What happens to the fleet?

 
Old Feb 23, 07, 6:08 pm
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What happens to the fleet?

I was booked on a total of 8 AA flights so far this year:

LHR-ORD 777: no problem
ORD-MEX 757: canceled due to mechanics, switched to MX
MEX-MIA 737: no problem
MIA-EZE 777: no problem
EZE-MIA 777: no problem
MIA-MEX 737: no problem
MEX-MIA 757: canceled due to mechanics, switched to MX
MIA-MGA AB6: slightly delayed due to maintainance issues

Check-in agent in MEX said "si hemos tenido una mala racha ultimamente"

Seems to me that the 757/AB6 are getting obsolete... Not even to mention the MDs
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Old Feb 23, 07, 6:25 pm
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I have two questions:

1. So how do you get to these points from Germany

2. Would you kindly translate the Spanish for me. Thanks
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Old Feb 23, 07, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by svenskaflicka View Post
I have two questions:

1. So how do you get to these points from Germany

Thanks
Do you mean technically? I also fly other carriers:

BA FRA-LHR AA LHR-ORD-MEX
AA MEX-MIA-EZE
4M EZE-GRU LH GRU-FRA
LH FRA-PEK OM PEK-ULN
OM ULN-PEK LH PEK-MUC-FRA
BA FRA-LHR-GRU PZ GRU-ASU
PZ ASU-EZE AA EZE-MIA-MEX
AA MEX-MIA-MGA

Funny thing is that besides my mechanicals with AA I have had bad luck with BA (cancellation due to mechanicals) and LH (lost my luggage 12 days ago, so there is almost no hope that it shows up again), and this only being 7 weeks into the year. Seems that you should avoid travelling with me this year.

Originally Posted by svenskaflicka View Post
2. Would you kindly translate the Spanish for me. Thanks

We have a bad run.
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Old Feb 23, 07, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by mmsteidl View Post
We have a bad run.
A common problem on those Mexican trips.
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Originally Posted by svenskaflicka View Post
I have two questions:

2. Would you kindly translate the Spanish for me. Thanks
2. Literally it would be yes, we have had really bad winds lately. Idiomaltically racha which means gusty winds is used to say a run of bad luck.
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Old Feb 23, 07, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mmsteidl View Post
We have a bad run.
Originally Posted by gemac View Post
A common problem on those Mexican trips.
Originally Posted by ricktoronto View Post
2. Literally it would be yes, we have had really bad winds lately.
An equally common problem.

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Old Feb 24, 07, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by mmsteidl View Post
Seems to me that the 757/AB6 are getting obsolete... Not even to mention the MDs
Are you really drawing conclusions about AA's fleet of 175+ 757s/A300s based on three flights? I assume you've read this?
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Old Feb 24, 07, 1:56 am
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You know, there was another AA flight that had to make an emergency landing at BNA last fall because of "bad winds"... someone lit a match to cover them up...
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Old Feb 24, 07, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by snorkmaster View Post
Are you really drawing conclusions about AA's fleet of 175+ 757s/A300s based on three flights? I assume you've read this?
As an economist and expert in statistics, I am quite aware that my sample is very small in order to draw any statiscally significant conclusions.

However, I want to point out that my posting on this forum was a way to widen my information. If anyone, for example, had the same impression.

By the way, I am sitting around in Managua waiting for the AB6 which is already overdue on its incoming leg. Not sure if it is again a maintainance question, so I would rather not venture a guess so that nobody would complain on my statistics skills.

However, on an emotional and non-scientific basis it is striking that out of 9 flights now in a short period, 2 are canceled and 1 (2?) delayed due to mechanical problems. You must admit that these things add up to be annoying.

Btw, I am not concerned on my safety, I think that the incidents show that AA will not fly when they have any doubts on the security of a particular plane.

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Originally Posted by cingmot View Post
You know, there was another AA flight that had to make an emergency landing at BNA last fall because of "bad winds"... someone lit a match to cover them up...
I guess that was a really expensive wind...
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Old Feb 24, 07, 12:16 pm
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[QUOTE=svenskaflicka;7282383]I have two questions:

1. So how do you get to these points from Germany

AA83 / B767 / FRAORD
AA71 / B777 / FRADFW
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Old Feb 24, 07, 12:18 pm
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Why don't you just look at the cancellation statistics on the DOT site?
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Why don't you just look at the cancellation statistics on the DOT site?
Facts???

Stop being silly.
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Old Feb 24, 07, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by svenskaflicka View Post

Check-in agent in MEX said "si hemos tenido una mala racha ultimamente"


2. Would you kindly translate the Spanish for me. Thanks
Does that translate as:

If you don't have it (elite stAAtus), ultimately you are ugly (have bad skin rash)
Si hemos tenido..............................una mala racha ultimamente
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Old Feb 24, 07, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mmsteidl View Post
However, on an emotional and non-scientific basis it is striking that out of 9 flights now in a short period, 2 are canceled and 1 (2?) delayed due to mechanical problems. You must admit that these things add up to be annoying.

Btw, I am not concerned on my safety, I think that the incidents show that AA will not fly when they have any doubts on the security of a particular plane.
it's injudiciously employed words like obsolete that biased your respondents towards the wary and suspicious.

fwiw, the A300's do, it was once reported here, have statistically lower dispatch reliability. 757's and MD80's, no. Even for the AB6's, it could be that's always been the case, even when those planes were relatively new.
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