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AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:17 am

Hi folks, Im flying BDL-SJU-AUA in July and the BDL-SJU sector is on the A300. Now for my first twin aisle I have a few questions.

First, meal? flight leaves at 6:55am

second, PTV's or any IFE really I tried seatguru, but it was down.

Also, which seat should I try to get?

Thanks,
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
First, meal? flight leaves at 6:55am

A cold breakfast pack is available for purchase onboard.

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
second, PTV's or any IFE really I tried seatguru, but it was down.

There are the main movie screens, but no PTVs.

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Also, which seat should I try to get?

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:18 am

Especially SJU-AUA... Take a window seat, left side. Great view on approach!
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting Commavia (Reply 1):
A cold breakfast pack is available for purchase onboard.

There is a hot meal served in coach on this segment... for now, all northeast-caribbean trips still have meal service in coach. Usually a choice of hot entre and cereal on a breakfast flight.

Go for seats 27AB or 27HJ if you can, those seats are at doors 3 L and R so there is a lot of legroom.

As for IFE, Commavia is right. There is IFE, but not PTV's. If you want to know ahead of time what's playing, go to: http://www.aa.com/entertainment
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:24 am

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 3):
There is a hot meal served in coach on this segment... for now, all northeast-caribbean trips still have meal service in coach. Usually a choice of hot entre and cereal on a breakfast flight.

AA's timetable shows a hot breakfast on BDL-SJU morning flights through March 1. After that, it switches to a meal for purchase service, according to the AA timetable.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:35 am

Quoting Commavia (Reply 4):
AA's timetable shows a hot breakfast on BDL-SJU morning flights through March 1. After that, it switches to a meal for purchase service, according to the AA timetable.

Are you sure? I just looked on my Oneworld timetable and it still lists breakfast on the BDL-SJU segment.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:43 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 5):
Are you sure? I just looked on my Oneworld timetable and it still lists breakfast on the BDL-SJU segment.

on my AA timetable, meal changes from "B" to "F" in March..so I think Commavia is correct..
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:38 pm

Hey Justin,

How are things?

Quoting Commavia (Reply 1):
A cold breakfast pack is available for purchase onboard.

If it looks anything like this:


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avoid it at all costs! Just stock up at Starbucks before the flight!

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
second, PTV's or any IFE really I tried seatguru, but it was down.

PTVs? On AA's A300s? Boo, ha, ha, ha!

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 3):
Go for seats 27AB or 27HJ if you can, those seats are at doors 3 L and R so there is a lot of legroom.

I second this. The windows on row 27 are the "best seats in the house".

Tony

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:05 pm

Actually that's the old AM snack boxes (B.O.B.s). Here's a link to what the new snack boxes are http://www.aa.com/content/travelInfo...t/dining/domesticMealService.jhtml

Are the better...eeh..... no 

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:32 pm

The A300 is the dingiest most disgusting aircraft in the fleeet. The lavatories smell like...well you can imagine what no mattr what they do to them.
I hate them. They have mechanicals all the time....just plane nasty. They are used in leisure markets and are usually packed, full...I do not bid it, i do not work it I avoid it all all costs. Sorry but it is the truth
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting VIflyer (Reply 8):
Here's a link to what the new snack boxes

Ah, thanks for the link! I didn't know they had introduced new ones...

Justin, as I said, stock up at Starbucks!  Smile

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting 777PURSER (Reply 9):
The A300 is the dingiest most disgusting aircraft in the fleeet. The lavatories smell like...well you can imagine what no mattr what they do to them.
I hate them. They have mechanicals all the time....just plane nasty. They are used in leisure markets and are usually packed, full...I do not bid it, i do not work it I avoid it all all costs. Sorry but it is the truth

Having flown on ship 079 just this past week JFK-MIA, I must say that the interior of this particular aircraft, which I have been on many, many times, is really starting to show signs of wear. The plastic / laminate / whatever it is that is the wall was chipped in several places and the seats are really getting worn out.

That said... it's really quite an experience to feel the power of the A300-600, especially when you've watched them load it full of cargo and you have a full passenger load. The plane leaps to the air with no effort at all.

Enjoy your A300-600 flight - the plane won't be around with AA 10 years from now and by then, we'll all be complaining about their "old" 763s!
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:42 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 11):
Having flown on ship 079 just this past week JFK-MIA, I must say that the interior of this particular aircraft, which I have been on many, many times, is really starting to show signs of wear. The plastic / laminate / whatever it is that is the wall was chipped in several places and the seats are really getting worn out.

