American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3740 posts, RR: 12 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3121 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?
Olympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2974 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-)
Gyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2964 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?
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2958 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!
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2951 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!...
Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2898 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.
Lahaina From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2882 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?
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3466 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2880 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.
*NO CARRIER* -- A Naval Aviator's worst nightmare!
Purdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2876 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.
KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2857 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!
We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2851 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
AUS_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2824 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.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
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?
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2758 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.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
I have flown on American Airlines DC-10s many times.
ORD-LAX numerous times 1975-92
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.