I won’t speculate about whether or not American’s announcement of enough aircraft orders to replace its currently operating narrowbody fleet (aside from its 737-800s) was right one or not.  Truth told, I don’t know.  I will say that its good to see American making a statement that its in business for the long term.  Will it work?  I have no idea.  I will say this.  In five years this will either be the smartest move in the history of commercial aviation, or the American we know today will no longer be around.  Here’s to hoping it was the smartest move.