American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

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American Airlines flights on the schedule, one month later I have....

Flown 100% of my flights in August as AA, and my overall VUAL activity increased vs. prior months
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No votes
Flown some AA flights in August and my overall VUAL activity has increased a little vs. prior months
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11%
Flown some AA flights in August, but my overall VUAL activity has not changed vs. prior months
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39%
Flown no AA flights yet, but will in the future
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33%
Flown no AA flights, and have no intention to fly them in the future
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17%
 
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UAL001 Gary Price
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American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL001 Gary Price » September 1st, 2019, 2:58 pm

Please let us know your feedback! Thanks!
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UAL124 Joel Wolk
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL124 Joel Wolk » September 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am

I am one of the "no" votes but wanted to elaborate...

I am perfectly happy with the United routes available to me and will continue to fly them. These fulfill the entirety of my "personal needs" to be a virtual airline pilot.

Having said the above, now, I do fully support the AA flights on the schedule... simply on the idea that if this helps this VA to thrive and flourish, then I definitely prefer to have them there --- even if I am not personally using them.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL001 Gary Price » September 3rd, 2019, 4:40 pm

Joel,

Thanks for the note. Really appreciate the feedback! Yes, your answer makes sense! Thank you!

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UAL701 Tim Haibach
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL701 Tim Haibach » September 5th, 2019, 12:40 am

While I will always prefer flying United routes, I have found it convenient that AAL flights add the ability for me to fly my aircraft of choice- B737-800 on a short route between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The AAL routes also opened up a couple tropical routes to the Bahamas that I plan to fly.

Adding the AAL routes didn't influence any increase of the # of flights over the past month, but definitely provided route variety. So, I appreciate the addition of the AAL routes for flexibility considering it would be almost a full time job to realistically mirror the United flight schedule as can be searched on Flightaware.com.
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UAL043 Victor Cabrales
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL043 Victor Cabrales » September 6th, 2019, 8:08 am

I personally think that adding AA is a good move but I would also like to see some freight carriers. Maybe drop the airline that is used the least based on PIREPs and adding FedEx or UPS cargo routes. I've spoken to a few of our pilots about it and they agree that mixing it up with some freight sectors would make the VA even more varied. Just my two cents. :)
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UAL909 Filipe Nunez
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL909 Filipe Nunez » September 7th, 2019, 12:48 pm

UAL124 Joel Wolk wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am
I am perfectly happy with the United routes available to me and will continue to fly them. These fulfill the entirety of my "personal needs" to be a virtual airline pilot.

Having said the above, now, I do fully support the AA flights on the schedule... simply on the idea that if this helps this VA to thrive and flourish, then I definitely prefer to have them there --- even if I am not personally using them.

Hope that makes sense.
Same, no harm in keeping them and since the MD80 has been removed from AA fleet, i might fly that old bird in the future 8-)
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UAL023 Jeremy Young
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL023 Jeremy Young » September 7th, 2019, 11:27 pm

Bring it on. Now, will I have to leave my other AA VA is the question...
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UAL006 Pat Schoof
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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL006 Pat Schoof » September 8th, 2019, 12:12 pm

@Jeremy, I do not think so. I left the one I was with not exclusively because of our schedule change(s).

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Re: American Airlines flights on the schedule, thoughts after one month

Post by UAL141 Thierry Nguepdjo » September 10th, 2019, 6:35 pm

UAL043 Victor Cabrales wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 8:08 am
I personally think that adding AA is a good move but I would also like to see some freight carriers. Maybe drop the airline that is used the least based on PIREPs and adding FedEx or UPS cargo routes. I've spoken to a few of our pilots about it and they agree that mixing it up with some freight sectors would make the VA even more varied. Just my two cents. :)
I second this! It would definitely be nice to fly some cargo routes and open up additional city pairings that way. I also appreciate and enjoy the variety that having the AA routes has added. I will be leaving my AA VA as a result of this and I'd rather put in the hours here.
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