robert1979 From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6708 times:
I was at SFO today and noticed an AA 738 at the gate. I checked FlightAware and it advised it was AA Flight 1954 from LAX. I was just curious if this was going to be a permanent change from the MD83 or it is a temporary equipment change. It looked very odd parked at the gates reserved for the 757's and 767's.
Already back in 2002, I remember seeing an American 737-800 in SFO.
Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 8): I wonder if in a year or so all MD-80 flights will originate or terminate in either ORD or DFW.
And LGA. Except MIA, all AA flights out of LGA see S80's. Besides ORD and DFW which you mention, there will still be a few other flights such as BNA-LGA and STL-LGA seeing the S80, and RDU-LGA unless that one goes all Eagle.
editing my own info............I believe beginning from this Saturday on through the summer I see ORD-SFO being operated by 3 738's, 1 763, and 1 MD-80 daily until august or so (according to employee intranet). Either way good to see AA placing the new 738's on the ORD-SFO route as well as adding an extra frequency.
stealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5072 times:
Actually from a noise perspective its a very good thing that AA is dropping the MD-80's out from KSFO. This will help the neighbors stop complaining about the noise those planes makes. I believe the MD-80's is the loudest plane operating into SFO so all i can say good riddence. Trust me I'm not one of those complaining, I just have to deal with them (the people not the jets that is)
I can't speak about yields, but the LF for the year 2009 was 80,68%. For the months when it was operated by a 752 the average LF was 76,95% and for the ones were it was flown by a 762 the LF was 85,22%. As the 762 is a 3-class aircraft, and even though I don't know the yields, I suppose they are performing quite well...
UALORD From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4724 times:
Quoting CPelka (Reply 18):
ORD-SFO being operated by 3 738's, 1 763, and 1 MD-80 daily until august or so (according to employee intranet). Either way good to see AA placing the new 738's on the ORD-SFO route as well as adding an extra frequency.
It seems that AA can't keep up with UA capacity on the SFO-ORD. And those flight run full.
: As much is to be expected, considering that Chicago and San Francisco are two of United's largest hubs, and thus it is only logical that they will be
: 85% for a 762 between EWR-LAX isn't bad. AA tends to bring the 762 back in periods every few or so years (see IAD as well.)
: Yup... I'm going to be on AA1915 on Monday - SFO-LAX for connection to AA144 non-stop LAX-IAD flight. Both legs are on 738s. What's surprising is that
: LAX was the FIRST 738 pilot crew base and has remained active since it began. We have no "co-terminals in SoCal. All are "satellite" crew bases [smal
: Considering the current state of the 757 interiors, the 738 is an upgrade from an aesthetic POV. Comfort and amenities are probably about the same th
: according to my employee site the ORD-SFO flights do really well....they've been evenly sold or oversold all week and seem to remain that way for the
: I was on AA149 IAD-LAX and AA74 LAX-IAD last week and both were the new 738s with new F and Y seating. The F Class seats are much less "bulky" than t
: AA SJC-ORD is now a 738 2x daily. Nice to have a change of scene at SJC. .
33 American 767
: Wasn't ORD-SJC the first flight that ever saw the 738 back in 1999 when the type was introduced? IIRC it was. Then it saw the Super 80 for a while wh
: Nope. It was March 2 1999 if I remember correctly, and the first flights were 77 IAD-LAX (of 9/11 infamy) and a morning ORD-LAX, timed so they would
: I would imagine you could fly overwater through most of the Gulf of Mexico/Carribean without being more than 60 minutes flying time beyond a suitable
: Not that I am aware of. AA 738s are NOT ETOPS certified.
: Correct: AA 738s are not ETOPS certified, but rather over water certified.
: And it (EWR-LAX) will most likely be dropped by AA completely in the next few years.