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Food & Beverage Service Cuts on non-Flagship Transcons 8 Dec 2019

Food & Beverage Service Cuts on non-Flagship Transcons 8 Dec 2019

Old Dec 8, 19, 9:21 am
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Food & Beverage Service Cuts on non-Flagship Transcons 8 Dec 2019

Thereís a new article out on View from the Wing that AA is making food and beverage service cuts on narrowbody non-A321T routes. Iím not sure what else was offered, but it sounds like now itíll just be regular domestic service.

https://viewfromthewing.com/american...m=BoardingArea
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Old Dec 8, 19, 10:05 am
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Just in tine for all of those MIA-LAX winter flights with people coming to South Beach and the Super Bowl. How timely.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 10:10 am
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Just so I understand the difference between some of the verbiage here and in the article, the article is referring to the narrowbody non-321's that sometimes operate the SFO/LAX-JFK/MIA, and not any service changes to the standard domestic 22XX+ mile tier catering, right? The current service on the "regular" longest domestic flights was standardized years ago to meet the current galley packout requirements, IIRC.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by BWISkyGuy View Post
Just so I understand the difference between some of the verbiage here and in the article, the article is referring to the narrowbody non-321's that sometimes operate the SFO/LAX-JFK/MIA, and not any service changes to the standard domestic 22XX+ mile tier catering, right? The current service on the "regular" longest domestic flights was standardized years ago to meet the current galley packout requirements, IIRC.
Clickbait title. I don't know how service reductions on one route (MIA-LAX) only when it's operated by standard narrowbodies turns into all Transcons.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:18 am
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We have received a lot of feedback regarding the limitations of narrow body aircraft and the challenges in delivering Transcon service on flights operating between LAX and MIA. In response, all flights operating with narrow body aircraft, except for the 32T, will change from a Transcon level of service to our standard Domestic LH service effective December 8th.
Translation: Doing their jobs was severely cutting into US Weekly time and to boot candycrush scores for the FA on these routes was suffering! rather than insisting they actually perform the tasks they were paid to perform AA has caved and accepted the mediocrity of their FAs.

IOW since they cannot fire their lazy inept FAs they have to give them less to do, meanwhile a crew on 50 minute flight in Europe or Asia manages more work than AAs FAs on a 5 hour flight without complaining.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:39 am
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:51 am
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just take away all the bathrooms
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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:53 am
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Cutting your way to profitability is just a race to the bottom. Eventually delta will rule the skies as they will be the only us airline with good service and inflight amenities, fleet wide IFE, and reliable operations.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:16 pm
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Lol.

And yet 20 years ago L-US was doing a four course meal with printed menus with queen carts and a second pre-arrival cold meal in F on transcons ex CLT/PHL on their (then brand new) A321s which are still in service today with the same galley.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by dls25 View Post
Clickbait title. I don't know how service reductions on one route (MIA-LAX) only when it's operated by standard narrowbodies turns into all Transcons.
Exactly. Nothing to see here.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:14 pm
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Having just flown an Indian based airline within India
they are able to provide all the passengers with a meal and drinks on a short less than one hour flight
and with only 4 FA for the whole plane
shame on AA
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:58 pm
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Old Dec 8, 19, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by dls25 View Post
Clickbait title. I don't know how service reductions on one route (MIA-LAX) only when it's operated by standard narrowbodies turns into all Transcons.
Quoting from VftW: "...all flights operating with narrow body aircraft, except for the 32T, will change from a Transcon level of service to our standard Domestic LH service ..."
There's nothing there about the change only affecting MIA-LAX. And the response VftW got from AA does not indicate any such restriction.
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