United Economy PM Plus, Delta Comfort Plus, KLM Comfort, AA Extra. All bigger seats, cabins, perks. One is a class, the other not? Fine! Back office discussion from my perspective. American Main Cabin Extra is the same seat as all other seats in economy (setting aside that one has a tray in the sea...Jump to post
Here's a pair of BPs from a recent trip. Segment 1 was an economy class flight and Segment 2 was upgraded first class. The tag "first" appears on the top boarding pass but nothing appears on the second pass. 7A (my seat in economy) was a MCE seat. But there is absolutely no reference to MC...Jump to post
From AA's FAQ introducing MCE:
Q: How will this program impact my upgrades from Main Cabin to Business Class cabins?
A: We will retain our current Main Cabin to Business Class upgrade policies. Main Cabin Extra will be considered part of the Main Cabin, not a separate cabin.
"Technically Main Cabin Extra isn’t a separate class of service, which is to say that it’s still part of economy. "
https://onemileatatime.com/american-fre ... a-upgrade/
Is there a downside with this change? Currently, American Airlines lets Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum elites choose Main Cabin Extra seats for free at booking. Gold elites have the choice of paying 50% of the standard cost or waiting until check-in to select these seats for free. Mea...Jump to post
As passenger I don't care much were my M+ seat is located., as long as I have the perks I payed for. Does American offer Economy Plus on their flights, yes. The way AA internally handles / names this in their booking systems, as a fair class or not , is something I have no interest in as the paying...Jump to post
Actually the moment of booking -is- critical. I have access to MCE seating for free the second I book the ticket. Again, it matters not if I book into K inventory or S inventory. I get a MCE seat. In any event, your image is -horribly- out of date. The 77W has had Premium Economy which is physically...Jump to post
For me AA Main Cabin Extra is different name name for an Premium Economy, Economy Plus, Economy Extra, however the airlines brands it. I pay extra for a more comfortable service / product. Just like I would book J. The semantics play no role. But, its not. Its the the same aircraft cabin. There is ...Jump to post
Fair enough, doesn't apply to AA (which I'm honestly not familiar with). That's my mistake to not check. If you're not familiar with it, then don't assert it and act like you have some expertise about it. MCE is no different than regular economy and is no different than Basic Economy - only with ac...Jump to post
DL calling it quits on competition routes out of BOS?Jump to post
Does anyone else think AA should / will scoop up the 10 Wow Air A321’s now that the airline has ceased all operations? In lieu of the 737MAX yes, that wouldn't be a bad idea. That would somehow help in compensating for the MAX fleet of 24 planes that has been grounded. I'm not even sure American st...Jump to post
Was just texting a friend who is going down to AGS for the Masters. Apparently there are some rather nasty ground stops for any aircraft that is planned for AGS as the final destination. Some photos from prior years show -dozens- of private aircraft parked all over the airport (and at the regional o...Jump to post
AA just announced no MAX flights until at least June 5 . That's good to know. I booked a flight on aa.com from MIA to LGA on May 15th. The seating layout looked like it was the exact same one as that of a MAX, yes in case you don't know, the 737-800 at AA has two different layouts. One of them matc...Jump to post
According to this post (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1407771&start=600#p21227973), practically every WOW frame was owned by another entity. AA could take the leases on some - but obviously they'd have to assess engine commonality and avionics commonality. Then you'd ha...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Boeing to issue fix this week
https://www.king5.com/article/news/boei ... 72ac4e5fe4
Article now appearing in the Washington Post throwing a little shade on Ethiopian's perceived stellar safety record.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... ords-show/
The videos would never be kept private or classified. Once the NTSB or FAA get a copy of it, the Freedom of Information Act would allow any news outlet to file a request for it and be able to use or air it. Wingnut Exempt from FOIA. Congress has explicitly mandated this exemption. 49 U.S.C. § 1114(...Jump to post
That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. It could be of tremendous help with the Atlas Air ...Jump to post
There were several major rail incidents where it was believed that the engineer was texting while at the controls and one where it was believed the engineer was nodding off. In the Amtrak 188 disaster in Philadelphia, the engineer claimed that he was distracted by kids throwing rocks at the windscre...Jump to post
I'm not sure why the other pier in what is now the A terminal was removed. Seem to be a waste of space now with baggage carts now parked there as well as some RON aircraft. Seems to me that MWAA could easily add a new pier there for 6 gates. The congestion at DCA during IRROPS situations (thunderst...Jump to post
Runway 33 operations are the most common in winter when you have high pressure systems running from the area from the north. I've landed on 33 once. Never taken off. Runway 15 operations typically happen in summer and are IIRC associated with warm fronts - often after or before a thunderstorm system...Jump to post
My main concern with cameras recording the cockpit would be that people perform differently when under direct surveillance; whether or not they think the film will ever be watched. Audio is a little less intrusive. While a desk jockey isn’t responsible for hundreds of lives at a time; you would lik...Jump to post
With the advancement of cheap memory and cheap/inconspicuous camera technology, I wonder if, in the near future, we should start discussing a video recorder in the cockpit with a third black box - the cockpit video recorder. The cockpit voice recorder would become the cockpit audio recorder ("C...Jump to post
The Asiana 214 crew had over 25,000 hours of flight time among the three of them but that didn't prevent them from pancaking a 777 onto the threshold at SFO.....Jump to post
MDGLongBeach wrote:oldannyboy wrote:Delta is bringing back the DC-9.
Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?
One other glitch is that several "OASISed" 738s have been taken out of service owing to poorly installed overhead bins. How many of these have returned? On top of that, I heard that 35 or so AA jets had to be taken out of service at DFW when some 70+ mph wind gusts ripped through the Metro...Jump to post
With one ferried to Roswell last Tuesday.Jump to post
Aww...what a cute little baby plane!Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:Boof02671 wrote:No they usually take a commercial flight back.
How do they get from the graveyard to the commercial airport?
Just announced on ABC - grounded.Jump to post
It would take months to bring the MD80s back almost all would need a heavy check, and none will be ADS-B compliant. It wouldn't happen. Would that be true of a MD-80 that was flown there, say, last week? One was flown to ROS last Tuesday (provided it hasn't been turned to beer cans already and isn'...Jump to post
Be aware, AA was already dealing with a MAX issue owning to improperly installed bins which necessitated several MAX-8s being taken out of service. I thought this affected the 738NG fleet, not the 7M8 MAX fleet? Yah, you're right. My bad. Wonder if the seriousness of groundings is making this topic...Jump to post