What is AA's maintenance problem? Lufthansa's A300-600, some of them older than any AA A300-600 and having more cycles, have been refurbished a few times since they received this aircraft and they will get the new LH cabin later this year. I just flew on a Thai A300-600 in fine condition.

Considering some AA trip reports and Northwest's DC-9, many of them having twice the age of AA A300-600s, but their cabin looks and smells new, I think AA are only a shadow of what they used to be once.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:58 pm

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
avoid it at all costs! Just stock up at Starbucks before the flight!

Most def. Just before my LAX-ORD flight on friday I ate at Chili's too. I highly recommend this as well.

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:46 pm

I flew MIA-LIM on the AA A300, and both there and back the plane was delayed because of mechanical problems. It was very old and dingy, but I must say that it was a cool take off feeling...very powerful. I think that the A300 has a very strange lay out, there are only like 4 or 5 rows of old first class seats, and the rest are bunched up economy seats with a very large and strange gap for the lavs towards the front. I didn't find them all that comfortable at all, but hey going on an airplane (any type) is good enough for me!

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:29 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 11):
Enjoy your A300-600 flight - the plane won't be around with AA 10 years from now and by then, we'll all be complaining about their "old" 763s!



Then I'll have to "accidentially" take some safety cards  biggrin 

Quoting SNATH (Reply 10):
Justin, as I said, stock up at Starbucks!

Darnit tony! This sucks, BDL term A only has this one crappy snack bar and a hudson news....  yuck 

Quoting SkyHigh777 (Reply 14):
I didn't find them all that comfortable at all, but hey going on an airplane (any type) is good enough for me!

And its my first widebody, and I dont care if it sucks, as long as I get to AUA  thumbsup 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:37 pm

These aircraft should have been retires ages ago, they are shocking...I had two consecutives technicals on AA with these A300's in to SJU and once you do get onboard.....well.....it dont get much better!
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 15):
Darnit tony! This sucks, BDL term A only has this one crappy snack bar and a hudson news....   

That's what you get for flying out of the mostly abandoned Terminal B.  vomit 

All should be better when they FINALLY get the consolodated terminal done.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:19 am

Quoting SR100 (Reply 12):
Northwest's DC-9, many of them having twice the age of AA A300-600s, but their cabin looks and smells new

looks and smells new, oh thats rich!  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

As much as I dislike the A300, I flew one SJU-BOS in June 2004, and I have to admit, the interior was in pretty decent shape. It looked like it had been refurbished compared to the one I flew down on. Seats were nice, but nothing special, and everything looked pretty clean.

As worn as some of the A300 interiors are, I wouldn't go so far as to say a NW DC-9 is better. Not even the A300 deserves that kind of insult. Yes, I know the DC-9s have the 717 interior, but some of them are unbeliveably dirty. I flew on one where the overhead panels were practically brown... They looked like they hadn't been cleaned since the interior was installed.

So I guess it depends which A300 happens to be flying your route, some are nicer than others, but I suppose the same could be said for NWs DC-9s.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting BOS2LAF (Reply 18):
So I guess it depends which A300 happens to be flying your route, some are nicer than others, but I suppose the same could be said for NWs DC-9s.

A very good point. I too have been on AA A300-600s over the past 2 years that are in very good condition on the inside.

It was just shocking to me to see how the interior of ship 079 had deteriorated since my last flight on that aircraft. I was in seat 35J and the wall laminated/plastic directly in front of me was somehow peeled off (seemed to almost have been vandalized).
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:55 am

Hi Cadet57,

Check out this photo, you will be happy to see that AA is actually refurbishing there A300's! Have a great trip!


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Caption: "N18066 (cn 509) AA1723 JFK-MIA. Chilling in our First class cabin at cruising altitude. This A300 has been retrofitted with the new domestic first class seats."

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:11 am

Quoting TheFlyGuy2 (Reply 20):
Check out this photo, you will be happy to see that AA is actually refurbishing there A300's! Have a great trip!

The ones that were refurbished were the 10 that used to fly transatlantic routes. Noses 060 to 069. The rest of them are the same.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:23 am

Quoting 777PURSER (Reply 9):
The A300 is the dingiest most disgusting aircraft in the fleeet. The lavatories smell like...well you can imagine what no mattr what they do to them.

