Detroit313 wrote:n7371f wrote:You really want fun? Fly on an ex HP 320. Let me know what you think of those interiors and (no) amenities.
Actually all the America West 320s have been getting power ports and USB ports at every seat. Soon they'll be done with all of them.
320s also weren't Oasified and legroom is still quite nice. I personally prefer the LUS/LHP 320s and 321s over the rest of the fleet, simply for the comfort of the seats.
DL747400 wrote:These results are "fair" but not what should be considered "good."
AA's costs are too high. They are overstaffed and less productive than many of their peers. Of course the impact from the ongoing 737 MAX grounding needs to be considered, but AA brought in nearly $46 billion USD in total revenue in 2019, so they should be capable of generating more than $3 billion USD in annual profits. Still a great deal of work left to do.
I don't know that you can say AA as a whole is overstaffed, more so there is excess staffing in certain area that there doesn't need to be. Just because AA has more staff than both UA and DL doesn't mean they are overstaffed as AA has a much higher portion of work in house in certain forward facing areas.
If AA leveraged all that in-house staff better, that would certainly help close the gap. Not to mention having a motivated workforce with good morale...