in OAG today.
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:52 pm

Okay, not to rain on anyone's JFK parade, but exactly how much "expansion" can JFK take before its gridlock makes people wish they were going through an uncongested airport? You know, like Chicago O'Hare?

Delta, JetBlue, and now American...I know the market's there, but how many more flights can the NYC area handle?
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
Why would anyone announce something on a Friday though? Particularly anything schedule-related

Great point. Most if not all schedule-related announcements are made early in the week (AA's JFK-MXP/BCN route announcements were made on a Monday) so that various business news media outlets have the rest of the working week to circulate/publish the news...If something comes out on a Friday, most people will forget about it by the time Monday rolls around as business news is generally non-existent over the weekend....
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:57 pm

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 8):
Do not dream about new planes (787's) just yet...especially w/the labor uncertainty AA will face soon...dark gray clouds are on AA's horizon.

While its a crazy idea with the contract negotations open, but is it possible that AA would bite the bullet and order 787s anyway?
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:01 pm

JFK is already at the point ORD was a couple of years back.
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:11 pm

Some news on a Miami expansion would be nice the planes are awfuly full.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:13 pm

Giving up slots at JFK to give the green light to Project Lauren  Smile Nah, don't have a clue what it could be.

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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:28 pm

Fridays are usually reserved for bad financial news. We shall see.

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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:33 am

Could be A300 replacement news. I believe some of their leases are coming due in a few years and it is time to plan the replacement. I know that there is active discussion within AA going on about this.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:46 am

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Thread starter):
Any takers?

AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

:D
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting Jam747 (Reply 23):
give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

You try flying a plane when your over worked and underpaid. I'd gladly pay 5 dollars for the pilots; after all AMR is to greedy to cut management salaries so the real workers such as pilots and others can get the salaries they are entitled to as opposed to crap. Either way, from a financial point of view im hoping its negative... i just shorted a good amount of stocks on AMR... Big grin
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:11 am

Quoting ,reply=25:

They aren't underpaid, nor overworked. Overworking is illegal, and the pilots are very conscious of not working beyond what is required of them, and they are some of the highest paid pilots in the industry.

But thanks for playing...
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:25 am

Didn't all airlines have to announce their summer flight schedules out of JFK by some point around now because JFK was upgraded to a busier airport rating... not quite slot controlled, but almost? Maybe it's their summer 08 expansion plans?
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:31 am

Isn't there a deadline for all carriers flying out of JFK to announce their summer '08 schedules by sometime in mid-October? Some deadline set up by the FAA because JFK has an upgraded congestion status - not quite ORD or LGA slot-controlled status, but more than before?? Maybe they are announcing their summer schedules and expansion out of JFK?
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:39 am

A friend at AA just told me that it will be new route announcement to Tungston ( not sure of spelling) in the UK. I was hoping that it would have been the A300 replacement news.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:43 am

Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 25):
Quoting Jam747 (Reply 23):
give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

You try flying a plane when your over worked and underpaid. I'd gladly pay 5 dollars for the pilots; after all AMR is to greedy to cut management salaries so the real workers such as pilots and others can get the salaries they are entitled to as opposed to crap. Either way, from a financial point of view im hoping its negative... i just shorted a good amount of stocks on AMR...

I did not make that comment . That was Ikramerica. I think there is something going on with the a.net site ( not the posters) in terms of problems posting, anyone else noticed this.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 22):
Fridays are usually reserved for bad financial news. We shall see.

And any really good news for AA, Airbus or Boeing would want to be on Monday to give the stocks a boost straight away as opposed to be getting lost amongst other news that is freasher.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:55 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 24):
AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

on that note...

Ch. 11 restructuring??? ...just kidding...  duck 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:56 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 24):
AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

on that note...

Ch. 11 restructuring??? ...just kidding...  duck 
oh boy!!!
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
Do not dream about new planes (787's) just yet...especially w/the labor uncertainty AA will face soon...dark gray clouds are on AA's horizon. They would have end up better by declaring bankruptcy back in 2003...DL, NW, CO are all expanding. AA has to remain cautious due to its high costs compared to other US majors...what a shame!

Are you really saying it was a shame that tens of thousands of people did not have massive pay cuts imposed on them and retirements and health care taken *poof* with the stroke of a pen? Classy.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:45 am

Just off the phone with Uncle Jimbo. He's giving a line check on, AA #88, ORD-BRU tomorrow.

