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User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

I do not believe that American Airlines have ever operated 747s! I was going through my Herpas and I found a 1:500 perfect condition American Airlines Boeing 747-200. Is this a mistake? Is this worth some $$$$? Or did AA really operate 747s and I am just an idiot!

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User currently offline747Specialist From Switzerland, joined Apr 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

They did operate a lot of 747-123s in both pax and cargo configurations, in the 70'. They had also 2 747SP-31s (ex-TWA), sold in 1991. The 100s offered too much capacity and were eventually sold while the SPs were replaced by MD11s.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Dragon Wings also has a model of a American Airlines 747


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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2111 times:


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7617 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:

Isn't the top pic the plane used in Airport '75?


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16457 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

American ordered & took delivery of 16 early model 747-100's. The oil crisis in '73 resulted in reduced demand for air travel and the -100's were too large. The fleet was reduced (some sold, some converted to cargo). Don't forget, AA was primarily a domestic carrier in the mid-70's. As air travel rebounded, AA focused on growing their DC-10-10 fleet.

The 747-100's were eventually removed from service even though they were now used on DFW-LGW, the first AA transatlantic route.

The 747SP's were used initially on JFK-LHR when that route was purchased from TWA. They were later used on DFW-NRT until replaced by the MD-11.

When AA was bidding for the ORD-NRT route in the early '90's, they proposed leasing 2 747-400's from their partner Canadian. The route authority went to UA and the 744's weren't needed. although AA now operates the route with the 772.





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