Pictures of American’s new Airbus A319s

Early in June I wrote about American unveiling their A319 seatmaps and inaugural routes. The aircraft will initially fly to secondary markets, which is good since they’re only equipped with eight first class seats. That’s half the number of first class seats found on the 737s and MD80s.

Reader Wyatt emailed me some pictures of the new A319s to share, which I’ve posted below. Looks like an awesome plane, minus the lack of first class seats.

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Comments

  1. Not good, not good at all. 1/2 the First class seats and not much of a First class cabin feel. And a plane that is “almost as good as” a Boeing. Give me First or give me the two seat side in a MD85.

  2. @VG Don’t be silly. The A318/19/20/21 series has by far been the best-selling plane worldwide. It’s every bit as good as the equivalent Boeing products.

    Regardless, the reduction in FC seats is indeed a bit sad, but maybe it reflects AA’s attempt at up-classing economy into a bit more than “bus class”.

  3. Beautiful pics.
    AA stew here. My Airbus training is in a few weeks. Can’t wait to work these brand spanking new planes.
    In-seat entertainment in economy is HUGE.

  4. There is only one Aircraft type to compare the B737 and the A320 family has more space wider seats and is more confortable than a B737NG!!!

  5. In the second picture, at this angle the tail looks almost like USAir. Is that what the “new American” really means? šŸ™‚

  6. just out of curiosity, why did the aft right jump seat jump out into the aisle instead of following convention and stay aft-facing?

  7. Whoa Nellie! All new planes LOOK great! But did I notice the aft jumpseats are ironboards! Tell me I need and WRONG! Rememberv I’ll ge commuting on these things! Don’t mean to be a buzz kill!

  8. Ben

    I was harshly critical when you accepted a free flight from American in the past as I felt you would no longer have credibility. I like the way you handled this and my faith in you is restored.

    I will rotate you back in on my next credit card applications.

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