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Who Has Ever Flown On An American DC-10?  
User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3991 posts, RR: 12
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3256 times:
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TWA is now retirering it's last 727 so I can understand why there are discussions in the forum about TWA 727's, the latest topic being who has ever flown on one. But the other thing that will happen is this: American will retire it's last DC-10 before the end of this year. So I'm now doing the same for the American DC-10 like what has been done in the forum about the TWA 727. I have flown quite a few times on an American DC-10 (both 10 and 30) between 1988 and 1993, during the late 80's and early 90's American still had a lot of DC-10's with many of them in service on domestic flights. I flew on a lot of them within the United States and I also flew on one from Brussels to Chicago in 1991. American used to come to Brussels on the DC-10, from Chicago. Who else has ever flown on an American DC-10?


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User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3109 times:

I flew on one from the London Heathrow-somewhere in the USA (i don't remember where)... I was around 5 years old... but I remember walking down the jetway, and looking at the big, shiny, silver, sleek, jet. Then when we took off, it was like a person had put a pot on your head, and was banging it with a metal rod, it was very noisy. l-)
Arrivederci


User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

I've flown on several AA DC-10's and am very sad to hear that it's on it's way out at AA aswell. The DC-10 is one of my all time favourite airplanes... I've flown AA DC-10's from Puerto Rico to Miami a couple of times... the airline whose DC-10's I've flown the most with is LH, when it flew from San Juan to Frankfurt... Do you know what AA is going to do with them?

User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Actually, I believe as of today AA is replacing all of its DC-10s to Hawaii w/ 763s. Every time I've been to Hawaii(11 times) it has been on an AA DC-10, usually from DFW or ORD. I'm sort of sick of them, because I've flown them 75% of the time I've flown long haul(Hawaii w/ AA and Transtlantic w/ CO). Can' wait till the 764 and 777 when I go to France!

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

I flew an AA DC10 from SAN to ZRH via ORD, when I was very little. I remember that we had an aborted takeoff departing from SAN.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Hey, this is fun trying to remember every flight for the last 25 years.Just posted some memories on the TWA 727. Have flown on dozens of AA DC-10 flights from early 77 thru 98. Over the years ORD to LAX, PHX, SFO. IND-ORD,LAX to JFK,BOS, MIA. MIA to SJU. ALso BOS-ORD, I believe LGA-ORD at one time also.The last one was from DFW-LAX. Hmm, If I had all the money for the fares spent over these years I'd be one rich guy! LOL!...

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

I flew on two AA DC10's in 1992, from MSY to DFW and back. It will be a sad day when they are retired, although I will certainly weep more when Delta's L1011's are retired.

Stephen in MSY


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Back in 1989, I flew on an AA DC-10 from SFO to HNL. However, I missed the return flight and came back on a Hawaiian L-1011.

User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

All the flights that I've flown on AA DC-10 occured in June-July 1991. YYZ-ORD, MCO-DFW, and DFW-HNL.


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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3312 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Back in 1983, I flew one HNL-LAX. In 1989 and 1993, I flew it PHX-ORD and back. About 10 years ago, I remember spotting 3 DC-10s at the PHX terminal at the same time. It must have been because of ATC delays at ORD.


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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

I flew one about this time last year SFO-JFK. It was a redeye, packed, and painful.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

I was raised in an American Airlines family so I lost count a long time ago how many times I've been on AA DC-10's.

I get two Hawaiian DC-10-10 trips in December (LAX-LAS-LAX)....They are either leased from AA or are former AA aircraft. Does that count too?  

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



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User currently offlineLahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

1990: HNL-LAX and LAX-HNL
1998: HNL-SFO and SFO-HNL

I have also flown several times on American owned DC-10-10 and DC-10-30 leased to Hawaiian Air.

I thought American will still keep some DC-10s to fly the Continental US-Hawaii routes, as they claim these routes are not money makers. Have I been misinformed?
Also, what will American use on these routes? 767-300s and 777s I presume?


User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3494 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

>I flew an AA DC10 from SAN to ZRH via ORD, when I was very little.
>I remember that we had an aborted takeoff departing from SAN.

Yo Aaron, was that late 1987 perhaps? I was FE on AA DC10 that aborted takeoff at SAN during that time frame. Red Master Warning light flashed shortly after begining takeoff roll. Never did figure out what the problem was. Reset flaps/slats, triple-checked everything (again) and departed about 30 minutes later without incident.

>...it was very noisy.

Loudest air distribution system of any airliner I have ever been on. 5 different control zones and the FA's were constantly complaining about either temperature or noise.



