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AA To Retire A300s In '09  
User currently offlineUA76Heavy From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 181 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17775 times:

From Flight International:

American to retire A300 fleet by end of '09
By Mary Kirby

"American Airlines has opted to accelerate the retirement of its 34-strong Airbus A300-600 fleet."

“'Those planes, which we had been planning to retire by the end of 2012, will instead be retired by the end of next year,' says Gerard Arpey, chairman and CEO of American’s parent, AMR Corp."

Here's the link: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...etire-a300-fleet-by-end-of-09.html

[Edited 2008-07-16 09:12:07]

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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1322 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17774 times:

Ouch, sad to see the A300's leave so soon!

Btw, your thread title reads A400...might consider revising mate!  Wink


User currently offlineAA757200 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17746 times:



Quoting UA76Heavy (Thread starter):
AA To Retire A400s In '09

Really. That's amazing.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Not unexpected, especially in light of their draw down of operations at SJU.


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Sad news, I really love the A306 in AA colors, great looking aircraft probably one of the best looking A306 flying around.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMoMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17615 times:

Too bad, I find the A300 to be a great aircraft. Might as well enjoy a few flights on them while they are around. This fleet has always been treated as a bastard child within AA and it would have been great to see them around the system more.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32211 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17536 times:



Quoting AA757200 (Reply 2):
Not unexpected, especially in light of their draw down of operations at SJU.

SJU barely sees any A300s.

Get ready to see plenty more medium-haul 763 flights from MIA until a suitable replacement is found.



a.
User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17522 times:



Quoting UA76Heavy (Thread starter):
"American Airlines has opted to accelerate the retirement of its 34-strong Airbus A300-600 fleet."

"'Those planes, which we had been planning to retire by the end of 2012, will instead be retired by the end of next year,' says Gerard Arpey, chairman and CEO of American's parent, AMR Corp."

Massive drop in both seats and cargo capacity to Latin America and the Caribbean..

Very interesting, yet not surprising turn of events for American Airlines.

Current AA config for the AB6 is: 16F 251Y = 267 pax

Current American Airlines A300 Routes

JFK-MBJ
JFK-MIA x 4
JFK-PAP x 2
JFK-PUJ
JFK-SDQ
JFK-SJU x 4
JFK-STI x 2

MIA-BOG x 2
MIA-CCS x 2
MIA-GUA
MIA-LIM x 2
MIA-MBJ x 2
MIA-MCO x 3
MIA-MGA
MIA-PAP x 3
MIA-PTY
MIA-SDQ x 2
MIA-SJO x 2
MIA-SJU x 6

SJU-FLL
SJU-MCO x 3


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17422 times:

It will be interesting to see if AA comes out with a 787 order before the end of the year, even if deliveries don't start until '11 or '12.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17334 times:

Hopefully we´ll see FX or UPS make them into freighters.

//Micke  bigthumbsup 



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17255 times:

I think they won't be replaced with new aircraft but with 737-800s/757s and 767.
It is mostly a cost reduction by getting rid of one relatively small sub fleet, keeping the 757s and 767s makes more sense as they got lots of them.
737s can take over 757 routes and the 757 can be used on routes that used to be A300.
If they need the cargo capacity a 767 can be used as well.
......
Or I am totally wrong and the A300s will be replaced with brand new A330  devil   devil   devil 



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17119 times:

What are these going to be replaced by?

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4201 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17021 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 7):
MIA-MCO x 3

Wow - I assume those are repositioning flights. Expensive repositioning flight, nonetheless....

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 11):
What are these going to be replaced by?

See Reply 10 - I think that is probably accurate. Why does the A300 have to be directly replaced by another type when there are other aircraft to fill most of the voids left when this type leaves the fleet? Perhaps some routes will be canceled or drawn down, others will be replaced by the numerous 737/757s from AA's ledger, and some of the better performing routes will be 767s.

The end of a strange, turbulent era for AA and the Airbii... too bad AA is only retiring 34 A300s and not 35.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineCodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16757 times:

This is sad. I hope they keep flying with FX or UPS or someone else. I will really miss them, even though they always went tech! I better try and get on as many as possible. So far, I have been on:

N14053
N14077
N25071
N91050
N70073
N80058
N14068

7/35


User currently offlineFrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16757 times:



Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 7):

I'm pretty sure I saw an AA A300 at UIO May this year. Or was that a sub?



