Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6173 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
They're not really being "retired". AA was initially disenchanted enough with their performance on the routes for which they originally purchased them that they made a deal to unload them to FedEx, which loves MD11s. AA has subsequently got them running well enough, and has a couple of routes for which they have range and capacity not readily available from a sufficient number of other aircraft in the fleet. Accordingly, they apparently have decided to hold a few of them a little longer to cover certain longer routes until they take delivery of appropriate replacement aircraft. I'm not familiar enough with AA to know what they plan to use as replacements, though.
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
There are 2 assigned to the DFW-SCL route. The rest I believe serve LHR or LGW from various points.
I think they are down to about 10 more or less, and if I recall correctly they deal with Fed-EX has all of them delivered to them by June 2001. AA will do all the heavy maint. on them tho for a long time at the Alliance,Texas facility.
767-300ER From United States of America, joined May 1999, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
AA also has md-11s daily for the DFW-GRU route, there goes 2 more md-11s, and occasionally an md-11 will pop up on flight 907 from MIA-GRU. do any AA md-11s have the new navy blue interiors, or are they that light blue?