On Friday, American announced via their Twitter page- “Soon you’ll see our planes lighting the night sky as we add “tail illumination” to our fleet”. The reactions from Twitter followers were quite funny…

Gotta give it up to AA for their polite response:

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Aanarav Sareen April 7, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Next up: United adds an animating globe on their tail 😉

The Weekly Flyer April 7, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Ding! How about a better in-flight bourbon?

RJ Brown April 7, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Will the wait staff also be illuminating their tail as they move about the cabin?

Sean April 7, 2013 - 11:25 pm

uh, haven’t tail lights been around since the dawn of the jet age?

Carl April 8, 2013 - 12:39 am

I wish US carriers would use tail illumination on the ground. Most of the European and Asians seem to do so. Does it really burn that much fuel?


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