Philadelphia International Airport
American Airlines:  Airbus A321


 

American Airlines currently operates multiple daily flights out of their Philadelphia International Airport hub to select domestic and international destinations using the Airbus A321.    As of August 1, 2016, American currently operates a total of 188 A321s in their fleet - a mix of aircraft that were delivered prior to the merger with US Airways (and prior to US Airways' merger with America West Airlines) and aircraft that were delivered to American as new feature sharklets - these are uncommonly seen at PHL but are seen on a few flights between hubs.  The A321s in American's fleet are configured to seat a total of 181 or 187 passengers.  Seventeen aircraft are configured to seat 102 passengers and these aircraft are exclusively used on routes from New York-JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco.  A total of 31 aircraft remain on order in addition to another 100 more of the new engine option (A321neo) to be delivered starting in 2019.

Over a period of time between January 2014 and July 2016 these aircraft have operated routes to Aruba, Boston, Cancún, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montego Bay, Nassau, Orlando–MCO, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Punta Cana, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Maarten, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, among others.

American also operates one A321 in a retro US Airways livery (registration N578UW, which is ironically the last A321 delivered in US Airways livery) and the 7,000th Airbus ever built.  That aircraft was delivered in US Airways livery and wore a small sticker commemorating the 7,000th Airbus by the front left door.  It has since been repainted into the new American livery.  All A321s currently wear the new American livery except for the above mentioned N578UW.

Photos in the slideshow were taken between August 2015 and July 2016.  Apologies for the large copyrights in each photo - this is necessary in this day and age where photos are widely stolen and passed along as if they are one's own.