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User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

when is american goin to be rid of their MD-11s? I live in buenos aires and travel allot. American has 2 flights to here from miami with the md-11 and i can't stand it. The seats,traytables, and legrests are always broken and the entertanment systems are horrible. When are these routes going to be replaced by a 777?

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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Do you mean dc-10? The md-11 is a fairly new aircraft. I've flown on it and the cockpit is new, consisting of a complete efis.(crt's etc.)

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 889 times:

yes the md-11. american is going to sell them all to fedex. they are new but american has been unhappy with their performance. They also break down allot. I have been on many flights that have been delayed because of problems with the md-11

User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 889 times:

The MD-11s will be around a few more years, however AA will be flying the 777s from MIA to EZE very soon. Im not sure of the exact date but it will be before summer, also AA will be flying the 777s from JFK to EZE as well.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Sounds like it's american's fault, not the md-11. I have flown on the md-11 many times and have never been delayed for maintenance reasons. Also, if seats and trays are falling apart, that has nothing to do with the plane, American is just neglecting the aircraft.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Should American not get rid of the DC 10 before the Md 11. It would be more logic ???


Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Most or all of American's MD-11s are going to Fed Ex to be converted to freighters. In the Sept/Oct 97 issue of the magazine AIRWAYS there is a good story about the MD-11. In it, the former chairman Bob Crandall said that he was not pleased with McDonnell Douglas on the MD-11's performance. There were a lot of malfunctions to certain systems and it's advertised range was not up to par on certain routes. He said he was not taking delivery of American's 2nd MD-11 until all of these problems were corrected.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 878 times:
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Yes, American is getting rid of the DC-10 before getting rid of the MD-11. It's normal, the DC-10 is much older. Like I said in one of my recent post about the MD-11 at American, the DC-10 will be gone next year (I suppose, oh well I'm pretty sure about that), the MD-11 will be around for an additional two years.
What is 2000? It's the end of the DC-10 at American.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 868 times:

The DC-10 is in fact gone by the end of the year, and FedEx has already in fact started taking delivery of AA MD-11s. In fact, the one that FedEx crashed off the Phillippines was an ex-AA MD-11 (#1).

User currently offlineFFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 830 times:

You may wish you were still on an MD-11 when you fly the 777 in coach. American's MD-11 has very generous leg room in coach. Sure, the 777 has better entertainment, but on an 11 hour overnight flight from EZE, the extra legroom is nice.

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 821 times:

its actually about an 8 hour flight, and i fly buisness class.

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 813 times:

american is getting rid of its dc-10s this year
american is getting rid of it's md-11s in a couple years
american is going to get rid of its md80's from reno air soon
american is going to get rid of its original md-80s due to age.

seems like american likes mcdonald douglas aircraft.




User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 802 times:

Whoa! The MD90s from Reno are what American is getting rid of. They're also getting rid of any Reno MD-80 that is leased.

As far as the American MD80s, they're only ten or fifteen years old. That's young for an aircraft. I hate to say this, but their A300s are much, much older.


User currently offlineA300 American From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 798 times:

Whoa! The first A300 to be delivered American was in 1987. That makes the oldest A300 that American has is 12-13 years old! Not old. Don´t forget that they lauched the A300-600R (or some variant of the A300.) If someone remembers what variant it is, please inform.

MY2Cents


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