- Feb 23, 2011
Anywhere that actually has a toilet lid is miles above here, the rest of it was just showing offAA hostage here. Nearly all of my domestic travel is on AA. We've also flown AA to Hawaii and back twice. Every time we go to NYC for a weekend it is on AA. Every time we go to DLR it is on AA. 95% of my positioning flights are on AA. The AA soft product will never compare favorably to the majority of the international airline companies. That's like comparing toilets in the USA to the toilets in Japan. Both do the job they were designed to do on a fundamental level. It isn't until you've experienced the toilets in Japan that you realize how substandard ours are and go back home feeling like a peasant. Same thing when we fly a legacy carrier in "first class" domestically. It's basically a slightly nicer toilet but still not anything like a Japanese toilet. So, if the reviews you are reading are from people comparing AA or any other USA based airline to an international airline then they are not comparing like to like. All 3 legacy carriers get awful reviews from what I've read. Personally, I've never had major issues with the 3. UA, AA, and DL have all changed my flight time or aircraft at one point or another. All 3 have had flight delays with UA more so than the other two. I just had a flight delay with AA yesterday. We took off an hour later than scheduled, but still arrived in Miami at the scheduled time, so there's that. I never expect my experience on a domestic carrier to be like the ones on the international carriers. That's like going to a public restroom here in the US and expecting the toilet lid to automatically open when you stand in front of it, the seat to be heated, play music or other sounds for your privacy, offer customized bidet options with the touch of a button and then to flush and clean itself automatically. Clearly, I am missing the fancy toilets after coming home LOL
Had no real desire to go to Japan before but now you've piqued my interest just to visit the restrooms!