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User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

I was looking threw a book about 747's and I never knew that AA had 747's I knew about CO. Why didn't they want them anymore? I think the CO 747 looks good.

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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

Its been discussed before--but basically its too much capacity for US carriers without a significant transpacific network.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

But let's face it, those 747s looked pretty G*R*E*A*T working for the Silverbirds!

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5125 times:


Yeah, it's nice to see pics of DLs 747s here at Dallas Love Field. Those were the days!!


User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

They did look awesome in the CO scheme! The problem was that the 74's were not providing the yields that CO expected. As soon as the 777 became available that was the end of the argument! The 77 provides a much better CASM based on the route structure that CO flies. It basically boils down to frequency vs. capacity, and I find even domestically airlines are choosing frequency. I don't know what the story is with AA.

Cheers

CRP



Flying is a privilege!
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5090 times:

Basically the same CRPilot--AA brought on the 747SP to fly DFW-NRT as the MD11s weren't online yet and there weren't many options with the range at the time that they gained route authority. The 747-100s left before the SPs.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

I have the honor of having flown on the original AA 747-123 (did it JFK-LAX back in the 70s) and one of the CO 747s (EWR-LAX in the early 90s).

Was just a kid for the AA flight, so don't remember too much other than the plane was BIG. As for the CO flight, my recollection was that the entire back coach cabin was pretty much empty, except for me, 1 or 2 other pax and the flight attendants. Was almost like my own private 747 on that trip!


User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

if many cldn'y handle B747's,does this mean will never see an A380 in any US airline colors??? am not sure if this been discussed about A380 in US, but just thought to drop a line.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

in cased you missed it... a USA airline has already ordered the A380, years ago.

User currently offlineJetMarc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4819 times:

I loved CO Boeing 747s. My first Continental Airlines flight ever was on a Continental Micronesia B747 from HNL-NRT in 1994. I sat in Business First and had the best flight attendant in the sky; my mother working upper deck - probably the best aviation memory I'll ever have...


"Sucka, I'm gonna send you out on Knuckle Airlines. Fist Class!!" ~ Mr. T
User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

What USA airline ordered the A380? Was it United?

User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

I understand what you are saying, Capri. Sometimes some of us around here forget that not everyone on here has English as their primary language and take any opportunity to make others feel dumb if they make the slightest little mistake or omission in their post.

At the moment, the likelihood of an American passenger carrier getting the A380 seems to be low.


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Fedex was the American airline.

User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

Beat me to it! FedEx

[Edited 2005-01-04 00:41:02]

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2453 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 4384 times:

I flew two flights on an AA 747. LAX-HNL and HNL-DFW back in spring of 1982 as part of a DTW-LAX-HNL-OGG and OGG-HNL-DFW-DTW trip. Back then AA flew DTW-LAX with the 722!!


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Oh, that's right. I forgot about Fedex. I was hoping for a passengar carrying airline, not cargo but I guess that is not going to happen.

I think a 747 for US AIrways would be nice (even though it won't happen).


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