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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

I have had several opportunities to fly American's DC-10s, in all three classes of service. While most of the flights were JFK-LAX/SAN, I have also ridden them on several other domestic runs. My last American DC-10 flight, in June, 1998, was JFK-LAX in First Class - what a dinner! I had hoped to go to Hawaii just to fly the 10 one more time before they're retired, but the flights are too full for that to happen. It looks like my last DC-10 flight will remain my first United Airlines flight, LAX-HNL in July, 1999.

User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

I have been on 4 AA DC-10's.

AKL - HNL - OGG - HNL - AKL

That was in the early nineties when they flew here briefly.

Jase


User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

As a "local boy," I have flown countless times to/from Hawai'i on AA's DC10s in both First Class and Coach. As a matter of fact, I just returned from Hawaii 2 days ago, on what will probably be my last AA DC10 experience, and a pleasurable one it was.

AA is currently replacing the last of their Hawaii DC10 fleet with 763s and 752s, and the transition is scheduled to be completed by November 1st. What a sad day it'll be when AA's DC10 soars for the last time.

E malama pono!



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User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

I flew on an AA DC10-10 (JFK-LAX) in March of '99. The flight was delayed about 30 minutes due to a problem with the rear door. The only fun part of the flight were the gusty winds on departure at JFK. The seating was quite cramped but all in all a good flight. Jeff

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

I flew Honolulu to LAX on an AA DC-10 in October '97. I had spent the weekend in Honolulu returning from two weeks in Australia. It was a great flight.


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User currently offlineAA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Several flights from DFW-HNL, LAX-HNL, SFO-HNL.

Also, DFW-LGA about 10 times in one month with my father as the captain! (that was fun, especially with the cockpit camera!!) DFW-MIA, DFW-ORD, DFW-AUS, DFW-BNA, and many many others


User currently offlineAUS_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

I flew on an AA DC-10-30 in '93 DFW-SAT. I wish I would have cared more about planes at that time and had a camera. I remember walking on to the plane thinking I'd somehow gotten on the wrong one! It was during Christmas time and I was returning from MSP. I have no idea why they had a DC-10 going from DFW-SAT.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1684 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
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I have been on quite a few AA DC-10-10s. In fact this past Friday I flew to San Francisco on AA and our MD-80 pulled up beside one, N126AA. When I got inside the terminal, I went over to its gate to see where it was going, but there were no signs there. It was midnight, and it had probably come in from HNL. The exit doors were either open all the way or half way, and as we taxied by it, I could see a bulkhead with a movie screen on it. The leading edge flaps were extended, and I watched them retract while two men stood in front of the wing. I don't know what that was all about. Could it have had its last flight and was being taken out of service?

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

April of '91, Miami to LAX, packed flight and the takeoff roll lasted forever. Sad to see them go...  


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4527 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2893 times:

I flew one ORD-LAX in December 1978, as a wide-eyed ten-year old. It was my first-ever ride on a jumbo. At that age just about any plane will seem spacious, but later trips on LH DC-10s in high school found the nine-across seats still quite comfortable for my then-trim 5'11 frame.

The 10 is a fine plane, sorry to see them disappearing.

Jim K.
Washington, DC



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

I have flown on American Airlines DC-10s many times.
ORD-LAX numerous times 1975-92
JFK-LAX 1985.

Some of my best flights were on American Airlines DC-10s. They rode so comfortably and handled turbulence very well. In fact the DC-10 and 747 are the only two jets I can sleep on.
This is like a piece of my childhood going away. I have many cherished memories on AA's DC-10s. They are so beautiful with its shiny aluminum body and red, white & blue strip down the side.
This jet will be missed.  

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25 CV990A : I've flown on them quite a few years ago on the Hawaii flights, both DFW- and LAX-HNL
26 Travelin man : I flew what will most likely be my final AA DC-10 flight in August when I went LAX-HNL. I also flew the AA DC-10 between LAX-JFK and LAX-DFW in the ea
27 Post contains links and images EyeSky : My first flight on an AA DC-10-10 was in 1983 between DFW and SAT when I was reporting to USAF Basic Training at Lackland AFB. The flight I took from
28 USAFHummer : I knew an American DC-10 pilot way back when... I think he was AA's chief pilot. G.R.
29 Aa762 : I flew one from RDU-LGA, RDU-San Juan (forgot airport code) when AA had its big hub in RDU. I was so excited b/c the DC-10 was the biggest plane to fl
30 Tr1492 : Last year the wife and I flew from ORD-HNL & back on our honeymoon - my first time on a -10 and most likely last. Those planes were both packed and th
31 Patches : I flew on a DC-10 from detroit to chicago in 1979. It was about 3 months after the big DC-10 crash in chicago. It felt very strange flying knowing wha
32 Post contains links and images B757300 : I flew the DC-10 from DFW to HNL in 1994. For a 16 year old kid on his first flight, I enjoyed every minute of it. Now coming back at night and being
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