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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16726 times:

The first AA A306 has already leaved the fleet: N7055A

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32211 posts, RR: 72
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16714 times:



Quoting Richierich (Reply 12):
Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 7):
MIA-MCO x 3

Wow - I assume those are repositioning flights. Expensive repositioning flight, nonetheless....

Why expensive? The A300 is designed to operate short-hops efficiently. A quick jaunt like MIA-MCO or MIA-PAP isn't a problem for the A300 - it's an efficient, short-haul widebody. The flights aren't repositioning out of necessity - AA could fly MCO-SJU-MIA. AA purposely schedules them. MCO is a huge feeder market to South America.



a.
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9576 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16633 times:

This means I will have to book a flight to either MIA or SJU to see the AA A300s for one last time. If memory serves me right the last time I've seen the AA A300 was in the late '80s when AA still flew JFK-CUR.

I really hope to see the AA A300 before it retires.....  Sad

A388


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2436 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16577 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 10):
I think they won't be replaced with new aircraft but with 737-800s/757s and 767.
It is mostly a cost reduction by getting rid of one relatively small sub fleet, keeping the 757s and 767s makes more sense as they got lots of them.
737s can take over 757 routes and the 757 can be used on routes that used to be A300.
If they need the cargo capacity a 767 can be used as well.

Sounds about right. They are cutting domestic capacity so they can move 757's and 767's to the routes currently flown by the A300's and then put 737's that become available from reduced frequencies/cut routes on the lanes vacated by the re-positioned 75's and 76's


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16556 times:
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Quoting A388 (Reply 17):
AA A300 before it retires

During the Christmas season, POS flights usually are overbooked and sometimes AA used to sub the A300 on it. I guess this will not be the case in the future, strictly 752s.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16516 times:



Quoting Richierich (Reply 12):
Quoting Lambert747 (Reply 7):
MIA-MCO x 3

Wow - I assume those are repositioning flights. Expensive repositioning flight, nonetheless....



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 16):
Why expensive? The A300 is designed to operate short-hops efficiently.

Eastern used to use the A300 on their Shuttle operation between LGA and BOS, they would have kept it but they did not receive permission to fly the A300 into DCA thus it did not make sense to keep the A300 in the Shuttle operation just for BOS.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16400 times:
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Wow, that is one huge capacity cut, despite the high fuel prices, these birds are pretty good when you look at the pax & freight it can carry, shame, the AB6 looked fab in AA's c/s.

Unlikely, but it would be nice to advertise the final flight for enthusiasts.

M



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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16313 times:

SJU still sees plenty of AA A300s daily (12 or so) until Sept/2008, after that date it will only be(3) per day just to JFK. Hopefully AA orders a similar twin-jet in the future to replace the A300 hole.

User currently offlineAacun From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16281 times:
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Sad to see such a F/A friendly a/c leave........... I was on AA's inagural AB6 trip and hope to be there on her last flight with us.......... I must say though..... I wont miss the delays!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16280 times:

We need a memorial service for this one...Going to be a sad day for me.

