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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:31 am

In just under one hours time the first AA A319 will go into revenue service DFWCLT as AA1343. Looking forward to the first trip report soon. The second flight will be AA1594 to MEM, then AA2377 to ICT, AA1543 to CLT then AA 2208 and 1582 both to CLE and finally AA2300 to ICT.
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:50 pm

Interesting that the first flight is a flight to a US hub. Sign of solidarity or flight to airport with large amount of Airbus expertise?
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:10 pm

Quoting washingtonflyer (Reply 1):
Interesting that the first flight is a flight to a US hub. Sign of solidarity or flight to airport with large amount of Airbus expertise?

I believe I read somewhere that they have an agreement with US on maintenance, so if there is a problem in CLT, US should be able to help out. Obviously, we can assume that US has a boatload of Airbus parts on hand there  
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:15 pm

A picture of the cabin can be found here:

http://twitter.com/airchive/status/379607520329093120/photo/1
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
A picture of the cabin can be found here:

http://twitter.com/airchive/status/3...oto/1

Wow, coach looks absolutely stuffed!
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:31 pm

2377 to ICT went out with 80 and 1343 to CLT went out with 122.
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:37 pm

Im on it Wednesday DFW-ICT I've spent plenty of time in an A319 between DL and F9 and been on many of delivery flights for new aircraft in the Business Aviation world but I am still pretty excited about being on a brand new airliner.
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:11 pm

So happy to see the first class seats are not the same as the 737's or 757's (Refurb). YAYY!!!
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:29 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):

Bahaha. That woman's face in 8D is priceless.
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Quoting TUSAA (Reply 5):
2377 to ICT went out with 80

I just saw it land on runway 1L at ICT about 10:35. Low ceilings here, so no photo. There was a water cannon salute on the apron prior to it pulling into the gate.
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:01 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
A picture of the cabin can be found here:

They say AA 2377 to ICT went out with a "full cabin" in the picture caption.

But this says they went out with 80 pax.

Quoting TUSAA (Reply 5):
2377 to ICT went out with 80
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:15 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
A picture of the cabin can be found here

Or Here.. 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:48 pm

Quoting aadc10137 (Reply 11):
Or Here.

Yes but that one is not from today's first revenue flight  
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 pm

Wait, I saw one in CLE a week ago. Were those just test flights?
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:45 pm

Quoting sirloin (Reply 13):
Wait, I saw one in CLE a week ago. Were those just test flights?

Yeah, they have been on a lot of proving runs in the past couple of weeks. Lots of back and forth to CLE, CLT, ICT, MEM.
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:33 pm

I pushed back 1594 today, 1389 in MEM today was also a 319, just came home from working them. 1594 was tail 003 and 1389 was 001. Tail 001 already has an issue with the potable water system. My buddy and I suspect to be a bad selector valve.
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:47 pm

Quoting aadc10137 (Reply 11):
Or Here..

PTV's? How fancy!  
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Quoting Ytraveller (Reply 16):
PTV's? How fancy!  

Definitely something that AA pax flying domestic are not used to seeing!  
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:29 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
A picture of the cabin can be found here:

Wow, how many people can you stuff into a 319?
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:01 am

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 18):
Wow, how many people can you stuff into a 319?

128 for AA - not wildly different from the other US majors.

The photo makes it look worse than it probably is, since there are still people up in the aisle stowing their bags.

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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:05 am

Quoting Flyfree27 (Reply 15):
Tail 001 already has an issue with the potable water system. My buddy and I suspect to be a bad selector valve.

Is that anything like a broken Falange?

Seriously what is a selector valve and its impact on potable water?
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:13 am

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 18):
Wow, how many people can you stuff into a 319?

145, according to Spirit, and even more than that if you're Easyjet or Skybus and go with a second set of overwing emergency exit doors. As mentioned earlier, AA's configuration is roughly standard.
 
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AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:12 am

I was lucky enough to see (and shoot) N8001N when it diverted here on her way to MEM on September 5!

http://myaviation.net/?pid=02366548
http://myaviation.net/?pid=02366547
http://myaviation.net/?pid=02366557
http://myaviation.net/?pid=02366558

It was a welcomed surprise!

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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:50 pm

Weren't any A.netters at Founders Plaza armed with cameras yesterday??  
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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:05 am

Well apparently the aircraft for flt 2300 tonight is having some issues. Sitting at the gate in DFW and they've delayed boarding due to having some issues with "our brand new airplane"
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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:15 am

Quoting apfpilot (Reply 24):

That's ok. I flew AA 854 DFW-JFK on May 8th on N722AN, it's first revenue flight. We left 1.5 hours late for a faulty sensor.

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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:20 am

CLT? Wow! Wonder what USAirways folks think about AA A319/A321's fully equipped w/IFE vs US "Greyhound bus" bare Airbuses!  
 
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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:05 am

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 26):

I'm on board rifght now. Ife isn't that great I wouldn't pay for it. Gogo is atg4 so it's actually quite fast.
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RE: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:04 pm

I'll post pictures later but the leg room was horrible! I couldn't even read a magazine normally.
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