UnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6337 times:
Without a doubt, American's the largest carrier in the world by fleet size, with 726 aircraft in its fleet (that's solely mainline, and does not include the AmericanEagle aircraft).
Now, if I'm not mistaken, Delta's actually the largest airline in the world based on passengers carried. However, that might've changed when American and TWA merged. Yet I'm still pretty convinced that Delta's the largest based on RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles).
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6086 times:
QF Group has 192 aircraft in it's fleet now which incorporates it regional QantasLink of 42 aircraft (10 BAE146, 32x Dash 8), Australian Airlines (5 aircraft - 767-300) and Jetstar (16 aircraft 14 x 717-200, 2 x A320) So those numbers are outdated. (source QF fleet listing)
Ba97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5937 times:
Digression or diversion. I would have thought a carrier like BA would carry many more passengers than lists show given they seem to show up everywhere. They seem to have so many wide bodies-but is this the illusion of LHR being a hub.
there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2471 posts, RR: 31 Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4063 times:
Holy moly.... I knew AA was the biggest, but I didnt know that it was the biggest by FAR. 139 757s and 45 777s?? That is...very large. lol....
United only has 97 752s and 55 762/3's But they do also have more 777's and 744's (obvi) than american. It seems that the MD-80 really is the backbone of AA's fleet, with 335 a/c. What will they REPLACE them with though??
Starlionblue From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 15872 posts, RR: 66 Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
AA does not plan to replace the MD-80s for a while. In fact, they are homogenising the fleet in terms of equipment and fixing up the interiors. I see them flying at least another decade.
When they will be replaced, my guess would be that AA will purchase either the 737NG or whatever comes after that, or the A32x or whatever comes after that, or some Embraer equivalent if there is one by then. Yes I know this is covering all the bases
For those who think that AA "will never buy Airbus and blablabla", 10+ years is a long time and money talks.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - from Citadel by John Ringo
Ciccone From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 42 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
The numbers posted are only what is active in the fleet. If you take into consideration the number of stored aircraft, then your numbers would be correct. As for the Delta 757's, the numbers do not include the 36 that fly as Song.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3385 posts, RR: 11 Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
Well, I know from DL's site that they have 123 767s, and 71 737-800s, ALL of which are active. Your numbers were in the same ballpark, but I just wanted to post the exact numbers, including aircraft that are stored. DL has removed all of its 767s from the desert, and I've never heard of any 737-800s being stored.