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Two AA Special Livery Jets At LAX Tonight  
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21477 posts, RR: 60
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5486 times:

I wasn't aware that they had any special livery jets at the moment, but at LAX tonight were:

-- a 757 painted in normal AA scheme with a pink ribbon flowing around and through the stripes, obviously a breast cancer awareness jet (is anyone NOT aware of breast cancer yet?).

-- a retro livery 738, of a vintage I am not sure of. I couldn't see the whole thing, but the tail did not look the same as the retro livery that adorned the 757 in the past.

Anyone have more info on these jets? I'm sure there are database pictures, but I didn't find them.


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5453 times:
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The two planes in question are N951AA and N664AA. At the moment, I seem to be unable to post photos of them on these forums. N951AA is the B737-800, that was delivered in the retro scheme. N664AA and another B777 was recently repainted into the pink ribbon livery you saw. Hope that helps.

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1927 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5446 times:

Both of those jets have been around for a while. Especially the retro 738.


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User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5417 times:

you mean like this

only this is a 777

here is your 757


here is your 737.



[Edited 2008-12-03 23:21:52]


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21477 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5417 times:



Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 2):
Both of those jets have been around for a while. Especially the retro 738.

Yes, but with the huge fleet AA has, seeing them at all is rare outside of a hub, let alone both together.



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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5401 times:

I have seen the 737....I think in JFK, but I don't remember for sure. I think it is one of the COOLEST retro looks I've seen.

Dave



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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5163 times:



Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 2):
Both of those jets have been around for a while. Especially the retro 738.

The breast cancer ribbons (Komen) have only been flying fsince September. The AstroJet 737 has been flying since George W Bush was swarn into office in 2001. This airplane was delivered to us in 2001 and flew GW to Washington from Austion Tx. and then to LAX where it did its first passenger flight. I remember going up and raiding the galley after it landed and someone telling us what this ariplane had just come in from. Still didn't have any good food.

David



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5103 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
(is anyone NOT aware of breast cancer yet?).

You'd be surprised but I would think that yes, they are aware. Still, the cause is great and I commend them for doing this!



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User currently offlineAABB777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5099 times:
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I saw both the pink ribbon/breast cancer awareness B757 and the AstroJet 737 this past Sunday, 11/30, at DFW..

User currently offlineAA777LVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5019 times:

I believe we know also have a 757 and AT72 flying around with yellow ribbons as a tribute to our folks in the armed services. I'm not sure what the ship numbers are for the yellow ribbons.

The Komen 757 is N5CM and the 777 is N7BU. There are also 6 additional Eagle ERJ's flying in the Komen ribbon livery. The AA/AE total of 8 Komen aircraft is meant to signify that 1 in 8 women will face a breast cancer diagnosis (I believe).

N5EL used to also sport a retro livery. When it went in for its first Heavy C check (as opposed to the "light C check" that preceeded) the retro livery was stripped and it now flies with an AA standard livery.  Sad

-AA777LVR


User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5002 times:



Quoting Boeing767mech (Reply 6):
The AstroJet 737 has been flying since George W Bush was swarn into office in 2001.

I didn't think the retrojet 737 was put into service (in that livery) until 2003 or so. Previously the retrojet scheme was on a 757 (N679AN) and was repainted to the standard livery in late 2003.

July 03 picture of the retrojet 757


User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5002 times:



Quoting AABB777 (Reply 8):
believe we know also have a 757 and AT72 flying around with yellow ribbons as a tribute to our folks in the armed services. I'm not sure what the ship numbers are for the yellow ribbons.



I'm not sure of the tail numbers either.





721,2,732,3,4,5,G,8,9,741,2,3,4,752,3,762,3,4,772,3,788,D93,5,M80,D10,M11,L10,100,AB6,319,20,21,332,3,388,146,CR2,7,ERJ,
User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4977 times:



Quoting KPHXFlyer (Reply 10):
I didn't think the retrojet 737 was put into service (in that livery) until 2003 or so.

No that's not the case. The retro 737 carried President Bush to Washington for his inauguration.



721,2,732,3,4,5,G,8,9,741,2,3,4,752,3,762,3,4,772,3,788,D93,5,M80,D10,M11,L10,100,AB6,319,20,21,332,3,388,146,CR2,7,ERJ,
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4956 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
Yes, but with the huge fleet AA has, seeing them at all is rare outside of a hub, let alone both together.

You probably fly more than I do, and I've seen the retro 738 multiple times.

How many 738 movements does LAX see daily? It's probably not all that uncommon at LAX considering LAX is an AA focus city/hublet.



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User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 463 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4927 times:



Quoting 777STL (Reply 13):
How many 738 movements does LAX see daily? It's probably not all that uncommon at LAX considering LAX is an AA focus city/hublet.

Let's see:
1 Daily LAX - YYZ
2 Daily LAX - IAD
3 Daily LAX - DFW (Some days even 4)
1 Daily LAX - MIA
1 Daily LAX - BNA

So there's a whole bunch there. You may also see a 737 covering for a broken MD80 somewhere there too.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21477 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

8.5 daily 738s out of 77 in the fleet.

Assuming that the special livery is used equally throughout the system, that's 1 in 9 chance it would be there at all during the day. 124 752s, not sure how many 757 flights to LAX a day, let's assume 20?

1 in 6 that the BC jet would be there at any point during the day.

Odds are 1 in 50 or so that both jets are even there on the same day at all. But they don't sit there 24 hours.

So you have to go by the most 738s and 757s scheduled to be at LAX at the same time on any one day, at most 3 738s and 5 757s (though probably less), brings the odds down to 1 in 600 or so, or every two years or so?

So no, the odds are not all that likely that you'll see both of these jets at the gates at the same time at LAX

But that odds that either of those planes visits LAX at any time during a day? Probably about 1:4…



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User currently offlineEXMEMWIDGET From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

I saw an AA 737 on approach into DFW today with the yellow ribbon painted on the tail. It also had some words painted on the fuselage between the tail and wing. I couldn't make out what they were, though.

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

I saw both of these planes, also at LAX at about 5:00am on November 17th.

'902



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21477 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3773 times:



Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 17):
I saw both of these planes, also at LAX at about 5:00am on November 17th.

Which could mean two things:

1. routing isn't random and they come to LAX quite often

or

2. though the odds are about once a year (I redid the math), there is no reason, statistically, it can't happen twice in one month even if it is completely random how they are routed.



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User currently offlineFleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Years ago when I was at JFK we had both the 737 retro jet and the 757 retro jet on adjacent gates on more than one occasion.


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