What Is American Airlines Project Kodiak? What It Means For You

| January 16, 2020

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American Airlines is planning to refit its refit, to fix some of the mistakes that it made with Project Oasis. Before you get too excited, it’s only domestic first set to benefit from the changes, and not all that much even then. Here’s what you need to know about Project Kodiak. When American Airlines codenamed its narrowbody overhaul as ‘Project Oasis’, it felt a bit like naming a brand of cough medicine Champagne. Oasis conjures up images of luscious abundance, sweeping space and a respite from the harsh world outside. What Project Oasis actually gave us was an abundance of seats, a sweeping space where the IFE used to be and no respite from anything at all.

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