Jaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4194 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.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8224 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4014 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.
CyberUAL From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3538 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?
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3526 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?
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9776 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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.