Embraer E175

American Airlines Fleet Gets Bigger While It Gets Smaller

It also gets a bit more contemporary. American Airlines is actually scheduled to shrink the size of the fleet slightly (30 planes out of the mainline fleet of close to 1,000) but is shrinking it in the right areas while adding strategic aircraft for the future.  As usual, Terry Maxon at the Dallas Morning News provides us all the salient details. The biggest drop is in the MD-80s, which are the planes people generally like the least.  I’ve actually never minded the planes myself other than the lack of standard […]

Where Is American Airlines Placing Its New Regional Jets? Republic Says Not With Them

Confusion About American Eagle’s Future? It wasn’t long ago that American Eagle pilots rejected a new contract from management that would have seen more concessions but likely more jobs.  American had agreed to purchase 60 larger Embraer E175 jets.  They had offered to place them with American Eagle in exchange for the contract concessions.  That wasn’t meant to be, and it was speculated that the jets would end up going to Republic Airways, based on the fact that American had been growing the relationship with them. That doesn’t look like […]