I could answer all your questions, but your coming across as a smart A, so I wont waste my time.
No, you're coming across as wrong and condescending. You stated that you can't see AA taking up the A350 order, but adamant that they'd order the 77X, but you have nothing to back that up, except that you love the 77X program.
Sure, don't answer. That only proves that I'm right. (Now that's being a smart A.)
Are you serious? Are you like 10 or something? Shame on you! Having an intelligent conversation seems to be beyond your current abilities. Just so other users don't see me being dragged to your level, I'll clarify.
You post upthread that you're worried for current A350 orders as, presumably, it's too big, too expensive, not already in service or has additional unneeded performance
BS. I never claimed, nor did I imply any of that. That's completely made up by you.
On the contrary, the A350 is one of the most important widebody aircraft in recent history, and its influence will be seen for decades. I'm strictly talking about whether or not it's needed at AA, but I'll get to that in a moment.
yet you're predicting that not only will the 777X be fine, but airlines that haven't ordered it yet (and have the A350) will buy it
I honestly do not understand how you find that statement controversial. In other threads, I've listed quite a few potentially 777X customers, many with the A350 as well.
It's not just one or the other.
even though the 777X is bigger, more expensive, not in service (or even flown yet) and (in the case of the 778) even more performance?
Size and price are irrelevant.
If an aircraft satisfies a need the airlines have, the airlines will buy it. You're dismissing the 777X before it even rolls out.
And, no it's isn't "only natural that the 77X will get additional orders
What a ridiculous statement! So, let me get this straight; You do not think the 777X will ever gain an order ever again?
No more natural than the A350 or A380, which you're pessimistic about
BS! I have never now, nor have ever been, pessimistic about the A350! On several occasions, I even stated the A350-1000 is "the next 777-300ER", sales wise. Even the prospect of the A380plus gives me hope the program.
But let's be frank. Anyone with the situational awareness of a rock can see the A380 in its current form IS NOT SELLING. So even if I were pessimistic about the A380, I would be 100% justified in being so.
And it's not additional orders: none of the three airlines you've named, or any in the Americas have ordered it
American and United didn't order the 777-300ER off the bat, did they?
So humour me, why would the 77X be a good fit at AA (which they haven't ordered) and the A350 a bad fit (which they have)?
I don't have time to humor you, so I'll get right to it.
And before I explain (once again) this topic, let me state something. I am employed by AAG, which means my understanding of the company and internal affairs are exponentially better than yours, so if you want to call it "bias" and "partisanship", that's your prerogative.
American, in many ways, is a premium airline. We have premium routes, destinations, services, and, in this case, aircraft. The 777-300ER provides the perfect platform for international services. The destinations served by the aircraft, notably LHR, sees several 77W flights a day to DFW, JFK, MIA and LAX. Eventually, traffic and commerce to cities where the 77W goes will increase. The 777-9 is a great aircraft for AA not only to grow these cities and compliment the 777-300ER, but also open new markets that could open, and perhaps even grow 77E routes.
The A350 is not a bad fit at all. I question whether it's needed, however. AA has numerous 787s on order and on option. Aircraft like the 77E will need to be replaced in the not so distant future, and while the A350 is a perfect replacement, AA already has a perfect 77E replacement active: The 787-9, and it matches the 77E almost down to the seat.
AA is a 787/777 airline going forward, and since both aircraft have the same type rating, adding the 787-10 and 777-9 would be painless. The A350 was not ordered by AA, rather by US years before the merger, and after 2 deferrals in less than 6 months, I think I have a right to be skeptical about the A350 at AA.
There is one aircraft I do think could benefit AA greatly, but I guess you were busy writing ignorant banter like this...
Why? Because it's your name?[
As for your name, you don't think you're slightly partisan?
...assuming I was a fanboy, to notice. I don't see you going after KarelXWB or TWA772LR just because they have specific aircraft in their usernames too.
I had suggested that the A350 order be swapped to A330-900neos, to replace the Boeing 767-300ER. Oh yes, how "slightly partisan" of me