I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a different type of aluminum. Just what I heard. That livery is hideous, like a ...Jump to post
I am so grateful for posts like this, that send me way way back to such great, innocent memories as a child. Flying a Martin from GSP to CLT to Rocky Mount NC. Going up those venrtal stairs and seeing all that air condensation blowing from the top of the cabin. YS-11 from TYS to GSP. Although I neve...Jump to post
jsnww81 wrote:Ishrion wrote:
Interesting to see this rumor in response Delta's WiFi trials.
Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summed up in four words.
I think it is absolutely wrong to have someone who was vp of ops at DL LAST YEAR, be appointed to head the agency that oversees DL and the others. Of course airline personnel make great FAA employees because of their experience in all fields, however as far as I knew, if you came from say, WN and be...Jump to post
To me this is just another example of the FAA allowing the airlines to get away with marginally safe aircraft configurations. Door 3L and R on an AA321 has 2 seats at the front row of that cabin section ( Aisle and middle...no window) That means that the window seat in the next row has great legroom...Jump to post
If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupid at a more general level because people should not bea...Jump to post
They said it was for runway repair. They got all equipment,etc. out of the way thoughJump to post
Just curious. If you listen to the LiveAtc archive on this incident, YOW was actually closed and then reopened for the emergency. It seems like they had a long delay getting airstairs as there was no jetbridge that could accommodate a 777. Wondering why they didn't go to YUL instead where they could...Jump to post
AA 727-223 from TPA to MIA in winter of 93. Clear weather, hard enough of a touchdown to drop several rows of O2 masks, big bounce and then takeoff power. I don't remember the cockpits announcements, but it was the one go around that sticks out in my memory. I've had very few.Jump to post
I think the UA redo is so so. 1) I do not like billboard lettering. I think it is tacky....if AA had gone with a dark shade of blue instead of grey for AMERICAN, it would have improved the look. It's a tolerable change for UA because it's still blue. 2) I think the wavy cheatline is tacky. I'm not s...Jump to post
Skylink is great. Though they need to double the size of the train sets and the station stop doors. As it is, sometimes the trains are packed. I agree. The departures out of Eagle Terminal B is where it gets really congested. I have had to wait a couple of times for a train I could find space in. T...Jump to post
I'm really sorry about your TWA hotel experience and I would have felt the same way. As I have become an older gentleman I have realized that never, ever do you go to anywhere the day it opens. I don't care if it's a restaurant or a retail store or anything. They were obviously completely unprepared...Jump to post
I remember a number of years ago when the pilots were slowing down, we left the gate in Aruba and took 30 minutes to taxi to the runway at a near-deserted airport. The pilot(s) were riding the brakes, even at engine idle, the entire time. We crawled to the runway. It pissed me off. Just another rea...Jump to post
Like I have said before, the IFE seatback screens are a lifesaver from a f/a point of view. In delays they keep people entertained and calmer. In flight, being able to watch your flight progress is an awesome part of the system. Say what you want about AA but I think the movie/tv choices are outstan...Jump to post
This thread has a lot of replies because it's FUN, it's LIGHTHEARTED. Instead of arrogant insults back and forth like i'm so used to seeing on here, every now and then it's enjoyable to just talk about beverages! I welcome any break from stress that I can get!Jump to post
Years ago AA had both Coke and Pepsi. No one was drinking the Pepsi so they took it off. I'm glad. I guess since AA is DFW based we'll always have Dr. Pepper (YEAH!), but it doesn't look like B6 will have Mr. Pibb which I think is the Pepsi version of it. The most popular things are Coke, Diet Coke,...Jump to post
More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... Of course not, the area would be hit pretty hard if Walmart left...but my point, wh...Jump to post
Are panicking people particularly known for considering the long-term consequences of their panicking as they're panicking? Not doing something because you don't want to get punished for it is a rational response, sure--but so is leaving your bags on board as you evacuate an airplane. The problem i...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:This is what pilots get paid for. They don't go to training to learn normal procedures, but fires, failures, loss of controllability etc..
