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AA A-300 And B-757  
User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

After all the A-300 in AA fleet are very old but are the 757 so much younger?
Some info about AA 757?
And do the A-300 burn more fuel than the 757 in term of Seat/fuel?

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User currently offlineJaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

The average age of AA's 757's are 13.8 years old vs 18.7 for the A-300. Of AA's 124 757's 23 of them were delivered between 2001 and 2002. Also keep in mind the 757's have winglets which helps in fuel efficiency.

User currently offlinePlairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Thanks, for the info!

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Hola Patrick, qué milagro.

AA used to fly 1 daily A300 to MEX from MIA not too long ago (as part of a five or so daily flights schedule), but alas no more widebody service to MEX from the U.S. (although many people say that the AA A300's are really uncomfortable and old). I understand that the A300 fleet will probably be reduced or altogether retired as a result of the high oil prices.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3230 times:
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Has AA gotten rid of all of the ex-TWA 757's?

User currently offlineJaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3194 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 4):

Has AA gotten rid of all of the ex-TWA 757's

Yes they have


User currently offlineCyberUAL From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Was recently on a AA A300 and I must say that it looks pretty good for its age. The overhead bins were big and seats were ok. I think they use it mainly for high density low yield market since first class only has 2-3 rows?

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2865 times:



Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
I understand that the A300 fleet will probably be reduced or altogether retired as a result of the high oil prices.

I may be remembering wrong but I thought it was more due to the leases expiring, the aircraft are maintenance hogs, and the sour relationship with Airbus that was convincing AA to ditch the planes more than fuel costs.

Quoting CyberUAL (Reply 6):
I think they use it mainly for high density low yield market since first class only has 2-3 rows?

Caribbean flights.


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
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Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 7):
Caribbean flights.

And also SJO, PTY, BOG, LIM, GYE, GUA, and CCS.


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2504 times:



Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 7):
Caribbean flights.

Also MIA/MCO and MIA/JFK.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 8):
And also SJO, PTY, BOG, LIM, GYE, GUA, and CCS.

Don't forget JFK/PAP & MIA/PAP.



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
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I think the answer to the A300 in the short term is 767 and in the longer term may also be a 767. If AA were to order the 787-9 Boeing would happily supply a short term fleet of 767 for lease. A 787-9 with its huge wingspan is too much plane for the Caribean, a problem the 763 doesn't have. Using 767's in the Caribean also standardizes more of the fleet. There doesn't seem to be any plane able to do what the A300 does with LD3 containers today.

User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 465 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2298 times:



Quoting AirJamaica (Reply 9):
Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 7):
Caribbean flights.

Also MIA/MCO and MIA/JFK.

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 8):
And also SJO, PTY, BOG, LIM, GYE, GUA, and CCS.

Don't forget JFK/PAP & MIA/PAP.

MGA too!!



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User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Does AA still have the non 767-200's non ER in storage?

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2070 times:



Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 12):
Does AA still have the non 767-200's non ER in storage?

Yes, they do. A few have already went to cargo operators though.


User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Was thinking of them as a viable alternate to the A300's although the capacity is lower, they can carry cargo to/from carribbean destinations.

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Currently, there is no real replacement for A300s available. A332 or B783, if ever built, have too much wing span, but come nearest.

757 can be replaced by 739ER, an aircraft I expect to be ordered in quantities by the survivors of the airline blood bath.


User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1921 times:



Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 12):
Does AA still have the non 767-200's non ER in storage?

No they don't the last of the NON-ER airplanes is being cut up. N308AA went to ABX. as for the rest, if your beer or soda taste funny it maybe because it was a American Airlines 767-200.

The cockpits for 301 and 302 where on Ebay last year for sale. I know the guy that got the date plate from 303 before it was cut up, 304-307 where scapped within the last 6 months.

David



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