Tr1492 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 109 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 600 times:
Yes, AA is stuck with Reno's MD87's (AA's first!), -88's and -90's till the end of their leases, and all indications are they will get rid of them at lease end (check out their unusual paint jobs - AA markings on all-white fuselages) and incorporate existing AA planes into Reno's old routes. Could be wrong on this, but that's the latest I've heard.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 580 times:
Last I heard, the -87's and -90's were pretty much flying on the routes that Reno Air used them on.
The -90's were (and still are) used almost exclusively on the SNA-SJC run, but I also saw them used on LAX-SJC a few times.
The -87's flew (and fly) mainly:
LAX-RNO, LAS-RNO, RNO-ORD, SJC-SAN, SJC-LAX
DFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 579 times:
The MD-90s will most likely leave the fleet first, AA has stated that they are having a hard time finding parts for them and recently bought a used MD-90 from some place in asia just for spare parts. Some of the MD-80s leases dont expire for another 3 yrs so they will be around a little while. Im unsure about the MD-87s, they will go after the MD-90s most likely. Most of these former QQ routes will be replaced be new 737-823s. AA is getting about 2 737s a month now.
CannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 574 times:
Yes, the parts for the MD-90 are hard to come by. DL is also having a hard time with the parts situation. As far as the spare parts from the destroyed Asiana MD-90, I think that the aircraft and all its parts are still held by the insurance company that insured the aircraft. Contrary to what you believe, the MD-90 will most likely not be the first Ex-Reno Air aircraft to leave AA's fleet.
DFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 571 times:
From what AA managment told us is that the MD-90s will go first, they seem to be a real headache from AAs standpoint. this used MD-90 came from somewhere in Malaysia, I dont have any other info about it at this time though.