AA Finally Upgrading Fleet

Jul 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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AA Finally Upgrading Fleet

I received this in the mail today.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/newplanes.jsp
anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=newplanes

This is long overdue. I thought they'd never retire their aging fleet.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Way cool, thanks.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Interesting and a bit of a surprise. With the AA bankruptcy will we ever see this? I am not necessarily a big fan, but I will be disappointed when AA disappears. It's hard to fathom No more American Airlines It is sad. I can not imagine flying US Airways for some reason. US Airways is not big where I live.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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I just posted this because AA sent this to me. Separately, they have signed firm and not-so-firm deals with Airbus and Boeing for the planes mentioned.

AA has not delved into the world of Airbus prior to this agreement. They have an aging fleet of MD-80s, 767s and 737s.

Hopefully, they will get smarter and centralize their fleet around 1-2 models, a la Southwest.

Southwest says you can fly any of our planes, as they're all 737s. This is a great business model, as it cuts down on parts, required on the shelf, significantly. It also cuts down on required repair training.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 08:18 PM
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I missed the 757s, as they've been around for far too long.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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AA had a fleet of A300-600s, only retired in 2009. Mostly for high-density Caribbean service. One crashed into Queens on 11/12/2001.

AA had never believed in fleet commonality. They bought the A300s, they bought the Fokker 100. They currently have a split narrrowbody order between Airbus and Boeing.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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We are flying via Heathrow next May on American. Right now, the equipment shows to be 777's.

I was disappointed when American stopped flying their larger planes to Frankfurt and went to the 763.

I certainly hope they can emerge from bankruptcy without having to merge with US Air. I've seen what Continental's merger with United has done to the air service in Houston.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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You'll be better off with the 763 if flying in coach. AA's receiving new 777-300ERs with 10-abreast seating, and you can expect some of the LHR flights to have them. I'd take the wider seats on 2-3-2 763 rather than narrower seats on 3-4-3 777s.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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From Seatguru, the long haul 767 has an economy seat width of 17.2", while the 777 has a seat width of 18"-18.5"

SeatExpert has it at 17.2" and 18.2"

From these stats, I'm guessing the 777 has wider seats in economy.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I am talking about their new 777-300ER.
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I would be so very happy never to have to fly on an MD80 again.
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