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AA 762 @ DFW May 4th  
User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 238 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

I went spotting today at DFW with a camcorder and caught what looked like an American 767-223ER taking off from 18L. Surely enough, I plugged the registration (N321AA) into the database and found it was indeed what I thought it was.

FlightAware says that flight is AA2433 DFW-LAX. It says it's a 763, but that's clearly an error.

I thought that American's 762's were only operated between SFO, LAX, JFK, and BOS? Didn't they stop operating them into DFW years ago? Can anyone shed more light onto this?

Thanks.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Yes, AA did stop operating the B-762 in and out of DFW and ORD years ago, using them only on TRANSCON now. But the one you saw may have been a sub airplane fpor the B-763.

User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

We had TWO 762s here in Tulsa last week I think it was. I believe at least one, maybe BOTH operated legs to DFW. It's not uncommon for the afternoon 757 to be subbed for a 763 but I think this was the only time I have seen any 762s here.


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User currently offlineflyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

It was a 762.
operated AA 2414 LAX DFW then 2433 DFW LAX

AA ORD


User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Independence76, equipment substitutions happen from time to time at major air carriers. Not a big deal. If the aircraft that was scheduled to operate the LAX - DFW turn had a mechanical issue and the 762 you saw had previously arrived into LAX from a transcon flight and was available, it makes sense to have subbed it on the LAX - DFW turn until appropriate repairs could be made to the other aircraft. Just one possible theory. Or, it could have been a "capacity" issue.

e38

[Edited 2012-05-04 16:43:13]

User currently offlinezululima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 300 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Also, aircraft headed to MX bases like Ft. Worth Alliance or Tulsa will be put on revenue flights to/from DFW. Happens all the time. The only fleet type in recent history that I've never seen in DFW was the A300. 762s are uncommon here, but not rare.


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User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Quoting e38 (Reply 4):
Independence76, equipment substitutions happen from time to time at major air carriers. Not a big deal. If the aircraft that was scheduled to operate the LAX - DFW turn had a mechanical issue and the 762 you saw had previously arrived into LAX from a transcon flight and was available, it makes sense to have subbed it on the LAX - DFW turn until appropriate repairs could be made to the other aircraft.

I'm not specifically calling it a "big deal" but the occurrence was rare nonetheless. 762's are virtually extinct at DFW.

[Edited 2012-05-04 17:05:05]


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User currently offlinerojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

It was an aircraft swap coming from LAX. It does happen from time to time. A B772 also operated today ORD-MIA. I think it was AA2074

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3730 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4363 times:
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Quoting Independence76 (Thread starter):
SFO, LAX, JFK, and BOS

BOS not anymore, unless of course there is an equipment swap like we are talking about in this thread but normally...no.

MIA also, from JFK (1x daily each way).

Quoting zululima (Reply 5):
The only fleet type in recent history that I've never seen in DFW was the A300.

American has never flown the A300 to DFW, not even from MIA.



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User currently offlineAAIL86 From Finland, joined Feb 2011, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 6):
762's are virtually extinct at DFW.

It's true that they are not scheduled to operate to DFW. However, as there is plenty of slack in the 762's operating schedule, DFW sees swaps more often then you might think, usually once a week (although the number of swaps varies due to seasonal needs and equipment availability). Normally these swaps are simple turns from LAX, but sometimes they do go on more adventurous outings...



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User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

I seem to recall that the 762 has appeared (on a scheduled basis) on EWR-LAX a couple of times recently


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User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 9):
but sometimes they do go on more adventurous outings...

Like JFK-MCO  


User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1624 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 2):
We had TWO 762s here in Tulsa last week I think it was. I believe at least one, maybe BOTH operated legs to DFW. It's not uncommon for the afternoon 757 to be subbed for a 763 but I think this was the only time I have seen any 762s here.

TUL has seen several 762s recently for power port mods. As has been mentioned, these aircraft often leave TUL on revenue flights as opposed to ferry flights whenever possible.



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User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Quoting rojo (Reply 7):
B772 also operated today ORD-MIA. I think it was AA2074

It is too bad, not long ago this was always a 772. I have seen the 762 at ORD about 2 years ago, rare but happens. I does happen a decent amount for the 762 to be subbed in from non trans cons in and out of JFK or LAX, and I do believe there is a once a day 762 from JFK to MIA but sold as two class.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

AA1434 DFW-MCO is a 762 today, N328AA.

User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5155 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Also, 767s, both -200 and -300 will sometimes get swapped for 757s, if there have been a lot of charter flights. A friend of flies for AA tells me that 757/767 swaps are common in the fall on Fridays through Sundays, because of college football charters. Obviously, we're outside that season, but if there were a number of charters over the past few days, 757s may have been out of position, and a 767-200 was swapped.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 1279 times:

Quoting Independence76 (Thread starter):
FlightAware says that flight is AA2433 DFW-LAX. It says it's a 763, but that's clearly an error
Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 14):
AA1434 DFW-MCO is a 762 today, N328AA.

Flightaware said that DFW-MCO flight was a 752, but it turned out to be a 762.


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3730 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1139 times:
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Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 16):
Flightaware said that DFW-MCO flight was a 752, but it turned out to be a 762.

I remember back in 1988 when MCO-DFW was a 762, back then when the airplane was new. I flew MCO-DFW on an American 767-200. This was my first flight on a 767.



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