I'm not positive, but I believe the flight arrived into Terminal B, unloaded passengers, and then was pulled over to AA's gates at Terminal 3 for the return flight to LHR. The flight number, however, which I believe was flight 93, continued on to DFW.
It was introduced for the first time in, IINM, around 1993-1994, and operated until about 1996. It was then brought back in 1998, operating daily with an A300, and remained as such until around 2002, when it shifted to a 767-300ER, and then shifted to a 777 for just a few months (I think less than three) in 2003 before being ultimately cancelled in 2003.
It was a few things. First, yes, the loads on the route weren't fantastic. After 9/11, the market softened a bit and the airlines with more established presences in this market -- especially BA and Continental -- were able to weather it a bit better. Another issue was aircraft. For years, the route was operated with a daily A300 configured in a 3-class layout. However, after AA phased out the 3-class A300 subfleet, the route shifted to a 3-class 763, but after AA phased out the 3-class 763 fleet, the route (very temporarily) shifted to a 777. IIRC, it only operated with a 777 for a few months before the route was dropped. AA wanted to put the 777 on the route because the market demanded 3-class service because of competiton from BA and hybrid F/J cabins from CO and VS, and because AA consolidated all LHR flying on 777s. But, alas, at least for AA and UA, the market just couldn't support that much airplane.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3512 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
I am surprised that nobody yet mentioned the B767-200. The EWR-LHR flight AA92 was a B767-200 in 1998/1999, I took that flight twice and I had a 200 twice. It was the time when the AA B767-200's were flown across the pond, and the A300's were flown from BOS, JFK and EWR to LHR in a three-class config. But yes you are correct about the A300, I remember that one although I have never flown on it across the Atlantic. LHR was the only destination in Europe to which AA ever flew from EWR.