American Airlines A321 (NO SHARKLETS)

American Airlines A321-200 (WITHOUT SHARKLETS)

Why should this be added?
Most AA A321s flying into airports like Charlotte Douglas International, have no sharklets, it would make it more realistic to fly into Charlotte with AA A321s, and various other destinations

Image credit: N579UW | Airbus A321-231 | American Airlines | Brian Peters | JetPhotos

I going to free up a vote for this!!! Sitting on one of these aircraft as we speak. 😊

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Would definitely like to see it changed to this as the sharklets in the game are not modelled correctly. Does also just look better on the A321 imo. :)

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Hmm… already 19 liveries for American Airlines :)

Even I like the 321 without sharklets, I wish the devs focus on airlines that are not as extensively covered as American…

Manufacturer: Model: Livery: Registration: Image: Information:
Airbus A320-200 American Airlines N647AW More information
Airbus A321-200 American Airlines N101NN More information
Boeing 737-800 American Airlines N803NN More information
Boeing 737-800 American Airlines - Astrojet N905NN More information
Boeing 737-800 American Airlines - Old N815NN More information
Boeing 737-800 American Airlines - TWA N915NN More information
Boeing 757-200 America West N914AW More information
Boeing 757-200 American Airlines N205UW More information
Boeing 767-300 American Airlines - Old N383AN More information
Boeing 777-200ER American Airlines N775AN More information
Boeing 777-200ER American Airlines - 1968 N779AN More information
Boeing 777-200ER American Airlines - One World N796AN More information
Boeing 777-300ER American Airlines N171AN More information
Boeing 787-9 American Airlines N172MD More information
Bombardier CRJ-200 American Eagle N202PS More information
Bombardier CRJ-700 American Eagle N500AE More information
Bombardier CRJ-900 American Eagle N600NN More information
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 American Airlines N1757A More information
Boeing 757-200 American Airlines - 1968 N682AA More information
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I voted! I highly agree with this. I would see this (No sharklets version of the A321) more commonly when watching domestic routes with AA.

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What I think it is,

The Sharklet version is the A321T, which is the transcontinental. It’s used between JFK and California most of the time, with the occasional repositioning flight.

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HIGHLY NEEDED!! voted. I love flying aa’s 321’s in IF. and ive always wanted the no sharklets type

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This is partially true yes the A321T does have sharklets but so do most of Americans new A321’s The ones without sharklets are the ones that were acquired with the merger and have not been updated yet most of the ones with sharklets were the ones that American bought after the merger

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I’d love to see a version without sharklets, I’ve seen them numerous times at San Francisco and Dallas

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Definitely a must have! :)

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Would be awesome to fly this out of CLT!

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This aircraft is hideous but trying to see how it flys I’d give a vote in the near future.

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Good enough for me lol

No slander against the bus but the 321s with wing fence are not it 😭

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More of a Boeing guy myself but I think it would be interesting how this would perform

I mean I am a more of a sharklets guy but I get it

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I’ve also noticed this at KPHL as well. Is this for a reason, or is it simply a coincidence?

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Not the point :), a321 without sharklets are very important :) part of the AAL fleet, more important than most of the current liveries except the 737-800 and the 777-200ER.

I believe it is purely coincidence. We also get a fair amount of A321s without sharklets here in Phoenix. :)

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Yes, CLT, PHL, and PHX too are all “legacy hubs” meaning they were US Airways hubs that turned into AA hubs. The US airways planes are the ones that stayed sharklet-less and have just stuck to being based in the legacy hubs. DFW, LAX, ORD are all places where the sharklet 321s are based because they were always AA hubs. So no, not a coincidence, its actually kind of interesting.

It plays out like this in practice too. I flew JAX-DFW-SEA and SEA-CLT-JAX in 2018. The DFW-SEA was on a very nice (pre-oasis) A321 that had sharklets and PTVs. The SEA-CLT was older, no PTVs and was in need of some love, although Oasis was probably not any better.

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