UA748i wrote:Some of the comments on that NYT comment board are pretty disgusting.
I would rephrase this as "a lot of passengers hate AA and it shows in the NYT comments, there must be a reason for this".
This is a great occasion for them to return their 737 Max, as part of a fleet streamlining. But I am not sure they will have the balls to do it, when they need to please the government.
It is however striking to see how little hope they have to see traffic recovering anytime soon with all those retirements. Reconstituting their huge fleet with new aircraft after retiring so many older ones would take at least five years, do they even have aircraft on order?