Doug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 847 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
More and more of the AA 738's can be seen which starts the gradual phasing out of the AA 727.A lot of Carribean markets out of the Miami hub are getting daily service of the a/c from MIA these are the current 738 flights
Guetemala City 2x
Mexico City 1x
San Juan 2x
Panama City 2x
NYC (Laguardia) 2x
Washington National 1x
BWI=Baltimore Washington Intl 1x
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
About time we start seeing AA's new jets in the Carribean and Central America. Copa has more modern planes on their routes than AA does! I believe that it is essential for AA to offer new a/c as well as service enhancement to attract the business travellers who seem to have defected to DL and CO in the Central America markets.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5628 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
Great, now if they'd just put them in Dallas, we'd have it made.
You know, I love the 727. I think it's a truly historic plane, and changed the way we think about air travel forever. But, it is no longer efficient, and doesn't even dream about being QUIET.
In spite of that, AA has now completely withdrawn 727-200 service in Chicago O'hairy and moved all of those lovely, smelly noisy beasts to- you guessed it- Dallas, Miami, and San Jose. Oh well, we shall modernize here in DFW later, I guess.
727- classic and lovable, but time has come.
Ladevale From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Delta's yield factor year over year fell for the third consecutive quarter, yet according to you the high yield business traveller is defecting from AA.
Let's do some more research, before we make such unsubstantiated claims...
You might begin by reading the Continental and Delta boards at Webflyer, the online frequent flyer community. Apparently, many of the top tier flyers on both airlines aren't happy with the changes to the Medallian and OnePass program. In many of these notes, these same frequent flyers have indicated they are switching to American, because if upgrades on Delta and Continental are going to be harder to get they would rather sit in American's "more room in coach" cabin.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
The phase out of the 727's at American started a long time ago already. The last 100 was retired 7 years ago and the last 200 (64 of them left) will be gone in 3 years from now. American has already retired its last DC-10, the 727 is the next aircraft type that will disappear. 2004 will be a special year at American: 70 years in business, 40 years of "three-holer" operation just when there'll be the last 727 flight, that flight will arrive in either DFW or MIA.
I will never forget the beaufiful classic 727. I've enjoyed flying on it more than on any other Boeing type.