United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1648 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 616 times:
I emailed Toby (FedEx) telling him about this, but my dad works at Boeing in Seattle and he sent me a article, saying that American Airlines' first 777-200 is getting ready for delivery. Later my dad went to see the aircraft on the flight line when he went they were doing engine and ground test. So I guess we will be seeing it soon.
jr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 958 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 617 times:
I saw it at the AA Hangar in DFW. I was told by a guy at the hangar
that they are currently getting their mechanics trained, and so it has
been in the hangar for almost a week. It should soon be flying out
on test flights and pilot training if what I heard was right ...
AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 617 times:
They have it already, like jr said, but not on regular scheduled flights yet.
Probably in March they will assign it on the daily DFW-NRT flight. Right now that flight is still an MD-11. Later this year all AA flights to Japan will be 777's, I know that they will also fly from Chicago to London on a 777 at the end of this year.
The Triple Seven is a great aircraft, OK. But I don't understand why they want to get rid of the MD-11, the MD-11 is young. They should keep the MD-11's longer, at least ten years more, and put them on domestic and transatlantic flights.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4385 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 616 times:
The reason they are using the 777 over the MD-11 is due to the fact that the 777 can carry more people and cargo for the routes it will be assigned to. I don't understand why AA doesn't purchase 747-400s seeing that they would get better performance, passenger cabalities along with cargo. Almost every airline flies the 747-400 on the routes AA will fly it.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
sv11 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 616 times:
Check out this URL: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/990201/tx_america_1.html. I says AA will be conducting route proving flights in Feb and starting 777 service from DFW-London on March 2 and DFW-Japan March 28. AA also has taken delivery of 2 777 and will get 9 more this year.