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Did AA Sub A300 For 763 On LAX-LHR Route?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3736 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10873 times:

I think I may have post this before, but forgot the answer. Well here we go.


In 1997, I was in the Delta terminal at LAX, and I saw an AA A300 at the AA terminal. It was there during the same time the the 763 that AA used to fly on the LAX-LHR routes, would be at the AA terminal. When the A300 took off, it had a powerful long takeoff roll, like a lot of overseas flights had back then, also I did not see the 763 that night. So I wonder did AA sub A300s for 763 on some of their long distance flights?

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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15812 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10859 times:

Actually AA used to fly A300s on scheduled tranatlantic flights. I think that this ended right around 9/11 at which point they were all made into high density aircraft for the Caribbean and Central American routes.


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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2400 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10843 times:

Don't think so. The A300 does not have the legs for LAX-LHR, unless severely weight restricted, and that even would be pushing it.

The bus has made appearances at LAX, however they were mostly in the early 90s. Those were the days when she was painted grey.



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User currently offlineCws818 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1176 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10688 times:



Quoting AA767400 (Reply 2):
The bus has made appearances at LAX, however they were mostly in the early 90s. Those were the days when she was painted grey.

Primarily on LAX-MIA.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Actually AA used to fly A300s on scheduled tranatlantic flights.

It was a sub-fleet and operated JFK/EWR/BOS-LHR. I can't remember if they were used to ORY/CDG (also not sure when the ORY --> CDG move happened), or not.



volgende halte...Station Hollands Spoor
User currently offlineYendig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10522 times:

I am also trying to find out what AA equipment I flew on in the mid-90's. The route was BHX-ORD-BNA. Can anybody out there help, please?

User currently offlineCws818 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1176 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10362 times:



Quoting Yendig (Reply 4):
I am also trying to find out what AA equipment I flew on in the mid-90's. The route was BHX-ORD-BNA. Can anybody out there help, please?

I believe that AA used the 762ER on BHX-ORD



volgende halte...Station Hollands Spoor
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33194 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10318 times:



Quoting Cws818 (Reply 3):
It was a sub-fleet and operated JFK/EWR/BOS-LHR. I can't remember if they were used to ORY/CDG (also not sure when the ORY --> CDG move happened), or not.

Also used on MIA-MAD for a short period. The 3-class A300s actually had PTVs in coach, a pretty advanced system for its day, with pre-loaded video games.

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
So I wonder did AA sub A300s for 763 on some of their long distance flights?

It was going to Miami.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10224 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):

Yeah..someone had pictures. I dunno if they are still on here. The system even had bigger screens than the current ones on the 777.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10215 times:

Indeed here is a link to pics.

Time To Say Goodbye...Your AA A300 Memories (by CodyKDiamond Aug 1 2009 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=4503752&searchid=4504094&s=a300+PTV+pictures#ID4504094

Not the first interior pics, but the ones closer to the bottom where the peoples faces are blocked. out.

[Edited 2009-11-14 18:22:12]


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User currently offlineYendig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 10051 times:



Quoting Cws818 (Reply 5):
I believe that AA used the 762ER on BHX-ORD

Thanks for the info, Cws. I remember a widebody twin and wasn't sure if A300 or 767 were used on BHX-ORD.


User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 10039 times:

MAH...are you sure AB6's were used on MIA-MAD? Anything to back it up? Never heard that before...pretty sure it was just

JFK/BOS/EWR-LHR, BOS-ORY, and JFK-CDG.

Personally flew JFK-LHR-JFK and also SJU-JFK with the PTV's, and they were indeed ahead of their time!


User currently offlineDBCooper From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9739 times:

In addition to LAX-MIA, the A300 also operated on LAX-ORD (and LAS-ORD) for a brief period.

It was not assigned to MIA-MAD - the aircraft was quite often weight restricted from LON & PAR to BOS & JFK (especially in the winter) and would have been a serious problem MAD>MIA. Furthermore it climbed like a pig and often ended up at sub-optimal, fuel burning lower flight levels when flown transatlantic since it could not get high enough, fast enough.


- DBC


User currently offlineSevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 8218 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):
Also used on MIA-MAD for a short period. The 3-class A300s actually had PTVs in coach, a pretty advanced system for its day, with pre-loaded video games.

I don't believe it was ever scheduled on that route - although there could have been the odd last minute sub, and it would have needed a fuel stop (unless the winds were particularly favourable)

The A300's were indeed nice to fly on at the time. They were confined to routes out of BOS, JFK and EWR to London and Paris. Westbound, even those routes were a stretch!



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7641 times:



Quoting Cws818 (Reply 5):
I believe that AA used the 762ER on BHX-ORD

They seasonally used 763 eqpt also during the summer months... then it became year round, then after 9/11 reverted to 762 and then canx altogether.. Sad shame really ...

I also believe, and correct me if im wrong,t the AA A300 was also used on the RDU - LHR route..


User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

Nope - only AB6's in RDU were med emergencies  Smile

User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5434 times:

AA's A300s used to fly to ORY indeed.


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

i went on N70074 BOS-LHR - wonderful flight actually. One of my all time faves.

Very fortunate to catch an A300-605R transatlantic.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineOlympic472 From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

AA did indeed use the A300 on JFK-ORY.
The interiors was not the best but arrival at ORY was very convenient.



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