Ahh October, has been a welcome change. We now have 7 AA metal aircraft coming into MCI everyday, up from only one on the last schedule. We at MCI had felt like TWA had bought AA, when you hardly ever see AA metal or flight crews. I was nice to see those MD-80''s with black noses coming to the gate. A pleasure to work them. Also it was nice to see that all the coach seats matched each other, and there were no holes in the seat covers. The overheads and carpet were nice, glad to see AA metal again. Another nice change was seeing some young flight crews, energetic and cheerful. Made us think back to the good old days before 4-10-01, when we truly were American Airlines.