To pluralize the word "recliner," simply add an s. adding 's makes it possessive, which doesn't make sense. Also, why did you capitalize the word "recliner"? It's not a proper noun. Regardless, American and the others did not have lie flat seats until the end of Virgin America -...Jump to post
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As for free wifi, the key is in execution. Free wifi for the entire plane or just certain passengers (first, business, elites)? Will there be speed or data caps? Will AA commit to provide power ports fleetwide, to support devices using wifi? Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi tri...Jump to post
I don't see any US3 airline ordering 77X anytime soon. DL: already has the A350-900. I can see them taking A35K if they need a larger aircraft. AA: current plan is to replace 772s with 789s, and AA could also order 78Js. AA may not look for a 77W replacement until the early 2030s - who knows what ai...Jump to post
I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again? I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the pr...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:I'm waiting for JFK to be officially downgraded to focus city on AA.
tphuang wrote:I would give a year before JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR get canceled. Now there are 4 airlines on JFK-SJO and AA no longer has US point of sale.
After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.Jump to post
In economy, the 767. Gotta love the 2-3-2 seat config.
In business, the 787. Higher humidity makes for more comfortable flight, quieter ride, and I like the electronic window shades.
1) Was the exit row person seated next to his companions?
2) Did Cam show actual cash or did he just say I'll send you the $1500 later - basically a verbal IOU?
3) What was Cam's original seat? If a middle seat, I can understand wanting to stay put.
JonNYC wrote:sagechan wrote:JonNYC was also hinting at all-aisle access J cabin.
I sure, sure did:
Lately they've been "slot squatting" and cutting down routes/frequencies temporarily because of the runway construction at JFK. These A321XLRs should allow AA to launch underserved/unserved routes and potentially bring more service back to JFK. If AA brings the A321XLR to JFK (assuming th...Jump to post
Secondary Europe from PHL/JFK was attached to my original intel on the subject. Would that (finally) allow them to make good use of the full potential of their great JFK terminal? Or will they (again) have their lunch eaten by B6 (and/or DL)? Lately they've been "slot squatting" and cutti...Jump to post
Many people mentioned "deliberate action". If there was an emergency on board, such as oxygen tank explosion or fire, the pilots will take deliberate action - divert the airplane, head to the nearest suitable airport, and land ASAP. As for the transponder turning off, it could caused by t...Jump to post
Many people mentioned "deliberate action". If there was an emergency on board, such as oxygen tank explosion or fire, the pilots will take deliberate action - divert the airplane, head to the nearest suitable airport, and land ASAP. As for the transponder turning off, it could caused by th...Jump to post
Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. I haven't noticed any connection between h...Jump to post
Plenty of people (2+mil) in Santa Clara County(Palo Alto & South) to make SJC thrive, plus no weather delays like SFO. If the AA hub still existed, it would be thriving. DL is currently gate constrained in SFO due to limited space in T-2 for AA. People in the South Bay are just "trained&qu...Jump to post
AUS: right side for views of downtown DCA: left side for views of the Capital and monuments if landing from the north LAS: right side for views of the Strip if landing from the north SEA: left side for views of Mt Rainier SLC: right side for views of the Great Salt Lake, if landing from the north ZQ...Jump to post
Not good news for customers, who likely face higher fares and reduced choices since the JV makes it easier for AA and Qantas to "rationalize" capacity. AA may cancel LAX-SYD, reduce frequency to less than daily, or make that route seasonal.Jump to post
Nicely done by Boeing. Kudos for recognizing this isn't just about two aircraft manufacturers competing, but about improving aerospace industry. I visited Boeing's factory in Everett, which included a visit to Boeing's flight museum. That museum also included information on some Airbus planes and ho...Jump to post
Maybe they can bring back Horton? He was well-liked and is largely responsible as to why AA has such a massive Airbus fleet to do heavy phasing out of the S80 earlier this decade. Absolutely not. As far as labor is concerned, he bankrupted the airline and opened the door to mass outsourcing. If you...Jump to post
The ultimate coup would be to bring Kirby back as CEO. The way AA is heading, it's only a matter of time before the board shows Parker the door, but I have a feeling it will take an embarrassing incident for that to happen. But I don't think Kirby would be any better. AA needs to find the next Rich...Jump to post
Boeing's CEO should fly on future 737MAX flights.Jump to post
It's kinda upsetting that AC wouldn't consider doing YVR-AUS, it works for YYZ very well that AC put mainline on that route. AUS could use YVR for asian connections and being a tech hub and a tourism city in the US, it could be viable with a daily AC express service. AUS is already connected to the...Jump to post
If anything happens, they could have the flight attendants pass out tablets. Maybe charge a fee in economy and complimentary in first class.Jump to post
People are focusing on the 4 hour or less comment, but regardless if it's 4 or six hours I'll tell you people will drive significant lengths to save money. People in the midwest will regularly drive 4-6 hours to a better airport. I have plenty of family living in southern Indiana that will drive to...Jump to post
I understand about retrofitting, and I understand about the majority of passengers not caring about all the fine details. But what about those who pay for Business and First class? Aren't they usually attracted with the latest bells and whistles? Have some people fly business on a 20 year old AA 77...Jump to post
My favorite narrow body is the Embraer E-Jet family (170-195). 2-2 economy seating and a mainline cabin feel. I love the 1 seat side in business on these planes. My favorite wide body: In economy, the Boeing 767. 2-3-2 seating has fewest middle seats of any wide body. In premium economy and business...Jump to post
Here is an idea for a 3 class narrowbody: J: lie flats; configured at 1-1 (using the Thompson Solo seats) or 2-2 (using B/E Diamond seats) W: recliners at 2-2 Y: 3-3 Each class would have a distinct selling point. Would be most useful for narrowbodies that fly long routes, or premium heavy domestic ...Jump to post
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. Me...Jump to post
Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? It’s not that reasonable but still cheaper to to do it this way than round trip on BA Since when did BA start to sell reasonably priced one way tickets on long haul flights? Since they found Norwegian as a compe...Jump to post
I'd look at seats 22C, 22J, 33C, or 33J. These have no seats in front and are "preferred" so the cost is less than MCE. Thanks for that tip! AA's seat map actually makes it appear that 22B and K (middle seats) are the seats in that row with no seats in front of them, although SeatGuru sho...Jump to post
Here we go:
1. Embraer 190 American
2. Boeing 717 Delta
3. Boeing 757-200 United
4. Boeing 767-300ER Delta
5. Boeing 787-9 American
6. Boeing 777-200ER Air New Zealand
7. Boeing 777-300ER Virgin Australia
8. Airbus A330-200 Qantas
9. Airbus A350-900 Cathay Pacific
10. Airbus A380 Emirates
I'd look at seats 22C, 22J, 33C, or 33J. These have no seats in front and are "preferred" so the cost is less than MCE.
I haven't noticed any difference in recline in MCE compared to MC.
Pretty sure AA was very happy with BUD/PRG at the end of last year which led to the A332 upgrade. Considering they're selling full in May, it should be doing very well with the upgrade. I understand BUD is still 763 while PRG got the 332 upgrade. One can only hope for 788 year-round! Switching to a...Jump to post