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What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?  
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3706 times:


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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

I know AA flew 74's from Dallas Love to NYC, presumably JFK, in the early 70's, so those were probably 100s.

When BN went under AA picked up their DFW-HNL route, and they used 74s, but I don't know which version. Could have used 100s on early DFW-LGW runs, and JFK-LAX/SFO routes also.

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User currently offlineAA@DFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

For many years the 747s also flew DFW-NRT

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

That would be the 747SP however for the DFW-NRT flights.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4134 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

They also flew the Boston-Los Angeles route at times.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Back around 1980 or '81 the LAX-JFK nonstops were all 747s and AA trumpeted the fact in their ads, the DC10 still being under a cloud at that time.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

I believe that the original 747-123s were used on transcontinental services: JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, ORD-LAX, ORD-SFO and maybe BOS-LAX. I remember flying one from SFO to JFK on the "red-eye" service back in the 70s when i was a young teenager. Remember, back then Dallas was not the super-hub that it is today for AA. The 747SP, which came later and were purchased from TWA, flew mainly the DFW-NRT route, and before retirement, also flew a some transatlantic services, mainly JFK-LHR and JFK-BRU.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

AA operated the 747 out of DFW for international flights in the 80's(LGW,NRT) keep in mind that it was when DFW opened when AA moved it's hqtr's to dallas. It had a small hub at love though.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

I had the opprotunity to fly on one AA's B747-123's from LAX-HNL back in the early eighties.
It was the only time I got sick on a plane. I had flown from YYT-YYZ-LAX and then was enroute to HNL. It was a very long day for a little kid!!
I made the return trip (HNL-SFO) on one of AA's DC-10's.


In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

American Airlines 747-100


I flew both of these routes.

User currently offlineBluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

They were also used on the JFK-SJU routes until the DC-10s came on line.

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Just for the record...All AA flights transferred to DFW when it opened in 1974. I beleive I read that all operators then at DAL had to move to DFW. The Wright Amendment was then concocted to"protect" the investment at DFW. It has been only recently that AA went back to Love after the Wright Amendment was finally overturned.

On the subject, 747-123's yes, most were used transcon, hawaii, and San Juan seervices to JFK. They were traded to PAN AM in the early 80's after the PA/NA merger for the DC-10's of the old NA.(miss those sun kings!)The DFW-NRT was flown with 747SP's acquired from TWA and were rebuilt in Japan for AA prior to entering service on that route.

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