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Floobs
04-11-2018, 09:27 AM
Has anyone heard the rumor that aa is looking at some used 330ís from etihad?


FlyyGuyy
04-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Has anyone heard the rumor that aa is looking at some used 330ís from etihad?

no, but that would be interesting, considering the recent news regarding the 787s and the cancelled airbus order.

there was a rumor about used 319s a while back, that seems to have died though.

Cactusone
04-11-2018, 10:13 AM
Has anyone heard the rumor that aa is looking at some used 330ís from etihad?

Yes...and heard rumor about frontier 319ís and Alaska Airbusís. Probably the same guy at water cooler at gsw. Weíll see.


Laker24
04-11-2018, 10:41 AM
no, but that would be interesting, considering the recent news regarding the 787s and the cancelled airbus order.

there was a rumor about used 319s a while back, that seems to have died though.

Used 319s is not a rumor. Isom said they are actively looking for used A319s at the moment. He acknowledged a gap in the fleet at the large RJ/small narrowbody range. They like the idea of the flexibility and low costs of operating more 319s instead of bringing on a new type in the 110 seat range. Thereís lots of info on jetnet if you watch the videos.

Name User
04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Word on the street is the Frontier deal fell through.

Cactusone
04-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Used 319s is not a rumor. Isom said they are actively looking for used A319s at the moment. He acknowledged a gap in the fleet at the large RJ/small narrowbody range. They like the idea of the flexibility and low costs of operating more 319s instead of bringing on a new type in the 110 seat range. Thereís lots of info on jetnet if you watch the videos.

They want everything cheap. If they canít get the deal they want they will extend out the 80ís or 190ís. Jetnet is corporate positions not what is actually going to happen btw.

Name User
04-11-2018, 01:21 PM
They want everything cheap. If they canít get the deal they want they will extend out the 80ís or 190ís. Jetnet is corporate positions not what is actually going to happen btw.

They can't train new hires on the 80 past August. It's dead.

TransWorld
04-11-2018, 03:54 PM
My crystal ball says if AA cannot get more A319s, they may be forced to look at CS100s. (Delta has an order in and the 2 European carriers flying them give them rave reviews.)

After all the MD80s go away (and the E190s), there is a need for a plane somewhere between the 737 and the regional 76 seaters.

May not be first choice for type consolidation, but the hand may be forced. I have no vested interest but the videos of the cockpit sure look sweet, and it has the look and feel of a mainline for the PAX. (Kind of reminds me of the old DC-9s in size, but completely clean slate and modern.)

Again, just my opinion, for what it is worth.

Laker24
04-11-2018, 05:02 PM
. Jetnet is corporate positions not what is actually going to happen btw.

Iím not entirely sure what you are saying there but I think I disagree. Just about every move theyíve made has been discussed on Jetnet. The AA corporate strategy is no mystery. You can hear it all on the earnings conference calls and to a lesser degree at crew news sessions. Or you can go on C&R and listen to the endless conspiracy theories and paranoia.

They said they want more JVs and theyíve focused on JVs. They said they want to consolidate widebody fleets to specific hubs and theyíve done that. They said they want to focus on their fortresss hubs and theyíve reduced at airports like JFK while growing PHL. Isom just about a month ago said it was starting to look like replacing the 767s with a big 787 or Airbus order might be more cost effective than refurbishing 767s. Then a month later they announce the order. Vasu said he wants to increase seasonal use of international routes and more of our intl is becoming seasonal. Itís all on crew news...

Al Czervik
04-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Or you can go on C&R and listen to the endless conspiracy theories and paranoia...


What? C&R is the cornerstone of logical & rational thinking.

aa73
04-11-2018, 10:13 PM
Yep. Heard that we have a maintenance team out in Abu Dhabi looking them over. Supposedly Parker wants the 767s parked presto and these used 330s would replace them til the new 787s get delivered.

Cactusone
04-12-2018, 12:44 AM
Sounds like the frontier deal is complete, 8 A319 is the word with a few more to follow (maybe 10 more?).

OVBIII
04-12-2018, 04:24 AM
What? C&R is the cornerstone of logical & rational thinking.

I agree! I base all my life decisions and investment strategies off theC&R data. ;)

mainlineAF
04-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Sounds like the frontier deal is complete, 8 A319 is the word with a few more to follow (maybe 10 more?).

Good news. Got a link?

FlyyGuyy
04-12-2018, 09:05 AM
Good news. Got a link?

between this and the temp 330s, sounds like a bright(er) future?

A330FoodCritic
04-12-2018, 10:25 AM
Yep. Heard that we have a maintenance team out in Abu Dhabi looking them over. Supposedly Parker wants the 767s parked presto and these used 330s would replace them til the new 787s get delivered.

Reliability and lower CASM make them attractive, no bias here :cool:



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