CodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11148 times:
I was wondering if anyone has a specific schedule of when each tail number is supposed to leave for ROW. With thirteen left, will it be gradual now? Also, which airplanes will fly AA1291/AA1908 tomorrow?
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11128 times:
according to Wikipedia, all AA A-300-600Rs will retire from the fleet by 31 August 2009. I believe you are correct, 13 remain in the fleet as of today. So, a little more than 1 retirement per week between now and then.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11060 times:
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I believe that the final flight is scheduled for Aug 24th. It will arrive in JFK from MIA.
aa.com shows no more A300 on the MIA-JFK route.
Can anyone confirm when and where the final flight will take place? With the retirement of the type approaching, someone, especially people at AA, must know by now when and where the final flight is scheduled.
I believe but I am not certain that Aug 24th is the final flight. However it is safe to say that as of Sept 1st American will definitely be "Airbus free".
I wish to fly on an AA A300 one last time before they are gone for ever.
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10366 times:
Sad time for the a300, LH had the last flight with the a300 today, AA is not far behind... . TG and KE still fly them (I wonder for how much longer), any other airlines that still have regular pax service with the a300?
AAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 10252 times:
I can guarantee that the last flight will go tech...wait watch and see.....I was talking to my AA friends last night, and we were laughing about it. Although over the past two months the 757's have gone tech more frequently then the A300's....go figure.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8838 times:
I'm still thinking about doing that last flight. Problem is the new semester starts for me the next day.....at 7am, and I wouldn't be home in time. Not like anything really happens on the first day anyways...
CFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8721 times:
Has anyone expressed any interest in giving these planes a second life flying somewhere else or do we expect them to sit for a while (or longer)? Would FX like any more A306F or is the 757 the future for them?
CodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8501 times:
Quoting CFMitch56 (Reply 17): Has anyone expressed any interest in giving these planes a second life flying somewhere else or do we expect them to sit for a while (or longer)? Would FX like any more A306F or is the 757 the future for them?
CFMitch56, I believe AA has not expressed interest in selling these birds. I am sure FX and UP would love to take them but AA/leasing company will not sell them. The A300 is a great freighter but these birds are high in cycles and 055 has already been broken up at VCV. N80057 is looking to follow the same path.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8023 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 10): Sad time for the a300, LH had the last flight with the a300 today, AA is not far behind... . TG and KE still fly them (I wonder for how much longer), any other airlines that still have regular pax service with the a300?
I believe JL still has 22 A300-600s in service. They may now be the largest passenger operator of the A300.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7821 times:
It is sad for the A300's to leave AA's fleet, but their age, high rate of tech issues, small part of the overall fleet, the slumping economy and despite their additional baggage room I guess the accountants made the decision now is the right time to end their use. I wonder if they will be scrapped, parted out or sold as is to fly again as pax or converted to freighers.
Sancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7755 times:
Well I had booked the last flight on the A300 MIA-JFK, however, I didn't even look at my DL flight to ANC next month and am now having a very hard time trying to get from JFK to SLC to get my ANC flight on 25 Aug 09 without costing more than $800, but having problems.
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kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out-USMC
: As someone who has flown MIA-SDQ for decades, I will miss them since even before AA both PA and EA before used the buses on the route. We're now left
: Yeah, at this point, the rundown 757s AA is flying aren't much better. But my experiences with the A300 span from when they were new until I just ref
: Unfortunately, I'm not sure there is a sure way to know. The final date/flight has changed several times, although the current "final" flight/date ha
: Have any been sold for further service or freighter conversion yet? I know a couple have been sold for scrap, but I can't see why AA would want to sel
: I think Monarch still has them for charters.
: I think that the A300 has made its time; it is time to be replaced with newer and more efficient a/c...
: I can't edit my post again, so here it is: 24 Aug 09 AA1896 ORD MIA Seat15A 24 Aug 09 AA1908 MIA JFK Seat 17G 25 Aug 09 DL1463 JFK ATL Seat 23A 25 Aug
: Not at AA. They are replacing it with similar aged aircraft on it's routes (757, 763).
: Ok, finally something official from the company: .>>>>>> ATTENTION JFK FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
: I highly doubt this as UPS transferred the remaining AB6's that they had on order to the A380 before cancelling it all together. With FX parking so m
: Anything in store for the pax on 1908? Actually UPS has the option of transferring the money to the A332F if they choose. FX is retiring the A310-200
: Thanks for the replies, glad to see some official announcement now. Yeah that's got me scratching my head now, I'd imagine they'd do something at the
: Hehehe... "attempt at a flight"..... I know exactly what you mean!
: Aren't they some of the oldest A-300-600s? They are not the "R" version. I don't think that is correct. UPS waited until Airbus delayed the A-380-800
: FX has already got rid of all the DC-10's.
: Kinda funny...at LH everybody was sad to see the A300 go, at AA everybody seems to long for the day they go.
: Actually the FE thing is not at all correct as they have sent a few MD-10's here to VCV and the A310's do not have an FE position. I believe the only
: I will post details on the events. Don't know about 1908 but mostly like they will throw an event for 577. Water salute and probably pilots giving sto
: Yeah, its not just the A300, but Airbus in general that AA had long been waiting to say bye-bye to. Which to me is silly; I think they are less compe
: Ok booked, going down to MIA on 577 that morning, then coming back up on 1908 that night. Gonna be a long day!
: Yes they are: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/aircraft/conf/ab6.html I believe the oldest is around 17 years old and the newest is under 7 years old. Four of
: Correct. JL's A300-622Rs (inherited from the merger with JAS) are much younger on average than AA's. They were delivered between 1991 and 2002. The l
: I flew an AA A300 today! Gye to Miami! After reading this thread 2 days ago, I paid a bit more attention to the bird! Good looking..........but a bit
: Don't know if LH had better luck, but they haven't been very reliable for AA.
: Well, reliability aside, they have filled a key niche to various Latin American markets that demand a high density aircraft on short haul routes! Tho
: Never heard of any reliability issues with LH's A300s.
: I flew twice on an A300-600 of OA in 1995 and once with MS in 2006. Both flights seemed fine. Has anyone had serious issues apart from AA?. David
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: The writing was on the wall for the A300's after the JFK crash.
: What happens to the A300s at JFK after these last revenue flights? Will AA ferry them to the desert, or are they going to other carriers?
: Still much puzzled by those reliability questions. Flew A300s (old version) more than 30 times in the '80s-'90s with Air Inter, never ever had a techn
: No, and the AA 587 investigation placed greater blame on the pilot and AA's training program than on Airbus for this one. So AA overreacted, largely
: The email I posted is the only official word we've even heard about final flights on the A300, let alone specific festivities. I imagine there will b
: It's got nothing to do with AA 587. It has to do with the A300's going tech so often, as others have already said in the thread. I'm waiting for thos
: These would be the last operations in Central America, regarding the revenue operations of their old A300-600: AA MGA-MIA: Last plane out of Managua o
: Another AA A306 out to ROW: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20090727/2020Z/KMIA/KROW Anyone know the reg?
: Hello everyone, Flyusairways that is Ship 058, scheduled to depart for ROW 7/24 but delayed due to mx.
: Well Tomorrow Friday July 31st will be the flight of the A300 in Venezuela, Last flight will be arriving in the afternoon... By August 1st the flight
: Had the pleasure of piloting the shorter brother of the A300-600, the A310. Really a nice aircraft to fly with lots of power and quite sophisticated f
: I remember when Crandall told the Boeing saleman he would be taking 15 767-300ERs and 25 A300-600R's. Boeing won, thank GOD.