25 RJFlyer0891 : Yes...barely....I was in SJU last week and in the 3 hours at the airport I saw no less than 4 AA A300's arrive and depart during that time
26 DUALRATED : True, but not the only reason. Eastern had alot of Maintenance issues on the A300 in shuttle ops, which I'm sure helped expedite the decision to stop
27 Boeing767mech : 055 is sitting in Victorville without AA logo's wrapped up and ready to go for whom ever wants it. David
28 A388 : I thought the MIA-SJU-MIA route would also still have AB6 flights after September(?) Apparently MIA will be my best bet to see the AA AB6s next year,
29 797 : Despite the fact that it's been a great aircraft for its service, it's been long waited for these A300s to leave AA's fleet. I've had numerous delays
30 WA707atMSP : The 707 was in AA service for 21 3/4 years (Jan 59 to Sep 81), and suffered one fatal crash, on takeoff from JFK. Assuming the A300 stays in service t
31 ScottB : Technical issues were the order of the day nearly every time I had the misfortune of being scheduled on one of AA's A300's. I'm sure they do better f
32 A388 : The problem is, AA has no aircraft that will fill the void when the A300 retires and there is no aircraft available on the market that can do the job
33 LONGisland89 : I would love to non-rev on the last A300 flight, but I guess that might be pretty hard to do with all the Anutters buying up seats.
34 Avek00 : If AA *really* needs A300-type capacity, AA could even potentially rework its 777 utilization and schedule some 777s on current A300 routes.
35 Plairbus : Can somebody tell me please how old exactly this 300 are and how many flight hours they have and how many more they can do? THANK YOU!
36 MAH4546 : AA's already ahead of you. Bogota-based F/A, who operate flights to northern South America/Central America have recieved their 777 training in antici
37 SCL767 : Good news, now the BOG, SCL, and EZE crews are trained on the 777. In SCL they are excited to have the 777 back.
38 NicoEDDF : True, but what is it about AA and the A300. Why are they so alone with not keeping them in shape? LH as no problems with it, or am I mistaken?
39 FX1816 : Thank you for that info, I drive by VCV once a week at least now to see what "New" A/C we receive. It looks like recently we also received a Dragonai
40 1337Delta764 : I wonder, how long it would take Boeing to deliver the planes if AA were to order the 767-400ER? I am sure AA can get them much faster than the 787. T
41 Manfredj : I'm not sure if I agree with this. 300's carry considerably more pax. These routs are profitable, and a reduction in capacity would only equal a redu
42 MAH4546 : Not nessecarily. Less supply in these markets means charing higher fares.
43 Soxfan : How many of the A300s were refurbished/got the new first class seats and coach seats with headrests? On the few A300s flights I've been on (non-update
44 NicoEDDF : I am not so sure. With the low production rate of the 767 of one per month it is virtually sold out for some years. I doubt it would justify the extr
45 ScottB : I disagree. Again, personal experience is, of course, not necessarily a gauge of fleet-wide reliability, but I never ran into the same sort of reliab
46 Dazed767 : We've seen the A300 here for years and years. I've been on a full 757 MCO-MIA, I'm sure they have no problem filling an A300 especially in the summer
47 Jfk777 : AA's A300-600 seat 267 in 16F and 251Y. The AA 777 have seat 246 in three classes, the wrong type of saeting for Caribean operations.
48 USAFDO : Quoting Avek00 (Reply 34): If AA *really* needs A300-type capacity, AA could even potentially rework its 777 utilization and schedule some 777s on cur
49 SCL767 : Since they received the route authorities from Eastern/Pan Am. AA has bases in BOG, LIM, EZE, and SCL. However, they are not permitted to work domest
50 USAFDO : Are those flight staffed by 100% foreign nationals, or is there a mixture of US & S.American F/A's ?
51 Wjcandee : 6 flights a day in and 6 flights a day out isn't tiny.
52 A300AA : 100% foreign nationals,
53 AA300B : You're missing MIA-GYE daily, which gets pretty good loads both ways. They sure will be missed but it would be nice to have an aircraft change, two d
54 YULWinterSkies : Would ne nice, although I'm afraid that if they can't afford flying their largest capacity aircraft (i know the 777 is bigger but it seats less in AA
55 1821 : Just wandering how much it will cost AA to replace their MD80's and AB6'S with 787's or even A320's? Does AA strictly stick with Boeing even though an
56 Moek2000 : This is sad news indeed...I'm glad I booked my flight from MIA-LIM-MIA on AB3 instead of LAN 763
57 A388 : And that is why the A300 in its class has been unbeatable and apparently worth going through the technical issues AA might have with the A300. This i
