Some of the Investors call highlights: The big surprise in the numbers was on the Revenue side, better than expected. Corp Rev & Bookings up, Cargo down 15%. Pacific revenue positive, Japan, HKG strong, China weak, Latin American rebounded and will be the best performer Internationally for the 3...Jump to post
Rdh3e wrote:CASM-ex up nearly 5%, wow. Even with MAX issues that is astounding.
The solution seems obvious, if you cannot fly without an emotional support animal than you are not emotionally stable enough to fly.
Period end of story!!!!!!! I know it seems uncaring but its just common sense.
Wing walkers was a thing back in the barn storming days.Jump to post
Doug Parker stated yesterday they were ready to attend and was surprised it was cancelled. He also said he assumed at the moment the union canceled it but later thought it was likely the mediator. The union has lied a lot in this process. This wouldn't be the first time. Just facts not emotion. He ...Jump to post
Doug Parker stated yesterday they were ready to attend and was surprised it was cancelled. He also said he assumed at the moment the union canceled it but later thought it was likely the mediator.
The union has lied a lot in this process. This wouldn't be the first time. Just facts not emotion.
Well the Company is turning its back on their employees. The NMB scheduled three days of talks this week, then abruptly canceled them, the Association made all necessary things to be their and the company told the NMB no, so the NMB canceled, well we all know the NMB can order AA to be there, so mu...Jump to post
The idea that any contract that doesn't give each group on each line item something better than previous is concessionary is a bunch of BS and a big part of the unions problem selling expectations of every line item being industry leading or the contract is concessionary. Hint if overall you get mor...Jump to post
Was surprised by a few of these as well but it’s impossible to tell the reasoning, Max is likely part of it, but aa could have issues on a few fronts- deferred maintenance schedules from this summer could be catching up with them on the 738 fleet, MD80s are exiting in early September and there’s al...Jump to post
I'm guessing this is unicorn rare in the US. A whole row open on a flight especially an exit row with more leg room.Jump to post
anymaninfc wrote:Does AA have any kind of on-going program to keep it's stored B737-MAX8 aircraft functional i.e. engine runs, flight controls moved, tires rotated by moves, etc.?
If any conglomerate or otherwise giant company was ever going to get into the airline business they would have after 9/11. I believe at one time Microsoft could have purchased every US airline stock with cash on hand or at least certainly one of the big carriers. Such a capital intensive business wi...Jump to post
No those dates are firm. There will be no crews available they will not be extended.Jump to post
An AA.com has a video salute to the MadDog.
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx
Planes4you wrote:Why didn’t the airport close again last night? There was a lightning strike right next to my plane (over grapevine lake)
Full flights don't necessarily mean profitable flights. I would think that CLT being a banking center would be an important market from JFK. As for full flights not being profitable. I know that is a popular position on here but it isn’t true in the current environment. Back in the early 1990s when...Jump to post
With This on going MAX grounding I don't Even know why WN didn't just publish a flight schedule until January it could operate Without the MAX. It's losing a lot of customers and their loyalty with this add and take away approach. Someone dropping the ball at WN. Kinda embarrassing because it's not...Jump to post
This is much to do about nothing and is 100% marketing, props to United. They are changing nothing (accept the passenger notification part) its operating as usual and the same as United has been and all the airlines currently do operational decision making.Jump to post
The big airlines pick most of the interior items themselves. Engineering & Marketing are the main players, vendors will bring mockups and samples to the airlines to try and see especially for seats.Jump to post
In the US on international travel I have had issues buying my kids tickets on a flight I am not traveling. In both cases On line and Reservations refused to process the tickets I had to go to an airport in person and that was on uber Friendly Delta and is 100% due to cc Fraud. Airplane tickets in ge...Jump to post
Did Airlines fill B747s? Wasn't load factors in the good old days around 50%?Jump to post
Exactly and I was going to add luggage too!Jump to post
BOS is definitely the biggest. MCO, PIT, and RDU are up there too. IND & CMH are also decent sized operations for them. Definitely not the largest, but it is worth noting that AA does serve all of their hub cities, including JFK, from both IND and CMH. What's the smallest city with service to a...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? Absolutely not. Schedule and Price and than for your...Jump to post
I'm just curious, but would AA ever consider the A220 either for a long-term replacement for the A319 or even some of the larger "regional" jets? I was really impressed with the A220 when I flew it on DL a few weeks ago; that's why I'm wondering if it'd be a good addition to the AA mainli...Jump to post
LMP737 wrote:UpNAWAy wrote:Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.
So what do you do for a living?
Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.Jump to post
They just hired 350 Mechanics, increased part supplies significantly and they have bought in all kinds of new equipment what are you talking about?Jump to post
We could of course fly without pilots now, the technology is there and ultimately it would be safer. Just as autonomous cars would reduce accidents by 90+% so might autonomous aircraft. The hard part is not the technology but the getting there...regulatory, legal, public acceptance, etc. It will tak...Jump to post
About time! American gas offered them a contract that is 100 times better than what they get at United and Delta. No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line main...Jump to post
I would contend the union is the one not negotiating. They company has moved on numerous issues all along. The union has not moved on a single one. What the union is demanding is a contract that will have AA spending 40% more for MX than DAL or UA. That is certainly not reasonable nor ever going to ...Jump to post
Obviously they can't give bonuses without the union signing off.
Have airline unions ever not been fined in these cases? Seems like they always loose and it cost the members millions. Why do they always keep trying the same failed tactic?
It will be fun to watch the construction of Terminal F from the SkyLink, as it zooms through the ever-changing construction site! At the very least, DFW will be able to say that all gates are connected post-security, and that SkyLink can connect every gate within a 30-minute walk/tram. Has AA ever ...Jump to post
And a Renovation of C, which is the current single biggest need.Jump to post
There still is IFE, In fact with live tv the options have never been better. The only contention is the delivery method.Jump to post
I can't see it happening. One I think it was the correct decision, 2 it would take 3-5 years just to get that installed and think how outdated current tech will be by then. And as someone else has mentioned can the Meridian seats even take seatback screens? If not that requires a new domestic seat a...Jump to post
And here is a new study that Ranked American #1 among us airlines. https://www.airhelp.com/en/airhelp-score/airline-ranking/#global_ranking "Best Airlines for Passenger Experience Medal Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 8.23 /10 Medal American Airlines logo American Airlines 8.07 /10 Medal Aerom...Jump to post
And as usual A.NET over blows everything! "The new study also showed that American Airlines is ranked No. 1 in brand intimacy among millennial travelers, while JetBlue ranked first for users 35 or older and those with incomes over $100,000 annually. Delta Air Lines had the best brand intimacy a...Jump to post
I don't think my airline has much turnover at all and I think it's extremely hard to get past the interview process and actually start training.Jump to post
Ultimately if WestJet is worth more in pieces than whole, there is nothing inherently bad in selling off those pieces. And that ultimately will make the airline biz stronger (markets generally work, even if disruptive), and might also encourage the next generation of start ups?Jump to post
This work was never billed as an overhaul, rather as the "OASIS" mod. As for "typical cheap retro job", AA could not replace galleys, overhead bins, seats, PRAM, and add power at the seats, inexpensively. Additionally, considering the cost of the airframe out of service time for...Jump to post
Look at the DOT A14 stats. I doubt most customers could decern a diffetence on any of the majors.Jump to post