AMRRC, Inc. American Airlines Retirees Committee

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changes to summer flight schedules

DUE TO COVID 19; CHECK FLIGHT SCHEDULES @ www.aa.com

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 NEW INTERNATIONAL  SERVICE  FOR  AA - 2020  


All routes subject to government approval.

New flights will be available for purchase on Aug. 12, 2019.

New flights for TLV will be available for purchase on Oct. 10, 2019.

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Frequency & Aircraft 

Year-Round Service Beginning  Sept. 9, 2020

DFW Tel Aviv, Israel TLV  -  3x/week 787-9

June 4 – Sept. 8, 2020

PHL Casablanca, Morocco CMN   -  3x/week 757 

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AA will be the only U.S. Airlines Offering Service from Chicago/ORD to ~  

Krakow, Poland ~~ Budapest, Hungary ~~ Prague, Czech Republic


May 7 – Oct. 24, 2020

ORD Krakow, Poland KRK   -  5x/week 787-8

ORD Budapest, Hungary BUD  -   4x/week 787-8

May 8 – Oct. 24, 2020

ORD Prague, Czech Republic PRG   -  5x/week 787-8 

737 UPDATES

737 MAX

737 MAX 800 OASIS PROJECT

737 MAX 800 OASIS PROJECT

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 Boeing 737 Max 


On March 13th, 2019 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all U.S.-registered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The American fleet currently includes 24 MAX aircraft with an additional 76 aircraft on order, of which seven were scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter.


It is still undetermined when the 737 MAX aircraft will be returned to service.  


 




737 MAX 800 OASIS PROJECT

737 MAX 800 OASIS PROJECT

737 MAX 800 OASIS PROJECT

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737  MAX 800s  -  THE OASIS PROJECT

January 22, 2020


AA will begin redoing the FIRST-CLASS  layouts after negative customer feedback.  Based on flyer feedback, American made the decision to adjust the layout of its first-class cabins.   Those adjustments include adding a tablet holder and cocktail table at each first-class seat, increasing personal storage space, and installing a more robust privacy divider between first class and the rest of the cabin. 


Years ago, AA unveiled an internal initiative called the Project Oasis. The idea was to make the interior of A321 aircraft from the AA and the US Airways sides of the business the same. 


AA has been in the process of re-configuring their 737-800s with these less comfortable seats resulting in the seat count increasing from 160 seats to 172 seats.   Aircraft with the same number of seats make the process of swapping out aircraft, for mechanical or other reasons, much less complicated for airlines. 


Re-retrofitting the A321 first class is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2020. This process will take several years to complete, as American has to retrofit 304 737-800s and 202 A321s. That challenge is exacerbated as the carrier is without the few dozen 737 Max aircraft it was supposed to have in its fleet.

AA - Quarterly Earnings

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4th QUARTER 2019 EARNINGS

2019 - (OCT, NOV, DEC)

 

  •  Doug Parked talked extensively — for 7 minutes — recognizing the margin gap American has with Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Airlines.
  •  American has some work to do to catch up to its two competitors in the important metric of pre-tax margin. American finished 2019 with 6.3% pre-tax margin, while United and Delta finished with 9% and 13.2%  respectively.