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User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 624 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

I saw yesterday by surprise on the TV, an American Airlines 747.sp!!!! when did that happen? I mean, do american airlines own a 747SP or it was just leased for a moment?

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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

They had two of them, in service from 1986 through 1993.

User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

What channel were you watching? American got rid of the 747SP's years ago. They felt that the operating expenses where too great. Their MD-11's carry about the same amount of passengers at a greater range using less fuel with a decrease in the cost of operation (not to mention 1 less crew member because the MD-11 doesn't need a flight engineer).

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

AA's 747-SP's were used in their DFW-NRT service.

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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

American acquired both 747-SP's it operated from TWA in the late 1980s to operate new DFW-NRT service. TWA utilized the 747-SP on flights from JFK
to Kuwait City and other points in the Middle East during the 1980's.

When American acquired TWA's London routes in 1991, it briefly deployed
the 747-SP's to operate two JFK-LHR flights.


User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

AA also briefly used their 747SPs on its JFK-BRU route. I believe they were retired shortly thereafter.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 977 times:

American used 747SP's on the SEA-NRT flight because the MD-11's had not yet been delivered(they were already ordered)

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