B777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 813 times:
How come on all the AA fleet, they have on the Fuselage, 757 Luxury jet etc, and the MD-11 says
MD-11 Luxury liner, 767 Luxury Liner but on the DC-10 it just says Luxury liner and no Aircraft title on it? Does anyone know why
Ss278 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 725 times:
It goes back to the beginning of the jet age. When AA converted their first 707's from straight jet engines to fanjet engines they came up with the term "Astrojet" as a marketing tool to differentiate the more powerful engine. Consequently every jet thereafter became 707 Astrojet or 727 Astrojet etc.
When they received their first 747's they named them "Luxury Liners" because of their size. Same went for the DC-10's.
So you will see that all their widebodies are now termed "Luxury Liners" and the narrowbodies (former Astrojets) are now called "Luxury Jets"