Usairways85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8446 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8433 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8405 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7720 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.
Arsenal@LHR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7647 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.