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Why No AA Cargo Only Aircraft?  
User currently offlineJAM747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 550 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Some told me that at one point AA had aircraft for cargo only similar to AF and LH. Is this true and if so why don't AA have a/c like this anymore.? I know that on some of their current routes they do very well with belly cargo revenue.

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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

AA did for a while have a few 747-200 Freighters and 707 Freighters. AA realized that they could still carry the cargo in the belly of the airplane and gain revenue.

User currently offlineMach3 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

AA Makes a ton of money on Cargo and they are smart enough to combine their mainline pax operation with cargo. Why fly dedicated aircraft when you can do both at the same time during business hours and provied same day service?


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 1):
AA did for a while have a few 747-200 Freighters and 707 Freighters.

AA's 747 freighters were -100s, not -200s. They converted about 5 of their 16 747-100 passenger aircraft to freighters.


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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
AA's 747 freighters were -100s, not -200s. They converted about 5 of their 16 747-100 passenger aircraft to freighters.

oops your right my bad...thanks


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Here's a bit about AA's cargo history.

History and Size of AA's Former Dedicated Cargo Service? (by Flavio340 May 5 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:

When it comes time to retire the A300s from pax service, could they convert some of them to cargo service? Or with the likes of UPS and FedEx is that not a good idea?


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