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AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:32 pm

I spotted a few AA 32Bs at ORD the two times i flew last week. Positive they were AA 321s and not former US birds due to winglets. I don't see these anywhere on the schedule -- where are they flying?

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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:38 pm

MIA sub was one of them
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:41 pm

Quoting ripcordd (Reply 1):
MIA sub was one of them

For what flight #?
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Quoting dcaord (Thread starter):
I spotted a few AA 32Bs

Talk about over/mis-use of acronyms

WTF is a 32B when it's at home? Are you trying to impress the nubile young lady with your knowledge?   

Now we all know that 32B is a bit small, you really need a 36B or C or above   

Guess this will be weeded by the mods sooner or later!
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:54 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 3):
Talk about over/mis-use of acronyms

WTF is a 32B when it's at home? Are you trying to impress the nubile young lady with your knowledge?   

Now we all know that 32B is a bit small, you really need a 36B or C or above   

Guess this will be weeded by the mods sooner or later!

Trying to impress nobody....the 32B is what AA calls their non-transcon A321s (32Ts). It is an important distinction...
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:10 pm

Quoting dcaord (Reply 4):
Trying to impress nobody....the 32B is what AA calls their non-transcon A321s (32Ts). It is an important distinction...

I'm a big ol' airline nerd who spends way too much time on this board and I didn't know what 32B stood for. A little bit o' plain English, e.g. "I spotted a few AA 32Bs, AA's AA-side non-premium 321, at ORD the two times i flew last week." wouldn't hurt.

(But water under the bridge.)
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:58 pm

Quoting dcaord (Reply 4):
Trying to impress nobody....the 32B is what AA calls their non-transcon A321s (32Ts). It is an important distinction...

AA refers to both the transcon and non-transcon A321 as 32B in the booking engine on AA.com.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:07 pm

Quoting AABB777 (Reply 6):

Correct, they are all 32Bs with subsets of 321S(standard 181 seat variant), 321T(102 seat Transcontinental variety) and 321H(181 seat ETOPS Hawaii version) depending on the configuration. All legacy US birds are simply 321 (and A321 when it comes to the FOS designation)
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:10 pm

Is it possible to differentiate a 32B from a 32T from the exterior of the plane?
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:27 pm

Quoting 747d10 (Reply 8):
Is it possible to differentiate a 32B from a 32T from the exterior of the plane?

Yeh!

By most normal airline&airforce naming conventions (sic), a B variant is a bomber, while the T is a trainer.

What, if anything, are meant by other alphabetic uses - F for freighter, QC for quick change combi?

Surely a long list of these! But it's late Monday, I'm off until tomorrow!

Edit - got the day wrong initially!

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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:42 pm

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 9):
a B variant is a bomber, while the T is a trainer

When flying on an AA 321, I would strongly recommend against asking the flight crew if the plane was either of those options.

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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:48 pm

Quoting dcaord (Reply 4):
the 32B is what AA calls their non-transcon A321s

Actually, it's the IATA code:

A319SL = 32D
A320SL = 32A
A321SL = 32B

Quoting sassiciai (Reply 3):
Are you trying to impress the nubile young lady with your knowledge?

How'd I do?   
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:55 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 11):
Actually, it's the IATA code:

A319SL = 32D
A320SL = 32A
A321SL = 32B

They do it to confuse us.
Why an A321 without winglets is a 321, and with winglets is a 320B ???
Who thought of that?
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:58 pm

Quoting 747d10 (Reply 8):

The registrations for the 32T are N101(XX) to N117(XX). 118 and above are the 32S.

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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:17 pm

Let's get back on track here. Does anyone know what routes these 321's are flying in and out of ORD? Again, referring to the 32S version.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:50 pm

Quoting dcaord (Reply 4):
Trying to impress nobody....the 32B is what AA calls their non-transcon A321s (32Ts). It is an important distinction...
Quoting alasizon (Reply 7):
Correct, they are all 32Bs with subsets of 321S(standard 181 seat variant), 321T(102 seat Transcontinental variety) and 321H(181 seat ETOPS Hawaii version) depending on the configuration.

None of which the majority of us know or have memorized. We shouldn't need to know internal airline equipment coding to read posts on A.net.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:58 pm

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 12):
Why an A321 without winglets is a 321, and with winglets is a 320B ???

It's 32B, not 320B.

The 737s have the same thing:

737-700W = 73W
737-800W = 73H
737-900W = 73J

I think it's because the IATA code can only be 3 digits, so they can't use 321W/321S etc.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:11 am

Quoting 747d10 (Reply 8):
Is it possible to differentiate a 32B from a 32T from the exterior of the plane?

All American Airlines (non-former US Airways) Airbus A321 aircraft are 32B. "32B" is the IATA code for an Airbus A321 with sharklets.

