American 767 wrote:
It looks like the number of 767 departures out of JFK is now steadily decreasing. I think that at this point it is safe to say that there are now less than ten 767 departures a day at JFK and this will continue to decrease as the retirement continues. Where do they fly out of JFK with the 767? CDG, MAD and MIA. I don't see where else.
Speaking of cross fleets between L-AA and L-US fleets and hubs, how about A330s at JFK and MIA? The A332s should do what the A300s used to do back in the 90s and 2000s: based out of JFK and MIA and fly to the Carribean, as well as JFK-MIA multiple times daily as the 767s are leaving progressively.
JFK-MXP is still 763. I agree with others that JFK/MIA-Caribbean are not going to get A332s after B6 took over much of that market. Perhaps we will see A332s out of JFK and MIA on Europe & South America flights after 763 retirement. With few 787s coming in and pending 763 and A333 retirement, AA can't afford to waste widebody capacity on routes that don't need the range.
I just flew a roundtrip. The only 757s it uses are the 10 ex-US airplanes that remain, so no power or (satellite) WiFi. Movie on aisle screens. The AA website describes the new Main Cabin Extra configuration, and none of these airplanes have that.
I believe all of the LUS 757s have been retrofitted with Main Cabin Extra in the first few rows of the main cabin.
The LAA A319s and the A321Ts are the only narrowbody aircraft retaining their IFE systems. I’ll have to dig around for a public link, as the one I have is for the internal website.
Why would they be removing the IFE from the 737-800s and standard A321s but not the A319s?
They are removing IFE because Doug Parker and his minions think that is what customers want or it will save them money, oh it is both. They are adding seats to all 737/A321's(except A321T). They can't add seats to the A319 fleet because they are already so packed in you can't move your legs. The post above says the LUS 757's have Main Cabin Extra but I do not think any LUS aircraft have MCE, even after seat refit upgrades. The AA fleet it a mess of different configurations.
It's not as much of a mess as you may think. The 757 fleet is relatively straightforward, mainly because most of them were retired and the 10 remaining LUS 75H aircraft all have 12F/176Y with MCE.
As for A319, they all have the same configuration, just that the LAA ones have PTVs. I agree that their legroom is atrocious - today's MCE feels like an old Greyhound!