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User currently offlineB767-400ER From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Did American ever received their One-Elevens back in the 60s when they order them instead of the competition from the 737 and DC-9?

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User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Yes they did. They were the first to receive the series -400 and began using them on short and medium hual flights in early 1966 (possibly in Dec. '65 though). Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Markus


User currently offlineB767-400ER From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

When did they retired them?

User currently offlineTAD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

The first aircraft was delivered 12/23/65 so service entry was probably 2/66.

The first aircraft was sold off in 1969 and the last left service with American by early 1972.

TAD


User currently offlinecv990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1322 times:


AA went with the 111 (series 400) because in principle it was available
a year or so before the DC-9. They were supposed to arrive in early 1965 but
as others have pointed out it wasn't until early '66 that they went into service.

The 111 was an interesting aircraft to fly in -- very exciting -- and didn't have leading edge devices so landing speed was high, a real thrill, but it tended to scare passengers. Folks at AA tell me the cockpit crews referred to the 400 as
the 'kamikaze' for just this reason.

As TAD pointed out, they left AA's fleet in1972. None ever made it into the red white and blue scheme. When the oil crisis hit in 1973 AA commented that they wished they hadn't retired the 400 because some economical two-engine equipment would have been useful when fuel prices skyrocketed.


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