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Routes Used With American DC-10's And MD-11's  
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8185 times:

I was wondering if any of you guys could help me with this. I was looking at some pics, and I started to wonder what were some routes that these planes used? Mainly from/out of Miami. Seems there were alot of thses birds at KMIA. Thanks

23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
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User currently offlineAv8rphx From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8178 times:

Northwest used to use DC10-40s on some domestic routes out of MSP,I can think of a few i am sure there are more.


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8161 times:

I've flown American Airlines MD-11s and DC-10s on SAN-ORD and ORD-ZRH, and am sure that they have used them on DFW-SCL and SJC-NRT

Aaron G.

[Edited 2003-03-24 06:16:34]

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 8134 times:

American used them on the HNL-LAX route. I flew in an AA DC-10-30 on this route in mid 1999.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7908 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 8131 times:

DC-10's were heavily utilized domestically, hawaii, caribbean, and trans-atlantic initially. As AA took delivery of the 767, DC-10's were gradually phased out of smaller Trans-Atlantic routes. Eventually, the MD-11 and then 777 completely phased the DC-10 out of trans-Atlantic routes. In the Carribbean, out of MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA and SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU, DC-10's played a large role initially at MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA, but were replaced in many instances by A300's. Domestically, the DC-10's remained on high density routes and trans-cons until being replaced by more efficient 757's and 767's. In their final two years, the DC-10's primarily only served Hawaii markets. The oldest DC-10's were retired in 1993/1994, with the final aircraft remaining until late 2000.

At the end of their career, the AA DC-10's became dedicated Aloha birds flying:
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL (final DC-10 flight 8 11/21/00 AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL-DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW)
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL
LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX-AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL
SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO-AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL

Last domestic flight: EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR-LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX

These are just off the top of my head at this hour....only to name a few

ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-ORY / LFPO), France">ORY
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA
ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD-DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS

DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW
DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW-LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS

MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA-DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW
MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA-SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU
MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA-LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX?
MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA-POS), Trinidad and Tobago">POS

AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL-OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG
LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX-JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK
SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO-JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK
RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU-ORY / LFPO), France">ORY
RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU-LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW

[Edited 2003-03-24 06:53:09]

User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 8103 times:

In the mid 90's when I was living in Austin, AA flew DC-10's between AUS and DFW.

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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 8091 times:

Back in 1990 or 1991 (I forget the year) I flew from ISP-RDU-MCO on American Airlines. The ISP-RDU flight was on the MD-80, but the RDU-MCO flight was on a DC-10. On the return trip we took a DC-10 from MCO-RDU. When we got to RDU I found out that the DC-10 we were just on was going to JFK next, then on to London.

Then in 1992 (I think) I flew American Airlines from JFK-MCO, on the trip down we flew on the 757 but on the trip back (MCO-JFK) we flew on the DC-10. That plane too was going to London after a stop at JFK.

[Edited 2003-03-24 08:24:58]

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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 8069 times:

I have flown on AA DC10 from LGW - DFW and the return.
In the USA - DFW-ORD-Toronto

Also MD11 from AA), Japan">NRT - SJC

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

I flew AA DC-10's on the following routes
SJU-MIA (at one time they were the main birds along with the A300's on this route)
SJU-JFK (Heavily used on this route as well)

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Other DC-10 routes out of San Juan- these I have never flown

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6059 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

To answer your question about Miami, I flew an MD-11 from Miami to DFW in... August... 1991.

Also, that was the return flight from a trip that started with DFW to Orlando on a DC-10.

I had previously flown a DC-10 DFW-SJC in 89 or 90.


User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7875 times:

we got the MD-11 on the SJC-NRT flight for a while... I'm still perplexed as to how that thing is still around.

User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 974 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

MD11s were also used on the MIA-EZE and DFW-GRU and to SCL, don't know if from MIA or DFW.



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User currently offlineArgento From Argentina, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7848 times:

AA flew those birds(MD11) from MIA to EZE,twice a day from 93-94 to 2000.

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7832 times:

In the mid 90's when I was living in Austin, AA flew DC-10's between AUS and DFW.

I never saw one, and I lived right near the old Robert Mueller Airport.

I did ride an AA 763 AUS-DFW once, after hours of thunderstorms. I think the plane may have diverted to AUS in the first place.

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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8651 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7822 times:
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I myself flew the following AA routes:-

LAX-MIA - DC-10-10(redeye!)
SJU-JFK - DC-10-10
LHR - ORD - MD11



User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 7802 times:

I'm just curious, what are the loads like on SJC-AA), Japan">NRT and on RDU-LGW on AA.
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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 7793 times:

American flew the DC-10-10 between IAD and LAX all the way through 1999. Also, I believe the MD-11 was flown between JFK and Santo Domingo initially.

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 7779 times:

They were used on SFO-JFK LAX-JFK LAX-HNL SFO-HNL DFW-HNL DFW-EWR(back when) ORD-DFW (occassionally) DFW-SJU....DC-10

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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

Back in Dec `88 I flew LGA-DFW and SAT-DFW on an AA DC-10.

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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 7704 times:

AA pretty much stopped flying the DC-10 on ORD-DTW in the late 80s early 90s

User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 7702 times:
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I flew on many AA DC-10 flights from LGA-RDU. ahh thoes were the days!

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User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 7666 times:

In summer of '87, flew AA DC10 BDL-ORD-LAX one-stop thru-flight.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6385 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

Indeed AA did fly the DC-10 AUS-DFW Brons2. In several periods over 20 or so years. RDU and MIA had DC-10 service to almost every major city in the system.

Speaking just for my high school years when the DC-10 was brand new, AA flew them during the winter from TUS to PSP/DFW/ORD/PHX/LAX/SAN and SFO. This of course varied by year. In the mid to late 70s the ORD and DFW flights were year round.

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7583 times:

AA flew their DC10's to SYD and AA), New Zealand">AKL in the early 1990's!
DFW-HNL-SYD 4x weekly
DFW-HNL-AA), New Zealand">AKL 3x weekly

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7551 times:

If I remember correctly, AA originally flew DC-10-30's on the SJC-AA), Japan">NRT route. Problem was, at certain times of the year AA had to temporarily fly the plane from SJC to OAK to fully tank up on fuel before flying the AA), Japan">NRT. I believe that AA discontinued that practice once AA switched to the MD-11; one of the reasons why AA placed the 777-200ER on the SJC-AA), Japan">NRT route was the fact the 772ER could fly SJC-AA), Japan">NRT-SJC non-stop year-round without having to use that OAK diversion, especially now with SJC lengthening the runways.

25 David_itl : First transatlantic service for American with MD11s was ORD-MAN. David
26 Stretch 8 : Regarding AA's D10s and a bit of history, back at DTW in the late 1970s to mid 1980s (before NW started it's hub), AA was the primary carrier (or so i
27 MSYtristar : American flew DC10's between DFW and MSY until late 1992. I actually got to fly on one, flight 1447 routing MSY-DFW-PHX, and flight 577, routing ORD-D
28 Krags : At various times AA flew the DC-10 between TUL and DFW.
29 Sabena 690 : I got the information that AA also used the DC10 on the ORD-BRU leg. Regards Frederic
30 United777 : American Airlines used there MD-11's from Seattle to Tokyo-Narita a few years back before chaning it to a 777-200. American Airlines no longer flies t
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