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DC Air Gets F-100's  
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

AA announced the wet lease of 11 Fokker 100's to DC Air. I knew it, who wants to bet those Fokker's will never see AA service again? Too bad, but good luck DC Air. And goodbye Karabu! Serves ya right!


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11211 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Relax. AA will still have 64 F100s left.

(Besides that, a wet lease means that it will be operated by American Airlines, flying with DC Air paint.)



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Sure beats the hell out of the old beater 737-200's UA was planning to dump onto DCAir!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

anybody have any speculations about what DCAir's paint scheme will look like?


"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineHighliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Nice I hope, it'd be a shame to deface that pretty plane. Yeah I know D L X, what I meant was that if AA keeps that 717 order, all the F-100's will probably go, most to DCAir perhaps. But thanks for the fleet info!


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5727 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

See folks? Read the other AA 717 threads and comments I have made. AA is getting rid of those dern F100s and making way for other planes, I think 717s. They're replacing F100s with either 737-623 or 717-223 a la TWA. I think it makes perfect sense. MAybe I am too far out there saying that AA will replace the MD-80 with a longer version of the 717, but it makes PERFECT sense to replace Fokkers with 717s. AA is getting them from TWA, they are cheap, reliable (heck, they've been around almost forty years in one predecessor or another) and are so EFFICIENT. That's what the Fokker was supposed to be for AA- cheap to own and cheap to fly.

Just my two cents.
R


User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4488 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Don't count those beater 732's out yet...If this four-airline square dance goes through, and I'm not at this point convinced that it should, Johnson would need a lot of narrowbodies to keep his promises of current US DCA service levels. He might wind up with both types for awhile. Ten 732s weren't going to come *close* to meeting current US narrowbody service levels at DCA.

I haven't heard anything about paint schemes but a fantasy site (I forget address, anyone who remembers please share) came up with a neat Frontier-like billboard title on white with red stripes, and photos of various DC landmarks on the tails.

Jim


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