DELTA FLYER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
I saw a picture of an American Airlines MD-80 painted in white instead of metal color ? Why ?
Does AA intend to repaint all its fleets in white ? I think white under 2 red and blue stripes is also a good idea : give AA a new look.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4486 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
That must be an ex-Reno Air plane. I'm certain. American has no plan to change its current livery, and even if they did plan to change they wouldn't choose a white scheme to replace the silver livery would they? They are changing the interiors but not the exterior look.
DFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
The Ex-Reno Air planes are being sent to an outfit in Oklahoma City called AAR where they are being fitted with the new AA seat and interiors,and also the modified paint scheme. The silver scheme may not come until the planes are due for a major overhaul if AA decides to keep them that long. The planes will mostly stay on the west coast, very much like the AirCal planes did.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
I bet AA won't keep the MD-90s long.
I assume Reno had them because they were quieter than the noisy MD-80s.
They have no real compatibility with the AA fleet due to their IAE engines and AA can easily use the 757 or 737-800 instead on the routes the MD-90 was designed. Both are quiet and probably could outperform the MD-90 in most areas anyway.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
I think the main reason AA has kept this scheme for so long, is because of the economics. When you consider how much paint must be used to paint an aircraft, and how much paint weighs, AA a/c use much less fuel getting, and keeping, a plane in the air.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
I saw the picture of the white AA plane, but i am confused. It seems to me that it would cost the same amount of money and time to take all the reno paint off and put on the AA red white and blue stripes. If they were taking off the reno paint why didn't they take off the white paint also and polish the metal to look like the rest of the AA planes?