Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3243 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7378 times:
someone could probably give you more detailed information, however several years ago it was not unusual to see A300's make the trip across the pond. In fact the EWR-LHR flt was scheduled as an A300 for some time. When AA started receiving the 772's, AA took the A300 off of transatlantic flts and used them strickly for flts to the caribbean and South America
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
I initially thought equipment change, but then I noticed that there are actually quite a few AA A300 pics at LHR. Did AA used to fly a scheduled A300 to LHR? The pictures are all between 1997 and 2002.
Edit: I guess the previous post answers that question.
DBCooper From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 189 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7337 times:
3-class A-300-605R a/c were used for some time LHR-BOS/EWR/JFK, offering more capacity than a 762 and during a period when AA was short of -ER capacity.
Westbound weight restrictions were indeed an issue, especially in the winter when winds aloft are stronger.
A/C shifted off transatlantic service after route rationalization and delivery of 777s.
P.S.: The 747-SP also operated LHR-JFK for a time, but this was much earlier (removed from DFW-NRT when the MD-11 hit the scene). The SP had to go somewhere and JFK-LHR made the most sense since the a/c was maintained at JFK (and had to be ferried there from DFW when it was DFW-based.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16125 posts, RR: 57 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6652 times:
There were 7 A300's in the AA fleet allocated to and configured specifically for the LHR services in the 90's. As someone mentioned, as the 777 fleet grew, the A300 fleet was re-allocated back to the US-Caribbean routes.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6579 times:
You must have seen United 762's as i've never seen a UA 757 at LHR ever, nor do i think they operated the 757 transatlantic as i don't think they are ETOPS certified. There have been 727's, 767's, 747's (SP/200/400) and ofcourse 777's flown to LHR. AA used to send a variety of aircraft up until a few years ago, MD-11's, 767-200/300 and the A300 were common sights, now you see a dozen or so 777's daily.