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How AA are flight loads being affected by Coronavirus?

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At the beginning of the Covid “era” flight loads appeared quite light. As AA refined flights, routes and aircraft, many fewer seats has meant in some instances full aircraft and oversold flights. In others higher capacity widebody aircraft may offer less crowded cabins. International flights are often operating way below capacity at this time, as many nations have bans in place for American and other specified country’s visitors other than those permitted to travel for essential services. Check aa.com sherpa for further information about international destinations’ current Covid-related restrictions.

AA does not block middle seats in coach.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 3:53 pm
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full fllights

Why is AA insisting on full flights during a pandemic just curious! makes no sense !
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Old Sep 12, 20, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
Why is AA insisting on full flights during a pandemic just curious! makes no sense !
Because they are ruled by a greedy board and an alcoholic CEO who just doesn't care about passengers?
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Old Sep 12, 20, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
Why is AA insisting on full flights during a pandemic just curious! makes no sense !
Because they can't afford to operate planes with empty middles like Delta can.
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Old Sep 12, 20, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
Because they can't afford to operate planes with empty middles like Delta can.
jetBlue and Southwest are blocking seats too...
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Old Sep 12, 20, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
Why is AA insisting on full flights during a pandemic just curious! makes no sense !
Honestly? Because they can. They don’t seem to have a problem filling them, same with UA.

If people turned away in droves and stopped flying AA entirely because they don’t block middles, AA might change their mind. But clearly there’s a sizable demographic that doesn’t really care about that.

Honestly, I think the bigger question is why is DL (and the others) still blocking middles? Do they think this is going to generate goodwill amongst customers beyond the time they start opening middles back up? I somewhat doubt it.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by airdude35 View Post
Why is AA insisting on full flights during a pandemic just curious! makes no sense !
This is just a business decision. There is no legal requirement to block seats. Yet another smoke and mirrors like most stuff with this pandemic...
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Old Sep 13, 20, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320 View Post
Honestly, I think the bigger question is why is DL (and the others) still blocking middles?
The clock is ticking when this non-sustainable gimmick will come to an end.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
The clock is ticking when this non-sustainable gimmick will come to an end.
Agreed. They’ve sort of backed themselves into a corner because now if they discontinue it they have to increase their service levels to that of AA/UA. Otherwise there will be virtually no reason for anyone to choose DL. They certainly don’t have a better schedule or cheaper fares at this point.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 11:34 am
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I arrived at the MIA AC yesterday afternoon to do some work before a 7PM flight and it was dead. About an hour later after a call I looked up (around 5PM) and the MIA D30 AC was packed to the gills. Looked like typical pre COVID 19 days, even with few evening International flights. The terminal was also packed albeit with a reduction in the flight banks I've noticed there's a much more pronounced ebb and flow with crowds.
The Miami situation is growing untenable. Arrived yesterday evening on a nearly full flight (F was full, coach had a few empty middles in the front -- bags were gate checked -- pax were only partially compliant with the mask rules).

The biggest problem however was potential superspreaders at baggage claim at Miami -- all bags were being routed to two or three shared carousels, which were slow (as usual) but heavily crowded (not usual). Most people had removed their masks, and were milling around the carousels for 15 to 30 minutes. No announcements about which flight to which carousel. And the arriving car traffic was the heaviest I have seen since February.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 11:38 am
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The Miami situation is growing untenable. Arrived yesterday evening on a nearly full flight (F was full, coach had a few empty middles in the front -- bags were gate checked -- pax were only partially compliant with the mask rules).

The biggest problem however was potential superspreaders at baggage claim at Miami -- all bags were being routed to two or three shared carousels, which were slow (as usual) but heavily crowded (not usual). Most people had removed their masks, and were milling around the carousels for 15 to 30 minutes. No announcements about which flight to which carousel. And the arriving car traffic was the heaviest I have seen since February.
As if we didn't have enough with many AAgents at MIA not properly wearing their masks. I'm sorry but not covering your nose with your mask is unacceptable; it defeats the whole point of wearing a mask.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:13 pm
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RNO-PHX CRJ half full
PHX-LAX Airbus (319? 320?) full
LAX-CLT A321 standby list not cleared
CLT-ORD A321 same, standbys left behind
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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:45 pm
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AUS-DFW and DFW-CVG on Friday. Both flights completely full in both cabins.
CVG-DFW on Sunday. 3 empty seats in F, Y completely full.
DFW-AUS on Sunday. Completely full.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 6:20 pm
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ONT-DFW was completely full on the 738

DFW-IAD had a total of 89 pax out of 160 with a few empties in FC too.

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Old Sep 14, 20, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
ONT-DFW was completely full on the 738
I will say just observationally, AA has seemed to be doing a better job than DL and UA of being able to anticipate traffic so far during this whole ordeal.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 11:07 pm
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Any other CKs finding their way to DL for flights right now? Just can't imagine choosing AA full F/J cabin over DL 50% load.
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