Can anyone tell me why TWA, Continental, and AA stopped flying 747's? I realize most of their 747 fleets were older (-100's and -200's) but I loved seeing those giant Boeings in a variety of U.S. liveries. Is it because most of the international service for those carriers is acrossed the Atlantic (easily servicable by 777's & 767's) or is there another reason? It seems an airline as large as AA ought to have a few 747's around just for prestige (smile)!
I like seeing the big 767-400's of Continental and the 777's of AA, but they don't have the same appeal as the quad engined beauty.