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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 21, 20, 1:03 am
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Last week flew LAX-DFW-LAX, on the 789. Both flights 100% full, and for LAX-DFW they were asking for six volunteers at the gate.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 7:36 am
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Out of four segments I flew last week/this weekend, 3 out of 4 were 100% full. No empty seats.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 8:10 am
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9/19 AA 2670 BWI-CLT 737-800: Full in F, mostly full in Y
9/19 AA 2077 CLT-PIT A-319: Full in F, upgrade list of 5, mostly full in Y. Oddly the app was soliciting volunteers but I had an empty middle next to me.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
9/19 AA 2670 BWI-CLT 737-800: Full in F, mostly full in Y
9/19 AA 2077 CLT-PIT A-319: Full in F, upgrade list of 5, mostly full in Y. Oddly the app was soliciting volunteers but I had an empty middle next to me.
Haven't seen an empty AA A319 cabin in a long time, then again, it's easy for them to fill 8 seats.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
Haven't seen an empty AA A319 cabin in a long time, then again, it's easy for them to fill 8 seats.
They can fill that with just non-revs on most flights.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by fly747first
Were you on the 772? I noticed that on some days AA is now flying 772s CLT MIA

It was an Oasis 737.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by taxatty56 View Post
Originally Posted by fly747first
Were you on the 772? I noticed that on some days AA is now flying 772s CLT MIA

It was an Oasis 737.
Tragic.
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Old Sep 21, 20, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by taxatty56 View Post
It was an Oasis 737.
My condolences
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Old Sep 22, 20, 9:31 am
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My DFW-CUN in F/J for Saturday, Oct 24th is already sold out. Most flights that day have no seats in F/J to CUN.
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Old Sep 22, 20, 5:24 pm
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Just landed, DSM-CLT, 21 souls on board E175. F with 2 empty seats after a few service members upgraded.
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Old Sep 23, 20, 5:08 pm
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PIT to DFW on 9/22 100% full (although PIT concourse seemed like a ghost town)
DFW to DEN on 9/22 100% full (DFW terminal was packed)
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Old Sep 23, 20, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by scottinaz View Post
PIT to DFW on 9/22 100% full (although PIT concourse seemed like a ghost town)
DFW to DEN on 9/22 100% full (DFW terminal was packed)
Odd, last time I did DFW DEN the flight wasn't that full
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Old Sep 23, 20, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Kevin AA View Post
I don't know if this is the best thread to post this question, so forgive me in advance if it's out of place, but....

Why does AA have crew spending the night at outstations where the plane flies from the hub to the outstation and back half an hour later?

I flew to SUX and DRT. SUX has one flight a day from ORD. I saw the crew leave the airport (instead of just flying the same airplane back to ORD). In DRT, there are two flights a day from DFW, one in the afternoon with a half hour turn, and one in the evening that stays overnight. I took the afternoon flight, and again saw the crew leave the airport instead of flying the plane back to DFW.

For an airline that is on the verge of going bankrupt, why would they do this? That is such a waste of money. If the crew is going to spend the night at the outstation, then just have the plane spend the night as well. Then the schedule will be more convenient for passengers, leaving in the morning instead of making them wait until 3 PM to fly somewhere.

Allegiant's flights go from a hub to an outstation and back 45 minutes later. The crew never spends the night there. It saves money. It's not as convenient for the passengers, but their fares are very low, so "too bad".
AA is concerned about the most efficient way to crew flights throughout the whole system, not on specific legs. The crew that operated that flight may already have operated several legs that day. Perhaps they weren't ORD-based. Flight scheduling isn't generally dictated by crew scheduling. It's dictated by demand, network resource use, timing of flight banks, etc.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 2:22 pm
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9/23 AA 4506 CLE-CLT E175 - 100% Full, app solicited volunteers but none were needed.
9/23 AA 665 CLT-DFW A321 - F was full, Y about 70% full. I was in my usual 23F seat and there was no one around me.

Every flight I've taken to or from my home airport of Cleveland on AA has been 90% full or more.
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Old Sep 24, 20, 2:54 pm
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AA is flying 100% full flights.

DL is still flying with blocked seats.

I would LOVE to see data of these airline's COVID cases from passengers flying and how they compare.
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