RWally
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AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:36 am

Hey everyone! According to the AA Electronic Timetable, the last AA MD-11 flight is AA 964 on September 2, 2001. Can anyone confirm this? I know AA said in a news release on August 20:

AMERICAN AIRLINES TO RETIRE ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines today announced that it would accelerate the reti rement of five additional Boeing 727 aircraft. The aircraft will be grounded during the fourth quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002, rather than in 2003, as originally planned. In addition, American will retire its remaining four MD-11 aircraft by Nov. 1, ahead of its previous plan to retire this fleet near year end.

These actions are the most recent in a series of steps taken by American to match its fleet and capacity plans to the weaker economic climate. American announced in June that it would advance the retirement of 22 aircraft, including TWA’s entire fleet of 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one Fokker 100. In July, American arranged not to take delivery of five used MD-80s that were scheduled to join the fleet this year as part of the TWA asset acquisition. And just earlier this month, American announced that it would ground five Boeing 727s, originally scheduled to leave the fleet in 2003, by the end of 2001.

"This action is consistent with similar steps American has taken during recent months to better align capacity with lower demand," said Tom Horton, American’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. "This is a very difficult time in the airline business, and we see no near-term improvement. We will continue to evaluate further cuts in capacity and capital spending as conditions warrant."

Horton noted that, as a result of these various actions, American will hold capacity nearly flat in 2001, with a reduction of almost 1% in 2002.

Summary of AMR’s 2001 Capacity Reduction Actions

Date Action

June 18, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of 22 aircraft -- 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one Fokker 100.

July 2001 Made arrangements to not take delivery of five used MD-80s previously scheduled to join fleet as part of TWA asset acquisition.

Aug. 2, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of five Boeing 727s.

Aug. 20, 2001 Announced plans to accelerate retirement of additional five Boeing 727s and four MD-11s.


Does anyone know what AA will do with its MD-11s from 9/2/01 to 11/01/01? Thanks.


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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:19 am

Ticks me off that they did that. I always liked the MD-11. Too bad it is going away........
 
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:30 am

It's November 1st as stated in the press release. Try looking at Flight 945 DFW-SCL....

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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:41 am

That really upsets me! AAL makes the MD-11 look gorgeous, I wish they would keep it.

One more trijet to go...

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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 12:20 pm

I really wish AA would keep them. I flew on one a few years ago LGW-DFW. I guess I was really lucky  Crying. I will miss those AA MD-11s.  Crying  Crying  Crying.
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 12:33 pm

What route still uses it other than DFW-SCL (which I believe requires two MD11s)? DFW-GRU (which I think would also require two)? And what plane will replace the M11 on DFW-SCL? I know MIA-SCL is supposed to swtich to a 772 soon, which would make sense as it would make up for capacity lost on the DFW-SCL route.
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 12:56 pm

Mah- I think mostly 777s are replacing the MD-11 on routes.
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RE: CannedSpam

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:06 pm

Please forgive me. I'm human, and I make mistakes. I had heard that AA was only flying the MD-11s on DFW-GRU and GRU-DFW.
 
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:16 pm

It is a great plane, i had a experience on AA's MD11 plane from Dallas to NRT back in 1994, the flight AA60/61 was pretty good, the journey was about 13.5hrs, just killing me, but the plane was flying pretty stable and noise wasn't that signiciant. That's a pretty good journey.

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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:28 pm

i took it from dfw to fra in feb and was upgraded to first class....i enjoyed very much great plane it was my 1 and only md=11 flight...But i have to say the KLM MD-11 is my fav 2nd AA'S
 
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:18 pm

Another trijet going, there are not so many left now. Anyone knows what is going to happend to AA's MD-11?

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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:25 pm

GOT..they are all going to FED-EX.

 
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RE: AA MD-11s

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:32 pm

This is very sad. I fell in love with planes after flying an AA MD11 ORD-LHR back in '93. The MD11 is a beautiful bird.
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RE: AA MD-11s

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:10 am

The American MD-11 will go to FedEx. What a pity! The MD-11 will be out of the passenger market very soon. Delta has determined retired the MD-11 in 2005 but they 'll replace the MD-11 with news 777-200ER. That is a good idea.

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RE: AA MD-11s

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:22 am

Who's got the largest fleet of MD-11s right now? Delta Air Lines?
 
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RE: DC10Tony

Mon Aug 27, 2001 4:12 am

Per Bill Harms' site, FedEx has over 35 MD-11s right now. Swissair & Varig each have over 17-18 ships. Delta has 15. I'm sorry I don't have the exact numbers at the moment. Regards.
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RE: AA MD-11s

Mon Aug 27, 2001 4:22 am

they will retire in Nov. this yr.

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RE: AA MD-11s

Mon Aug 27, 2001 5:18 am

Wow hardly any more "passenger" widebody trijet service here at DFW once they retire in Nov. Only our occasional ATA L1011, JAL MD-11 and very rare Omni DC-10.
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