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AA occasional / periodic PHX<->HNL A330 / 333 Service

Old Oct 13, 17, 1:53 pm
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AA occasional / periodic PHX<->HNL A330 / 333 Service

This is probably the wrong place but since the A333 is not going to be a permanent fixture from PHX I figure it's not worth starting a new thread... I'm booked in Biz PHX to HNL on this plane and I'm wondering if the A333 flights will have the new Casper bedding, Movie Tablet, etc or will it be a dumbed down Hawaii service (similar to the 757). I've looked on the AA website, at press releases, etc... I can't find anything. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old Oct 13, 17, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by davidsc111 View Post
This is probably the wrong place but since the A333 is not going to be a permanent fixture from PHX I figure it's not worth starting a new thread... I'm booked in Biz PHX to HNL on this plane and I'm wondering if the A333 flights will have the new Casper bedding, Movie Tablet, etc or will it be a dumbed down Hawaii service (similar to the 757). I've looked on the AA website, at press releases, etc... I can't find anything. Any info would be appreciated.
1) The A333s have AVOD IFE. No need to pass out tablets (as there won't be any stocked).

2) The on board service should mirror that of the normal 757 PHX-Hawaii service.
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Old Oct 13, 17, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by davidsc111 View Post
...I'm booked in Biz PHX to HNL on this plane and I'm wondering if the A333 flights will have the new Casper bedding,...
Originally Posted by Fanjet View Post
...2) The on board service should mirror that of the normal 757 PHX-Hawaii service.
Not sure what it all means, but AA states there will be some kind of Casper brand products on Hawaii flights:

Casper products will be available on these select routes in addition to traditional long-haul international and transcontinental routes:

Boston (BOS) – Los Angeles (LAX)
New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) – Seattle (SEA)
Miami (MIA) – Seattle (SEA)
Miami (MIA)– San Francisco (SFO)
U.S. to Hawaii
U.S. to Northern Rim of South America (MAR, MAO, BOG, CCS, CLO, GYE, LPB, MDE, UIO, VVI)
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Old Oct 13, 17, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
Not sure what it all means, but AA states there will be some kind of Casper brand products on Hawaii flights:
Maybe that is in reference to the DFW-Hawaii service. Which already sees an enhanced service in both F and Y, and which are always flown with widebody aircraft, unlike LAX/PHX-Hawaii service.
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Old Oct 13, 17, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Fanjet View Post
1) The A333s have AVOD IFE. No need to pass out tablets (as there won't be any stocked).

2) The on board service should mirror that of the normal 757 PHX-Hawaii service.
Thx!
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Old Dec 27, 17, 11:36 am
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anybody take this flight yet? we're booked in February (in J) and I'm wondering if the red eye return will have a full bedding setup. thx.
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Old Dec 27, 17, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by davidsc111 View Post
anybody take this flight yet? we're booked in February (in J) and I'm wondering if the red eye return will have a full bedding setup. thx.
From reports I’ve read elsewhere on non-Premium longer haul domestic flights, you’re more likely to get an abbreviated version with small pillow, lumbar pillow and cover (not amenity kit, mattress pad, slippers, etc.)
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
From reports I’ve read elsewhere on non-Premium longer haul domestic flights, you’re more likely to get an abbreviated version with small pillow, lumbar pillow and cover (not amenity kit, mattress pad, slippers, etc.)
Thx!
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Old Dec 28, 17, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by davidsc111 View Post
anybody take this flight yet? we're booked in February (in J) and I'm wondering if the red eye return will have a full bedding setup. thx.
Scheduled to fly redeye HNL-PHX in early January. Will report back.

Per JDiver's input, bedding seems to replicate the offerings on transcontinental flights to and from JFK, minus the amenity kit.
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For the life of me I do not know why AA can not offer PHX- OCG flatbed service. I think they would get a huge market share. Changing planes in HNL is not fun for short hop
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
For the life of me I do not know why AA can not offer PHX- OCG flatbed service. I think they would get a huge market share. Changing planes in HNL is not fun for short hop
AA doesn't normally offer flat bed service on PHX-HNL either. It is typically a LUS 757 with the standard LAA F recliners put in.
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Does anyone know if AA is replacing their 752s with 333s next year? I am looking into booking a flight in March (PHX-HNL) and all flights I'm looking at are serve with an A333. Thanks!
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Old Jul 15, 18, 7:07 pm
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Does anyone know if AA is replacing their 752s with 333s next year? I am looking into booking a flight in March (PHX-HNL) and all flights I'm looking at are serve with an A333. Thanks!
If they are showing a333, then it seems like that is what will be operating.

During the off season (winter), AA has operational slack in their widebody fleet which allows them to run them to tropical destinations. AA runs CLT-AUA on a a332, PHX-Hawaii on a333 and will be doing DFW-CUN and ORD-CUN on a 788 this winter, among others.
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
If they are showing a333, then it seems like that is what will be operating.

During the off season (winter), AA has operational slack in their widebody fleet which allows them to run them to tropical destinations. AA runs CLT-AUA on a a332, PHX-Hawaii on a333 and will be doing DFW-CUN and ORD-CUN on a 788 this winter, among others.

Yes, but all things being equal, AA prefers to operate widebodies to destinations with higher yield and narrow bodies to destinations with lower yield. Hawaii is a low yield destination with limited business travel to pay for full fare F/J tickets. AA needs to use a widebody from DFW to Hawaii but the 757 can make it from PHX. But ... as 757's are getting phased out, the A333 becomes the next logical choice.
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Old Jul 15, 18, 8:52 pm
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