Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 31 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2861 times:
American is indeed scheduled to take delivery of at least one 767-300 in 2003 (number may be more). Cannot remember the source, but it was a reliable one that included this info in a story about AA being more or less forced to accept delivery of aircraft for which it had no need. Could it be a disadvantage of attempting to restructure outside of bankruptcy--when one does not have the option (ala UA and US) of thumbing their nose at their creditors and contractual commitments?
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3321 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2721 times:
I think they have 9 767-300's currently on order, including the one you are talking about, the one you just saw in Seattle. They originally had ordered 15 but they canceled 6 and kept the remaining 9, like you say, to simply replace the 9 ex-TWA 767-300's. They maybe have more on option but given the situation the US airline industry is now, I don't think they will convert any to firm order, definitely not now. They have no more 757's on firm order, I don't know if they still have anymore 777's on order but they do have more 737-800's on order. The deliveries of these Boeing jets are scheduled for 2004/2005, by then the industry should be in a better shape. The Fokkers will be gone in 2006.
PS: I flew yesterday on an ex-TWA 757 from DFW to LGA.
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FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
Yes, American does have 9 763s on order, along with 4 772s and a unknown number of 738s as well. Some of the slots for the 738s were sold to Qantas, so AA number of 738s on order maybe smaller by 15-20 airframes. AA really isn't in the position to afford anything right now. Just my two cents. Regards.
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AmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 242 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
I don't see why American is still getting new planes. All the airlines are in a tight spot and American doesn't seem to understand that the situation will most likely get worse with the whole thing with Iraq. They have so many planes now, cuz of TWA and everything, and many of those planes are in storage cuz they have no use for them. So does anyone have a logical answer for why AA is still getting new planes? Why aren't they following Delta in cutting some of their network to help increase revenue? Maybe I'm completely off but it seems to me that they are still trying to get even bigger in a "not so good" period in the country, any thoughts?