58 FlyingAY : We have a lot of this "I think" and "It felt like" comments in this thread. Has someone real statistics to back up this claim that A300 has worse dis
59 FXramper : The elimination of 200 pilot spots is to make way for AB6 pilot upgrades system wide. 757/767/737/S80/772. Seats are most readily available in that or
60 Acheron : Seems you are not one of those. And in any case, I wonder why Lufthansa doesn't seems to have any problems with their AB6. Or at least, I don't see m
61 Post contains links UA76Heavy : Pulled this up from Airfleets (here's the link: http://airfleets.net/flottecie/American%20Airlines-active-a300.htm). It appears the fleet is between 1
62 Post contains links BlueSky1976 : According to this article Boeing has some 787 delivery slots reserved for US carriers. Why would AA buy inferior 767-400 when most likely they are ab
63 Rheinwaldner : Retired A300 leave a void everywhere. No A300 has and hardly any will be replaced by an aircraft that can take the same role. The 783 would be closes
64 A388 : First you say that no aircraft can fullfill the A300 role and than you say that the A300 tasks can easily be overtaken by other aircraft. Either I am
65 Rheinwaldner : Sorry, I was not clear enough but I meant actually different things with either role or task: - The A300-role is a short range widebody >250 seat pla
66 Boo25 : Sad to see them go, but hey it's 20 years on since the first arrived, times have changed/changing , and credit to AA for keeping them in the fleet so
67 A388 : No problem, it is clear now But: What makes the A300 unique in its class on the missions it operates is the number of passengers AND cargo it can car
68 Vhqpa : Well considering AA and Airbus aren't exactly on the bestest of term's with each over. I can't see AA ordering any Airbus aircraft in the foreseeable
69 TISTPAA727 : Sad news to say the least, I'll miss flying on those birds. At least this will put an end to the, "when will AA retire the A300?" Now we will have cou
70 YULYMX : Could AA try to Get some A310 to replace old A300... Transat got 14 A310... is there any other available?
71 KC135TopBoom : Doesn't AA also fly a boat load of A-300s out of BOS? Only when pigs fly with AA. Oh wait, your are right, the pigs are already flying with AA, they
72 Jfk777 : Given the cargo market from the Miami airport AA can hire all the extra cargo lift to the Caribean & Latin America it needs.
73 Babybus : It's hard to believe that those A300's are still flying with AA after all this time. The avialtion world has moved on a lot since those days. Do AA st
74 A388 : That is correct provided those cargo airlines have room to take the AA cargo. Either way it will be a more expensive operation compared to flying you
75 Bbinn333 : They already have retired them on some routes (MIA-MCO)
76 NYCAAer : Widebody aircraft are in short supply at American, but it looks like the 763 will taking over some of the A300 flying. The lone remaining daily JFK-SD
77 AAJFKSJUBKLYN : Its been a few years since BOS saw an A300.
78 HangarRat : Has AA ever operated the A300 on AUA-MIA? I went on a Christmastime family vacation there in 1992 or so. I remember clearly that the flight down was a
79 DFWEagle : Yes, they have. I would say it was almost certailnly an A300. Around that time, MIA-AUA used to have one daily 727 and one daily AB6. The JFK-AUA fli
80 AJMIA : Yeah that would be nice. An extra frequency to PTY, GUA, SJO, CCS, LIM, and SDQ would probably help lessen the cuts, but that is a lot of narrowbody
81 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : I should have seen this coming. Was at JFK a few weeks back and saw this from the window
82 Columba : No, they used to fly with AA years ago and were called 737-200s (one of the many nick names of the 737-200 with LH was "Schweinchen" meaning piggy, a
83 PanAm330 : Classic!
84 Jfk777 : While the world has moved on some what, Lufthansa and JAL are still flying A300's. JAL got theirs when tehy merged with JAS.
85 NYCAAer : Whoops- a jet lag moment here, I meant ORD-PEK. The 772 is taking over some deep South American flying currently flown by 763s out of DFW- DFW-GRU an
86 Tommy767 : Yup indeed. I flew the A306 from EWR-MIA-AUA in 1999 and AUA-SJU in 1997. Back then I don't think they were as bad of maintenance hogs as they are no
87 United_Fan : I wonder what AA will tell all the Hatians when they show up with all their stuff @ JFK and MIA ? I can see trouble when they argue and say they broug
88 MGASJO : All 34 planes are pushing 50,000 hours of flight time. Planes from 050 to 064 are pushing 20,000 cycles, planes 065 to 084 have about 16,000 cycles b
89 DUALRATED : Don't mean to ask a stupid question, especially if it's already been asked , but why can't American replace their A300''s with A330's? The aircraft ar
