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Any AA A300 Retirement Updates?  
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Just wondering if Aug 24 is still the tentative date for the final A300 flight between MIA-JFK? I was tempted to book, might wait a bit longer. The last post was locked in January with AWACSooner saying he was almost kicked off a flight for taking a photo onboard (like to hear more about that story if you want to post about it). Anybody book yet?

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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4008 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
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I believe it still is. According to aa.com, there is no more A300 aircraft on the MIA-JFK route so it must be that AA972 on Aug 24th is the final flight. I am also thinking of booking a roundtrip flight JFK-MIA-JFK just for the day, just to fly on the A300 for the last time in my whole life. I definitely want to fly one last time on an American A300.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlineJFernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Darn, I did MIA-JFK on February 16th on the A300, didn't realize it was being retired. Grrrrrr.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Just booked a R/T for Thurs from MCO-SJU. Accidently let my AA miles expire, so now I gotta fly a R/T with at least 750 miles each way to get them back. Looks like it will be the same A300 MIA-SJU-MIA (can't wait to see the F/A's faces when I get back on board in SJU). No window seats open yet  Sad .

User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Flew MIA-SDQ last night AA1901 ship 067. The interior on this one is distinctively in better shape than the rest -- LCD video, blue seats in business ..... and surprisingly on time!!

MB


User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2845 times:



Quoting LVTMB (Reply 4):
Flew MIA-SDQ last night AA1901 ship 067. The interior on this one is distinctively in better shape than the rest -- LCD video, blue seats in business ..... and surprisingly on time!!

I think they did a refit on a few, but not all of the models, or something like that. Does anyone know which models are the upgraded ones, and why they were updated?



Sic 'em bears
User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

The refurbished ones are the ex-3 Class Transatlantic A300B6 AA used from JFK/EWR/BOS to Europe. I guess (9) A300s total; tail numbers are around mid/high 60s up to low 70s. I think a few of those are already retired yet the oldest machines 50's tail numbers are still flying around partially "falling apart" on the interior...what a pity!

User currently offlineRichiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

This will in fact be a sad day. One of the few "novelty" aircraft still flying. This plane I believe had the first real winglets, albeit smaller than the new ones today. I remember when they painted them grey before they went with the polished look. Flew one to Barbados in '89. Great plane, very unique looking. Sad indeed.

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