Odd considering many other carriers enjoy the aircraft and their cabins are very pleasant. I think this part is more an issue with AA.

What is the catering situation with American 'flag' carriers? Been a while since I looked into them,

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting A340600 (Reply 22):
What is the catering situation with American 'flag' carriers? Been a while since I looked into them,

What catering situation?  rotfl 

Most have cut complimentary meals to flights under 4(?) hours. It varies between each carrier, but I recall hearing the number 4 hours for one carrier. Some dont even give complimentary meals on the longer flights, its just buy on board.

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It's sad really, I can remember boarding a DL 738, ATL-BOS in Summer 2001, and they gave everyone a complimentary bag lunch as you got on board, and it was pretty decent food too. Nowadays, youre lucky if the F/A will give you more than one bag of pretzels. One of my professors who just got back from a trip on NW this past thurs was saying she was on a Pinnacle flight, and someone asked for a second bag of pretzels, and the F/A went bananas on the guy, something to the effect of "What do you think this is, first class? Do you think we're made of money? How are we supposed to cut costs?" etc etc. It's a pretty stark comparison, not to mention a sad state of affairs when you cant ask for a second bag of pretzels.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting BOS2LAF (Reply 23):
One of my professors who just got back from a trip on NW this past thurs was saying she was on a Pinnacle flight, and someone asked for a second bag of pretzels, and the F/A went bananas on the guy, something to the effect of "What do you think this is, first class? Do you think we're made of money? How are we supposed to cut costs?" etc etc. It's a pretty stark comparison, not to mention a sad state of affairs when you cant ask for a second bag of pretzels.

I would go so far as to say service on NW is the worst in the industry right now. The worst, by far. Although, I flew on frontier once, and they had to be pretty close.

NW's DC-9s are over-worked. They have nice, newer interiors, they are kept fairly reliable,

The A300-600 needs to be retired. Even if they refurbished it, it wouldn't fix the reliability issues. It's on liesure routes for a reason, if they put it on business routes, no one would accept the chronic delays that follow that thing. Also, the A300/A330/A340 cabin doesn't well lend itself to comfort. There are some extremely comfortable, nicely layed out A340s out there, but the A330s I've been on have been dissapointly uncomfortable. The number of seats they cram into A300-600 is testament to the fact AA did this. They have more seats in their A300-600 than they do in their 772. The 772, and even the 763 are much nicer to fly on aircraft.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:25 am

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 21):
The ones that were refurbished were the 10 that used to fly transatlantic routes. Noses 060 to 069.

The ones that flew across the pond were ships 065-074...every one a dog.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:35 am

I worked with AA at BGI when the first A300 was delivered and for a time, we got two a day - both to SJU (prior to that, an A300 ran the JFK-BGI non-stop but it was discontinued* soon after I started with AA). I always took 27A - right in front of 3L with lots of legroom and a window...

I haven't flown on one since 2000, but I've always liked 'em...

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:37 am

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 25):
These AB6's are cash cow's for AA.

And they could just mean the difference between AA turning a profit or reporting a loss.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:39 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 24):
Also, the A300/A330/A340 cabin doesn't well lend itself to comfort. There are some extremely comfortable, nicely layed out A340s out there, but the A330s I've been on have been dissapointly uncomfortable. The number of seats they cram into A300-600 is testament to the fact AA did this. They have more seats in their A300-600 than they do in their 772.

And that's where you loose all credibility. The A330 and A340 cabins are identical in every way possible.

The fact that AA's A300 fleet has more seats than the B777 fleet is entirely down to configuration, one only has a small First Class cabin for high density Caribbean routes, the other is configured in an International 3 Class layout, with a large Business Class cabin for long-haul routes.

Fact is when AA operated the A300 on Trans-Atlantic routes it was operated in a low density 3-class layout, with far less seats than the 777 and PTVs in every seat - which even the 767 fleet still doesn't have.

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:46 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 24):
It's on liesure routes for a reason, if they put it on business routes, no one would accept the chronic delays that follow that thing.

Actually it's on the Caribbean routes - which just happen to be leisure routes - because of it's excellent cargo capability.

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Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 28):
And that's where you loose all credibility. The A330 and A340 cabins are identical in every way possible.