I don't want to get off topic, but I was curious of the opinion of those of use who were able to experience the 747s when they were first in service. AA, CO, DL, PA, TW, BN, UA. I'm not including EA because they leased from PA and i imagine they kept the PA interior. Who do you think had the most be...Jump to post
Another question I am sure you know the answer to! In the photo of the 707 next to the 747, the 70 has PAN AMERICAN and the 74 has PAN AM. Was the 747 purchase the beginning of the shorter name?Jump to post
I find myself completely captivated by your research and great photography. When I was a kid, we lived in ELP where my dad was a manager for AA. We got to drive to Roswell and go in one prior to delivery. One of the most incredible moments of a young man's life! I'm not sure if you have mentioned it...Jump to post
At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...Jump to post
The difference between the 2 interiors would be that 501 was original AA, with coat closet at front entrance and movable leather headrests on the main cabin seats. 961TW was former TWA where the coat closet is next to the aisle on the right before you enter FC. No leather headrests in main cabin. Th...Jump to post
This is really fascinating. I always wondered just how quickly an aircraft midflight was required to land. Just as an example , say a PHX to ABQ flight was over Gallup NM. Were they required to descend immediately and land at an airport with limited facilities or could they have continued the short ...Jump to post
My thoughts are that the two CVRs should be analyzed and compared as quickly as possible. If there was the same confusion by both crews and the aircraft responded the same from a technological standpoint, then grounding worldwide would be appropriate. The U.S. is a totally different ball game. First...Jump to post
How funny, I think the only thing with a slight bit of class is the tail. The rest of the scheme is cheap and nauseating, logo included. Perhaps if they had painted the large AMERICAN in a dark blue instead of a faded black that makes the grey fuselage even more boring. It's a hideous scheme, but I ...Jump to post
nc3rd wrote:Good for them for fighting back against NK. You have to defend home court.
Happens at ORD, DEN, LAX, etc. It is quite common to happen at large hubs whether it is AA, UA, DL, WN, AS, B6 and so on. Most recently we got to wait for our gate at DEN, as the inbound flight from JAX was early. Upon landing the flight attendant was happy to inform us of how we were early... we e...Jump to post
Interesting comments. Yes, it definitely seems to happen much more in the evening, but have had a few times earlier as well. Also, I have had times when we finally pull up, and there is no agent to open the door. Employees who work the evenings have the lowest seniority and have to deal with snowbal...Jump to post
Ok. I am curious if other airlines experience what happens very commonly with AA at DFW. It is very common to land way ahead of schedule (especially coming from the west) and then wait for a gate. The other night we arrived 30 minutes early and ended up being 20 minutes late due to, according to the...Jump to post
I think both DL and UA have very nice looking uniforms. Apparently the DL ones look really stylish in person. You should look at some photos of the new AA line. I overheard a flight attendant say "They look like greeters at Wal-Mart". First it was the eternal dark blue, then it was a fairl...Jump to post
The old Frontier tried Frontier Horizon, which was non union. Made for a real tense situation with unionized FL. Don’t think it lasted longJump to post
Just curious. Whenever AA has a charter, they have flight numbers that begin with 9 and three digits..example- (9366). They have two nonstops today, the 8th, from SJC to both GSP and BHM. Flights to GSP are 610 and 611 and to BHM they are 1145 and 1146 . They both have just a couple of seats open. C...Jump to post
I flew in to IAH this evening on UA 3657 from CLT - we left the gate an hour late then sat on the tarmac for another hour because of the weather in Texas. Flight was fine until the last 45 minutes with a lot of zig zagging through east TX. Also - I saw a large AA jet parked at Concourse D - looked ...Jump to post
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american-airlines-passenger-left-in-wheelchair-overnight-at-airport-after-flight-was-canceled A good example of the really outstanding service AA provides to the elderly and infirm. :sarcastic: Just letting an old lady sitting in the wheelchair for the night, after ca...Jump to post
The part that really makes me angry is that there are people with valid emotional issues who fly with properly trained support animals. This sort of nonsense makes their life that much harder, since now they are lumped in with the jerks. I completely agree with you, but unfortunately it has become ...Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:Funny how DL continues to invest in its product even in steerage (PTVs, improved meals), yet dougie just cuts cuts cuts. No wonder DL's market cap is double that of AA, and with a worthless FFP too.
Sad to see both the 757-200 and 767-300ER go. At least for the 767-300ER they have new lives in the cargo industry and will be flying many miles in the sky for years to come! It also makes me wonder what Roswell is going to do with Americans retired 757-200s with the old chrome livery. Yes I know t...Jump to post
dampfnudel wrote:I’m surprised the airlines are waiting until the last moment to cancel their flights. From what I can tell, things will start going downhill rapidly in 24 hours or less. The navy is leaving Pearl Harbor, stores have run out of the basics, people are boarding up, etc.