30 Responses

  1. FF
    FF at |

    I’d love to have one of those posters!

  2. Stephen W
    Stephen W at |

    Would like to have a poster as well if there are any remaining…

  3. Andy
    Andy at |

    I would love one too!

  4. spinergy7
    spinergy7 at |

    Seth, I don’t need a poster; just to say, thanks for giving away something other than a credit card link.

  5. Tom
    Tom at |

    I’d love a poster and great article…we will see how well the redesign works

  6. JR
    JR at |

    I would love to have one if you have one left!

    Thanks

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  8. Nick
    Nick at |

    “it is hard to believe that anyone wants to be seen as a flag carrier these days, particularly from the USA”

    I can’t believe this American company would want to be associated with the US. Perish the thought.

    You’re an idiot

  9. Manti Te'o
    Manti Te'o at |

    Nick is obviously oblivious to the world outside ‘Merica.

  10. TXJacket
    TXJacket at |

    I actually like the design. The rebranding reminds me of delta a few yrs ago. I’d love a poster, too!

  11. Steve
    Steve at |

    Why wouldn’t they want to be seen as the flag carrier for the US? For someone as well traveled as you are, I’m surprised at how you feel about the world’s perception of the US. My perception is that far more people hold America and Americans in high regard than do not. Anyway, with the name American Airlines, they’d be hard pressed to disassociate themselves with America. While I understand why you might not like the tail design, I’m baffled that your baffled at their choice.

    BTW, while I appreciate the information on the your site and podcast, you come across as a sniveling, snobby, prat who takes his good fortunes for granted.

  12. Jason
    Jason at |

    I won’t be as harsh as Nick but I don’t really understand the aversion to being identified as the US flag carrier either. It’s not like AA is looking to get a bunch of European or Middle East flyers to flock to them in droves. They tend to fly a bunch of Americans to from from places. Considering our market supports the #1 and #2 carriers in the world, it’s not like they’re targeting a small customer base. I think they have their eyes on the flyers of Delta, United, and Southwest and contrary to what the media and a minority in this country would have you believe a lot of us are proud to be associated with the Stars and Stripes. Plus the emerging markets in this world of China and India aren’t exactly places where they’re burning our flag in the streets. I think American was smart to go this direction with their branding.

  13. Shane
    Shane at |

    Like yourself, I was neiutral at first but it’s growing on me. Thanks for sharing!!

    I’d like a poster as well if you have extras.

  14. JetAway
    JetAway at |

    I see little difference between the new AA tail design and the Union Flag motif on British Airways. Both are appropriately symbolic.

  15. Mileage Update
    Mileage Update at |

    Great post, looks like you had a good time. Did you get any insight on a possible merger?

  16. Jim
    Jim at |

    Nice design. Would take one of those posters 🙂

  17. Doug
    Doug at |

    Great photos- thanks for posting. I would also love a poster!

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  19. Jim
    Jim at |

    Love the site! I enjoyed meeting you at the United DO back in November. Would love a poster as well. Thanks!

  20. Rick
    Rick at |

    Thanks for sharing. I’d love a poster!

  21. AAfreq
    AAfreq at |

    Interesting to ‘see’ the jingoism exhibited here by some.
    Most who have not traveled outside of their home state….let alone traveled the world recently. Some years ago America and its sons & daughters were respected around the world, today not so much.
    Sadly, the ‘tail’ may produce more of a target, than an expression of patriotism ….
    I’ll request a poster as well, if any are left.

  22. Rohit Rao
    Rohit Rao at |

    I’d quite like a poster as well 🙂 Although I’m probably too late.

    Regardless of whether AA wants to position themselves as a flag carrier, the flag needs to look elegant – in its current form, it looks like some ugly streaks of paint. I just hope it looks better in person than in the photos.

    The rest of the livery is nice though.

  23. Gary K
    Gary K at |

    I’d love a poster… my dart board is becoming quiet worn.. 🙂

  24. Gobluetwo
    Gobluetwo at |

    If you have any left, I’d like a poster. Will be staying downtown NYC this week, if it helps.

    I have to say that the livery does look better in photos than in renderings. I really like the new logo and the paint looks great. The tail still kills me though, and not in a good way.

  25. sshank
    sshank at |

    Well they appear to be trying and I hope they stay as they are and do not merge with US Scare.

    I will take a poster if you still have any left.

    sshank/NYC

  26. Dave
    Dave at |

    how can I get one of those posters??