The fact that AA's A300 fleet has more seats than the B777 fleet is entirely down to configuration, one only has a small First Class cabin for high density Caribbean routes, the other is configured in an International 3 Class layout, with a large Business Class cabin for long-haul routes.

Nice Try. They are physically the same. But like you say, it's how airlines configure them. Airlines, for whatever reason tend to configure the A330s in a higher density layou than A340s, on the whole.

Maybe it's because A340's are more long-range, maybe it's because A340s cost more, I don't know. The one's i've flown, the A340s have been configured more comfortably, and usually with more amenities.

All i meant was I don't like how airlines pack A330s. That's all.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:11 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 30):
Nice Try. They are physically the same.

You've just contradicted yourself and technically agreed with Crosswind silly 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:35 am

I am not sure about the meal thing... we've been given no information that hot meals are going away on these routes. Usually we hear about such changes at least a month in advance. It wouldn't surprise me either way... call reservations to be sure whether or not you are going to receive a meal. If find out for certian, I'll post it here.

The interiors of the A300 are tired, however, every aircraft has new seat covers and new carpet in them, so, for the most part, they are in decent shape. The bathrooms have always been a disaster and there isn't much that can be done with that. AA's A300s are high cycle aircraft, maybe not the highest but they are constantly flying around the east coast, caribbean and latin america. AA has had maintenance issues from the very beginning with this aircraft. I don't know why this airplane in particular has all the bugs, but it does.

Not all AA flight attendants like the aircraft, but a lot of us LOVE it. Yes, there are delays, but the aircraft is very roomy contrary to some reports above. Even when the bird is full there is still room to move around. It is quite unique in todays US passenger market and is something to be enjoyed before it goes away. I am quite fond of the A300, quirks and all.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:38 am

Quoting 777PURSER (Reply 9):
The A300 is the dingiest most disgusting aircraft in the fleeet. The lavatories smell like...well you can imagine what no mattr what they do to them.
I hate them. They have mechanicals all the time....just plane nasty.

Agreed 100%. I refuse to fly AA anymore after yet another mechanical delay attributable to the A300, causing me to miss a connection at MIA and thus also an arrival a full day later than I had planned. Nasty, unreliable ghetto planes and they've lost my business.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting 777PURSER (Reply 9):
The A300 is the dingiest most disgusting aircraft in the fleeet. The lavatories smell like...well you can imagine what no mattr what they do to them.
I hate them. They have mechanicals all the time....just plane nasty. They are used in leisure markets and are usually packed, full...I do not bid it, i do not work it I avoid it all all costs. Sorry but it is the truth



Quoting N62NA (Reply 11):
Having flown on ship 079 just this past week JFK-MIA, I must say that the interior of this particular aircraft, which I have been on many, many times, is really starting to show signs of wear. The plastic / laminate / whatever it is that is the wall was chipped in several places and the seats are really getting worn out.



Quoting SkyHigh777 (Reply 14):
I flew MIA-LIM on the AA A300, and both there and back the plane was delayed because of mechanical problems. It was very old and dingy,



Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 16):
These aircraft should have been retires ages ago, they are shocking...I had two consecutives technicals on AA with these A300's in to SJU and once you do get onboard.....well.....it dont get much better!

Wonderful  sarcastic  seems like I have alot to look forwad too. This is exactly why I like US....
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting ScottB (Reply 33):
I refuse to fly AA anymore after yet another mechanical delay attributable to the A300, causing me to miss a connection at MIA and thus also an arrival a full day later than I had planned. Nasty, unreliable ghetto planes and they've lost my business.

Where were you flying into MIA from and where were you going to?
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:56 am

Quoting SNATH (Reply 7):
avoid it at all costs! Just stock up at Starbucks before the flight!

sure who doesnt like paying an arm and a leg for an over rated cup of coffee and crappy pastries.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:03 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 30):
Nice Try. They are physically the same. But like you say, it's how airlines configure them. Airlines, for whatever reason tend to configure the A330s in a higher density layou than A340s, on the whole.

I really do not know why you think so.

From the ones I've flown: LH's A330s/A340s are basically identical in terms of comfort (OK, the A330s do not have F class but I believe that's more due to the routes they fly them on instead of the planes themselves; they might actually be introducing it in the near future... or so the rumors on a.net go...). Ditto for AC's A330s/A340s (in fact, the A330s are a bit more comfortable, given that they are newer and have more up-to-date seats).