The American Airlines Airbus A321T (transcontinental seating configuration), A321H (standard seating configuration, ETOPS) and A321S (standard seating configuration, non-ETOPS) are visually indistinguishable from one another unless you can spot the "ETOPS" lettering on the A321H.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15):
None of which the majority of us know or have memorized. We shouldn't need to know internal airline equipment coding to read posts on A.net.

"32B" is not internal. It is an IATA code, just like the 3-letter airport codes used all the time.

Quoting dcaord (Reply 14):
Let's get back on track here. Does anyone know what routes these 321's are flying in and out of ORD? Again, referring to the 32S version.

You're confusing the IATA code with AA's internal code. "32S" is the IATA code for any Airbus A320 series aircraft. "A321S" is AA's designation for the standard configuration, non-ETOPS AIrbus A321 with sharklets.

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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:46 am

I saw an AA 321 take off from STL today. I think it had winglets, not fences but it was a bit far. I did a double take as I've not seen a 321 in AA colors, or US for that matter at STL. It took off to the n/w around 4pm but did not appear to turn. I thought maybe headed to PHX or LAX.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:03 am

Looking at the routing for today, I see no LAA 321s scheduled. As such, the most likely reason for them being there is as a sub. They probably sub in from DFW or MIA and hang around in the ORD system for a few days before being routed back to DFW or MIA.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15):
None of which the majority of us know or have memorized. We shouldn't need to know internal airline equipment coding to read posts on A.net.

I was simply sharing the codes for reference so everyone could know.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:51 am

They only have come from MIA from a 738 that went MX and they subbed a 321 in it's place.....For a while there they had them in the schedule flying almost all the ORD-LAX but they were pulled who knows but I would suspect them to show up on MIA runs first..I know they should be getting the 319 back soon DFW-ORD-EGE-ORD-DFW
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:57 am

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 18):
I saw an AA 321 take off from STL today. I think it had winglets, not fences but it was a bit far. I did a double take as I've not seen a 321 in AA colors, or US for that matter at STL. It took off to the n/w around 4pm but did not appear to turn. I thought maybe headed to PHX or LAX.

Are you sure it wasn't an A319? AA uses those on LAX-STL exclusively now.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:46 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):


Are you sure it wasn't an A319? AA uses those on LAX-STL exclusively now.

Too long. I thought 738 at first but the nose was round and blunt.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:24 pm

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 22):
Too long. I thought 738 at first but the nose was round and blunt.

Unless Flightaware is missing flights, the only AA Airbus flights that took off anywhere near that time window were 319s. The closest match on timing is AA1095, STL-DFW that took off at 4:09 pm local.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:40 pm

I recently flew on a few A32B AA flights on other routes. It is a tad more comfortable than a 738 with the new interiors (leather seats), but not materially so. The experience on take-off and landing was pretty shaky with the A32B, although we had some windy travel days. I also thought that the A32B was noisier. I like the newer 738s a lot overall.
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:38 am

Quoting IADCA (Reply 23):


Unless Flightaware is missing flights, the only AA Airbus flights that took off anywhere near that time window were 319s. The closest match on timing is AA1095, STL-DFW that took off at 4:09 pm local.

Flightaware isn't perfect but I'll take your word for it.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:38 pm

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 15):
None of which the majority of us know or have memorized. We shouldn't need to know internal airline equipment coding to read posts on A.net.

I am guessing you and most people here know what a 77W is, how is this any different?
 
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Quoting 747d10 (Reply 8):

Is it possible to differentiate a 32B from a 32T from the exterior of the plane?

I don't know but I can tell you that AA only flies their transcon A32T between JFK and LAX/SFO, so you won't see these specific aircraft on any other routes and you'd only see them at airports other than JFK/SFO/LAX if they are being diverted or for something like a maintenance reposition. I've flown on the A32T three times and I didn't notice any difference externally from the other A321's. The big difference is on the inside; AA's A32T's have a three class configuration, and the first and business class both have fully lie-flat beds (in first class, each lie flat bed seat is an independent 'pod' similar to AA's international business product). No other AA/US A32x products have this configuration.
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RE: AA 32Bs Showing Up At ORD

Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:41 pm

Quoting afcjets (Reply 26):
I am guessing you and most people here know what a 77W is, how is this any different?

The 77W is an internationally accepted code for the 777-300ER. Now the 32B is technically the internationally accepted code for the A321 with sharklets, but in this case is referring more specifically to the non-trans cons PMAA A321s. You can't really expect people to know all the internal AA designations for their planes, just like I have no clue off the top of my head what a DL 75P vs 75Z vs 75N is (I made those up, DL may use one or two of them idk, but you get my point).

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