SolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
No looking up answers..from memory only..1.who got AAs 474-100s 2. who got their 747-SPs. 3.What year was their 1st D10 flight..and to where.. and when was the last 10 flt...4.was AA the first airline to fly trans con.?.What year..,what aircraft.?...5..What years did AA fly to the South Pacific and what was the routing...6 How many DC10-30s did AA have..7..What years did AA have ALL 747 service to Hawaii...8.What year did Crandal and the Braniff Co.get in big truuble for for attempting to fix prices..9.At anytime did AA use 747 service from DFW to ELP ?..10.How many Airline take overs has AA been involved with since ttheir beginning and with who? 11...What year was AAs last Bac,707.and 727 flts..12..what did AA call their first movie system on their old 707s ? 13..When AA flew to Hawaii in the mid 70s..they only flew form one city..Which one? 14..what did FN..and YN mean back in the 70s and 80s? 15...What years did AA fly to BUD..and what was the routing??..thats enough..later.SW
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
Number 12 was it astrovision???
Number 13...San Jose?
Number 14 Night F and Night Coach
Number 1 probably NASA
Number 3 1972?or 73...one of these
Number 4 yep...dc 2(a guess)
number 8 Braniff(Putnam) didnt go along with it. 1981 or 82
Crandell called Putt and told him to raise prices 10percent.
Putt said no deal.
the balance of Q's...I dont know...
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Former N601AA was leased to the government of Kazakhstan upon departure from AA, before being returned to the lessor. It eventually did stints for Air Atlanta and a couple no-name operators; by 2002, no lessee could be found and the lessor scrapped it.
Former N602AA did a stint as Dubai royal transport before being sold to Ernest Angley Ministries and confusingly renamed "Star Triple Seven." Apparently the faith healer still uses and maintains the plane.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
Quoting Contrails (Reply 5): Did AA ever have a two-engine 727 (engine failures don't count!)?
Yes, AA flight-tested a two-engine 727 in the 70's (as I recall), before the MD-80 came out. I didn't see it, but I've seen pictures. Testing took place around Tulsa. There was shroud (maybe not the best word) over the #2 engine inlet. AA wanted Boeing to build a two-engine 727. A few years later McD came out with the Mad Dog, and the rest is history.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5552 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
3. I think the last DC-10 flights were in 1999 or early 2000 at the latest. The last flights would have been DFW-HNL and ORD-HNL
11. The last 727 flight was 2002, and I think it was in April on MIA-RDU. AA pushed retirement up from 2004 because of 9/11. The last 707 flight was either 1981 or 1982. The had been scheduled to retire as the 767s were delivered, but the price of jet fuel went up, and the 707s were gas guzzlers.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
Last DC-10 flight was in 2000. It was N143AA that did the honors. As a sidenote, the first DC-10
flight was in 1971, made by N103AA.
Also confirming that the last 727 flight was in 2002. The 727 was AA's longest serving aircraft type,
operating for 38 years.
I'm not sure about the 707 retirement date, but Ckfred (reply 11) is in the ballpark of 1981 or 1982.
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SolarWind From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
Answer to Q #9..AA DID use 747s from DFW to ELP...for a very short tiime...After Pres. Reagan Fired all the ATCs ,,AA cut service from DFW to ELP I think from eight 727s a day to 3 flights a day...using 2 707s and a 747..only lasted a shot time ..I was on one of those 747s visiting my inlaws...Full meal service in 1st for a 55 min flt..on a 747..DFW to ELP..Quite a Treat!
I'm was going to take a wild stab at this and say TUS. I think I read somewhere that they originally used Davis-Monthan and had to move out around 1948 where AA was the only tenant. However, I'm pretty sure the city build TUS so I'm going to say one the answer is one of my all-time favorite weird airports...Douglas-Bisbee.