Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 959 times:
Everyone was talking about AA not having anymore DC10's. This really isnt true. Arent Hawaiian Airlines DC10's leased from AA? I mean, that would explain the HA DC10's always at the AA maint hangar at LAX and I saw one at SFO at the AA hangar. I know that when HA doesnt want them anymore, AA will dispose of them, but, AA still technically owns them.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 721 times:
An interesting aside to all this is HA is probably the only airline who successfully "screwed" AA.
When HA was in difficulty a few years ago, they suspended the lease payments and informed AA they were welcome to repossess their aircraft, but considering their only use to AA was parking them in the desert, HA convinced the owners that getting something for them is better than nothing. I believe the lease payments were renegotiated and are very, very minimal.