MIflyer12 wrote:FSDan wrote:32andBelow wrote:It’s a good point. They should fly more domestic wide bodies to help move people. And also so they can keep international crews current and ready to go
AA's flying MIA-LAX and JFK entirely on 777s this summer, as well as having more widebodies than usual between other hubs and to major spokes like LAS and MCO.
FSDan, I know you're a data guy. What was AA's widebody utilization in June vs. narrowbody? What was the avg number of hours flown (flown, not paid for) for widebody pilots vs. narrowbody pilots? Do you really want to argue AA is doing all it can?
I'm not arguing that AA's scheduling the maximum possible; I was just pointing out that they're scheduling significantly more domestic widebodies than they typically do. I suspect that if they thought they could be covering costs and bringing in additional revenue by flying more domestic widebodies, they'd be doing it.