American flights, operated by TWA?

Old Dec 10th, 2002, 09:06 PM
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American flights, operated by TWA?

I'm booked on American to fly LAX/Louisville over the holidays. I just received an e-mail that my itinerary was changed, and now 3 of my 4 flight legs (layover in STL) is "operated by TWA." I realize that American bought TWA some time ago- my question is, will I still get the "more room in coach" on the TWA flight, or am I out of luck? I have lower back problems, so for 6 hours of flying I may consider changing the flight if the American "more room in coach" is not available on these "TWA-operated" flights.
 
Old Dec 10th, 2002, 09:13 PM
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What did American tell you when you called them at 1-800-433-7300?

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Old Dec 11th, 2002, 06:24 AM
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This time of year,anything goes with airline equipment.American's conversion of former TWA equipment is supposedly complete.If you get to StLouis and you are told that a different plane has been substituted due to weather,etc.,you may be stuck.I sincerely doubt that what you are told by a reservations sales agent would alter any situation at a departure gate.That is indeed unfortunate especially in your case.As always,IMHO,I would say be patient,gentle and smile.Who knows,you may get upgraded!You never know.
 
Old Dec 11th, 2002, 09:12 AM
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Every flight I had this year on AA flights operated by TWA had the larger leg room.

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Old Dec 11th, 2002, 01:40 PM
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The only difference I noted on the "TWA-operated" American flights was that the TWA planes were older and in somewhat worse shape (with the TWA-logo upholstery). Luckily, the extra legroom was there.
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 02:26 PM
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I've flown on these planes through St Louis several times in the past year. Actually, I try to book on these flights because they tend to be on time more than connections through DFW or Chicago which are my two other alternatives with American. Also, there are more 1st class seats on these planes so your liklihood of upgrades is better-I have never failed to upgrade on one of these flights using electronic upgrades.
 
Old Dec 14th, 2002, 07:35 AM
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Just avoid those back 3-4 rows at all costs -- cramped, noisy, and the last row only views the engine.
 
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