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    The complaint from those pipeline pilots is mostly to cover their own arse. And for their flying ability is only compared to autopilot on. There are good ones but there are a lit of weak ones.

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    Delta to launch A220 service this week hitting AA markets and hubs. I predict once most traditional AA customers experience the Delta product, they'll be astonished at what they've been missing and word will spread. Pretty shrewd of them to target AA right when AA is on the ropes in regard to desperately scrambling to boost revenue and hopefully get 2019 profits up to "bad year" minimums. Stay tuned...…...

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    They flew it through DFW yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirsnacksalot View Post
    They flew it through DFW yesterday.
    Saw it there weeks ago. I assume it was doing proving runs. I think it obvious the comfort and product will clobber AA, the real gem is even with Delta Pilot costs, its economics should allow it to compete directly with either an AA or an Eagle flight. Anywhere it goes head-to-head with AA or an Eagle flight, game over.

    Last time I flew on Southwest on a new 737-800, it was FAR more comfortable then any AA jet. Flew Alaska also on a 737 and was astonished at the comfort level with high-back Recaro seats. Comfort is 2/3 of the quality of an airline product and AA is in virtual last place in that dept. to say nothing of the byproducts of uninspired employees resulting in mediocre airport, in-flight and baggage handling performance. But, as they say.......

    You get what you pay for.

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    A unique and cool feature that the Canadian Airbus has that no other airliner is the loo with a view. That lav is more spacious than most widebody products.
    The only draw back might be folks getting too comfortable in there and spending more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirsnacksalot View Post
    A unique and cool feature that the Canadian Airbus has that no other airliner is the loo with a view. That lav is more spacious than most widebody products.
    The only draw back might be folks getting too comfortable in there and spending more time.
    I'd argue the crapper in a Delta A220 is actually more comfortable then main cabin economy seats on AA.

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    You know what has a small lav? The 175. I love having to do the squat to piss with the 90 degree head tilt.

    On a side note there are tons of these out there within the last 6 months.

    https://paxex.aero/2018/09/another-t...ican-airlines/

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielr...l-put-up-with/

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    While AA jams more people into their planes like sardines such as the new 172-seat 737’s, UAL has joined Delta in letting more of their customers breathe and arrive at their destinations with actual blood flow. To wit, they’ve announced buying CRJ-700’s for GoJet with reworked cabins seating 50 in 3 class configuration. Look for more jet conversions there. The question is, will the always late to the party followers at AA copy the industry leaders again ?

    If they do, that means less seats and less seats means less revenue and less revenue likely means lower profits. Parker’s latest claim of 2019 being an increased revenue year by adding seats might just end up in the same ash heap as his 3-Bil-Bad/7-Bil-Good proclamation. What to do......what to do ?
    Last edited by Beagleboy; 02-06-2019 at 07:16 PM.

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    That “deep pang of envy” apparently shows at AA in employee morale and resulting customer service. I don’t foresee any improvement as time goes on.

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    The merger was not one of equals but much like the Dollar Store and Dillards. Dollar Store Doug is at the helm - all midlevel mgrs. have been replaced with USair and the quest toward bottom feeder is well underway as planned. Good bye business traveler hello Spirit refugee.

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