stl07 wrote:I'll be the guy to say it. Despite it being very uncomfortable, I love project oasis. Why? Because it has brought AAs pricing down significantly in my home market. They are usually priced at the same as F9 in my market. I love IFE, but I don't really care if AA doesn't have it and Delta or United does, because the lower price on AA made the trip possible to begin with. I have also noticed that there are way more people from all walks of life on AA flights then there used to be.
The problem is when you live in an AA-dominated market and they want to charge you DL prices for an F9 product.
Miamiairport wrote:usflyer msp wrote:The real reason behind this rethink is the technology has emerged to remove most of the costs. DL's A220 AVOD is literally just a seat back tablet that gets streamed to. No wiring issues, easy to maintain and replace and significantly lighter than traditional AVOD. AA is probably looking at that.
Then does AA plan on just operating some of the narrow body fleet with them or all of them? If the latter there's a cost to install and maintain them and I don't see Parker willing to spend money on the "brand." Presumably the 738s/A321s with AVOD could be used on longer routes but that would cut down on a/c utilization efficiency.
Given how little AA cares about offering a consistent hard product, I wouldn’t be surprised if they only put AVOD back into a small subfleet of 737s/A321s. Even better if it’s a system completely unrelated to the previous one and requires its own parts and techs.