90 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : IMO the A300 is the only masculine-looking Airbus and the only one who looks great from the side. One of my favorite aircraft at Miami
91 SeaBosDca : 1. Wingspan too wide. The A300's span is 44.9 m while the A330's is 60.3 m. This is a dramatic difference which would require significant changes to
92 A388 : LOL, that one made me laugh too. Indeed a classic!!!! The A300 was my first love for widebody aircraft. Now it's all aircraft, both large and small A
93 ScottB : They certainly could, but when a manufacturer publicly blames an airline's training program for a high-profile accident which kills a few hundred peo
94 Viscount724 : AA's A300 aren't that old, delivered between 1989 and 1993. They're younger than most AA 767s and MD-80s.
95 EA772LR : I would have to agree that the A300 is a great looking aircraft, but almost all of Airbus's jets are really great looking from the side, with excepti
96 PlaneWasted : A350 regional version as a replacement?
97 1337Delta764 : I agree with these points. I would definately say the 764ER is a more appropriate A300 replacement for AA even though both the 764ER and A332 are bot
98 Dampfnudel : We should get a B787 order from AA by the end of the year.
99 FFlorida : Where dit it go? Any ideas? Thanks!
100 Post contains links EA772LR : Correct, therefore: I wouldn't be surprised to see some 783s in the mix, particularly now that Boeing has recently stated that they will continue dev
101 MAH4546 : In terms of A300 retirements, the effects on Latin/Caribbean flying won't be drastic. Remember that in 2009 and 2010, AA will take delivery of a new 7
102 WesternA318 : Only in my dreams....
103 TISTPAA727 : I could be completely off and this might be better for Tech/Ops but could the flying conditions have anything to do with it? The heavy use coupled wi
104 Airportplan : Also many short cycles from MIA to the Carrbean.
105 MAH4546 : The A300 is designed for these short cycles; just like Lufthansa's many short A300 cycles, such as on routes like FRA-TXL.
106 TAN FLYR : A couple of thoughts from the above comments...from a selfish standpoint, as a shipper of perishable cargo (LD-3's) to SJU, I sure hope that AA sched
107 NYCAAer : I can see BOG for the 772, but not PAP or SDQ on a regular basis. The 772 has a cabin that is low density, premium heavy not suited for Caribbean fly
108 MAH4546 : Yes, but like on ORD-DFW, it would be sold in a 2-class configuration, with coach passengers in the C cabin.
109 EA772LR : That's a good question...I don't know what it is, but it's interesting how AA has gone tech so many times with their A306s and other A306 operators h
110 SeaBosDca : I don't have any more information than anyone else here... but as with so many other things, I bet it's a whole lot of little things that add up, not
111 American 767 : I doubt it, although it's not impossible. I don't want to be too negative, but according to some media sources AA has posted a 1 billion USD loss for
112 Warren747sp : This is great news ouf of AA. the pilots don't like them, it's pretty spotty with passengers and an odd type to maintain. Now they can finally streaml
113 YULYMX : Is there alot of difference from A310-300?
114 Bloodyrascal : what is AA going to replace those airbus300. They were honestly really nice in AAs colours. Also it worked well for AA on many routes. But fuel is ris
115 Bogota : Bogota has had a base since Braniff days, these crew continued to work for Eastern and then on to AA as the route was being operated by each of these
116 ORDagent : When I worked for AA the mechanics would complain about how fragile they thought the aircraft was. They had an ingrained dislike of the aircraft. IMH
117 Post contains images DUALRATED : All they will have to do next to be like CO, is get rid of 300+ Maddogs [Edited 2008-07-18 08:12:45]
118 Columba : Still, they were a Boeing and MD operator as they first introduced the type, maybe it has to do that LH mechanics are better trained and have a diffe
119 AirNZ : This actually might well be the underlying crux of the problem with them at AA, and would certainly go a long way in explaining why no other airline
120 AA767400 : Well it's about damn time. The 300 served it's purpose, but now that purpose has change because times change. The plane is in need of a serious make-o
121 DUALRATED : I think the issue is more with the operation in the US of the A300 series in general, maintenance wise there were issues at EA,(B-4) CO (B-4), Carniv
122 LH498 : How about the fact that AAs A300s had a different treatment while being constructed in order to get the metal polished look. The first ones were even
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