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I Can’t Believe That American Airlines (AA) Is Now Painting Their Planes — It Is A Betrayal.

by Anura Guruge


The ‘new’ PAINTED AA planes.



Hadn’t flown American in a couple of years and had NOT noticed until ‘last’ week when we flew to New Mexico/Arizona to visit Canyon de Chelly, again.

I was upset to see the PAINTED AA planes.

As a MILLION MILE AA Frequent Flyer I have a vested interest in AA. The unpainted planes were supposed to save money. Paint adding 400 – 700 pounds of weight to a plane. But, it appears that keeping the metal look is not for free. This article from Boeing explains it, with figures.

But, unpainted buffed planes were the TRADEMARK of AA. I did most of my AA flying, 1980 — 1999 during the tenure of the legendary AA Chairman, Bob Crandall. I was a big fan of his. I remember reading, in the AA inflight magazine Crandall singing the praises of unpainted planes.

A quick Google shows me that I am NOT the only one that has expressed concern.

And now this. Change is hard. Change can be sad.


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American Airlines (AA) Boeing 737s — No Window In Row 10 (Left Hand Side).

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American Airline Boeing 737 No Window Row 10


A Google search CONFIRMED that this was a known issue.


The top pictures says it ALL. AA seats 10 A, B & C on Boeing 737s now do NOT have windows. 10 D, E & F does have a window. Go figure.

We encountered this on all four of our flights to Canyon de Chelly last week. I had booked my tickets directly via AA months ago. As a 1-Million mile ‘prefered’ passenger they recommended the best seats for us. These were the ones closest to the front. I took them on all four segments. Never told me that there was no window.

As it transpired this was no big deal. Teischan seats by the ‘window’ but she isn’t that fussed about looking out. She slept much of the way too — which is good. So, we didn’t even bother trying to switch.

But, just a HEADS UP.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 28, 2018.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 27, 2018, ‘Monument Valley’.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 26, 2018, ‘Canyon de Chelly’ Day 3.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 25, 2018, ‘Canyon de Chelly’ Day 2.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 24, 2018, ‘Canyon de Chelly’ Day 1.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 23, 2018, ‘Arizona’ Day 1.

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Philadelphia Amtrak 188 Train — Should “Business Class” Car Have Been Right Behind Locomotive?

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Sad and ironic that the rail car that suffered the most damage — unimaginable in its devastation — was the ‘Business Class‘ car, which happened to be the ‘first car‘, right behind the locomotive. I assume that most of the fatalities and serious injuries that resulted happened to passengers in this car. Seems sad. They pay the most and end up suffering the most.

But, this is the same argument about First and Business class on airplanes. They are always at the front. I know. I have, over my 62 years, flown 2.5 million miles (with a Lifetime Gold Card from AA to commemorate my million miles just with them) and at least 60% of this was in the front of planes. One of my earlier wives used to always quip, “Anu has no idea that planes have seats with seat numbers that are greater than ‘6’”.

And then there is this very famous and profound adage that goes: “Have you ever heard of a plane flying into a mountain backwards?”

On planes ONE of the reasons that First/Business class is at the front has to do with engine noise — plane engines either being in the middle or back of the plane. 

Not sure why you would put the Business Class car right behind the engine? Not sure if that is always the case either. It is possible that the logic is that the locomotive, in front, provides the MOST ‘cushioning’ — though in a front impact it also means that that carriage is closer to the impact.

I do not, and never have, travelled Amtrak that much. The last time was about 4 years ago. The trip to Philadelphia, that got disrupted by this Brandon Bostian recklessness, was unusual. I typically fly or drive. I will have to do some research as to what would be the optimum positioning for a Business Class car KNOWING that each and every train accident has its own dynamics. Just the stuff that rattle around my brain.


My Astronomer Friend, Philip Corneille, FRAS, Visiting The Famed Greenwich Observatory (As In GMT Fame etc.)

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