Archive For The “American” Category

Premium #324 – Orders at American, Delta and United

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Premium #324 – Orders at American, Delta and United






The three US network airlines are the world’s largest and now referred to as mega-carriers.  Between them, they operate over 2,500 aircraft.   This means these three airlines account for approximately 10% of the world’s active commercial passenger aircraft.  What do their orders tell us? Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to…

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The next Battle of The Atlantic

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There was a previous battle in world war two.  The next one will not be violent but looks to be as belligerent.  The next battle will be in the skies over the Atlantic as the newcomer LCCs pour capacity into the market and upset what has become a comfortable club for network airlines. The belligerents…

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Evaluating American Airlines Fleet and Likely Future Actions

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Evaluating American Airlines Fleet and Likely Future Actions






American Airlines is the second in our airline fleet reviews.  The airline today has a fleet based on  various mergers, the most recent being US Airways (which had previously merged with America West). This followed a wave of airline consolidation that started some years ago with Delta and Northwest. The US airline consolidation that took…

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model






The airline business is competitive – more so than most other types of business.  It is also a complex business because its reach is global.  The airlines that have dominated the industry so far tended to be network, or legacy, carriers.  In some markets, where traffic volumes allowed it, low cost carriers (LCCs) managed to…

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American Airlines ditches seat back IFE on MAX

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[Update: Each MAX seat will have both AC power (with an international outlet) as well as USB. No news on neo fleet yet] American Airlines will not install seat-back IFE screens on its 737 MAX fleet. The first four MAXs are due later in 2017.  The airline plans to offer free entertainment via Wi-Fi (powered…

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Boeing loses in United deferral

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In March, United Airlines announced it had done a deal with Boeing for 25 more 737-700s after its January deal for 40.  This deal was hotly contested by Bombardier for its CSeries.  The Boeing selection was a blow to Bombardier, but also seen as Boeing playing a weak hand .  United had both OEMs on…

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