AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6077 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
I read a post today that YX (I think that is Midwest Express, but for all I know it could be Aeroflot) would replac etheir DC-9's with 717s. That was a rumor, but it makes sense. I have no idea why AA chose the 737-800 rather than launch a bigger 717 to replace the 727 and MD-80 et cetera.
Mlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
It is simple really...you could not take a 717 and fly it from ORD-SEA or from BDL-ORD-LAX without a number ot stops in between. Lets just say there is a 717-300 created, pushing 150' in length nose-to-tail. That would still be outclassed in capacity and range by a 738. AA was growing and needed growing plans.
As for YX in 717s...hope to see them flying over the eastside of MKE on approach very soon.
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