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What Was AA Last Passenger 747 100 Route?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

I know American Airlines traded their 747 100's with Pan Am for PA DC10's in 1984. I also know that AA was converting a lot of their 747 100's into freighters( including the one that was use in the movie Airport 75). So my question is, what was AA last true passenger 747 100 route, and what year was it flown?

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4348 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
what was AA last true passenger 747 100 route, and what year was it flown?

Not sure if it was the last route, but the most recent A.net photo of an AA passenger 741 is the one below dated January 1984. Caption says it was operating AA2 LAX-JFK.


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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Question is what was AA's last 747SP flight? AA retired those in the early 90s....


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4297 times:



Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
Question is what was AA's last 747SP flight? AA retired those in the early 90s....

I believe that it could be JFK-LHR, not sure.


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4261 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Not sure if it was the last route, but the most recent A.net photo of an AA passenger 741 is the one below dated January 1984. Caption says it was operating AA2 LAX-JFK.

The 747 in this caption look so beautiful, too bad AA could not make a good profit with their 747 fleet, because 747's really looked good in AA livery.


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8513 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3950 times:
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Around the same time AA was using them for DFW to LGW, so that could have been the last 741 AA route, LAX to JFK more likely though.

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6170 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 3828 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Reply 3):
I believe that it could be JFK-LHR, not sure

Wow, that is a short flight considering the range potential of a 747SP.



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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 3826 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Reply 3):
I believe that it could be JFK-LHR, not sure.

I am pretty sure you are correct.

The last AA timetable I have showing the 747SP as an active aircraft is dated April 5, 1992.

The 747SP is shown on two daily roundtrips between JFK and LHR.


User currently offlineDFWEagle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 3702 times:



Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
So my question is, what was AA last true passenger 747 100 route, and what year was it flown?

It was LAX-JFK and took place in September 1984.

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
Question is what was AA's last 747SP flight? AA retired those in the early 90s....

It was LHR-JFK and took place in July 1992.



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User currently offlineJetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, because this is based solely off of memory. Didn't AA use the 747's on the ORD-BRU run towards the end?

User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

They (747-SPs) operated on JFK-BRU, as well as JFK-LHR at the end of their time with AA (1991-1992). Never on ORD-BRU.

User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2610 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3197 times:



Quoting 28L28L (Reply 10):
They (747-SPs) operated on JFK-BRU, as well as JFK-LHR at the end of their time with AA (1991-1992

Weren't they originally obtained for DFW/NRT? I think I remember seeing a banner at ORD touting this service back in the day.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15834 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3164 times:



Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
Weren't they originally obtained for DFW/NRT?

I think that is right while they were waiting for MD-11 deliveries. I believe that the AA 747SPs were ex-TWA, but I could be wrong.



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User currently offlineAkizidy214 From Jamaica, joined Sep 2006, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

What routes did the SP fly out of DFW? Was it only NRT? I remember as a kid looking out the B term to the mtx ramp and seeing them wondering if I would ever fly on one.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 3101 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 12):
Quoting ER757 (Reply 11):
Weren't they originally obtained for DFW/NRT?

I think that is right while they were waiting for MD-11 deliveries. I believe that the AA 747SPs were ex-TWA, but I could be wrong.

Correct. AA bought 2 of TWA's 3 SP's for the DFW-NRT route as they had nothing in their fleet with enough range when they were awarded that route. They operated the SPs from 1987 until 1992/93. Replaced by the MD-11. For the last year or so of service after AA's first few MD-11s arrived, AA used the SP's on Europe routes until they were able to dispose of them. I think one was sold in mid-1992 and the other in early 1993.

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 6):
Quoting 747400sp (Reply 3):
I believe that it could be JFK-LHR, not sure

Wow, that is a short flight considering the range potential of a 747SP.

TWA also used their SPs on some fairly short routes. Sometime in the early 1980s I flew on a TWA SP IAD-CDG. TW also only operated their 3 SPs for 5 or 6 years, 1980 to 1985/86. As mentioned above, 2 went to AA and one went to the UAE government (Dubai Air Wing) for conversioon to a VIP aircraft. One of the other two operated by AA also went to the Dubai Air Wing for VIP conversion after AA was finished with it.


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