Also, if you check out seatguru, SAS' A330s/A340s have exactly the same layout.

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:08 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 36):
sure who doesnt like paying an arm and a leg for an over rated cup of coffee and crappy pastries.

God starbucks pastries are soooo good. Mmmm.

Yeah, they're not from a little boulangerie on the Champs Elysees, but they're pretty good for pre-fab American pastry.

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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:02 pm

Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 32):
I am not sure about the meal thing... we've been given no information that hot meals are going away on these routes. Usually we hear about such changes at least a month in advance. It wouldn't surprise me either way... call reservations to be sure whether or not you are going to receive a meal. If find out for certian, I'll post it here.

QQflyboy, There was a memo on it. It seems that DFW/ORD/PHL/IAD/BWI/BOS/BDL are getting buy on board. Only EWR/JFK will keep a full meal. Pretty much every city that is getting buy-on-board to SJU also has TED,SONG,BLUE,US on the route. So now AA is finally joining the ranks.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:39 pm

Agreed, some of the ships are in "rough" shape, but it´s not the plane´s fault, it´s AA´s economic situation.

Quoting SR100 (Reply 12):
Enjoy your A300-600 flight - the plane won't be around with AA 10 years from now and by then, we'll all be complaining about their "old" 763s!

This is very true. The A300 will be missed when it finally retires.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 15):
but hey going on an airplane (any type) is good enough for me!

Amen!!
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:50 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Hi folks, Im flying BDL-SJU-AUA in July and the BDL-SJU sector is on the A300. Now for my first twin aisle I have a few questions.

Hmm, I could have sworn that AA used a Boeing 757 for the BDL-SJU run? Or is that just during the summer months?

When I use to work at Budget at BDL back in '92-93, I use to love to watch the daily AA A300 flight roar down 33.

I did fly on the A300 from BDL to SJU back in '92. IIRC, I really enjoyed the flight, but that was back when you actually received hot meals.

My last A300 flight was in '00 from JFK to MIA and I recall the interior being pretty grimey.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:36 am

Quoting Golftango (Reply 41):
Hmm, I could have sworn that AA used a Boeing 757 for the BDL-SJU run? Or is that just during the summer months?

It was changed to a 300 not too long ago.

The 300 is not treated well by AA, therefore you have a situation of a very unreliable,dirty,smelly plane. But AA does not care due to the fact of where it operates the plane. They would never send a plane in that state over the pond. One word folks....Competition! Many routes the bus operates on have little or no competition. Even though the fares down there are higer, they get the short end of the stick. It is true that it is cheaper to fly to LHR, than it is to PAP out of NYC. Sad but true.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 42):
Sad but true

Indeed, I could have flown US on a 319 outta BOS for 100 bucks less, got a meal, and better service. And a non-stop flight.
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:51 am

There are several contributors to this thread who are confusing how AA maintain and configure their A300's with the inherent properties of that particular aircraft.

I would choose to fly an A300 over a 737, MD80 or any other single-aisle aircraft.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:16 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 43):
Indeed, I could have flown US on a 319 outta BOS for 100 bucks less, got a meal, and better service. And a non-stop flight.

WRONG! lol.

While yes it is cheaper, it certainly isn't better. We are talking major U.S. airlines here. Advantage here is that US is non-stop. Other than that, there is no difference. Now, US states that they have a "snack" on BOS-AUA. Whether that "Snack" is a meal in your eyes is another story. lol.
"The low fares airline."
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:22 am

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 45):
While yes it is cheaper, it certainly isn't better. We are talking major U.S. airlines here. Advantage here is that US is non-stop. Other than that, there is no difference. Now, US states that they have a "snack" on BOS-AUA. Whether that "Snack" is a meal in your eyes is another story. lol

I took the flight last year. And it was great, even in Y. granted it was BOB and all I got for free was a muffin and coke, it was still a pleseant flight. AA. eugh.
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:16 am

Ok Cadet,

If you don't like AA, and US is cheaper and non-stop, why are you choosing AA?
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:24 am

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 47):
Ok Cadet,

If you don't like AA, and US is cheaper and non-stop, why are you choosing AA?

I diddnt book the trip, my grandparents used their miles and booked AA. If I had a choice id be on US.
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
 
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RE: AA A300's- Questions

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 48):
my grandparents used their miles and booked AA

Beggers can't be choosers.............
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