He knows of nothing going on tomorrow for AMR. "Your guess is as good as mine buddy."

He said something about the new union president and was going to show me some stuff when he gets back Sunday.

Isn't AA repaying loans, ($545 mil.), at record pace? Could have something to do with it.

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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:45 am

Just off the phone with Uncle Jimbo. He's giving a line check on, AA #88, ORD-BRU tomorrow.

He knows of nothing going on tomorrow for AMR. "Your guess is as good as mine buddy."

He said something about the new union president and was going to show me some stuff when he gets back Sunday.

Isn't AA repaying loans, ($545 mil.), at record pace? Could have something to do with it.

JFK-BOM/DEL?
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:04 am

It seems a little early for AA to announce quarterly results. And if I remember correctly, AA usually annonces results in the morning with a conference call in the early or mid afternoon.

I wouldn't say that AA won't announce a 787 order, but logic says that AA won't do that until they are much closer to an agreement with the pilots. Considering the hand grenades that the APA president was lobbing this week, the two sides aren't close.

Could it have something to do with a collective bargaining agreement with one of the unions? That's possible, too, but the mechanics decided to fully reopen the contract, rather than negotiate an extension. So I can't see what else it could be.

About the only things I can think of that would make any kind of sense are new routes or changes to in-flight service.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 25):
You try flying a plane when your over worked and underpaid.

There are a lot of people in the industry who would like to be as underpaid as AA employees.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 24):
AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

Better yet, they've decided that with the intractable union position, they're going to close up shop, liquidate the assets and return all the money left over to the creditors and shareholders.

(I cant tell which one would be more ridiculous! LOL!)
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 26):
They aren't underpaid, nor overworked

Neither is management... certainly not over worked and definately overpaid, but lets not go there... anyways id guess the announcement either has something to do with financials, or a new route. They already talked about new seats.
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting Jam747 (Reply 23):
Could be A300 replacement news. I believe some of their leases are coming due in a few years and it is time to plan the replacement

- What would they replace the A300s with? 767s? 777s?

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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:04 am

Quoting Jam747 (Reply 23):
Could be A300 replacement news. I believe some of their leases are coming due in a few years and it is time to plan the replacement.

- What would they replace the A300s with? 767s? 777s?

David
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:05 am

Quoting Jam747 (Reply 23):
Could be A300 replacement news. I believe some of their leases are coming due in a few years and it is time to plan the replacement.

- What would they replace the A300s with? 767s? 777s?

David
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting By738 (Reply 14):
My guess for a new route - NCL-JFK

I hope not. I would prefer it to be Continental Airlines operating that route. They have a much better product, especially in Business Class. AA don't even have a Business Class product in their 757's, well not on the Boston-Manchester route they don't. Its just all Economy with a few wider seats up front which one can purchase at the airport for a little extra cash!
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:41 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 24):
AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

 rotfl 

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 16):
Okay, not to rain on anyone's JFK parade, but exactly how much "expansion" can JFK take before its gridlock makes people wish they were going through an uncongested airport?

I would say around 50 DL RJs and B6 E90s ago  Wink .
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:42 am

Maybe DFW-SYD/BNE? I know I'm dreaming but it would be nice, very nice
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:37 am

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 12):
Maybe MIA-SSA????????????

the initial poster said that it would be 'a substantial announcement'. you kidding me? SSA?
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:48 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 24):
AA will announce they will charge every customer a $5 "pilot surcharge" so they can "give the pilots back what they are rightfully entitled to."

I would pay it if with this money they will improve their service, and of course "NO DELAYS".................and pay more money to their pilots.

I work for an Oil company in Hamburg, and our company have an office in Maracaibo, Venezuela. So I am forced to fly in AA every time my office send me there. I fly through MIA and then AA to MAR. The last four times I went to MAR, AA flight was delay for more than 4 hours, and this have happened all 4 this year. Last year wasn't that worse.

And guess what, Chavez hate USA, but AA is the only airline flying to MAR. So they do whatever they want. I use that Airline as my last option, they are worst than a ULCC.
 
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RE: AA Big Announcement 10/12

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:10 pm

Filing Chapter 11....eliminating all pensions....contracting out all Maintenance.....farming out all Ramp and Counter.

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